070910: Opening This Weekend

070910: Opening This Weekend

Cartoons & A Re-Boot On The Big Screen

Steve Carell As Cartoon & Sci-Fi Predators

A new weekend is upon us and while it’s not a long weekend, there’s at least one movie that many people have been waiting for. Despicable Me starring a cartoon version of Steve Carell has received much hype over the past few months. This is the weekend that we finally get to see if all the hype for this PG movie was really worth it. Personally, while I have not screened the movie yet but will do so this weekend, it looks like a re-worked Spy VS Spy from the old Mad Magazine days.

Aside from Toons, this weekend also brings us yet another Hollywood re-boot which proves once again that there’s really nothing new under the sun. This time around it’s a re-boot of the 1987 sci-fi flick Predators.

New On The Big Screen

Despicable Me – PG on 3,474 screens
Steve Carell is the voice of the bald super-villain Gru, who plots to steal the moon. He has just one small obstacle to overcome – three orphaned girls who take a shine to him and want him to become their new dad. Julie Andrews, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig and Will Arnett also lend their voices to this animated 3D film.

Predators – Rated R on 2,669
The reboot of the sci-fi franchise, which traces its origin back to the 1987 film Predator featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, stars Adrien Brody as a mercenary who is joined by other killers on a planet where they’re being hunted by aliens. Topher Grace and Laurence Fishburne also star in this Robert Rodriguez produced film.

Enjoy the show!
Dr. Rus

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