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Looking at the Weekend: Sep. 28-30, 2012

Even though there will be better reviewed films this year with better target demographics, the sheer absence of animated films at the box office for so long should result in a solid debut for Hotel Translyvania with Looper potentially capitalizing on its genre roots and young men demographic.

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.

Hotel Transylvania: It all depends on how funny it looks to you.
Looper: Could be a crowd pleaser and a critics' favorite.
Won't Back Down: We've seen it before, so what is the point?
Pitch Perfect: Fans of Glee may be most interested in this little flick.


WIDE RELEASES

Hotel Transylvania

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Thoughts

I have never found Adam Sandler funny and the trailer for this makes it look so unabashedly childish that I don't really think I could enjoy it.

Thoughts

A loveable Dracula looks less silly than it might have been. A possible Animated Feture contender.

Thoughts

May be entertaining enough for kids, but Oscar will ignore it.

Looper

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The concept is intriguing, but the trailer was disappointing. My friends are keen to see it and I can't say I'm not curious.

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Intriguing premise which could deliver.

Thoughts

Rian Johnston's films have never entered the awards conversation, so this will have to garner some real good reviews to be considered a contender.

Won't Back Down

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The acting talent in the film should be enough to get me to the theater, but its generic plotting makes me want to avoid it.

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Looks derivative of a dozen other feel-good films.

Thoughts

Sometimes even Oscar nominees make films that no one wants to see.

LIMITED RELEASES

Pitch Perfect

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Thoughts

I'll admit that the trailer got me interested, but getting burned so frequently by such films, I'm willing to wait until DVD to catch it.

Thoughts

Mean Girls meets Glee. Opt for the originals.

Thoughts

Looks like fun, but Oscar will probably not even notice it.

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Bringing Up Bobby (Cinema Sight Preview)

The Other Dream Team (Cinema Sight Preview)

Solomon Kane (Cinema Sight Preview)

The Waiting Room (Cinema Sight Preview)

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