Last weekend’s new releases seemed to have underwhelmed audiences last week, and by the lower box office totals it showed. Movie officials are hoping for a stronger weekend this week, but with the latest crop Hollywood has to offer that may not be the case. There is an action movie taking place mainly on a bike, a horror movie, and an action comedy opening.
The new movie with the best chance of taking the top spot this weekend (but not really likely) is Premium Rush. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bike messenger who picks up a package that attracts the attention of a crooked New York City cop (Michael Shannon). Hopefully it’s better than the trailers indicate that it will be, because really it just looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt riding his bike throughout the city while running away from someone. Exciting stuff.
It’s become an annual thing to have a horror movie come out at the end of August, and this year The Apparition is it. Unfortunately for horror fans this movie doesn’t look at all scary outside of the usual cheap thrills. It’s a shame that Castle Entertainment has stopped producing decent horror flicks, and has resorted to making movies that are even worse than the original William Castle B-Movies of the past. The only thing that may draw fans out to this one is Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton.
And finally, the last movie released this weekend is Hit and Run. Starring Bradley Cooper and Kristen Bell, this one is about a former criminal who comes out of the Witness Protection program to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The movie hasn’t had a lot of push behind it, and will probably find more success on DVD than it does in theaters.