This weekend movie preview is about being taken away, fitting for the vacation season!
First we look at the Think Like a Man crew who head to Las Vegas for bachelor and bachelorette parties in Think Like a Man Too. Then, Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce take us to the Australian Outback in The Rover. Finally, Clint Eastwood takes us away to another time where Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons ruled supreme in Jersey Boys.
Let's break it down...
Think Like a Man Too: Sure, the film is still truly an ensemble, but one thing is clear: Kevin Hart has become a huge star since his bit part in the first one. This time out, he is a main character and even narrates our entire movie.
The guys and girls from Think Like a Man head to Las Vegas to celebrate the wedding of Regina Hall and Terrence Jenkins. But, first, there is going to be an off-the-chains bachelor and bachelorette party. As our Think Like a Man Too review stated, the film is hilarious and has some touching moments too, but for fans of the first, be warned that this is a different feel altogether.
Jersey Boys: Fanki Valli and the Four Seasons were one of the most successful pop acts in music history. Their story is told in the Tony award-winning musical Jersey Boys. Director Clint Eastwood brings that electrifying show to the big screen and unfortunately -- as we sadly reported in our Jersey Boys review -- it falls flat. We wonder how a live show with such power and electricity could be so drab on the silver screen?
The Rover: Pattinson turns in the performance of his career opposite the always awesome Guy Pearce in this post-apocalyptic tale of a man whose car is stolen. That act sets off a kidnapping and a chase across the desolate Australian landscape that is thrilling, powerful, riveting and simply a ticking time bomb of drama. Our The Rover review delves deeper, but let's just say this: Pattinson has arrived!
Feel like staying home this weekend? Some fantastic titles have arrived on digital download. Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel online and witness Wes Anderson's greatest or watch The LEGO Movie online and check out one of the best (and most surprising) movies of the year!