Let’s face it, The Twilight Saga: New Moon could completely stink and fans would still show up in record numbers to watch Edward and Bella try to resist their attraction to one another.
In this newest installment Edward’s Cullen Clan throws an 18th birthday party for Bella. She cuts herself, which sends oone of the vampires lusting for her blood, which causes the Cullen’s to leave for the sake of Bela’s safety. Out of loneliness and trying to move on, Bella starts to hang out and develop a relationship with Jacob Black. Problem is, gosh and darn it, he’s a local werewolf and there is a bit of a feud going on between the vampires and werewolves. Other problem…it’s not as interesting as the first film, but Twilight freaks probably won’t care.
An American astronaut lands on Planet 51, discovers a traditional world that differs from out own only because little green aliens are in charge. They’re trying to preserve their way of life and prevent outsiders – like the astronaut – from ruining their idyllic existence. Great voice talent including, Dwayne the Rock Johnson, Jessica Biel and Gary Oldman. Too bad the animated feature never rises to the level of their skills.
The Blind Side is based on football pro, Michael Oher, who is recruited by a major college football program despite a difficult life coming from a split family, poor education and homelessness. He thrives with the encouragement of the Touhy family, the rich white family who take him into their home. Were it not for Sandra Bullock this movie would probably have been a made-for-TV flick. But, it has heart and should please an inspirational-seeking audience.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans follows a drug and gambling addicted detective in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans who is investigating deaths of five Senegalese immigrants. This is the type of role Nicolas Cage is best suited for and it almost helps you forget the odd choices he’s made in recent years (The Wicker Man, Knowing). Grab a big bag of popcorn and enjoy the ride, which includes a hefty dose of reptiles.