Movie Court is in Scary Session

The court of movies is now in session with “The Counselor” presiding over characters of all creeds, color and behavioral issues. With the help of cool-as-ice “Captain Phillips” and creepy-as-ever “Carrie,” he invites new recruits to the entertainment arena (hoping they won’t steal too much of his thunder). Being a competent Hollywood court official, he intuitively knows he needs to be prepared for anything in the land of make-believe, as “Gravity” can suspend belief for only so long, with the trip back to earth coming with an inevitable alien invasion. Luckily, from the beginning of cinematic time to the “Ender’s Game,” battling alien invaders has become a most agreeable pastime. Our legal eagle also knows that “Last Vegas” trip was a doozy and with the help of “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” to our quartet of seniors for tips on getting out of legal trouble for the older, superior set. For the young ones among us, a mandate is being passed to change the feast served for Thanksgiving dinner thanks to two turkeys at odds looking to “Free Birds” from the holiday menu.
As things go bump in the night underneath skies “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” inviting to bypass, our movie set is ready for another hairy, scary weekend on the big screen, where characters animated, ageless and all-around awesome promise to conduct themselves in the most entertaining manner (as only true law-abiding imaginary beings can).
Our cinematic courtyard continues to command the coolest gatherings…

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A Grandpa Defies Gravity

Four times a charm, apparently, as Johnny Knoxville’s “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” behaving badly but amusingly for the movie-going majority, as he conned and connived his way to the #1 spot at the domestic box office this weekend with $32 million. “Gravity” lost a bit of its view of the stars thanks to the aged behaving appallingly, yet perched high above the rest of the competition at the spacious #2 place with $20.3 million.“Captain Phillips” once again did his heroic part to save moviegoers from lackluster films, this week from the #3 spot with $11.8 million.
“The Counselor” and his star-powered cohorts held court of sorts at the legal land of #4 with $8 million. Hollywood skies continued to appear “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” enormous for just a snack as they satisfied moviegoers from the #5 spot with $6.1 million.
Legalities aside, it was a fun-filled weekend at our movie theaters, where we traveled blissfully through space, sailed with heroic grace, franchises found a lucrative place to land and behaving badly was just plain grand! The friendliest of food fell from the biggest clouds; clearly, entertainment knows no bounds (or age restrictions).
From seaside days to starry nights, the week ahead promises fun of the legal kind for Halloween lovers, hero worshipers and movie addicts of all ages…

Entertainment Law

“Across the sea of space, the stars are other suns.” Carl Sagan
Will “Gravity” continue to fill the #1 space in our movie universe for a fourth weekend? What about “Captain Phillips,” who heroically traveled across the sea to find the brightest Hollywood stars? Perhaps the sun will shine upon “The Counselor,” who is primed to do cinematic battle with astronauts, animated creatures and old-time action heroes. “Carrie,” meanwhile, is tragically and telekinetically attempting to hold her own entertaining version of court, one in which she is the ONLY star (or else). The sun has ironically been shining through the “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” tall and tempting to be contained. Is this the weekend darkness falls on our favorite animated friends?
Our eclectic characters careen through space, devising an “Escape Plan” from a “Bad Grandpa,” insipid scripts and inferior films only to discover THE place to be is their local multiplex (where they are happily appearing on our superior screens).
From seaside days to starry nights, may your weekend be filled with sun and stars and hold more entertainment than the Hollywood law allows…

The Counselor Battles Carrie and the Captain

This weekend finds “Captain Phillips” and “Carrie,” our odd-choice for host and hostess in the home of all things movies, graciously welcoming “The Counselor” to the cinematic stage, hoping he can bring his own compelling form of law and order (while looking the other way where our misguided, telekinetic teenager is concerned). Perhaps the threesome can form the ultimate “Escape Plan” for our favorite astronauts stuck in space, still contemplating the “Gravity” of their successful situation. When will they become ordinary, earthbound folks? Our cinematic security may need to keep tabs on the “Jackass: (portraying an old but nevertheless) Bad Grandpa” looking to wreak any havoc that creepy “Carrie” may have missed. Our animated friends are still successfully floating beneath skies that remain “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” enormous to be missed. Are sunny skies, free from falling fare, in their hazy future?
Life in the land of movies may be cloudy but it’s always colorful, despite throwing in the occasional psycho to the mix to give our heroes and heroines something to do, while upholding the entertainment law (which requires our “legal staff” to maintain magnificent Hollywood looks).
Things are looking good within our movie theaters this weekend, with even the most “cosmetically challenge” characters drawing all kinds of big-screen attention!

Gravity Glides past the Captain and Carrie

An unhinged girl haunting the hallowed halls of high school was no match for heroic astronauts wandering through space, as “Gravity” showed no signs of traveling back to earth anytime soon, securing the #1 spot at the domestic box office once again with $31 million. In his second week out at sea, “Captain Phillips” sailed to the #2 spot with $17.3 seaworthy million. Everyone’s favorite telepathic teenager “Carrie” felt left out of school activities, but found a welcoming home at #3 with $17 million. Weather in the land of movies was still “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” delicious for just a single serving, as the hungry, endangered band of “foodimals” found a safe, colorful haven at #4 with $10.1 million. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger concocted the most brilliant (but not particularly profitable) “Escape Plan,” as they ran all the way to the #5 spot with $9.8 million.
All-out entertainment defied the laws of gravity this week as a trek to the movie theater promised trips to space along with animation to suit everyone’s taste; prison breaks battled psychotic break downs as characters of all ages and color, the Captain and a creepy Carrie provided the perfect escape from the real world thanks to their larger-than-life reel world.
From seaside days to starry nights, may your week ahead come with the most entertaining break from reality…

A Scary, Cinematic Escape

“We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what’s pleasant.” Albert Einstein

Perhaps that’s why a day at the movies is generally considered pleasant, because it offers an escape from life’s humdrum and horrid moments. Or is it all relative? For instance, a large portion of last week’s movie-going audience found the space showcasing “Gravity” THE place to be, at least according to the domestic box office; but what about those who prefer perils at sea, opposed to problems in space? For those escapists, there was a pain-free place seaside as they lined up to be in the company of heroic sailor “Captain Phillips.”
So, what will the ultimate “Escape Plan” include for THIS weekend? Will it involve Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger? Maybe “Machete Kills” his old-time but active competition with a bloodthirsty “Carrie” as a captive, albeit crazy, spectator. Those with vengeance on their minds may find some kindred, not to mention, quick spirits between the “Runner (racing toward another) Runner” and his ill-gotten gains. Cheerful movie lovers, however, will have no use for all that danger and destruction and might favor a more pleasant, colorful diversion. Thankfully, our cinematic skies remain “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” tempting for those hungry for family-friendly entertainment to refuse.
Do you prefer traveling pointlessly through space or perfecting those telekinetic powers? A trip to Costa Rica or a sail through Somalia? Action celebrities or animated characters? Fortunately, at your local movie theater, they’ve got you covered!
From seaside days to starry nights, may a trip to the local multiplex offer you a pleasurable escape from an unpleasant reality…

Smooth Sailing Entertainment

Movie lovers are hatching the perfect “Escape Plan” this weekend, one in which Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have starring roles. Their ingenious plan, unfortunately, may not be shrewd (or entertaining) enough to sail past the cargo carrying everyone’s favorite hero “Captain Phillips.” Luckily, our OTHER box-office heroes, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, have left enough space under our movie world’s “Gravity,” where all are welcome. Of course, they probably should have reconsidered letting an unstable “Carrie” into the movie mix, who never really fit in ANYWHERE (but hopes the upcoming Halloween events will inspire psycho lovers and prom rejects to give her yet another chance). She may find inspiration and helpful, murderous tips when watching as action expert “Machete Kills,” or at least wounds, the rest of the competition (and anyone who rejects him). Our cute animated friends hovering under “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” tame for the telekinetic team will, naturally, appeal to a WHOLE OTHER crowd under that spacious cinematic sky. Happily, all of our characters on the big screen, both psycho and scintillating, are doing their part to please.
Why not “Kill Your Darlings” through the kindness of films? Our film fanatics know “12 Years a Slave” to inadequate entertainment is far too long and find freedom waiting at their local multiplex, where one “Runner (after another) Runner” attempts some quick movie hopping. The weather promises smooth sailing within our hopping movie theaters this weekend, no matter what story floats your boat!