Friday, January 13, 2012

News: Cheese in theaters

                The Iron Lady- 54%, Certified Rotten

                What the heck is it: Oscar-bait wannabe with Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, the first AND only female Prime Minister of the U.K. Watch and marvel as Thatcher comes from nowhere to become one of the most powerful women of all time… of all time!
                What critics said: “The Iron Lady is a performance in search of a film.” -Globe and Mail
                Contraband-47%, Certified Rotten

                What the heck is it: Mark Wahlberg plays a retired drug runner who gets called back into the trade for one last score. Seems his brother got in a spot of trouble, and naturally Marky Mark needs to save the day. So, he assembles a crack team of… crack smugglers I guess, but he’s about to find out the last score is always the hardest. Or at least it is in the movies.     
                What critics said: “If ever there were a typical January movie, it's Contraband, a film so dreary (and downright distasteful) that no studio would think of releasing it in December, when all eyes are focused on quality.” -Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks
                Joyful Noise- 38%, Certified Rotten

                What the heck is it: It’s “Glee” for older folks. Two diva singers (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) must join forces to help their town’s choir win at regionals… or is it sectionals… or some other anonymous competition. Either way, there’s a lesson to be learned here somewhere about working together.
                What critics said: “The trailer made it look like fun. The commercial looked promising. When will I ever learn?” -Clint O'Connor, Cleveland Plain Dealer

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