Box Office Battlefield: 2012, Pirate Radio, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Some scurvy devastatingly sly adventure films come to you this weekend in this episodes BOB of November 13, 2009. Foxes, pirates and cataclysmic devastation is in order for the weekend and they want you to join in the fun.

2012 (John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor) Academic researcher Jackson Curtis (Cusack) leads a group of people in a fight to counteract the apocalyptic events that were predicted by the Mayan calendar. King of disaster, Roland Emmerich (Independence Day & The Day After Tomorrow), brings you the most chaos he has every written. When I first saw the previews and buzz for this film I was a little excited, but as time passed on, this epic seemed less and less enthralling to me. Maybe that the whole movie is just one giant CGI adventure, or maybe because it is just a little too much. It should be a fun spectacular adventure that will keep ya on your feet. I’d say it might be interesting just to see what happens and to prepare you for the next Y2K, but will it be a good movie, probably not. See It. (why not, but most likely wait until you see it on FX).

Pirate Radio (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost) A 1960’s comedy about an illegal radio station run by a band of rogue DJs on a ship in the middle of Britain’s North Sea. By defying the tastes and laws of the ruling government, the disc jockeys hooked their listeners on pop music and its attendant ideas of love and free will. This swash buckling high seas adventure of freedom of speech looks like a lot of fun or maybe its just the music in the trailer. Rock isn’t quite dead in this film and you should embrace your inner buccaneer. See it

The Fantastic Mr. Fox -Limited until 11/25 wide release (George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray) Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. Wes Anderson has quite an interesting eye for film, more of an independent swing, but certainly not one to shy away from. With a good voice cast and appealing stop motion puppets, this film looks like it could be fun and something you could bring your kids to. See It

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