Movie Buzz 7-15

15 Jul

Transformers: Dark of the Moon dominated the box office for a second weekend despite its bad reviews by film critics and consumers, how will it do this weekend?  Opening last weekend in wide release was Horrible Bosses we will see how film critic reviews measure up against consumer reviews on this film. Then let you know if it’s worth the money.

Note: We only review films in wide release.  

Horrible Bosses-R: What’s the Buzz?  Majority of  top film critics said this  was a well built funny comedy. Most were impressed by the great cast and chemistry. Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune states,  “Cleverly structured, “Horrible Bosses” works in spite of its cruder, scrotum-centric instincts.”  [1]  What do consumers have to say? Many say this is the best Summer comedyso far.  A consumer on rottentomatoes said“Funniest movie I have seen since Bridesmaids. Very, very funny.”[2] So is it worth the money? If you need a laugh a BIG YES!

  • Box office rank: #2
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 57 Positive, rottentomatoes: 73% (certified fresh)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 7.5 Positive, rottentomatoes: 80%

Zookeeper-PG: What’s the Buzz? According to film critics this was not a childrens film did little to entertain adults. Many felt it was a complete waste of time and money . What were some of the comments? Mark Feeney from the Boston Globe states, “The talking animals are wildly child-pleasing, except that much of their talk concerns matters of animal husbandry.” [3] Consumers on Metacritic agreed with critics. They said the film is so bad and the animal dialogue is unbearable to watch. [4] So is it worth the money? A Big NO!

  • Box office rank: #3
  • Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 30 Negative, rottentomatoes: 13% (rotten)
  • Consumers Say: Metacritic- 4.3 Negative, rottentomatoes: 53%

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3 Responses to “Movie Buzz 7-15”

  1. comic relief July 16, 2011 at 11:39 AM #

    I thought I was going to wait for “Horrible Bosses” but the controversy on LIH persuaded me to go.

    I had a really good time.

    The aspects that bothered Francesa and Littlebells, were recognized. The lack of diversity in Hollywood portrayals of women should make male directors pause before depicting female professionals as whores. On the other hand I thought Seth Gordon’s attempt to portray sexual harass(ers) as slimy perverts was well demonstrated. Casting one time “America’s sweet heart” to do this work underscored everything we might not see if a male had been cast (because after all they are by far the biggest offenders for this crime). I wondered whether this character really got her due at the end of the movie, on the other hand I can wait for the sequel (wink, wink).

    Like Open Book, I thought the explosive rye and ultra-subtle humor smack down by Bateman/Spacey and later Newhart was absolutely positively affirmatively priceless!!! I may go to see this again.

    If you were ever a fan of reruns of the Bob Newhart TV Show you know he’s the God father of the pregnant pause, and could frequently deliver laughs without delivering the punch line. Bateman and Spacey are clearly his progeny, and the precision and ultra-exacting manner of their dual was exciting to watch. Put these two in another movie as adversaries and I’m there.

    • Open Book July 17, 2011 at 3:10 PM #

      LOL! This is a great review CR…..

      I think this film also had a message at the end I thought. I think the message was there are no easy or quick solutions. The guy who had the boss who sexually harrassed him he resolved his own problem by facing it head on. In the end he did not resort to illegal means to resolve the problem and therefore not becomming like his boss. The other two got off scott free because one boss was killed and the other went to jail. In the end it looked like they were going to need to repeat the lesson all over again because u can’t go around offing your boss without becoming like them. Anyway, because they got off scott free their new bosses looked like they were going to be even worse. Anyway, great film and review and I would go see it again.

      • Littlebells July 17, 2011 at 5:20 PM #

        *pulls up big girl panties* alriiiight! I’m willing to pay another $7.50 and go see it again. 🙂

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