Linked In Hollywood: Movie Buzz 5-6

6 May

By Open Book

It’s obvious the Fast Five are not worried about gas prices these days. After taking the top spot at the box office last weekend from Rio.[1] Fast Five kicked backed and enjoyed the ride into first place after getting rave reviews. So how did other films perform after opening last weekend? What did film critics and consumers say about them?  If you are trying to figure out what to see this weekend, we will look into what critics and consumers say and see if it’s worth the money. 

Note: We only review films in wide release.

Fast Five: PG-13-What’s the buzz? Film critics are saying this film is a must see and the best heist story since Ocean’s Eleven.  Its action packed fight scenes won’t disappoint.   Now this film was one of our New Movie Hot Seat films selected last week and consumers are equally singing it’s praises. They claim this is the best of the series so far.  So is worth the money? A big Yes!

  • Box office rank: #1
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 67 Positive, rottentomatoes: 79% (fresh)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 7.8 Positive, rottentomatoes: 90%

Prom: PG-What’s the buzz? This is a mixed bag. Film critics are split about this film,  some say the Disney film is fresh, good-natured with a good cast.  While others say it’s predictable and all fluff.[2]  Consumers on the other hand, like the film and say it’s funny, great for tweens and couples. Is it worth the money? Yes! Take a look for yourself.

  • Box office rank: #5
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 50 Mixed, rottentomatoes: 40% (rotten)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 7.6 Positive, rottentomatoes: 57%

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil: PG-What’s the buzz?  This film was also one of our New Movie Hot Seat films reviewed last week. Film critics and consumers agreed this film was overdone and not very engaging. The 3-D element to this film was not enough to make up for the bad plot and boring dialogue according to consumers and critics.  So is worth the money? No!

  • Box office rank: #6
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 20 Negative, rottentomatoes: 11% (rotten)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 3.5 Negative, rottentomatoes: 54%

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night: PG-13-What’s the buzz?  The low box office number on its opening weekend should give you a clue. Film critics say it’s a corny, dull vampire slayer film that fails to do the Italian comic book (it was based on) justice.  Brandon Routh critic’s say was not impressive or funny. Some consumers say this film was a bust and regret they spent money.[3] While others say it was entertaining and funny. Is it worth the money? Unless you really love vampire films No!

  • Box office rank: #18
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 31 Negative, rottentomatoes: 5% (rotten)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 4.4 Mixed, rottentomatoes: 43%

So there you have it. What are you going to see this weekend? Please share with us your review!

Next week: Thor, Something Borrowed and Jumping the Broom

Here’s a little movie trivia for you. What film is this quote from?

“Sunnyside is a place of ruin and despair, ruled by an evil bear who smells of strawberries.”

Have a nice weekend!

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6 Responses to “Linked In Hollywood: Movie Buzz 5-6”

  1. in2flix May 6, 2011 at 6:46 PM #

    Fast Five are not worried about gas prices. Hahahahahaha!

  2. Littlebells May 6, 2011 at 7:33 PM #

    Hi in2flix! How are you?

    Ok, I just blew a ton of money on last night’s play date dinner, so I’m going to have to wait until Tuesday to see Thor. Special ticket price night. I will be here for the discussion and will have lots of questions!!!! 🙂

    • Parisienne May 6, 2011 at 9:31 PM #

      Hi In2Flix and LB!

      LB, What movie did you see with your hubby?

      • Littlebells May 6, 2011 at 10:41 PM #

        Oh we didn’t. Blew our cash wad at The Cheesecake Factory. haha! Soooo good though. Are you seeing Thor tonight?

  3. comic relief May 6, 2011 at 10:22 PM #

    Movie Buzz,

    With a name like Dylan Dog, I don’t think it was hard to write a bad review for that movie.

    I regret this cinematic choice by Brandon Routh, like many I thought he did a satisfactory job as Superman but was ultimately hurt by the studio and director’s lack of vision. Unfortunately as the actor, most associate the failure with him instead of the personnel who frequently have far more decision making power.

    Because I’ve heard many complain about spoiled actors, I can’t help but feel for him. Because President of Warner Brothers Motion Pictures Division, Jeffery Robinov, is still considering using different actors to play singular characters in all of their different future franchises attempts; Routh may still have a job as Superman.

    Because he still seems displaced, maybe we can cross our fingers and hope this actor finds his “sea legs”, or another direction for career.

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