This Weekend, Watch This
|The Expendables 2||The Odd Life of Timothy Green||ParaNorman||Sparkle||WINNER|
(1 point per category)
|Clearest Title||Sounds like the sequel to The Expendables.||Sounds Odd.||Sounds like they wanted the title to be clever.||Sounds like a Mariah Carey movie.||Or was that Glitter? Either way, The Expendables get the point for having a recognizable title.|
Rated R for strong bloody action throughout.
Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language.
Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving domestic abuse, drug material, some violence, language, and smoking.
|All the movies are pretty unique. Each will get a quarter point.|
(out of 5 stars)
|“Back for War.”
3/5 - Is that supposed to sound like Back for More? If so, creative.
|“He’s a force of nature”
2/5 - I don’t know, this doesn’t sound as epic when the film is rated PG.
|“It’s all fun and games until someone raises the dead”
5/5 - Finally a perfect tagline!
0/5 - Doesn’t matter, it wouldn’t have won even if it had a tagline.
|It’s been awhile since I awarded a 5/5 stars. Thank you, ParaNorman.|
|Best Part of Trailer||Looks ridiculously fun! So many big names! Including Chuck Norris!||I’m in a dusty room, which hopefully explains why I teared up. Looks cute.||I had low expectations, but actually found the plot intriguing.||Motown. Whitney Houston. Looks good for its genre.||Wow, four good trailers. That never happens in one week. 1/4 points all around!|
|Coolest Lead Actor||Sylvester Stallone from Rocky, Rambo, and Cliffhanger.||Jennifer Garner from Alias, 13 Going on 30, and Juno.||The voice of Anna Kendrick from Up in the Air and 50/50.||Whitney Houston from The Bodyguard and The Preacher’s Wife.||Jennifer Garner will win 1/2 of the coolest point, and Sylvester and Whitney will each win 1/4th.|
|Best Cast||Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Liam Hemsworth.||Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Dianne Wiest (Edward Scissorhands), and Common (Wanted)||The voices of Casey Affleck (Gone Baby Gone), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Leslie Mann (Knocked Up).||Jordin Sparks (American Idol) and Cee-Lo (The Voice)||Seriously, Expendables 2 has the best cast list since Expendables came to theaters. Point.|
|Best Street Cred|
For the Production
|Director Simon West has also directed Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and When a Stranger Calls.||Director and Writer Peter Hedges also wrote About a Boy, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and directed Dan in Real Life.||Director and writer Chris Butler who also was involved with animation of Corpse Bride and The Tigger Movie.||Director Salim Akil has also directed Jumping the Broom.||I think Simon West and Peter Hedges have the best street cred for now, so they’ll split the point.|