Thursday, November 01, 2012

New Movies In Theaters Nov 2nd - Rotten Tomatoes
There are three films in wide release this weekend:

Wreck-It Ralph (3600 theaters) is an animated PG family film from Disney. "Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the 'good guy' star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero." 85% positive reviews, some of them VERY positive. I reckon your kids will love it.

Flight (1800 theaters). "In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane?" It is rated R for several reasons including sexuality/nudity. According to those who have seen it, Nadine Velazquez gets nekkid as soon as the film starts rollin'! 83% positive reviews.

The Man With the Iron Fists (1800+ theaters). "Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA-alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu-tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all." This one was not pre-screened for critics. It is rated R for many reasons including "strong sexuality." At this moment I can't say what the strong sexuality consists of.

Here's how the box office is likely to shake out:
  • Wreck-It Ralph - mid 30s, first place by a mile, taking in about as much as the next four added together.
  • Flight - a distant second - low teens.
  • Iron Fists - maybe eight million or so, either third or fourth.
By the way, when the bean counters finished tallying the nickels and dimes last week, Cloud Atlas finished second and Hotel Transylvania third. Preliminary estimates had it the other way around.



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