To be completely honest, I wasn't TOO fond with this week's movie releases outside of Tron: Legacy of course. Although, new films from top actors such as Kevin Spacey and Nicole Kidman can't be all too bad so I'll be covering those as well since they have limited releases and did pique my interest enough. "How Do You Know" and the "Yogi Bear" remake aren't really my cup of tea but I expect cheesy couples and parents to tune into each movie respectively regardless. But this week is REALLY all about the groundbreaking technology that comes out of Walt Disney Pictures.
Continuing with the trend of sequals done 20 years later, Walt Disney joins the fray by dusting off one of their biggest cult hits "Tron" and brings us "Tron: Legacy". The movie introduces us to Sam Flynn, played by Garrett Hedlund (Four Brothers and Troy) who enters the world of Tron to save his father Kevin played by Jeff Bridges who reprises his role as the creator of the Tron world that has now turned against him. They both team up with a creation of Kevin's by the name of Quorra played by Olivia Wilde. The trailer alone, plus with the soundtrack done by electronica group Daft Punk, has everyone as giddy as school children right now. I'm one of them, I can't even front. Regardless, this visual masterpiece is easily this year's "Avatar" with mind-blowing SFX and a weak storyline. There's already been a slew of movie reviews knocking the plot but we all know that's not going to be this movie's strongest point. I just want to see the amazing light show and state-of-the-art technology that went into making this film so hopefully the trailer isn't just for show.
Rabbit Hole tells the story of a married couple played by Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart who are dealing with the loss of their son due to a car accident. The film was adapted from a Pulitzer Prize winning novel and Tony award winning play. I'm assuming Lionsgate is figuring by tagging big-name actors such as Kidman and Eckhart this modern day "Reservation Road"-esque story can nab a few late award noms with is tragic and dramatic tale.
Already being labeled as Kevin Spacey's most brilliant role since "American Beauty" *rolls eyes* (I've heard THAT before), Casino Jack is the true story of "super lobbyist" Jack Abramoff (Spacey) and his parter Michael Scanlon (Barry Pepper) who swindle and cheat their way through the business world by striking deals with the world's most powerful and richest people in the world. They were getting by just fine living the luxurious life until they come across mob affiliated associate played by Jon Lovitz that brings about a tornado of scandal and even a prison sentence.
And now to close with some Olivia Wilde eye candy: