The three nationwide releases, Gracie, Knocked Up and Mr. Brooks, plus the limited release film Rise: Blood Hunter are what films are at a theater near me this weekend. Those are the four movies to choose from for my Friday viewing experience.
I think that Mr. Brooks will get the Friday pick. I am a sucker for a movie that promises a twist that you won’t see coming. I hope they are right, as this promise gets made a lot and very seldom pays off.
But, I also want to see Knocked Up. So, I will probably take in that movie over the weekend as well. They really did a good job with The 40 Year-Old Virgin, as they were able to produce a comedy based on crude over the top locker room humor and give it a heart. I want to see if they can pull off that again with Knocked Up.
Gracie looks to be quite an uplifting story as well. I mean, who doesn’t like a sports story where the hero is told they can’t do something and then they show that they can. It has proven to be quite the formula for a good movie when executed correctly. But, this one will probably have to wait until the DVD can be added to the old Netflix queue.
Rise: Blood Hunter will probably be watched some on some boring Sunday night via HBO or Showtime On Demand. Surfing through the On Demand menu one night, I will come across this movie, read the description and then think, yah, I remember that movie from last year. A couple clicks of the remote later and viola, it is playing on my TV.
Will you be heading out to a theater near you this weekend? Of all the movies that come out Friday, June 1st, what looks good to you?