I hope you like robots, because this weekend, your local cinema is going to be crawling with them. For those of you who don’t enjoy robots, I hope you like bad romantic comedies and Selena Gomez vehicles, cause that’s about all you’ve got to look forward to.
So, what’s playing this weekend? You might be sorry you asked.
Michael Bay is back, and this time, it’s personal. I’ve always wanted to use that line, and now I have!
It’s a momentous achievement and it will make untold amounts of money and you should see it even though it’s hateful and empty and preaches the worst kind of reactionary violence without even really meaning it.
Andrew O’Hehir – Salon.com
Watchin Transformers: Dark of the Moon makes you die a little inside. Is this the future of movies? God help us! Michael Bay, you’ve done it again.
Peter Travers – Rolling Stone
For the most part, the reviews have been horrible. But honestly, what else is there to say? It’s just more of the same, so there’s no point in defending or decrying this film. If you enjoy Michael Bay’s mindless explosion-filled mayhem, go and see it. If you don’t, don’t.
Through the years, Tom Hanks has made many memorable romantic comedies.magic? No.
Too cute for its own good, Larry Crowne is nonetheless hard to dislike.
Steven Rea – Philadelphia Inquirer
Soulless Hollywood product doesn’t provide a better textbook example than this Tom Hanks/Julia Roberts vehicle.
Peter Howell – Toronto Star
Unless you’re a 50-year-old housewife, you’re probably not going to enjoy this film. Then again, given the other options you have to choose from this weekend, it might win the title of “most watchable” by default.
If you’re a tween girl, I’ve got some great news for you.
For girls of a certain age (and their mothers), Monte Carlo hits the sweet spot.
Carrie Rickey – Philadelphia Inquirer
It’s chirpy, it’s bright, there are pretty locations and lots happens. This is the kind of movie that can briefly hold the attention of a cat.
If you want your wives and daughters viewing a film that hits their “sweet spots,” then by all means, send them to this Monte Carlo. For the rest of you, avoid it like the plague.