New arrivals in theatres this weekend: Transformers: Dark of the Moon bashes its way onto 3D screens; Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts get romantic in Larry Crowne; plus a look at Monte Carlo starring Selena Gomez.
The rainy days of spring are here, and since it's a very quiet week for new releases, I thought it was a fine opportunity to count down ten of my favorite rainy day movies. Which may make you wonder--what makes a great rainy day movie? If you ask me, it all comes down to rewatchability, brilliant casting, great writing, and off-the-wall stories.
Word on the street tonight is that Megan Fox will not be returning for Transformers 3, and there are also rumors that it was the studio's choice (although there are also stories claiming Fox's publicist says it's the other way around).
New this week on home video, Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen blasts its way onto DVD and Blu-ray; high school turns a little noir in the comedy Assassination Of A High School President; Nazi zombies take over the hills in the Indie horror film Dead Snow; plus a look at The Transformers - complete cartoon series, It's Garry Shandling's Show, and Waterworld on Blu-ray.
Opening this week, Optimus Prime and his Autobots are back for more in the big-budget action adventure, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Also opening, two sisters face life bound together as one suffers from leukemia and the other is forced to donate a kidney to save her life in My Sister's Keeper.
Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay are set for the battle of the Valentine's Day box office this weekend, with two distinctly different films. On the one hand, Bay is backing the horror remake Friday the 13th, while Buckheimer produced the escapist comedy Confessions Of A Shopaholic. Also opening this week, Clive Owen stars in the thriller The International, and Under The Sea 3D debuts in IMAX theatres.
This week's collection of new DVD arrivals left me scratching my head at first, until I stumbled on the geeky television comedy The Big Bang Theory and the dramatic goodness of Elia Kazan's film noir, Boomerang. Also out this week is Transformers on Blu-Ray, the office comedic drama The Promotion, and a plethora of new television seasons landing ahead of the fall's new block of shows.
Michael Bay may never win an Oscar for the best movie of the year, but there's never been a question about his ability to make any action movie, however crazy it might sound, into a knock-out blockbuster. With his latest film, the instant popcorn classic Transformers, he brings our favorite cartoon robots from the 80s back to life with all the cheesy lines and explosive action that you could ever want.