Theatrical Releases This Week
30 Minutes or Less
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Nick is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wannabe criminal masterminds. The volatile duo kidnaps Nick and forces him to rob a bank. With mere hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet. As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship.
Good to see the guy from the Facebook movie getting more work. Too bad it’s this. Already getting brutally low reviews, it looks like a sure skip.
Final Destination 5
Director: Steven Quale
A group of co-workers on a corporate retreat escape the collapse of a suspension bridge because of a fellow worker’s premonition of the disaster, and then are hunted by an invisible force that seems to be Death itself, coming to collect its due.
A must-see for fans of the series. A might-Red-Box for the rest of us.
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Director: Kevin Tancharoen
Performances from the North American tour of “Glee Live! In Concert!” and backstage moments with the characters.
A must-see for fans of the series. A will-never-watch-unless-drinking-heavily-and-even-then for the rest of us.
Director: Tate Taylor
At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss and her mother won’t be happy until she finds a husband. Aibileen, a wise African-American maid and caretaker, suffers after the loss of her child. And Minny, Aibileen’s sassy best friend, struggles to find and hold a job. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk.
This is generating more interest than any other film opening this week. There is a large potential upside. Worst case scenario you can catch it on Lifetime in a few months.
DVD Releases This Week
Nothing of note, unless you want to update your “Conan” collection before the remake is released in theaters next week. Both “Conan the Barbarian” and “Conan the Destroyer” are being offered to the gods in hopes of mercy on those that paid to see “The Smurfs.”