Fanatical Movie Forecast- May 18th 2012

This weekend you can expect some explosions with movies like Battleship and What to Expect When Expecting (get it…see what I did there), but hey, if that isn’t your thing, there are also some great documentaries (Indie Game: The Movie), thrillers (Entrance), dramas (Virginia), and comedies (Dictator).

Now, here is your weekly Fanatical Movie Forecast-May 18th, 2012.

Battleship

Universal Studios brings this Hasbro inspired movie to life this Friday.  If you’re in the mood for special effects like you saw in Transformers, than Battleship should provide. With cast including Rhiana (also musician), Liam Nelson and Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights and John Carter) saving the world from sea, I hope this battleship isn’t sunk….B-7…
Our Review 

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: 131 minutes

Genre: Action and Science Fiction

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The Dictator

 

Paramount Pictures and Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali GBoratBruno) bring another hilariously controversial comedy to theaters this Wednesday, May, 16th, 2012.  This film follows General Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) the ruler of an oil-rich North African Country named Wadiya as he flee’s to America after an assassination attempt. Other members of this cast include comedic actress Anna Faris and dynamic actor Ben Kingsley.

 

Rated: R

Run Time: 83 minutes

Genre: Comedy

 

 

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Indie Game: The Movie

This film has a special place in my heart, not only because it is a documentary about making it in the game industry, but also because I have had the pleasure of meeting one of its stars Edmund McMillen. While I was working at GameStop, Edmund would occasionally come in and give us swag (comics, stress relief balls, stickers, etc) to give to customers to help promote his and Tommy Refenes; Super Meat Boy, as it neared its release on XBOX Live.  It was one of my first experiences on the California coast and I am so excited for everyone who gets to watch this incredible film directed by Lisanne Pajot and James Swinsky, that documented their journey.   It is only being release in a few cities but hopefully you can catch it near you.

Rated:NR

Run Time: 94 minutes

Genre: Documentary

 

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…and here are trailers of all the movies coming out this weekend

Virginia (Drama, R)

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What to Expect When Expecting (Comedy/Drama, PG-13)

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Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (Drama/Based on a True Story, NR)

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Crooked Arrows (Family/Drama/Based on a True Story, PG-13)

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Elena (Drama/Russian, NR)

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Mansome (Documentary/Comedy, PG-13)

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Hysteria (Hilarious and Raunchy, R)

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The Samaritan (Drama/Thriller, NR)

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Entrance (Creepy Horror Thriller, NR)

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Polisse (Drama/Belgium, NR)

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Lovely Molly (Horror, R)

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Beyond the Black Rainbow (Science Fiction/Mystery, R)

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American Animal (Comedy/Drama, NR)

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The Color Wheel (Comedy/Drama, NR)

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Bill W. (Documentary, NR)

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Over My Dead Body (Documentary, NR)

Diana Vreeland, The Eye has to Travel (Documentary, NR)

Pick a flick and enjoy your weekend.

Sources: Gofobo, IMBD, Rotten Tomatoes, Zapster.it, Youtube

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