Box Office Battlefield: Fame, Paranormal Activity, Pandorum, and Surrogates

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This weekend is packed full of movie goodness with monsters, robots, dancing, playboys and ghosts. Let’s see what is coming out to theaters this weekend and my report on what I advise for you to see.

Surrogates (Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames) In a futuristic utopian world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, an FBI agent (Willis) begins to investigate the first murder in years, and unravels a vast conspiracy. This is a good ole action/sci-fi/mystery that I think will be pretty decent. Lots of buzz with their viral marketing and with Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames how could you go wrong? It kind of relates to how people are too obsessed with their dependency on technology (FACEBOOK) and don’t live in the real world. Just kick back and see a different kind of future movie. See it

Fame (Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally) A remake of the 1980s musical centered on the teachers and students at the prestigious New York City High School of Performing Arts. This little musical number looks like it could be interesting. Critics are giving this movie pretty harsh ratings as it seems the title of the film will not give any fame to the cast. I could see this movie being just a dull stereotypical dance number like Save The Last Dance or something like that. If you’re into dance or singing, you might enjoy this, but one critic says the judges on idol would even be rash against them. Skip It.

Pandorum (Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet) A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities. Another little science fiction thriller that guarantees scares and suspense. We haven’t gotten a space thriller in a while, so this might be one to see. Ben Foster and Dennis Quaid both have reputable careers and could prove to be bold in this flick. This one is out of the box and could be enjoyable. See It.

Paranormal Activity – Limited Showings (Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Michael Bayouth) While settling into her new home, Katie (Featherston) is disturbed in her sleep by a mysterious presence. Her husband, Micah (Sloat), tries to ease her fear by installing video cameras in an attempt to capture the strange behavior on tape. Bad idea. This is my big pick of the weekend and a must see. This has critics biting their fingernails off with this cheaply budgeted $11,000 movie that Paramount snatched up. They were almost going to remake this into a larger budget movie, but I think it is better that they didn’t. This movie you cannot miss, with Blair Witch like influences, this poltergeist of a scare is something you need to see. SEE THIS MOVIE

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell – Limited (Matt Czuchry, Geoff Stults, Jesse Bradford) ucker Max (Czuchry) lures his pals Dan (Stults) and Drew (Bradford) to a notorious strip club mere days before Dan’s wedding. However, when Tucker’s behavior lands them in trouble with the law and Dan’s fiancée, he struggles against his own hedonistic and selfish nature in order to make amends. This could be hit or miss, most likely miss, but its a comedy that could inspire more morons to act like jackasses to women and care less about social morality. SKIP IT

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