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New Movies This Week: Which Will You Go See? [August 27, 2010]
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Which movie will you go see this weekend?

You know how you can tell that summer is winding down, my lovely geeks and geekettes? By looking at the movie section in the newspaper (I can hear some “What’s that?” from the peanut gallery). All the summer movies have come, most have gone, and some have even made their way back into the theater.

And with Summer’s end comes the movie studio’s last ditch effort to grab at your few remaining dollars before we all wise up and decide we need the cash for our Na’vi Halloween costumes or the sure-to-be-made-available-for-Christmas Tron-themed X-Box 360.

So, have a look at what’s in theaters this weekend and let’s discuss, shall we?

Avatar 3D I’m one of the eleven people on the planet that loved the hell out of Avatar, and if you don’t know what it’s about, then you’re probably one of the six people on the planet that hasn’t seen it already. Well, now’s your chance because here it is in theaters again… like 8 minutes LONGER! I see no wrong in this. (Extended Edition)

The Last Exorcism OoOOoooOo, scary movie time! When was the last time you saw one about an Exorcism that wasn’t scary? Beats me! I haven’t heard much about this one other than it takes a page from The Blair Witch Project and plays from the angle of found documentary footage. [PG-13 |Supernatural Horror |1 hr. 28 min. Cast: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr]

Takers The last heist movie that I truly loved was Dead Presidents, and from all the buzz I’ve heard, this is either one of the freshest takes on the heist movie since… well, since Inception, or it’s a pastiche of all the best heist movies that we’ve all come to know and love. Either way my guess is if you like heist capers, you’ll probably like this one too. [PG-13 |Caper |1 hr. 47 min. Cast: Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Tip “T.I.” Harris]

Centurion Romans versus Celts. I feel like I already know how this one is going to play out (hint: probably badly for the Celts). Eh, maybe not. I hear this one is taken from the reverse perspective, with the Roman outposts instead besieged by Celtic guerrillas. Key element in its favor: Michael Fassbender, who we last saw in as Lt. Hicox in Inglourious Basterds. (Limited) [R |Action |1 hr. 37 min. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko]

Flipped Director Rob Reiner (the king of hmmmm comedy) brings us a quirky tale of teenage infatuation and family drama as kids learn life lessons N’ shit as they grow into the fine young men and women we all know and love from the Cymbalta commercials. Probable Promotional Adjectives: Heartwarming. Charming. Endearing. Coming of Age. Lovely. [PG |Romantic Comedy |1 hr. 30 min. Cast: Callan McAuliffe, Madeline Carroll]

Which of these movies is on your radar? Or maybe you’d rather see a previously released movie? Or maybe you’d rather stay home? Let us know in the comments section here below.


  1. I can’t speak for Centurion, Flipped, or the 8 minutes Avatar but between the other two I would definitely watch Last Exorcism. With Takers I wouldn’t subject myself to Chris Brown or Hayden Christensen’s acting again…

    Comment by Guy_Jen — August 28, 2010 @ 1:01 am

  2. I hear Centurion is actually good, but if anything I think I’d rent it on Demand. Not really interested in Last Exorcism and Flipped is definitely just a future rental. Avatar would be the one I’d go see, although I want to see Takers expressly because Hayden Christensen is in it. But yeah, I don’t want to be subjected to Chris Brown, especially not after seeing his “No Bullshit” video.

    Comment by Empress Eve — August 28, 2010 @ 2:22 am

  3. Centurion, but only because I have been obsesed with Michael Fassbender since seeing him in HEX.

    Comment by Erin — August 28, 2010 @ 2:25 am

  4. Anything on that list is better than having to watch avatar again!!

    Comment by Doc Blitzgeek — August 28, 2010 @ 10:01 am

  5. Dave, I’m glad to be part of your exclusive 11 club. Avatar: Special Edition for me! :D

    Comment by Vactor — August 28, 2010 @ 11:11 am

  6. While I enjoyed Avatar I am not going to spend 12 dollars to see the extended footage when it’s not even the full 16 minutes of extended footage. The studio is just trying to sucker people into purchasing 3 blu rays and getting people to see it in the theater to see it a second, third, and fourth time….

    @eve Hayden is one of the main reasons you shouldn’t see the movie sadly. Not as bad as chris brown but damn close to it…

    Comment by Guy_Jen — August 28, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

  7. There isn’t enough money & gold on this planet to get me to go see Dances With Aliens (Avatar) again.

    Of the lot, the only movie I plan on ever seeing is Centurion & that probably only on DVD.

    Someone wake me when Machete & Resident Evil 4 are playing in theatres.

    Comment by Wiredwizard — August 28, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

  8. I watched Centurion on demand and would love to see it in the theater. Go Picts! It was GREAT!!! I have no interest in Avatar, none, zilch. I’ll have to check out the reviews for the Last Exorcism, but that’s right up my alley. Honestly, Takers looks pretty bad.

    Comment by Karrie — August 28, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

  9. I’ll watch AVATAR on the (SE) blu-ray with 19 minutes more.

    TAKERS? nope. I’ve seen HEAT (more than once) and that’s all that needs to be said about that. TAKERS is NOT this decades HEAT no matter what rapper or singer is in it.

    CENTURION looks cool, I like Neil Marshal and he’s got some chops.

    LAST EXCORCISM looks OK, but reminds me of EMILY ROSE alittle bit.

    as for FLIPPED, eh, I like Rob Reiner and I think I’ll rent it when it comes out.

    Comment by PHiL — August 30, 2010 @ 8:15 am

  10. Centurion is worth a watch if you are not a fan of historical acurracies.

    Comment by scrotumbagmonkeyflicker — August 30, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

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