The Lion King( in 3-D) was the number one film at the box office last weekend earning ($377,938,344 Million Worldwide), and Drive came in third, starring Ryan Gosling it earned ($14,700,930Million Worldwide). There were more in wide release to open. We will review last weekend films as well as those coming out this weekend so you can decide if they are worth your money?
Note: We only review films in wide release.
The Lion King (In 3-D)—G What’s the Buzz? This is a re-release of the 1994 film but now visually enhanced. Elizabeth Weitzman of NY Daily News, “Given that it was made in 1994, an entire generation of kids has now grown up watching “The Lion King” from the couch. Which, as the new, 3D re-release makes immediately clear, is a real shame.” Consumers reviews on rottentomatoes really enjoyed the 3-D version saying it was a wonderful experience.
So is it worth the money? Yes!
- Box office rank: #1
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 83
- rottentomatoes: 89% (certified FRESH!)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- 7.8
- rottentomatoes: 89%
Drive—R What’s the Buzz? Film critics and consumers agreed and had great things to say about this film. Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post stated, “Star of the moment Ryan Gosling delivers a slow, white-hot burn of a performance in “Drive,” a nervy, understated ode to one of Hollywood’s most cherished archetypes, the sad-eyed man of few words.”, Consumers, agree with critics saying Drive was like something they’ve never seen, it was gentle, grizzly and powerful .
So is it worth the money? Big Yes!
- Box office rank: #3
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 79
- rottentomatoes: 92% (certified FRESH!)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- 7.0
- rottentomatoes: 81%
Straw Dog’s–R What’s the Buzz? Critics and consumers agree on this film as well. Michael Philips of Chicago Tribune stated, “bird-brained remake of “Straw Dogs” doesn’t work on its own terms, and it can’t hold a candle to the unruly, unstable merits of Sam Peckinpah‘s 1971 original.” Consumers said it was slow to get started and very predictable.
So is it worth the money?Maybe (if you have some time to kill).
- Box office rank: #5
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 46
- rottentomatoes: 37% (rotten)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- 6.4
- rottentomatoes: 43%
I Don’t Know How She Does it–PG-13 What’s the Buzz? Critics and consumers agree. Amy Nicholson of Boxoffice Magazine said, “Though the flick is formulaic and at times confounding (the ultra-femme Parker’s big revelation is that “trying to be a man is a waste of a woman”), I don’t doubt that the pressures will ring true for its target audience, which will leave thoroughly sated by a film that caters to their hatred of perfectionist mommy bloggers who equate McDonalds with shipping your kid to a coal mine.” Consumers said it was awful and everyone involved should be ashamed.
So is it worth the money? NO!
- Box office rank: #6
- Film Critics Say: Metacritic- 38
- rottentomatoes: 17% (rotten)
- Consumers Say: Metacritic- 4.6
- rottentomatoes: 45%
What’s opening in theaters this weekend? Please click on title to see trailer.
Abduction (latest review results—6% rottentomatoes)
Money Ball(latest review results—94% rottentomatoes)
Killer Elite(latest review results—26% rottentomatoes)
Dolphin Tale (latest review results—85% rottentomatoes)