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

New in Theaters May 24: Fast and Furious 6, Hangover III, Epic

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 05/23/13 at 01:14 PM CT

It's Memorial Day weekend and that means an extra day to enjoy all the new films coming out - or catch up on a few you still need to see. And it's a good thing, too, because Hollywood isn't slowing down for the holiday - in fact, they're ramping things up. Whereas Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness were given an entire weekend to themselves, that is not the case this weekend. In fact, all three movies coming out this week have great chance of capturing a large audience: one action, one comedy and one family film. It will be interesting to see who winds up on top.

FAST & FURIOUS 6 I admit, ever since seeing that initial Super Bowl spot, I have been anticipating this one. Fast Five was, in my opinion, the best movie in the series after the original. I would be happy if this sixth entry was just as enjoyable. I just hope they don't push the incredulous action aspect too far. Tanks, exploding planes, The Rock - I want to have fun, but I also don't want to roll my eyes if things go too over-the-top. Still, in addition to our rogues gallery from the last film, Michelle Rodriguez makes her return and newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano should spice things up too. There is no doubt I will be entertained by this - the question is whether they can balance the action with a decent story (and villain). If they can - they're going to have another blockbuster and the fuel needed to continue the franchise.

THE HANGOVER, PART III Let's face it, the second film felt pretty much like a rehash of the original set in a different location. From what I've seen of this third entry - it's not going to be another cookie-cutter sequel - but rather a grand finale. Plus they have John Goodman - the man has been in a number of Oscar-worthy film lately - and we know he can tackle comedy - so I say, the more Goodman, the better. We return to Vegas - although things seem to be a little darker this time around. Alan's father has died and the boys decide to help him deal with the fallout - but, of course, nothing can go as planned... this is a Hangover movie after all. Kidnapping, gangsters, Mr. Chow - everything that can go wrong, will go wrong (yet again). Even thought the second entry was a letdown, I'm willing to give the Wolfpack another chance. Hopefully they can go out with a bang.

EPIC For quite awhile The Croods has been the only true "family" film at the box office. And it has enjoyed that status by making a tidy pile of money along the way. Now we have Epic - a battle between good and evil featuring a teen who finds herself caught in the middle with the fate of two worlds on the line. The story feels a bit familiar, but the look is fresh. The vocal talent ranges from the strange (Pitbull and Steven Tyler?) to the popular (Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried and Christoph Waltz) to comedic (Aziz Ansari and Jason Sudeikis). Considering the interesting mix, I would be interested to see how things play out - but more interested in a rental rather than a theater visit. I have a feeling it will do well if for no other reason than families, once again, have little other choice. I don't think it will be able to top either Fast 6 or The Hangover III, but I could be wrong - the power of families (especially over a holiday weekend) is not to be taken lightly.

What are you looking forward to this weekend? Chances are I'll be watching a couple new films. Given the long weekend - final results will roll in Monday, but I'll still update the weekend per usual.


Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   

Recent Blog Posts

All Posts

December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

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
Movies I Want To See Again by Rod
Top Movie List by Ben
Movies of 1966 by Stoney McStonerson
movies of 2018 by skater4159
Movies I Want To See by baba ghanoush
2018 by Karmand
Best films of 1973 by Daniel
Movies I've Watched by Chris Ghost




Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us


About us



Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use


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