It’s Memorial Day weekend, already? Man, almost half of the year has flown by!
Well, guys, as we all know, any movie that’s released remotely near a holiday gets the biggest push from the studios! This week should be no exception. Many of you will have this Monday off, so you will have three days in which to spend quality time with your favorite film stars. So, welcome to this week’s WIB?! What’s up for grabs?
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Harrison Ford once again dons the fedora and carries the whip in the fourth Indy film! This time, Indiana is back in commission and has to foil some Russians (including raven-bobbed Cate Blanchett) who are trying to figure out what’s so special about their new discovery. To add to the mix, Shia LaBeouf plays his new sidekick, and Karen Allen returns as our hero’s former flame. However, there may be something to boo at… no Sean Connery! Will It Bomb? Oh, baby! This is a no-brainer. Prince Caspian is not only going to lose his figurative crown, but will be blown away by this film. Without a doubt, this will hit #1!
Postal (Limited Release): The director behind this, Uwe Boll, was also behind the ever-so-lame In the Name of the King: A Dungeon SiegeTale (which starred the seemingly suck-proof Jason Statham). Isn’t it kind of bad to be a director and have minimal success with your films? Just a thought, Anyway, this stars Zack Ward (who most of us remember as the kid that gets beaten up by Ralphie in A Christmas Story) as a guy who has to save the masses from the Taliban, with help from his cult-leader uncle (Dave Foley). A tad over-the-top, I’d say. Will It Bomb? Absolutely. I don’t doubt that for a minute. Even in its Limited capacity, it doesn’t have a chance. The Children of Huang Shi (Limited Release): Jonathan Rhys Meyers starts a as journalist who heads to China in the late 1930s. On the brink of World War II, he encounters a group of orphaned boys and takes them under his wing. That’s not all. It looks like he makes it a point to help them escape from the area, despite the environment. From what I have read, this is based on a true story and much of the film was shot in the beautiful country. Will It Bomb? This is another movie I’ve barely heard anything about. However, I believe that while this is only being shown in New York and Los Angeles, it looks like it’ll earn a decent take this first round.
That’s going to be all for this week, folks. So far, my success rate is becoming steady, so let’s see if I will stay on that track. Better there than back at square one! Already anxious to find out how this plays out? Don’t forget about the official recap, which you can find over at DIB?! That returns, as always, early next week. Have a wonderful Memorial Day and Happy Viewing!