A Wonder of a Movie Weekend

Wonder what this weekend at your local movie theater will bring? In addition to animation and annihilation, there’s baseball and beauty, scares of the sinful kind, love triangles, trips abroad and treks back in time. Oscar winner Ben Affleck, “To the Wonder” of moviegoers everywhere, arrives on the movie scene to do battle with the latest remake of the malevolently departed  (and the rest of the worthy competition).  Charlie Sheen ushers in the latest “Scary Movie (5),” while everyone else finds “42” reasons to celebrate baseball-themed movies (and Harrison Ford). How will the newbie’s measure up to their current competitors?

Last weekend, audiences craving nostalgia were treated to a remake and a 3D reconstruction courtesy of Sam Raimi’s 1981 offbeat horror film “Evil Dead,” who made a lively comeback with their 2013 version, along with “Jurassic Park 3D” tromping into its largest theme park yet. Once there, they encountered “The (road-tripping) Croods” tumbling along the prehistoric way while relating to the world-weary “G.I. Joe (and his never-ending) Retaliation.” The creative crew had little time to travel into that great abyss, where “Olympus Has Fallen” (but risen to the movie occasion).

From seaside days to starry nights, the weekend ahead promises to tempt anyone longing for days gone by along with everyone wondering what the future in movies will bring…


Author: Meg

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