Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

New in Theaters February 08: Side Effects, Identity Thief, Top Gun 3D

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 02/07/13 at 03:44 PM CT

Even though Warm Bodies tried, the Super Bowl pretty much dominated one of the slowest weekends of the year. In fact, there still hasn't been a true standout film this year - although Mama has managed to do good for the horror genre. Will the three big names this week be able to finally deliver a knock-out weekend? Call me skeptical, but I'm thinking with a wacky comedy, a 3D re-release and a drama that targets a limited audiences, we're in for another underwhelming weekend.

SIDE EFFECTS Potentially this will be Steven Soderbergh's final big screen film. His previous three films: Contagion, Haywire and Magic Mike took on three very different genres (a virus thriller, an all-out action and a male stripper comedy/drama) with varying degrees of success. Side Effects looks to get back into the drama game - a pharmaceutical drama at that. With Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones on board, at least the cast looks exciting. Still, I can't help thinking that even though I think this psychological thriller looks pretty good, I don't think it holds enough appeal to bring in a large general audience. This is the kind of film that the critics might like but I don't think is going to translate to big box office numbers.


IDENTITY THIEF With comedy you either seems to have a knockout or a complete mess (see Movie 43 for the worst possible outcome). Even though I think Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman are great in comedies, nothing I'm seen of Identity Thief really makes me anxious or even that interested, in watching the film. Oh, sure, an R rating might give them the ability to really let themselves go, but I have a feeling this matchup just isn't going to be that good. The big question is whether it will open better or worse than the universally-maligned Movie 43. One thing is for certain, so far 2013 hasn't been kind to comedy fans.


TOP GUN 3D Do you still feel the need? The need for speed? Well, you're in luck! Because Top Gun is back... and in 3D. I'm not exactly sure why this was chosen as the film to upgrade to the 3rd dimension, but obviously enough people thought there was a built-in audience for this 80s classic featuring a young Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis. The average grosses for 3D re-releases isn't terrible, but most of those films tend to target the young (Disney films) or the obsessed (Star Wars: Episode 1). It's hard to say how many people are going to drop extra money to watch Maverick, Iceman and Goose strut their stuff in the air (and on the volleyball court). It could bring in decent numbers, it could attract no one. This one is up in the air but I'm guessing anyone looking to release more films in 3D are going to be paying close attention to how this does.


I'm not looking for this weekend to rescue a slumping year. I think we have another week before a certified hit shows up - but I could be wrong. I'll be back with the results on Sunday.

Comments
0 comments
Name: 

Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   
 
Bloggers
Recent Blog Posts
Archive

All Posts

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movie List by Michael
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
2017 by Randall
2013 by Karmand
Movies I've Seen by M3tr4nk0
2017 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan
Best Horror Films of all Time by cacb3995
Top Movie List by Seth

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
Are you sure you want to delete this blog?