New Releases: 7/13/12

Ice Age: Continental Drift
I can't believe there's only 1 movie in wide release this weekend.  I'm guessing they thought that the movie-going audience could use a break to catch up before  The Dark Knight Rises took all the money anyone was going to spend at the theater.  So, this is the 4th installment in the Ice Age franchise by Fox.  None of them have been outstanding, but all of them have good voicing - Ray Romano, Denis Leary, and John Leguizamo started the trio, but Queen Latifah, Wanda Sykes, and now Jennifer Lopez have joined the cast, among DOZENS of others, seriously check out this cast of voices. The story generally revolves around them having to save one another as the last ice age is beginning - they met up with rogue (million year old) dinosaurs in the last one, so who knows what will happen.  I saw the last one on a long flight, but I will not pay money to see this, but perhaps on TV someday. 

Just so you feel like you've gotten your money's worth from this post, here are the movies opening in limited release this weekend as well.  I predict that combined, over their entire respective runs, they won't rake in the money Ice Age will make on Friday.  What a world we live in.  

Easy Money
Red Lights
The Imposter
Ballplayer: Pelotero
Union Square


  1. I absolutely LOVED the first Ice Age, and quote it on a weekly basis (PINECONES!!!), but the last two have been pretty "meh". Despite its 43% on RT, I've read some pretty decent reviews on it from the critics/bloggers that I follow. Will probably go watch it early next week.

    As for the limited releases, I'm excited to check out Red Lights and Trishna. The reviews for Red Lights aren't promising, but it's still by the same guy to did Buried.

  2. Red - let me know what you think. The limited releases all look interesting but they'll have to wait for DVD.


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