Which to See?

September 16, 2010 at 10:18 am (Movies)

Ok, I know for a fact I haven’t done one of these in forever. (If I remember right it was 2008 with Cloverfield and The Bucket List,  both of those are great films btw.) Anywho, there are three new films coming out this weekend that all have great potential in them, and there’s one I know I’m going to see the night of its release (pending that there aren’t many terrible reviews for it), but the other two are sort of stuck in a grid lock for my Monday night attention of next week, and so I turn to you. As long as there aren’t too many bad reviews for the Shyamalan film “Devil”, I’ll be seeing it Friday night, and if it does get a whole lot of bad press, I’ll just not see it, naturally. However, the other two films coming out over the weekend are Ben Affleck’s The Town and Will Gluck’s Easy A.These are two very different films, making for one of my most bizarre “Which To See”s ever.

Ben Affleck’s “The Town” takes place in a city inside of Massachusetts where more bank robberies occur in that city’s limits than in the entire country in one year. A female bank manager is taken hostage during one of the bank robberies, and after she’s released she just so happens to fall in love with one of the four main bank robbers in the town that just so happened to be the one that kidnapped her. Ben Affleck plays the lead guy as the bank robber gone softy looking to make a change in his life, Jeremy Renner (nominated for best actor last year for the best picture winner The Hurt Locker) plays a member of his team, Blake Lively plays Renner’s sister who is Affleck’s old flame, and Jon Hamm (Mad Men) plays an FBI agent cracking down on the bank robbery syndicate once and for all. The movie’s currently got about 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s getting great reviews, and I’ve always been a sucker for heist movies.

Will Gluck’s “Easy A” follows almost an entirely different story. Emma Stone plays a goody two-shoes high school girl who, in order to help her friends reputation on his request, pretends to sleep with him and spreads the rumor to help his reputation. This takes a turn for the worse when other guys start to come to her asking for the same service, and she becomes somewhat of a fake prostitute. The movie also takes on a “The Scarlet Letter” plot in that she uses the story’s trademark “A” on Hester Prynne’s dress to set a label for herself. The movie also stars Malcolm McDowell, Thomas Haden Church, and Stanley Tucci. The film’s getting surprisingly great reviews as well and it’s even being cited for its John Hughes-esque charm, which is one of the best compliments you can give a teen comedy if not THE highest. I’m also a big fan of Emma Stone, she had some great comedic timing and presence in last year’s Zombieland.

So, the choice is up to ya’ll! (PS the choice isn’t really up to you I’m just going to listen to suggestions.) Comment your vote or vote in the poll!

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6 Comments

  1. KingreX32 said,

    Devil looks like a dumb movie. Another dumb horror movie.

    Easy A looks like alot of fun. Id go see that

  2. earlman27 said,

    I’m a fan of horror films as long as they’re well made, I like it when a film can make me feel genuine terror and fear for a character or a situation. I actually saw The Town last night instead of seeing Devil, and I had a great time with it. I may go see Easy A this Monday still…

  3. The James said,

    lol, both of those trailers are gone.

  4. earlman27 said,

    Sorry, guess you can look those up on Youtube if you still wanna watch them.

  5. darkcloak said,

    Me and Lena went to see Easy A the other day. It was actually a very good movie. Im so glad we did not waste our money on Devil.

  6. earlman27 said,

    I’ve been meaning to watch it, it’s gotten some awesome reviews

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