Summer movie season barrels on, with even more big budget blockbusters poised to capture your $11.50 or however much motion picture tickets cost in your zone of residence. This week, it’s all about the Hex and the Pixar, as Disney’s computer-animated plaything squad go head to head with one of the grisliest comics adaptations in recent years, the gritty Western Jonah Hex. Let’s get to the new releases, shall we?
Jonah Hex – Josh Brolin stars in this unlikely comic adaptation from DC’s vault of weird Western tales. If you’re not familiar with Jonah Hex, he was a Wild West bounty hunter who boasted an intense facial scar and fought all manner of scumbags. Then he was transported to the year 2050, but I don’t think the movie will deal with that. Megan Fox co-stars as Lilah and John Malkovich takes the role of Quentin Turnbull, Hex’s most notorious adversary. Watch the trailer.
Toy Story 3 – Pixar returns to the well with this sequel to the flick that made them famous. Andy, the kid from the previous movies, is now 18 years old and off to college. You know what that means: time to get rid of your toys, lest you stay a virgin forever. When the plastic plaything gang gets donated to a day care, it’s bad times all around.Can Buzz Lightyear and Woody save the day? Eh, probably. Watch the trailer.
8: The Mormon Proposition – Intense documentary about the Church of Latter-Day Saints’ attempt to illegalize gay marriage in California. You know, for a bunch of desert dwellers who were taking multiple wives a century ago, Mormons sure like to stick their noses in other people’s business. Should be worth a watch. Check out the trailer.
The Killer Inside Me – A.k.a. “that movie in which Casey Affleck spanks the hell out of Jessica Alba.” There’s probably more going on in this adaptation of a classic Jim Thompson noir novel, in which Affleck plays a small-town sheriff with a dark secret, but I don’t want to know about it. Also starring Kate Hudson and Bill Pullman. Watch the trailer.
Cyrus – Superbad‘s Jonah Hill has been a busy little boy lately, starring in last week’s Get Him To The Greek as well as this quirky little indie that also stars Marisa Tomei and John C. Reilly. Directed by mumblecore veterans the Duplass Brothers, it looks like a pretty quality piece of work. Watch the trailer.