Movies This Weekend! 11/7/08

November 5, 2008 by Joe 

The Feature Returns!! After a couple week hiatus (in which I actually wrote this post but never actually published it), we’re back to take a look at the movies coming out this weekend in wide release, and to see what the weekend is shaping up to be like.  I’m still in movie catch up mode, and this week does help a little bit.  We’ve got one film that I think will rock the box office, but the other two are hit or miss.  Let’s take a look, shall we?

Madagascar PosterMadagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Directed by Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath, Rated PG

After escaping from New York City, the pack is back for more as they head off the Island and try to find their way to Africa.  Returning are the voices that made the first feature, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, and Andy Richter.  Hilarity is guaranteed as they embark on a new adventure.

Role Models, Directed by David Wain, Rated R

Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott play a couple of guys who are not even close to what one would consider a role model.  However, their antics put them in trouble with the law, and now they are forced to be mentors to some children as part of their punishment.  Watch what happens when these guys try to guide children in the right direction.  Unfortunately for them, the kids are a little less than cooperative….

Soul Men, Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Rated RRole Models Poster

Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson star as former backup singers Louis and Floyd.  They travel throughout the country, performing at tribute concerts to their late former band leader.  The two, however, have not spoken to each other in years but reluctantly agree to travel together.  Will the two be able to make it through the tour?

Joe’s Weekend Outlook

I think this will be a pretty busy weekend.  It’s been a few weeks since there’s been a true kids movie that came out, and Madagascar 2 fits the bill perfectly.  I think parents will be out with their kids in droves, so this might not be a great weekend to go to the movies if you’re looking for it to be quiet.  Soul Men will probably draw a crowd as well, as I believe this is the first on-screen appearance for Bernie Mac since his unfortunate passing.  What’s going to hurt the latter two films this weekend (Soul Men and Role Models) is the R rating.  It’s quite the killer nowadays.. with kids not bothering with their parents and just buying tickets to other movies then trying to sneak in.

I think that I’ll try to make it to a movie this weekend… I really need to.

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