February 7th, 2014 — “Lego” to the movies!

Theater ThursdaysHello again, my fellow geeks.

This is the second weekend of February and after almost a full month of garbage and last years failures, we are going to start seeing some good (or at least better) films coming out.

This weekend brings us three new releases and on the surface it looks like there is something for everyone.

First us is:

THE LEGO MOVIE     (PG   100 Minutes)

An ordinary LEGO minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil LEGO tyrant from gluing the universe together.

That is the official synopsis for the Lego movie but it only tells half the story. The other half is how sweet and absolutely fall-down-funny the film is. If you have seen the trailers you know that the film is a rapid-fire barrage of one-liners and quips and stacks and stacks of sight-gags.

I have a feeling that this is a film that some of us will be quoting for a long long time to come.

Special screening start tonight at 10pm in RealD 3D and regular old 2D.

 

There is also a new YA film coming out this week and like so many films in the last couple of years, it comes from a world Wide bestselling Series of books that I’ve never heard of, but that doesn’t matter at all if the film can stand on its own and can hold my attention.

For some reason though, VAMPIRE ACADEMY (PG-13  104 Minutes) doesn’t fill me with an abundance of confidence, but I could be wrong and nothing would make me happier than to be wrong.

Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.

That is the synopsis, lifted right from IMDB, and if that sounds like your cup of tea, then this flick is for you. There are a couple of other films I want to see first and if this one is still around when I get done with them, then I’ll give it a shot.

The last film this week is THE MONUMENTS MEN   (PG-13   118 Minutes) from director and star George Clooney. This is a film that was supposed to come out this past Christmas but Clooney realized that the complicated special effects wouldn’t be ready in time so they pushed it back a couple of months and we are getting it this weekend.

Early word has been mixed on this film, with some saying that its soft and unfocused, but with the kind of star power that this one is packing, I have almost no doubt that moving this film to February and away from a crowded holiday will prove to be a good decision.

Well, that just about does it for this week but next week is Valentine’s day and that brings us two remakes, one of an early 80’s romance and the other of a late 80’s ultra-violent classic. I’ll let you decide which one will win the weekend.

Until then, as always, Keep the Projector Threaded.

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