Opening This Week - Dec. 17, 2010

Opinging the week we've got...

A virtual-world worker looks to take down the Master Control Program. I think I just might actually pay the extra cash to watch this one in 3D.

How Do You Know
Feeling a bit past her prime at 27, former athlete Lisa Jorgenson finds herself in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with Lisa's current, baseball-playing beau. The only appealing thing about this movie is that Reese looks the best she ever has, plus it's got Mike from Friends

Yogi Bear
A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo, and Ranger Smith. I still don't really know why this movie was made.

I don't even think I have to mention that, of course, I'm checking out Tron first thing this weekend, but because Fighter didn't open at my local theater last week, I'll no doubt check that one out too.

The Rock'em Sock'em Robots Movie

By Guest Blogger Christian Salinas
If we didn't have enough proof already, the new trailer for the upcoming movie Real Steel, proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Hollywood has officially run out of ideas.

The film's plot description won't admit it, but how can this be anything else other than a movie based on the classic children's toy "Rock'em Sock'em Robots".

That said, I have to admit, it actually looks like an okay movie, I'm just wondering now what other toy/board games can be adapted onto the big-screen. Could 2012 be the year of the Hungry Hungry Hippos movie? 

Check out the trailer and judge for yourself, but I doubt you'll disagree with me. 

Why I Still Like Mel Gibson
By Guest Blogger Christian Salinas
Okay, So it's pretty obvious by now, Mel Gibson is not a good guy, or at least, he's not as charming, and lovable as the characters he's played in most of his movies, but you have to admit... the guy is pretty talented.

I'm sure by now we've all heard the tapes of him blowing-up on his girlfriend, but I find it very hard to hold that against him. We've all had our share of embarrassing moments, and we all have character flaws, the only difference is ours aren't posted on youtube and viewed by millions of people (or at least not yet anyway). I personally would hate it if everyone only focused on my defects and overlooked the good.

The first Mel Gibson movie I remember seeing was the first Lethal Weapon, and I remember liking it. I also liked Forever Young, Braveheart, Signs, just to mention a few. I also liked a some of the five movies he's directed so far. Arguably, they may not have been masterpieces, but they were solidly made films.

Frankly, I know I'll never meet Mel in person, and we'll certainly never be friends, but some of the characters he's played will live on in my mind as great people. I choose to focus on that, and I hope he is able to introduce us to some even greater people/characters in the future.

Mel Gibson's new weird movie "The Beaver"