Movie Buzz 8-10

10 Aug

The Dark Knight Rises still holds the number one spot and setting a record as one of the top all time grossing films with $367 M. right below Passion of the Christ which is the #1 all time grossing films.  Total Recall came in  at #2 earning ($2 M) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid came in at #3 earning ($23 M). Let’s see how Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid measured up and if they are worth the money!

Note: We only review films in wide release.

Total Recall—PG-13 What’s the buzz?  “Seriously, this movie has no sense of humor — there are maybe two jokes, both of which are callbacks to the first movie...” says Christy Lemire of The Associated Press.[1] Claudia Plug from USA TodaySoulless, bombastic and numbingly repetitive..”  Audiences say it was another cliched and unnecessary remake.

So is it worth the money? Totally Questionable

  • Box office rank: 2
  • Critics say: Metacritic- 44 Mixed
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 31% (Totally Rotten!)
  • Consumers say: Metacritic-7.0 Positive
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 50%  (Totally Smelly!)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days—PG-13 What’s the buzz?  “Though often self-centered and conniving, Greg remains a likable kid, and the movie entertains by pulling off over-the-top scenarios that set up digestible life lessons for youngsters...” says Entertainment Weekly.[1] Sean OConnell from Washington Post “It really captures what it feels like to be a kid...”  Audiences say It’s hilarious with many life lessons for all ages.

So is it worth the money? Maybe Wimpy

  • Box office rank: 3
  • Critics say: Metacritic- 54 Mixed
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 49% (Wimpy Tomatoes!)
  • Consumers say: Metacritic-6.5 Positive
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 75%  (Not so Wimpy!)

What’s opening this week in theaters?

Hope  Springs (79% rottentomatoes)

The Campaign (63% rottentomatoes)

The Bourne Legacy (59% rottentomatoes)


10 Responses to “Movie Buzz 8-10”

  1. littlebells August 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM #

    ahahahahahaha!!!! “Wimpy tomatoes!” hahahahaha! 🙂

    And just to beat a dead horse a bit more, “What’s with all the lame-o remakes?” I’ve actually read comments on yahoo and other sites where others are complaining as well about the constant remakes that never measure up to the original film. they seem to want more as well.

    I’m iffy on seeing the Campaign. I love both actors but I feel like it’s either going to be fantastic or a bomb. I DO however plan on seeing The Bourne Legacy. Loved the others and this cast is great!

    • Open Book August 10, 2012 at 12:45 PM #


      I was thinking of this when writing it.

      • littlebells August 10, 2012 at 2:01 PM #


        • Open Book August 10, 2012 at 3:43 PM #

          Don’t u love his wig! hahahaha!

  2. Open Book August 10, 2012 at 1:02 PM #

    Here’s a list of 50 films being remade. Of the films listed which ones are u interested in seeing remade?

    • littlebells August 10, 2012 at 2:10 PM #

      Dirty Dancing: No

      The Neverending Story: YES, YES, YES!!!! hahahahahaha!!!! We were just talking about this a few months ago on PTSS. hahahahahah!!! 🙂

      Dred: Seriously????

      • littlebells August 10, 2012 at 2:16 PM #

        American Psycho, Warriors, Romancing the Stone, and Overboard: No, no, definitive no. First of all Christian Bale can not be BEAT as a wallstreet psycho killer. Second, four words: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner. Third, Overboard is a classic as is with Hawn and Russell. Do NOT throw JLo into that mix!

        • Comic Relief August 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM #


      • Open Book August 10, 2012 at 3:45 PM #

        Neverending Story is the only one I would like to see. The others not so much!

        • littlebells August 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM #

          Exactly and the only reason is because there is so much more to that book and with the use of cgi these days! Holy cow!

          And yes, I agree with you about the others. They should either not be touched or the originals should have already been forgotten and buried somewhere.

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