Looking at the Weekend: Jul. 27-29, 2012

Looking at the Weekend: Jul. 27-29, 2012The Step Up franchise has done respectable business and I have a feeling that The Watch may be a bomb, so I give the edge to “slow and steady” in this race.

Consensus

Below is a list of what we have come to a general consensus on. The number in parens represents the percentage of our contributors who agree with the statement.

Step Up: Revolution: Unless you’re a fan of the franchise or complex modern dance routines, this probably isn’t for you.
The Watch: Has anyone really gotten excited about this yet?
Ruby Sparks: One-hit wonders or indie trendsetters? This will be the answer.


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Step Up: Revolution
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This is the first in the franchise, I don’t have anything against seeing. It looks cheesy, but at least entertaining.

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I have no interest whatsoever in seeing this dance film sequel.

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I know lots of people are fans of this series, but Oscar has never noticed.

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Thoughts

If the cast doesn’t turn you off, then you’ll probably like it. For me, this looks like one of the biggest wastes of time so far this year.

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A little too soon for comfort for a “comedy” about neighborhood watches after the events of the recent past.

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Not the kind of comedy that I go for, and neither will Oscar.

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I can’t say I’m particularly enthused about seeing it, but if it does continue to appear on Oscar’s radar, I may.

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Could be another sleeper hit from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine.

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The filmmakers hit Oscar gold with Little Miss Sunshine, but I think that was a one-hit wonder.

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Cinema Sight Preview)

Home Run Showdown

Killer Joe (Cinema Sight Preview)

Searching for Sugar Man (Cinema Sight Preview)

Updated: July 24, 2012 — 6:14 pm

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