With this week's releases not offering a whole lot of options at the theaters, this week's recommendations may help you out of a tough decision. Although, you should seek out "Your Sister's Sister" if it is playing near you.
Check out this week's pairings in Double Feature Friday!
"Rock of Ages" & "The Rock"
Here's a hypothetical for you: A team of pissed-off marines just captured Alcatraz and are threatening to unleash a massive biological attack on the Bay Area. You are a neurotic weapons specialist, who puts out increasingly bizarre films. What do you do? If you've seen Michael Bay's 1996 action classic, you know exactly what to do. "The Rock" was Bay back when Bay was Bay, way before all of this "Transformers" nonsense. This is a stylish, over-the-top action fest, made of pure masculinity. You know, what Bay used to do.
This week at the movies may be remembered by future generations as "the weekend before 'The Avengers' came out," but there are a few movies worth checking out this weekend, "Sound of My Voice" being the clear standout of the group. If you're looking for some movies to watch this weekend, we've got your playlist.
Check out this week's Double Feature Friday!
"The Raven" & "The Crow"
Perhaps before heading to the theater to learn about Edgar Allen Poe's favorite bird, you can check out a different gothic feathered friend. Director Alex Proyas made a name for himself as a visual stylist with this comic book adaptation. The story of a murdered rock star, who rises from the dead for revenge, is remembered most for being the movie where Brandon Lee died. (The commercial for the Blu-ray re-release grossly brags that it's Lee's "final tragic performance.") Lee's performance is definitely one worth seeking out, and it's fun to see what kind of work Proyas was doing before making movies with Will Smith and Nicolas Cage.
"The Five-Year Engagement" is not your typical romantic comedy. It has conflict built right into the title, instead of using a Nancy Meyers-esque turn of phrase. The writers behind "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, have reteamed to reflect on what comes after popping the questions, and Segel and Emily Blunt lead a hilarious cast that includes appropriately ridiculous turns from Chris Pratt of "Parks and Recreation" and Alison Brie of "Community" and "Mad Men" fame.
Despite a bloated running time, "The Five-Year Engagement" packs so many laughs and so much heart that even its biggest problems are easy to overlook.
Here are our five reasons to see "The Five-Year Engagement."
"Where's Waldo?" would have been a lot easier if Waldo had been a psycho killer bent on killing teenagers. Thankfully, he was just a good with a weird thing for sweaters.
Also, don't doubt Jennifer Lawrence's archery abilities and there's a 14 year-old out there with a voice of gold, all in today's Dailies!