The Town: Not Everything’s A Hot Mess On Monday

I finally saw Ben Affleck’s “The Town” yesterday, and this movie is GOOD! lol Honestly, I knew that I was in for a real treat when all of the critics were giving the movie positive reviews. I tend not to listen to critics, but when they all agree on the quality of a feature, it’s pretty safe to assume that their opinions are valid.

One of the main reasons why “The Town” worked was its balance. “The Town” had the perfect combination of drama, comedy, love, action, and suspense. It’s literally the perfect movie for any and everyone. I don’t know how long Ben Affleck and company worked on the script, but it’s pretty obvious that the screenplay was treated with care. I personally saw no obvious flaws with this film, and left the theater with a warm and fuzzy feeling in my heart. lol I know that sounds “corny,” but it’s so true!

Anyways, if you haven’t seen “The Town,” please go see it. It is definitely worth the twelve bucks. As far as “Money Never Sleeps,” I’m poor so I don’t know if I’ll be able to see that one. However, it, too, has been receiving pretty good reviews. Last time I checked, “Money Never Sleeps” made $19 million this weekend, taking the numero uno spot away from “The Town.” “The Town” came in at number 3, making a little over $16 million (not bat at all) right behind “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” which brought in $16.3 million. I’m actually surprised that the “Owl” movie made any money, considering its main characters. It’s a movie about owls for goodness sake. lol Anyways, congrats to Pressman Films, Michael Douglas, and everyone else who was involved with “Money Never Sleeps.” Also, congratulations to Ben Affleck for revitalizing his career in every way possible with “The Town.” Love ya Ben!

p.s. Whoever approved the production of the owl movie should be fired. Anyone in his/her right mind could see that that movie was not going to be a huge success. Just sayin’…So much money was spent on the movie. There are print ads everywhere!

Congratulations Are In Order

Go Ben!

This weekend I completely failed to see Ben Affleck’s “The Town.” Don’t worry. I will be seeing this movie! lol

Anyways, “The Town” became the weekend’s number one movie, taking in a solid $23.8 million.  Not to mention, “The Town” beat out another critic favorite “Easy A,” proving that dramas can still conquer the box office. “The Town” was made for less than $40 million, so I’m sure the studios behind the film will be laughing all the way to the bank.

Honestly though, I’m most happy for Ben Affleck, who wrote, directed, and starred in the film.  After the “Bennifer” days,  Affleck’s career went completely downhill. Now, it looks like things will get back on track for the actor. 🙂

p.s. Did everyone hear about Jennifer Lopez’s new role on American Idol? It’s nice to see that she will get some shine as well, because we all know that it’s been a long minute for the singer/actress.

Film Fridays: Must See Weekend Pics!

Well boys and girls, I failed at True Thursday yesterday and even this post is late. Such is life I guess…With that said, everyone should be pretty excited about this weekend. Theaters nationwide will be screening several new releases.

First up is The Town.

Simply put, the trailers for this movie are on point. They create just enough excitement without giving away too much of the plot. Not to mention, The Town has been receiving some pretty good reviews. It looks like both the writing and the acting is good in this one folks, so go check it out! I’ll probably watch it tomorrow, so expect a full report from me.

The Town was written and directed by Ben Affleck.  Check last Friday’s post for the trailer. 😉

Easy A

If The Town looks a little too serious for you, as I mentioned last Friday, Easy A also comes out this weekend. I really want to see this movie even though it’s probably suppose to appeal more to the “teenage crowd.” Let’s be real though. I’m only 22…lol

Devil

One movie that I forgot to mention last week was M. Night Shyamalan’s Devil. Even though the trailer looks decent, Mr. Shyamalan disappointed me with Nickelodeon’s The Last Airbender. For that very reason, I most likely won’t be seeing Devil. But, who knows? Someone always manages to drag me to a movie that I do not want to pay money for…

Moving on…

Black Swan

Lastly for today’s post, I want everyone to be on the look out for Darren Aronofsky’s new feature “Black Swan.” The film stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, and has been getting good reviews around the film festival circuit.

Here’s the trailer. 🙂

Creeeeeeeepy isn’t it?

I cannot wait for this movie! Even if you hate ballet, you have to be somewhat curious about the movie after that trailer.

Black Swan will be released in theaters on December 1st.

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