This Weekend at the Movies: June 4, 2010

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Get Him to the Greek
'Get Him to the Greek' Movie Poster
If you’ve read my review you already know I liked this one and when it comes to me and comedy I think that’s saying something since I think I’m pretty tough on comedies. Right now what I’m wondering is just what kind of weekend will it have? Will people support this film and if not, why not? The Hangover made almost $45 million its opening weekend and ended at $277 million, but I can already tell this film won’t do the same kind of business, but I can’t for the life of me understand why. Can anyone enlighten me?

This film is rated R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language.
Splice
'Splice' Movie Poster
Ugh, I didn’t like it one bit. It has an interesting moral dilemma at its core, but then it turns into something it never set out to be. I am certainly in the minority on my opinion, so if you read my review and were previously interested, don’t be deterred, other people seem to like this film much more than I did.

This film is rated R for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language.
Killers
'Killers' Movie Poster
It didn’t screen for critics and I probably wouldn’t have gone to see it anyway. Strangely enough, it doesn’t look like it’s set up to be all that different from the set up for Knight and Day with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, and I am very excited for that flick. Go figure.

This film is rated PG-13 for violent action, sexual material and language.
Ondine
'Ondine' Movie Poster
I missed the press screening for this one and to be honest I didn’t try all that hard to make it as I was leaving for France only a couple days later and just trying to make sure everything was in order and a film that wouldn’t be seen by many was not at the top of my list of things to do. However, it is still playing in the Seattle International Film Festival and it has enjoyed some decent reviews so I may still try and catch a screening.

This film is rated PG-13 for some violence, sensuality and brief strong language.
Marmaduke
'Marmaduke' Movie Poster
Rotten Tomatoes has counted 26 review for this one so far so some critics were apparently invited to see it. One thing I can tell you is none of those critics live in Seattle as we were never sent an invite in the Emerald City. Of those 26 reviews only two gave it a “fresh” rating and I’m not sure how familiar with Bill Gibron at Filmcritic.com and Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat at Spirituality and Practice you are, but if you trust their opinion they are saying go see it. Myself, on the other hand, after seeing the trailers for this thing I wouldn’t go anywhere near it, just as I have managed to stay away from both Alvin and the Chipmunks films. Just not for me.

This film is rated PG for some rude humor and language.