Weekend Movie Guide: ‘The LEGO Movie’ Is Probably Going To Be No. 1 Again

Opening Everywhere: Pompeii, 3 Days to Kill, The Wind Rises

Opening Somewhere: In Secret

FilmDrunk Suggests: Since Vince is still away on vacation, traipsing across Europe like he’s a less sophisticated version of Luke Walton, I’m going to let you in on a little secret – the reason that he’s there is because he wanted to take the Love Actually tour. It’s his favorite movie, so he wanted to see all of the places that the characters kissed in the movie, leading up to him standing outside of a brothel in Amsterdam with a bunch of signs that he’s using to barter for sex. He’s nothing if not romantic.


Rotten Tomatoes Scores: 31% critics, 94% audience

Gratuitous Review Quotes:

If there were a hint of a sense of play or humor in the filmmaking, beyond a briefly amusing moment of comeuppance for a foppish slaveowner, Pompeii might be a fun February diversion instead of a dull, eye-rolling slog. – Ian Buckwalter, NPR

Harington transformed his body for the role, but here’s the real disaster: His startlingly defined six-pack abs are the most memorable part of his character. – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

Armchair Analysis: I can’t believe this movie didn’t come out within a few months after 300 to really capitalize on the period. I feel like now it’s just kind of getting in on the 300 sequel’s weak tails. What’s that movie’s name again? 301? 300: Rise of the Abs? 300: This Time We Don’t Make the Woman a Meaningless Slut? I’ve really missed my calling in movie marketing.

3 Days to Kill

Rotten Tomatoes Scores: 24% critics, 94% audience

Gratuitous Review Quotes:

Long before Kevin Costner is demanding pasta sauce info at gunpoint from a terrified Italian hostage in 3 Days to Kill, it’s obvious no one is following any kind of coherent recipe for this movie. – Peter Howell, Toronto Star