New movies out in Coralville and Iowa City Theaters this weekend Oct 2 - Oct 5
It's time to chime in the weekend and look at the new movies coming out this week. If you remember, last week I predicted Bruce Willis would take the weekend with Surrogates. I wasn't totally wrong, (although I wasn't right either). He beat the competition when it came to new movies. Didn't quite take the #1 spot though and landed at #2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs held it's top spot from the previous week. Of course if I had switched my brain on I would have come up with that. Parents taking their kids to the movies makes up a big portion of the movie-going public at the weekends and I don't think Bruce Willis was on their list!
Okay, so now to this week. There are more new movies out on general release this week and you'll find the best info and reviews at RottenTomatoes.com. They have a great site with info on all movie releases, but of course I'm only listing those you can see at one of our major movie theaters in the area at Coral Ridge Mall and Sycamore Mall. And by the way, not all of these movies are showing at both theaters, you'll need to check the listings for that.
We start out with Toy Story reissues 1 & 2 3D. Great movies, but I have to admit I have a hard time imagining any kids being able to sit still for a whopping 169 minutes....
Then we have The Invention of Lying, written by and starring Ricky Gervais. He's a great comedian, but not everyone's cup of tea, so your guess is as good as mine how well this will do.
Zombieland is the next pick and will probably do pretty well. It's Halloween month, there's a high demand for anything spooky this month!
Whip It is directed by Drew Barrymore and looks like a nice feel-good movie.
Now we round up with Capitalism: A Love Story, a Michael Moore documentary. Love or hate him, he definitely stirs the pot!
So that rounds up what's new at our theaters in Coralville and Iowa City this week. Is there a movie that rises above the competition this week? I don't think so. Zombieland will probably do well, as will Toy Story, (although 169 minutes still seems long to me). Maybe Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will hold it's top spot for the third week in a row...I'll let you know next week how it pans out...
In the meantime, have a great weekend. And if you do go to see any of these movies, please leave a comment and let me know what you thought.