Movie thoughts 9-1-2013

I did not see Getaway.  It didn’t get good reviews.  I decided I could wait for it to pop up cable or Netflix,  Selena Gomez is apparently playing a tough chick, perhaps the least convincing tough chick in years.  In this case, I am not sure who to blame.   I guess she could be blamed for taking the part but maybe the casting director or the film’s director could be blamed too.  It is at 2% on Rotten Tomatoes.

People went to the One Direction movie.  It is at 68% on Rotten Tomatoes.  That is pretty high.  A full length concert movie might have been fun but this is only a partial concert.   It is apparently, according to what I’ve skimmed from critics, fun but also shallow.

Instructions Not Included opened well.  This is the Mexican movie about an actor (or stuntman) raising the daughter he didn’t know about.   It did really well considering it is only about 400 screens in the country.  It will be interesting to see if the movie expands to more theaters.

I watched a few minutes of a Haunted House on Netflix.  Wow, it is pretty bad,  I knew it got bad reviews but apparently it deserved them.  If a joke is not funny, putting more energy into the delivery of it won’t help.   Does Marlon Wayans really think he’s writing good jokes or funny situations?  He stars in the movie and at least co-wrote it.

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