Friday, July 19, 2013

Weekend Movie Discussion: Turbo, R.I.P.D., Red 2, The Conjuring

I hear this movie about a racing snail is slow to start...

Yes, that did feel like a joke that would have worked better in the 70's. You know me, nothing but the best for you fine people. 

When the first trailers for Turbo started popping up, I honestly thought it was a bad joke. Nothing about a snail racing cars looks appealing to me. It does have a decent cast, but when has that ever mattered with animation? I know, I'm a sucker for a cartoon, but even I have to draw the line somewhere. That's right, line drawn. Thin line. Fine I'll watch it when it hits cable. 

Of course R.I.P.D. is also out this weekend meaning that along with Turbo, Ryan Reynolds has two chances to come out on top. In the case of the latter, I am slightly more interested. More for Jeff Bridges though who's looked somewhat funny in the trailers. The fact that it comes out the weekend of Comic-Con, when geeks will be focused elsewhere doesn't exactly inspire confidence, but what the heck, it seems like a good title for a redbox afternoon.

Reynolds is not the only one hedging his bets this week as Mary Louise-Parker is in both R.I.P.D. and Red 2. Once again, in this instance the latter is more enticing than the former. I loved the first Red. I thought it was silly fun. And another chance to see Helen Mirren being a bad ass is more than enough reason to motivate me.

Finally, out this weekend is the horror film The Conjuring which bills itself as the original hell house; long before Amityville was a glimmer in your mom's eye. I like supposedly true stories of hauntings in theory. In practice I tend to find them somewhat tedious. I was bored through both the original and remake of Amityville. The remake which, of course had Ryan Reynolds. So I guess if The Conjuring doesn't do well, Reynolds would get some sort of win on the weekend (Not likely).

Guess That Movie

Last Week: Alex J. Cavanaugh jumped in quickly with the correct answer of Young Sherlock Holmes. The film starred Nicholas Rowe who costarred in my favorite mini-series of all time, Lawrenceville Stories

This Week:

So what are your plans for the weekend? Watching anything with Ryan Reynolds and/or Mary Louise-Parker? Conjuring up a little box office horror? Learning to dance the mamba?


  1. Is that The long Kiss Goodnight?
    I thought the same as you about Turbo.
    RIPD has NO reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. That's bad. Really bad.
    However The Conjuring is getting amazing reviews. Might be my movie of choice this weekend.

  2. The Long Kiss Goodnight was a great movie. RIPD has my curiosity, but Ryan Reynolds lately tends to scare me off. Jeff Bridges

  3. Yeah Turbo is really scraping the bottom of the animation plot barrel. Of course it has Snoop Dogg (Lion) so that might work for them.

  4. I love animated films, but Turbo just doesn't sound interesting to me.


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