FILM: Weekend Movie Preview, Oct. 2-4

Written by Mckay Stevens on . Posted in Film

Here we go with another Weekend Preview. This week will be much shorter, because nothing much has changed since our last update.

Before I get into anything else, let me remind you that White on Rice will be playing again this weekend in Provo and attendance will be the determining factor of whether or not it stays in the theaters. Not only that, but you can win free tickets by following the contest rules outlined in a previous Rhombus article from director David Boyle. You still have time to see it and not jeopardize missing any General Conference this weekend.

Opening today:

The Invention of Lying (PG-13)
The Upside: Something tells me this was originally written for Jim Carrey, but he was too busy trying not to be typecast again as the guy who gets caught in odd supernatural conditions that force himself or others to do outrageous things. That being said, Ricky Gervais might be a refreshing face for a film like this.
The Downside: Nine of the ten jokes in the trailer were the exact same sex gag. If that’s all they could pull from the whole movie, I’m scared. I probably won’t see it.

Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D (G)
The Upside: Do I really need to explain this one? It’s Toy Story. It’s a classic.
The Downside: It’s in 3D, which isn’t that bad, unless you want to take out a personal loan just to take your wife to the movies. That’s what credit cards are for, right? Anyway, I probably won’t see this for financial reasons, and because I don’t think 3D is all that special. 

Whip It! (PG-13)
The Upside: Ellen Page is the leading lady. She is talented and funny. It’s also a movie about a female roller derby team and a beauty pageant, which probably means it’s crazy.
The (Potential) Downside: It is directed by Drew Barrymore, and that makes me nervous.

Zombieland (R)
The Upside: I can’t think of anything, except for maybe that Woody Harrelson looks strangely like Matthew McConaughey. I just watched the trailer again and it looks like it has some funny lines.
The Downside: Woody Harrelson looks strangely like Matthew McConaughey.

At the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City:

No Impact Man (NR)
An author and his family try to live with the lowest environmental impact as possible.

At the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City:

Bright Star (PG)
Romantic story of poet John Keats who has a secret affair with the girl next door.

Capitalism: A Love Story (R)
Michael Moore discovers the core of our financial crisis.

So it looks like a pretty slow weekend at the movie theater. You might want to check out Movies 8, mostly because Star Trek is still showing there.

Mckay Stevens is a film correspondent for Rhombus. He’s seriously debating skipping his mission reunion and BYU football to go see Star Trek for the fifth time.


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