Thinking of going to a movie this weekend? After the cost of the ticket, popcorn, sitter and gas, you might be just shy of a down payment on a house. I love movies just as much as the next girl. Give me a chick flick and a large Diet Coke and I am good to go.
But it seems that the movie-going experience has waned in coolness and convenience while escalating in cost and chatty Cathy’s sitting right behind you.
Am I alone here?
But, if you still insist on dropping your retirement on a flick, here’s a handy list of what’s opening this weekend, courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes:
FOR THE DUDES: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Drama, duh – As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader’s mentor.
Rated: PG-13 / Running Time: 2 hr. 7 min.
FOR THE LADIES: You Again – Comedy – Successful PR pro Marni (Kristen Bell) heads home for her older brother’s (Jimmy Wolk) wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis (Odette Yustman), who’s conveniently forgotten their problematic past. Then the bride’s jet-setting aunt (Sigourney Weaver) bursts in and Marni’s not-so-jet-setting mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes face to face with her own high school rival.
Rated: PG/ Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
FOR THE KIDS: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – Kids – The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’ Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.
Rated: PG/ Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
FOR THE CLAUSTROPHOBIC: Buried – Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival.
Rated: R/ Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.
While You Again looks hilarious, why can’t there be a Ryan Reynolds movie out that isn’t super creepy? You know there won’t be any ab flashes in Buried. Maybe I’ll just rent The Proposal. Again.