Thursday, May 5, 2011

Weekend Preview (05/06)

I am a very busy and important person with many very important things to do. Now…let us cut right to the chase, then, shall we!

Just kidding…I’m not nearly as important as I think I am…but I would like to take a moment and talk some flicks…sorry it’s short, but I was short on time.

Read through to the bottom and take the BOX OFFICE CHALLENGE!

Opening in wide release this weekend…
(% are from as of this post time)

Thor (86% fresh with 106 reviews counted — WOW!)
I only wish I had more time right now, to write on my love of The Avengers Initiative. No, that is not fanboy blood oozing from my veins, only respect at bringing together these properties into a series of linked films that will culminate next summer. I hope Thor delivers…from the early word, it appears as though it does.

Something Borrowed (17% rotten with 30 reviews counted — PU!)
The previews for this film actually reminded me of MADE OF HONOR, the McDreamy flick from 2008. Made of Honor was a dude’s chick flick and this movie seems to have similar sensibilities, maybe delivered with less skill. I like Goodwin and Hudson and most of the other folks in this, but I have to say, until I hear differently, this will be a RENTAL only for me.

Jumping the Broom (35% rotten with 17 reviews counted)
There isn’t enough data to make a prediction just yet, but I am guessing that if this film had the name TYLER PERRY attached to it, folks would be singing a different tune.

Maybe opening in a theater near you…limited release:
The Beaver – Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin (RT 69%)
Last Night – Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes (RT 50%)
Hobo With a Shotgun – Rutger Hauer (RT 81%)
Passion Play – Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox – UGH!
There Be Dragons (RT 10%) – This is dissapointing…the trailer for this looks great!

Last Week’s Top Ten:
1. Fast Five
2. Rio
3. Madea’s Big Happy Family
4. Water for Elephants
5. Prom
6. Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
7. Soul Surfer
8. Insidious
9. Hop
10. Source Code

My Predictions for This Weekend:
1. Thor
2. Fast Five
3. Rio
4. Something Borrowed
5. Jumping the Broom

That’s all for now…joking aside, I am busy today, but wanted to get this out for those who want to take the REEL RHINO CHALLENGE!
Send me an e-mail ( with your picks for the BOX OFFICE TOP 5…or better yet, just leave them in the COMMENTS below for ALL to see.

Don’t worry, anyone with the same picks as me will not be punished, as I realize you are just paying respect to my MAD MOVIE SKILLS.

For those of you hitting the midnight screening of THOR...may the Gods of Asgard be at your side!

Until later, take care…
Reel Rhino


  1. what is the prize, for winning a reel rhino challenge????

    this is what i think

    1. thor
    2. rio
    3. fast five
    4. madea's big happy family
    5. something borrowed


  2. For now...pride...and the right to pick any movie for me to review. I know that is a pretty awesome prize, so try and restrain yourself! I hope to build the contest up a bit and start reaching into the Reel Rhino prize closet once I get enough folks participating. Eventually, movie posters and DVD's will be the stakes bulding towards the Oscar pool, which will hopefully have a little more teeth this year in terms of a prize. Thanks for's all in good fun!