In Theaters this Week (March 15th-21st)

March 15th

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What happend to Halle Berry? After she won her Oscar everyone expected her to explode with great roles. Since her Oscar she has done some awful movies such as Catwoman, New Year’s Eve, and Movie 43. Is ‘The Call’ another movie I can include to that list? Unfortunately, I think so. While the movie looks decently made, the script seems to be the flaw. It seems to be incredibly unbelievable. While I commend writer Brad Anderson for trying to be original, the idea behind The Call simply does not look good enough. I hope to see a compelling thriller, but I just don’t think it will happen. My Expectation: 50/100

Burt-WonderstoneBefore you right it off, maybe it will be the same kind of funny that we have all grown to love. Maybe it will fall in the same category as some movies that we have all seen, such as: Austin Powers, Anchorman, and Zoolander. At least we can all hope so. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has an all star cast featuring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Alan Arkin, and the smoking-hot Olivia Wilde. I’m not saying that ‘Burt Wonderstone’ will be good, but I am telling you not to write it off quite yet. My Expectation: 55/100

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If I had just heard about the release of Upside Down, I would maybe be slightly excited for it; however, I first heard about a Summer 2012 release, then a Christmas 2012 release, and now a March 15, 2013 release. This shows the lack of confidence that the studio has in the movie. There is not much original here, the idea of two Earth’s has been explored before (never very successfully I should note). Also, I think the idea of a Romance is the wrong direction to go with the film, and it pushes away the sci-fi crowd that would have otherwise been attracted to the idea. My Expectation: 45/100

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I just took the time to watch the trailer for ‘Spring Breakers’, and can someone please explain to me what the hell I just watched? It seemed as if the whole storyline is watching hot girls run around in bikinis with their new boyfriend that they found on spring break. How did they manage to make a 94 minute film out of that? Selena Gomez is finally trying to break her Disney image. Vanessa Hudgens needed a pay day (and apparently she didn’t mind getting naked for it :o). The other two girls are simply trying to save their careers. James Franco looks like he will continue to prove that he is the biggest ass hole on the face of the earth. I’m shocked by the high reviews that I have seen so far, and it has really thrown me a curve ball as far as my opinion on seeing this film. At the end of the day, no amount of positive reviews can convince me to go see ‘Spring Breakers’. My Expectation: 35/100

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