Upcoming Theatrical Releases
Bullet to The Head
Director: Walter Hill
R; 92 min
Based on a graphic novel, Bullet to the Head tells the story of a New Orleans hitman (Stallone) and a D.C. cop (Kang) who form an alliance to bring down the killers of their respective partners. (Synopsis by Warner Bros)
Stallone attempts to pull an Arnold and restart his career. Unfortunately the title of this film best describes what it will make you want to do. Thankfully, it only lasts an hour and a half.
Director: Jonathan Levine
PG-13; 97 min
A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world. (Synopsis by Summit)
This movie gets points for creativity in the currently over-exposed zombie genre. Where it loses them is by trying too hard to be sweet–romantic comedy sweet, the worst kind. There might be something here for the high school date crowd, but few other audiences are going to find it worthwhile.
Upcoming DVD Releases
Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
R; 92 min
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters–Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more–to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem–but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. (Synopsis by Sony)
A friendly adventure that might be worth watching with the under-six set around Halloween. As animated films go, this one is B-level. There is little to offer the older audience and even less of a plot.