Archive for November, 2010

Opening Nov. 11-Morning Glry, Skyline and Unstoppable

Posted in Movie News on November 10, 2010 by Steve Mesa

 Three new movies open wide this weekend and look forward to take down the current box office champ, the DreamWorks Animated movie Megamind.

  From the director of Notting Hill, Morning Glory is about a young female producer (Rachel McAdams) who is hired to revive a failing morning show and she must also ease the tense relationship between the show’s female co-host (Diane Keaton) and her new co-host, a veteran news anchorman (Harrison Ford).

  In Skyline, extraterrestrial forces once again threatens the Earth’s human population when alien vessels show up in the middle of the night and abduct people by drawing them like moths to a flame.  

  Oscar-winner Denzel Washington and Chris Pine team up with director Tony Scott in the runaway train movie, Unstoppable. A young conductor on the first day of his job (Pine) and a veteran engineer (Washington) must stop a runaway train containing harmful chemicals before it derails and cause destruction.

Opening Nov.5-Due Date, For Colored Girls and Megamind

Posted in Reviews on November 1, 2010 by Steve Mesa

  The month of November kicks off this off with three new films opening wide this weekend, each offering something different for moviegoers.

  The Hangover director Todd Phillips and co-star Zach Galifianakis reunite once again along with Oscar-nominee Robert Downey, Jr. in Phillips’ latest road company, Due Date. An expectant first-time father (Downey, Jr.) hitches a ride with an aspiring actor (Galifianakis) on a road trip in order to make it for the birth of his child.  

  Director, writer and producer Tyler Perry adapts Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning play, For Colored Girls. In this ensemble drama, the film focuses on different African-American women and the different issues that have to deal with and features an array of African-American actors including Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg and Phylicia Rashad.

  DreamWorks Animation makes is looking to score big this weekend with its latest film that features the voices of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt, Megamind. The animated movie is about a supervillain (Ferrell) who ultimately conquers his nemesis (Pitt), but realizes his life is boring when he is not fighting a superhero.