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Friday Frack List #32

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

In the wake of The Dark Knight Rises we have another week of soft releases. Not sure why we needed a reboot of Total Recall, but then again the 80’s are pounding their way back whether we like it or not.

I haven’t been to a movie for over a month (color me shocked!), but this may be the weekend I finally make it back.

What are you planning on this weekend? Seeing Step Up Revolution again :) Ha ha.

Opening in Wide Release:

 

Total Recall – 30%RT

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – 36%RT

Opening in Limited Release:

Celeste and Jesse Forever – 77%RT

360 – 29%RT

The Babymakers – 8%RT

BY - August 3rd, 2012 - Friday Frack List - Leave a comment

Friday Frack List #31

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

Really this should have been posted on TUESDAY! As Spider-Man jumped in early for the long ass holiday weekend. Since I can’t see it until today, I don’t really feel bad about it. Andrew Garfield as the red and blue web-slinger makes me ridiculously happy. He’s just adorable!

Savages is on my to rent list and I’ll be skipping Katy Perry.

What are you up to this weekend?

Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz

CRITICS: 78% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 80%
A 3Dmotion picture event movie,Katy Perry: Part of Me is a backstage pass, front row seat and intimate look at the fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate, and honest mad diary of Katy.

Savages (2012)

Oliver Stone

CRITICS: 53% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 77%
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry-raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them. When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon-with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)-wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel.

Spider-Man (2012)

Marc Webb

CRITICS: 73% USERS: 84%
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.

BY - July 6th, 2012 - Friday Frack List - Leave a comment

Friday Frack List #30

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

It is a rare occasion that every movie coming out in a weekend has fresh ratings from RottenTomatoes.com. I cannot contain my giddy excitement over Magic Mike I have been swooning over the trailers for months now and the fact that is is LOVED by the critics takes me to a super happy place. Channing Tatum is dancing again AND it’s in a good movie. Sweet.

I plan on seeing the other movies opening this weekend as well, but first I need to get my fill of man meat. Tasty.

People Like Us (2012)

Alex Kurtzman

CRITICS: 60% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 84%
From DreamWorks Pictures comes People Like Us, a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family-and re-examine his own life choices in the process.

Magic Mike (2012)

Steven Soderbergh

CRITICS: 81% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 88%
Set in the world of male strippers, Magic Mike is directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Channing Tatum in a story inspired by his real life. The film follows Mike (Tatum) as he takes a young dancer called The Kid (Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the fine arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

Ted (2012)

Seth MacFarlane

CRITICS: 66% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 96%
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.

BY - June 29th, 2012 - Friday Frack List - Leave a comment

Friday Frack List #29

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

I just finished reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and found it quietly gruesome. Big fan. The critics are slamming the movie but whatev. I’m there, even it just ends up being a compare and contrast.

Brave, dude it’s Pixar and Disney and will be nothing short of epic. Oh and it has bears.

What are you up to this fine almost summer weekend?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Timur Bekmambetov

CRITICS: 38% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 75%
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Brave (2012)

Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

CRITICS: 71% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 84%
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

Lorene Scafaria

CRITICS: 53% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 73%
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

BY - June 22nd, 2012 - Friday Frack List - Leave a comment

Friday Frack List #28

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

I know it’s summer when I have more than one movie a week I need to go see. Yeah, well it’s not summer yet.

Rock of Ages looks totally hilarious, I’d see it just out of morbid curiosity but I am all over the ensemble cast and over the top-ness. That’s My Boy was one of those previews that the second Adam Sandler showed up, I immediately stopped caring. His best is behind him.

I’ll be at Denver Comic Con all weekend anyway, what are you doing?

Happy June!

Rock of Ages (2012)

Adam Shankman

CRITICS: 44% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 82%
Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and more.

That’s My Boy (2012)

Sean Anders

CRITICS: 15% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 86%
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd’s wedding.

BY - June 15th, 2012 - Friday Frack List - Leave a comment

Friday Frack List #27

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

There are actually a boat load of movies opening this weekend but a vast majority are limited release and the rest you’ve never heard of. This is the only one that matters anyway. Well… almost. Battlefield America, yet another dance movie will at least be Netflix worthy later this year.

I was so hoping the reviews would be better for the second of this year’s Snow White retellings, but alas its marks are only marginally better than Mirror, Mirror. Not that that’s gonna stop me from heading to the theaters tonight. Kristen Stewart with an accent? This I gotta see!

Happy June!

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Rupert Sanders

CRITICS: 46% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 74%
In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power.

Battlefield America (2012)

C. Brian , Chris Stokes

CRITICS: 17% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 63%
A steady look at the underbelly of the youth battle dance culture in Long Beach, California. Sean Lewis, a young, charismatic, successful businessman finds himself in the mix with a bunch of disheveled misfits Bad Boys, who have virtually no dance talent. Realizing his dilemma, Sean brings aboard a professional dance instructor to ease his responsibilities to these kids. Meanwhile, he finds himself falling for Sara, who runs the community center where the kids hangout and practice their moves.

BY - June 1st, 2012 - Friday Frack List - Leave a comment

Friday Frack List #26

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

One of the many things I love about the summer months, other than my life turning pool side, is the fact that every weekend there is at least one movie coming out that I want to see. They all aren’t winners and none are The Avengers but, hell at least I am entertained.

Men in Black makes its triumphant return and Will Smith hasn’t aged a day. I loved the first two movies so this is my pick for the weekend. The Chernobyl Diaries looks scary as get out, but maybe Sadie will cover it for Sadie Saturdays!

What are your plans for the holiday weekend?

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

Bradley Parker

Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.

Men in Black III (2012)

Barry Sonnenfeld

CRITICS: 66% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 99%
Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

BY - May 25th, 2012 - Friday Frack List - 1 comment

Friday Frack List #25

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

Can you smell it? Summer? It’s so close… and that means weeks upon weeks of good movies. Usually. This fine May weekend is a total mashup of stuff all sitting in the range of mediocrity. Maybe The Avengers was just too much awesome and until The Dark Knight Rises comes out we are all doomed to be underwhelmed. Lord, I hope not.

The previews for What to Expect When You’re Expecting have been some of the funniest I’ve seen, and given the source material, if it’s half as funny as the trailers, it’ll be worth it. Doesn’t hurt that 50% of the people I know right now are indeed pregnant. Odd how that happens. I remember when I was getting married (and all my friends were too), there were a million wedding movies out. How do they know!?!

As for the other two movies coming out? Yeah, no.

What are your plans for this fabulous weekend?

Battleship (2012)

Peter Berg

CRITICS: 42% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 85%
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

The Dictator (2012)

Larry Charles

CRITICS: 64% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 73%
The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)

Kirk Jones

CRITICS: 28% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 87%
A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn’t always deliver what’s expected.

BY - May 18th, 2012 - Friday Frack List - Leave a comment

Friday Frack List #24

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

With The Avengers seriously rocking it, there isn’t much looking to take on the major blockbuster, so it’s a slow week. The only movie going into wide release is Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. They could have just shown a black screen with Burton’s name for the trailer and you would have guaranteed my seat. I’ll be seeing this one for sure… after I see The Avengers again!

Dark Shadows (2012)

Tim Burton

CRITICS: 41% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 72%
Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.

BY - May 11th, 2012 - Friday Frack List - 1 comment

Friday Frack List #24

What’s opening in theaters, you ask? And should you even bother? Friday Frack List is a weekly deal hosted here.

Since Marvel announced in 2008, that they would be undertaking the huge task of bringing the Avengers together in one movie, following their own individual flicks, I have been waiting with weekly-bated breath. When they announced Joss Whedon was directing this feat, I peed my geeky pants in glee. When the reviews of awesomeness started coming in, I reached geek nirvana. Yeah, so, a little excited for that one.

There is another movie opening too but I can’t think about its existence until post avengers.

The Avengers

Joss Whedon

Marvel Studios presents Marvel's The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

John Madden

CRITICS: 76% USERS WHO WANT TO SEE IT: 60%
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

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