Meat at the Movies: Jam Packed
With the start of fall this past week there are four flicks to choose from. All four are very different so no matter what you may be feeling this weekend there will be a movie option for you.
In the animation category, a sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2. Adam Sandler returns as Drac but this time he has opened his monster hotel to humans too. Everything is going well for him until he begins to worry that his half vampire half human grandson is not showing his vampire side at all. Once his daughter brings up the possibility of moving away Drac gets his monster friends together to try and teach his grandson how to be a monster so they cannot move away. This one looks like it will be the standard kids animated movie with a few gags for the parents who have to take their kids to see it.
For those of you who like the comedies, Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro star in The Intern. De Niro is a retired business owner who needs something else in his life now that he has a lot of time on his hands. After trying many things he lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young businesswoman, Hathaway. After the initial awkward phase of an old guy being an intern, the two find that they can learn from each other. The fashion company needs an experienced businessman - not only for company decisions but advice for the young employees. And De Niro's character needs a way to stay young. Critics have mixed feelings with a rating of 60% on Rotten Tomatoes. There is the predictability of the story line but it is often able to be looked over because of De Niro's acting.
For the horror fan, Eli Roth's The Green Inferno. Some may know him as a horror director and others as Sgt. Donny Donowitz from Inglorious Bastards. Following a group a student activists in the Amazon after they crash land in the rain forest, they quickly learn that natives are not friendly. With 57% on Rotten Tomatoes critics say that this is a great movie for fans of Roth's gory style but not so much for everyone else. This one is more of a stomach turner than a pulse racer.
Lastly, the based on a true story drama. During the cold war, chess genius Bobby Fischer challenges all of Soviet Russia to a chess match. Tobey Maguire stars as Bobby Fischer in Pawn Sacrifice as he battles with his genius and his madness. With a rating of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes critics praise Maguire's emotional performance and the director's ability to portray the rise and fall of Fischer's psyche.
As always take a look at the trailers below and until next week, we'll MEAT at the movies!