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Poll: What movie should I review this weekend?

posted at 10:41 pm on February 28, 2013 by

Looks like yet another week without a “must see” film opening up in theaters this week, which means another week of putting the choice into the readers’ hands. I’m limiting this poll to three films that are opening in theaters within a reasonable distance of my house, but I will abide by the choice of readers by no later than 3 pm ET on Friday.

Too bad Oz the Great and Powerful won’t open until next week ….

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Is there a fourth choice or is HollyWood sucking wind that badly?

And why do I find glee in that possibility?

I am not without guilt, I’ll pay for a theater ticket to see 007 in action and have not been dissapointed since they dumped Timothy Dalton.

All others can wait for RedBox. $1.00 is all I’m willing to pay.

If it starves Sean Penn or Oliver Stone, I’ll sleep well at night.

Hog Wild on February 28, 2013 at 11:14 PM

None of the above!

22044 on February 28, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Cannibal! The Musical… it’s from ’93, so you don’t even have to leave home! Still one of my favorite movies =D

Ugly on February 28, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Jack and the Giant Slayer is the only one that gets even half way decent reviews. You’re earning your combat pay this weekend Ed.

msmveritas on February 28, 2013 at 11:52 PM

None of the above.

conservative pilgrim on February 28, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Jimmy Hollywood

John Kettlewell on March 1, 2013 at 12:38 AM

The month after Oscars is the driest time. And for tentpole flicks like Jack the Giant Slayer and Oz to be opening in March/April does not bode well for them.

John the Libertarian on March 1, 2013 at 12:49 AM

No need to see a movie just for the sake of seeing a movie. You’re in Minnesota, right? What’s going on in Minnesota this weekend? Let’s see…

Disney on Ice “Worlds of Fantasy” in Minneapolis! Bleck. Ok, go see a move.

Fenris on March 1, 2013 at 2:50 AM

Skip it… none of them are worth it…

Khun Joe on March 1, 2013 at 6:03 AM

North by Northwest.

Mr. D on March 1, 2013 at 6:25 AM

The Toxic Avenger!

Troma Entertainment(tm). Defining “exploitation” for a generation.

gryphon202 on March 1, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Are you confining yourself to just theatrical releases Ed?

Gatsu on March 1, 2013 at 7:42 AM

If you’re gonna stick with new theatrical releases, you’ll find the pickins is slim this time of year. We’re 2 months away from the summer movie season and the Oscar-caliber films came out several months ago.

Doughboy on March 1, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Stay in. Watch Netflix’s new “House of Cards.” Your review would be interesting.

cvsusn on March 1, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Escape from Planet Earth!

22044 on March 1, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Seems like the latest trend in Hollywood movies these days is taking children’s stories and fables and tweaking them a little for a modern audience…like this one, and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

JetBoy on March 1, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Stay in. Watch Netflix…

cvsusn on March 1, 2013 at 8:21 AM

That would have been my first suggestion but since I am getting used to voting for the lesser of two or more evils, Jack and the Giant Slayer gets my reluctant vote. Ewan McGregor… can’t help myself.

Fallon on March 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM

There is nothing worth seeing.

conservativegrandma on March 1, 2013 at 9:31 AM

I voted for Jack the Giant Slayer. Looks to be the best of that bunch, such as it is.

Oz looks interesting, as does Oblivion.

changer1701 on March 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM

None of them. Hollywood is sh*t.

Go watch a classical music performance instead.

Good Lt on March 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Stay in. Watch Netflix’s new “House of Cards.” Your review would be interesting.
cvsusn on March 1, 2013 at 8:21 AM

This! AP had a Green Room post about that series. I’d be very interested in Ed’s thoughts.

conservative pilgrim on March 1, 2013 at 10:01 AM

The Cardinal (1963). Watched it yesterday on TCM. Very interesting, great acting and actors, directed by Otto Preminger.

Also with this nugget of trivia which makes it highly pertinent…..

The Vatican bankrolled some of the film, and the Vatican liaison was a young Joseph Ratzinger, who in 2005 became the 265th Catholic Pope as Benedict XVI.

Brat on March 1, 2013 at 10:40 AM

How about, “Olympia has Fallen”? I may go see it, but if I do I’ll be rooting for the good guys – the ones trying to overthrow our fascist government.

woodNfish on March 1, 2013 at 11:41 PM