Doesn't it feel like we've been hearing about "Wanderlust" FOH-EVA? Didn't they shoot this like 5 years ago? Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd play neurotic New Yorkers who end up at Alan Alda's hippie commune. Justin Theroux (Jen's boo, but you knew that), Malin Akerman, Joe Lo Truglio, Kerri Kenney, Kathryn Hahn and others co-star as the far-out denizens of said commune, while Ken Marino and Michaela Watkins steal the show as Rudd's asshole bro and his wife. This is the first time collabo of director David Wain and uber-comedy-producer Judd Apatow, and our review says the comedy "definitely doesn’t rewrite the rules of comedy or the vulgar/sweet idiom that Judd Apatow has cultivated over the years, but it’s also a bit more tart, and in that way a bit more David Wain," and is "a mix of good-natured and congenial spirit, plus some good dick gags and LSD-soaked absurdist moments." Rotten Tomatoes: 57% Metacritic: 51
Navy SEALs actioner "Act of Valor" opens this weekend, and YES THOSE ARE REAL NAVY SEALS IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD. Our review says the film "lacks the human element to make us root for its heroes; instead the film drowns in gunfire, and mantras take the place of dialogue. We can't even cheer on our lead characters, none of whom are given any personality beyond the film's initial exposition. It's a nihilist's approach to filmmaking, common to modern American cinema in that it wants shit to blow up good, but doesn't care about why, or what, the repercussions might be." RT: 27% MC: 43
"Maria Full Of Grace" director Joshua Marston returns with his second feature, "The Forgiveness of Blood." This time he leaves the environs of South America to explore a blood feud in Albania. Our review says the film is "a very solid piece of work," and, "has an extremely grounded feeling that you don’t generally get with dramas or thrillers -- most feel put together in a petri dish, either a concoction with overly familiar elements or a collection of histrionic moments assembled to easily stir audience members. This film steers clear of that nonsense, and by the time it wraps to an emotional ending in its own terms, you’ll be glad it did." RT: 86% MC: 70
Um, where the shit did this movie "Gone" with Amanda Seyfried come from? Basically, it's "Taken," with Amanda getting her Liam Neeson on to look for her sister. It didn't screen for critics, so yeah, make of that what you will.