Well, it’s another B- week at the movies. If you’ve checked all the Oscar nominated films off your list, and you’ve seen Olympus Has Fallen and Oz the Great and Powerful, it might be a good weekend to park on your couch. Here are some options:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The alternate title should have been The Hobbit: An Extremely Long and Drawn-Out Journey, but I doubt it would have fared as well at the box office. If you’re a fan of the LotR trilogy, this will be a pleasant, if mildly disappointing, two-and-a-half hours.
Two very enthusiastic thumbs up for this film version of the Broadway adaptation of the novel. The music is beautiful, the acting is flawless and the cinematography is jaw-dropping.
Killing Them Softly
This was a limited-release indie that is probably worth a rental. Three idiot thieves rob a mob-protected card game, and Brad Pitt stars as the enforcer hired to track them down.
Zero Dark Thirty
This is the edge-of-your-seat story of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden--brilliant film-making.
This is 40
Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reunite after their hilarious turn as the argumentative married couple in Knocked Up. Here again, they play a married couple struggling with growing older, in an extremely funny and charming way.