The Wire’s Weekend Movie Round Up

November 12, 2010 |  by  |  Entertainment
(4 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

What a week it has been! So much excitement in the news! Now, its time to sit back and relax with a large popcorn and a movie!

But what to go see? The holidays are quickly approaching and that means tons of movie madness is headed your way.
Here’s our picks:

Our top pick is Morning Glory, a feel good comedy that starring Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams as a hard-working TV producer who stumbles into a job trying to revitalize the last-place national morning news show.

Quickie plot! When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at “Daybreak” (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy. Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts – let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck, a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning “news.” As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky’s blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.

Want to see basically a remake of Independence Day without Will Smith?

See Skyline.

Strange lights herald an extraterrestrial force that threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

Want to stay on the gorund? Check out Unstoppable.

Cutie Chris pine and darling Denzel Washington star in this full thriller action where they alone must stop a runaway train carrying enough chemicals to wipe out a nearby city. Um. That sounds awesome. And heroic. A good Veteran’s Day pick, no?

Feel like laying low? Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is out on DVD today. Hopefully it’ll be as kick butt as it was on the big screen. To refresh your memory — Michael Cera stars as 22-year-old slacker Scott Pilgrim, a charming, unemployed bass guitarist for the totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, who has just met the girl of his dreams… literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? He must first battle her seven super-powered, evil exes, who are all coming to kill him. And if Scott hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.


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