It’s time. Whether your finances are ready or not, Hollywood’s Summer Blockbuster Season has begun. It’s not really about whether you can afford the movie, but more if you can afford to get to the theater. Gas is the highest its ever been, I paid $4.09 at the Chevron in Delta Oaks today, and at this point… it costs more for a gallon of gas than it does to go to a movie (if you go to Cinemark). As a matter of fact, if you ride your bike, you can hit over 12 movies for the price of a fill up… That’s practically the entire summer movie season! By the time Transformers: Dark of the Moon hits, I’ve no doubt that I will be paying $6+ a gallon (So I’ll bike it and get popcorn).
First up us the uber-blockbuster Thor, based on the Marvel Comic, and directed by Shakespearean Officiant Kenneth Branagh (the guy who directed, adapted, and starred in the 4+ hour Hamlet). Thor stars Captain Kirk’s dad, Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Antjony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, and Kat Dennings. The spot that’s been dedicated to the other iffy Marvel franchise Iron Man, May is now set to be owned by the God of Thunder. Honestly, this could go either way, my hope is that Branagh navigates the minefield of blockbuster action movie making better than others, but I won’t be surprised if I leave the theater with a so-so feeling. Thor is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence.
Next up is Something Borrowed, a cookie-cutter Rom-Com that has “gone from theaters in a week” written all over it… Where friendships are tested, and secrets bubble to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, only to have her best friend take him before she can tell him. It’s got Goldie Hawn’s daughter and that chick from Big Love, the youngest wife, you know, the bubbly one. Totally predictable, toally hammy, and totally not my style. Something Borrowed is rated whatever… honestly… I don’t care. (PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material).
Can you believe that’s it? WTH Eugene? Bitiful is at the Bijou, and the latest Jane Eyre is showing at the Regal Cinemas… but most importantly (now for the next generation thanks o Glee, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is at the Bijou!! (As well as, get this 1987’s The Hidden, god I love the Bijou! I’m going to start representing more for the little guys.