Movies In Theaters on January 13, 2011
Guys, you won’t believe it. There are actually three big releases this week, and depending on what you are in the mood for, a couple of them may actually be worth your time. We have a comedy starring two huge stars, an action film that has been bumped around for two decades now, and the third chapter in the finest martial arts series in recent history. At this point everyone has had a chance to see every major film released by the studios in December, so out with the old, in with the new.
“Out with the old, in with the new”
First up we have The Dilemma, starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James as a superstar auto design team that have known each other for years. Vaughn accidentally stumbles onto James’ wife cheating, and spends the rest of the film trying to figure out how to break the news to him. The film was surrounded by controversy late last year when several television personalities pointed out that the first trailer for the film opened with a joke calling hybrid cars “gay”, which was cut from later trailers. Whether or not the joke remained, the film still looks pretty mediocre. Next up we have The Green Hornet, with what could be the surprise of the year. Hornet has bounced around studios for twenty years now, with countless actors interested in the title role, only for deals to fall apart over and over again. Finally, Seth Rogen signed on last year to star as Britt Reid, the newspaper tycoon who moonlights as a vigilante. Early screenings have raved about the film, so this is one that I can’t wait to see for myself. Finally, we have Ong Bak 3, the third chapter in the story of Tony Jaa’s Tien, the man with the killer knees and elbows. While Ong Bak 2 was a slight disappointment, the word coming out for 3 is that it is closer to what made the original a cult classic.