Friday, January 11, 2013
Feckless flicks to skip this weekend
Redbox something good and spend the $10 on drinks.
If you've already seen Les Mis or Django Unchained, it might be time to reconsider a repeat. While 2013 has already seen a couple of quality films hit the big screens, this week's openings will leave you like Ben Affleck on Oscar night: Curled in the fetal position and begging fate for just one good screenplay.
If you're dead-set on seeing a film in theaters this weekend, we're having a hard time making suggestions, but we can, however, tell you what not to see. Skip these five blunders and spend your $10-15 on booze instead.
Gangster Squad -- This weightless splatter of bloodshed focuses on the LA police department’s hunt for notorious gangster Mickey Cohen.
A Haunted House -- Marlon Wayans’ rude and raunchy spoof of “found footage” horror movies wears out its only joke.
Texas Chainsaw 3D -- Maybe it’s time to bury the leather face mask and move on as the director botches even the basics of making the film's many murders frightening.
This is 40 -- Judd Apatow’s follow-up to Knocked Up is a thinly entertaining portrait of bad parenting and a teetering relationship.
Parental Guidance -- This Billy Crystal-Bette Midler family-friendly comedy is sentimental but shticky.