Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. February 17th is a four-day weekend for a lot of people in the States for Presidents Day (insert your own joke about the current one here), and there are three underwhelming choices to greet it. Essentially, if you missed John Wick or Lego Batman (I’M GETTING TO THE REVIEW), that’s your best bet if you plan to head to the movies this weekend. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (2/17/2017): The Wall, A Cure for Wellness, Fist Fight
OK. Let’s get this out-of-the-way. The Lone Ranger is not the worst movie of 2013. It had the good fortune to occur in the same calendar year as You’re Next. Short of someone shooting a three-hour nature study of horse apples, You’re Next is secure in being the worst motion picture of 2013 (and quite possibly the decade). However, if you would like to see an iconic American hero dragged through a pile of horse apples (unfortunately not a metaphor), then Gore Verbinski has delivered the definitive version of The Lone Ranger. Continue reading Movie Review: The Lone Ranger (2013)
I want to not dread this. I am looking for solid evidence that one of my favorite childhood heroes is not going to be Willy Wonka’d by Johnny Depp & Co. I am still looking for that evidence through four trailers now. This is just not my Lone Ranger. When this opens on July 3rd, I’m going to be in another theater watching minions wreak havoc in Despicable Me 2.
I grew up watching The Lone Ranger. The old TV show, mostly. I had action figures. Even though I wasn’t allowed to see the movie, I had this kids picture book edition of the bomb of a movie they tried to use to resurrect the franchise in the 1980s and I loved it. It’s a Western combined with a Super Hero! Thusly, I was initially excited to hear it was going to get a revival. Then they cast Johnny Depp as Tonto. My feelings on Johnny Depp are exceedingly mixed. For the longest time, he did nothing but small films (with the odd Edward Scissorhands thrown in). Then came the first Pirates of the Caribbean and Jack Sparrow. Glorious. Then came the following Pirates of the Carribeans. Not-s0-glorious. Horrific. Better but still not glorious. (There’s my quick reviews of 2-4). But ok, reserving judgment. Then I saw the first trailer….and the second….and I really have no expectations other than this is going to be the Tonto is Quirky Show. The bar of my expectations is so low that if the film is marginally good, I’ll be so overjoyed that I’ll ride off into the sunset with my action figures held aloft.
So that was that and here’s the international trailer for it released today. The Lone Ranger comes out Independence Day Weekend.