Weekend Movie Guide: Thieves, Zombies And Monsters… Oh Well

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06.21.13 11 Comments
Gross, a monster gorilla mask.

Gross, a monster gorilla mask.

Opening Everywhere: Monsters University, World War Z, The Bling Ring

FilmDrunk Suggests: Watch whatever you want. I get to see RED 2 and White House Down next week, so my movie year is just about over.

I miss the college drugs.

I miss the college drugs.

Monsters University

Rotten Tomatoes Scores: 77% critics, 90% audience

Gratuitous Review Quotes:

“What hasn’t advanced is the plotting, which was nothing special last time and is so formulaic now that it’s basically surprise-free.” – Bob Mondello, NPR

“Monsters University is cute, and funny, and the animation, though not exactly inspired, is certainly colorful.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

Armchair Analysis: I think it looks cute enough. If I had kids, I’d definitely take them to see this, leave them in the theater and go watch World War Z. That’s how parenting works, right?

"Don't forget the Mike's Hard Lemonade!"

“Don’t forget the Mike’s Hard Lemonade!”

World War Z

Rotten Tomatoes Scores: 68% critics, 86% audience

Gratuitous Review Quotes:

Go back and read this post about the good and bad reviews, please.

Armchair Analysis: I can’t believe it’s finally here. All the complaining that I’ve done over this one silly zombie movie. I can only hope that another movie is announced soon so I’ll have something to whine about.

I would like to poop in each of those purses.

I would like to poop in each of those purses.

The Bling Ring

Rotten Tomatoes Scores: 58% critics, 51% audience

Gratuitous Review Quotes:

“The young actors, including Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, and a very un-Harry Potter-ish Emma Watson, are engagingly blank, and Coppola films their exploits with a smooth and slowly accumulating creepiness.” – Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“She neither explains nor excuses nor extols nor excoriates these kids, which would be fine, but she doesn’t really examine them either.” – Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

Armchair Analysis: I thought this opened last week. Oh well, I stand by what I wrote then. Don’t give money to Paris Hilton.

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