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05/04/2013

3 Great Movies for the weekend.

If you are looking to have a good time this weekend, here are three recently released movies which you can check out this weekend.

1. The Host.
Science Fiction, Thriller: Duration: 2 hours 5 mins
There's something about novelist Stephenie Meyer that induces formerly interesting directors to suddenly make films that are slow, silly and soporific. It happened consistently on The Twilight Saga, and it happens again on The Host, once-provocative writer-director Andrew Niccol's adaptation of Meyer's 600-plus-page post-Twilight novel that spent 26 weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list beginning in 2008. Aimed squarely at the same tweens who contributed so generously to the bank accounts of everyone who became associated with Meyer's vampire franchise, this one swills in the same sort of
thwarted Victorian-style romanticism while indulging a similar moonstruck vibe that can seemingly only be resolved in Meyer's work by selfless female sacrifice.

Once again applying her quaintly old-fashioned morality to her specialty in cross-species attraction, Meyer this time centers on a leading lady whose dual personality hinges on an Invasion of the Body Snatchers-like notion of advanced aliens having taken over the bodies and lives of more flawed Earthlings. Here, however, the invasion already has taken place, and the aliens essentially have won; only a few fugitive holdouts remain, and the virtual inevitability of total human capitulation dictates the fatalistic attitude of the characters as well as the prevailing mood.

2. Tyler Perry's Temptation.
Drama, Romance: Time: 1 hour 51 minutes.
A cautionary tale about adultery that makes Reefer Madness seem subtle, it depicts the marital crisis of Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), who works as the “in-house therapist” for an upscale matchmaking agency. Married to her childhood sweetheart Brice (Lance Gross), a druggist whose modest lifelong dream is to someday own his own pharmacy, she finds herself increasingly unhappy over such transgressions as his forgetting her birthday two years in a row.
So she’s easily susceptible to the charms of handsome billionaire Harley (Robbie Jones), a social-media entrepreneur negotiating a business deal with her boss (Vanessa Williams, assuming a comical French accent and dropping phrases like “mon cherie” and “au revoir”). The chiseled Harley -- who owns a townhouse to die for and a private plane -- pours on the charm and ultimately seduces Judith during a business trip to New Orleans.

3. The Brass Teapot.
Twentysomethings John (Michael Angarano) and Alice (Juno Temple) are desperately struggling to get by. Alice, voted “most likely to succeed” in high school, finds that her degree in art history has resulted in unemployment, while John gets fired from his low-paying telemarketing job.
Wandering into an antiques shop after a minor car accident, Alice finds herself mysteriously drawn to a brass teapot, which she promptly shoplifts, much to her husband’s consternation. But soon she accidentally discovers that it magically spouts wads of cash whenever it’s in proximity to someone feeling physical pain.
This revelation sparks the film’s cleverest sequence, as the couple reinforces their sagging finances by subjecting themselves to an endless array of punishments including Brazilian waxes, dentistry sans anesthesia, tattoos and even rough sex. But while John becomes increasingly unsettled by their supernatural benefactor, Alice resorts to ever-more-dangerous methods of inspiring its largesse.
So far, so good -- until the storyline gets bogged down in tangled subplots involving a ruthless pair of Hasidic Jews desperate to retrieve the teapot, which they claim belonged to their ancestors, and a mysterious Chinese man, Dr. Ling (Stephen Park), who exhorts John and Alice to get rid of it before it’s too late.

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