Weekend Preview: Don’t See Joe

7 08 2009

I’ll start off this article by putting it bluntly: don’t see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It simply isn’t worth your time and money. That said, here is your weekend preview:

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Directed By: Stephen Sommers

Written By: Stuart Beattie, David Elliot, Paul L0vett

Starring: Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Quaid, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Christopher Eccleston

Logline: An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37% (and dropping)

Geek on Film Opinion: For the love of God, skip it. Watch these instead.


Julie & Julia

Directed By: Nora Ephron

Written By: Nora Ephron (screenplay); Julie Powell, Julia Child, Alex Prud’homme (Books)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci

Logline: The movie also follows Julia and Paul Child through Julia Child’s memoir, MY LIFE IN FRANCE, which she wrote with her grand nephew Alex Prud’homme.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Geek on Film Opinion: Streep and Adams are both great actresses, but what are they really going to do with the roles? I will say this though: see it over G.I. Joe.


A Perfect Getaway

Directed By: David Twohy

Written By: David Twohy

Starring: Steve Zahn, Milla Jovovich, Timothy Olyphant, Marley Shelton, Chris Hemsworth, Kiele Sanchez

Logline: Two pairs of lovers (Zahn & Jovovich, Olyphant & Sanchez) on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Geek on Film Opinion: I can’t get exited about this movie. It simply looks too average. Maybe check it out on DVD or, if you are planning to see G.I. Joe, go see A Perfect Getaway instead.


Cold Souls

Directed By: Sophie Barthes

Written By: Sophie Barthes

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, David Strathairn

Logline: Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov’s play, Uncle Vanya, and decides to put his soul in to storage.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Geek on Film Opinion: Paul Giamatti is absolutely brilliant. This is my “To Watch” list for sure.


I Sell The Dead

Directed By: Glenn McQuaid

Written By: Glenn McQuaid

Starring: Dominic Monaghan, Ron Perlman

Logline: A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Geek on Film Opinion: McQuaid’s first film was a short called The Resurection Apprentice and I can’t find anything that says that this is a remake. So that means that he has a weird thing about digging up dead people. That said, I Sell The Dead > G.I. Joe


Paper Heart

Directed By: Nicholas Jasenovec

Written By: Nicholas Jasenovec, Charlyne Yi

Starring: Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera

Logline: Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn’t fully understand: Love.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Geek on Film Opinion: Anyone else getting a bit tired of Cera’s “I’m a shy awkward teenager”? I love Arrested Development and Superbad as much as the next guy, but enough is enough.

Have a great weekend everybody!




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