JC: Opening this Weekend 7/22

Posted: July 21, 2011 in In Theatres, J.C. Personal

If you’re not in Indianapolis to attend one of the many screenings at The Indy Film Fest, here’s my take on this week in movies.

At the box office this weekend, we have two selections opening:

First – Captain America: The First Avenger.  Chris Evans begins his second stent as a Marvel superhero in what will extend to at least one additional film. Evans plays Steve Rogers, a scrawny but devoted individual who is declared unfit for service by the military. Rogers volunteers for a secret research project because this is the only way he can serve his country. After being injected, exposed or something of the like to, with, by some type of super serum, Rogers is transformed into Captain America. Bringing a little more acting firepower to this film are Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving and the ever present in recent Marvel flicks, Sam Jackson. It is confusing that Captain America: The First Avenger is the fourth film of the team that will be The Avengers, but that’s just me. I’m not done with superhero movies yet. I waited a long time for good superhero movies. I’m not willing to go back to a time before them. This one is a must see for me.


Also opening this weekend is the second, third, fourth… I’m not sure because I haven’t seen any of them, but the latest romantic comedy that could have been titles F%#& Buddies and probably would have if it could have been released under that title. Two beautiful people who are friends decide to start having sex because apparently they are too pretty to find anyone else. My guess is that they have to be with someone at least as good looking as they are. Oh… right, it’s called Friends With Benefits. The two good looking people in this one are Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The bad thing is that I like both Timberlake and Kunis. The bad thing is that this looks horrible. I love the plot description on IMDB that begins with “While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies…”  A great way to avoid a cliché is to release a movie that is the same as two or three other movies that have come out in the past year. I’m giving this one a pass.


If neither of these sounds good, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is still playing, as well as Transformers: Dark of the Moon. If this isn’t your thing, Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper are both still playing as well as Cars 2 and Winnie the Pooh for the younger kids or the kids at heart.


Let us know what you plan to see!



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