Movie Buzz: 09/14

14 Sep

The Possession took first spot at the box office this weekend ($9.3M) with Lawless coming in at #2 ($6M) and Expandables 2 ($13.4M) at #3.  The Cold Light of Day and The Words opened as well.  Let’s see how they did and if they are worth the money!

Note: We only review films in wide release.

The Cold Light of Day—R What’s the buzz? Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) goes to Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family but his whole world turns upside down when the family is kidnapped by intelligence agents hell-bent on recovering a mysterious briefcase and Will suddenly finds himself on the run.[1]  Let’s just leave the critics reviews out of this.

So is it worth the money? NO!!!

  • Box office rank: 13
  • Critics say: Metacritic- 22
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6% (…whoa…)
  • Consumers say: Metacritic- NA
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 27% (not looking good)

The Words—PG-13 What’s the buzz? The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There’s only one catch – he didn’t write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man’s work, and for placing ambition and success above life’s most fundamental three words.[2]  USA Today says the film is “as bland and obvious as its title, wringing out any subtlety or artistry.”[3]


So is it worth the money? NO

  • Box office rank: 4
  • Critics say: Metacritic- 37
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 18% (aye caramba!)
  • Consumers say: Metacritic-7.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 57% (At least consumers seem to be enjoying it…but barely)

What’s opening this week in theaters?

Finding Nemo 3D  (99% rottentomatoes)

Resident Evil: Retribution (28% rottentomatoes)

One Response to “Movie Buzz: 09/14”

  1. Open Book September 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM #

    Great job LB. The Words looked like a Lifetime movie not feature film material.

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