New Movies to Crave: Super Insidious Source Code... Hop to It!
By Chris Kavan - 04/01/11 at 09:59 AM CT
With last week proving a disappointment with Sucker Punch failing to deliver, can the combined might of Jake Gyllenhaal, a rabbit and pure evil conquer the box office. To show you how confident I am about this weeks chances, I'm leading off with a movie that not even opening in wide release.
1) That's right, combine the do-it-yourself heroics and gonzo violence of Kick Ass and add in a bit of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver and you have Rainn Wilson in Super. This movie is right up my alley - vigilante justice and an unbalanced mind - plus Ellen Page - as far as I'm concerned, that's a recipe for success.
2) For movies that are actually going to open somewhere near me, I guess Source Code looks to be the most likely film I'll rent some day. At least the premise looks interesting - a man is given the task to discover a bomb on a train by reliving the same 5 minutes over and over again to discover the location and the person responsible. Then they have to go and screw things up by introducing some romantic subplot. Hopefully they keep that on the back burner and let this thriller be, well, more thrilling.
3) It's been awhile since there's been a decent horror film offering, and while April seems like a weird time to be throwing this out into theaters, we've got Insidious. Looks to be a mix of Poltergeist and a mix of all those exorcism movies to hit, but horror films always make for good viewing - maybe not opening night, but certainly on a quiet night when you need something to watch. Don't know about how original we're getting here, but I'm sure it will entertain well enough.
4) Finally, if the family market wasn't already crowded enough, now we have to deal with rabbits. Specifically the Easter Bunny and his son, who isn't interested in the family business. Depending on how desperate families are, this might open as bad as Mars Needs Moms! or could continue the trend of family hits. Based on the current critical climate, it's heading more towards the "bad" opening. I know nothing in this one interested me in the least, even with the decent vocal talent lined up.
Well, come Sunday night we'll see where things stand, but I have a feeling we're in for another down week.