From monsters to underdog heroes, this week in film has a little bit of everything. Check out our reviews to see what’ll work for you!
- Where the Wild Things Are
This was one that I was anxious to see, and I got my chance at a screening last night. I’m left with really mixed feelings. Based on the popular kid’s book, this film follows Max as he runs away from home, only to find himself in an imaginary world of monsters that designate him as King. It’s a tough job to take such a simple story and create an entire movie out of it, and that’s probably the major weak point. It’s not fair to expect an intricate plot or want too much more out of the story, so take it for what it’s worth. Look at it as art. Not amazing, but not exactly disappointing.
- The Stepfather
When I first saw a poster for this, I couldn’t even believe the title. Really? How was I ever supposed to try and take this seriously. “Nip/Tuck” star Dylan Walsh plays a man, hiding a dark past from his new family, which includes his stepson played by Penn Badgley of “Gossip Girl.” My only excitement comes from seeing Walsh in something other than his show, which I’m a fan of. Other than that, I’d only suggest you to see this to get you in the spirit for Halloween.
- Law Abiding Citizen
YUM. Give me a movie with a naked Gerard Butler and you’ll have one happy Seena! I don’t even feel like you need to know the plot because, I mean, come on… Gerard Butler… Naked… Ok, moving on. In case you actually care what this is about, Clyde Shelton (Butler) feels the need to take the law into his own hands when the justice system fails him. The prosecutor (Jamie Foxx) that was responsible must stop Clyde from his vengeful killings that are mysteriously happening as he’s locked up. Interesting story, hot men, possibly some good acting. See you there!