Happy Easter Movie Lovers & Bloggers. This is Marcus Jackson, the FOX 10 / CW 55 Resident Movie Guru here.
It’s that time of the year that you get together with family and friends to celebrate the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ – if you are a Christian. Those of you who are of the Jewish faith usually about this time you celebrate the season of the Passover. Now, to learn more about either of these events you can now look them up online on any info website or just do what I do since I was a kid …. Read The Holy Bible …. Good Movie Plots in that book.
But the one thing that a lot of people seem to do at this time of the year is of course ….. SPRING BREAK! Usually the Easter holiday weekend either caps off or starts off this annual “Mecca” of fun and excitement and adventure for the whole family or good friends and buddies. Now one of the activities that a lot of people like to do is go to a GOOD movie. This Easter Holiday Weekend we got two brand new releases that have been getting a lot of buzz.
The two movies that I’m talking about are G. I. Joe: Retaliation and The Host.
First up …. “Yo, Joe!” G. I. Joe: Retaliation is the sequel to the first Live Action version of the Hasbro action figure franchise, G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Retaliation stars Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson as “Roadblock” who heads up the G.I. Joe team in response to a threat that the terrorist organization known as Cobra is plotting against the free world. Now this movie was suppose to come out this past summer but certain films that came out at the same time …. Namely Battleship …. didn’t do too well at the box office and so the studios producing G. I. Joe decided to pull the movie and release it a later date because Hasbro had stake in both of those projects. Retaliation also stars Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum who plays “Duke”. Fast Fact – Tatum was NOT suppose to be in this sequel but because of his popularity this past year the studios decided to rewrite the script to keep him in the action instead of killing him off which was the original plan for his character in this sequel … which leads to the “Retaliation” by the Joes. This film open on Thursday, March 28th. This is becoming a trend for movie releases nowadays.
Check Out This Trailer for G. I. Joe: Retaliation courtesy of IMDb …. http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1448713753/
Now, on Friday, March 29th …. She did it with Vampires & Werewolves and now she’s taking a crack at Alien Invasion & Possession. The next epic novel from Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight Saga, is being brought to life in this much anticipated motion picture adaptation of The Host. Think of Invasion of the Body Snatchers with a love triangle, action and drama, and a determination to break free from the bonds of oppression from the aliens’ plan to take over Earth and all of its inhabitants. This go around the young actress becoming the heroine of the film is Saoirse Ronan. She has been in recent films like Atonement, Hanna, and the Oscar nominated The Lovely Bones. The Host also stars Jake Abel, Max Irons, Diane Kruger, and William Hurt. I know a lot of people have been waiting for quite a while for this film to come, especially two of my close friends and sisters, Donna & Jessica. I would be right there with them when hits the theaters but I have a prior engagement to attend.
Check Out This Trailer for The Host courtesy of IMDb …. http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1617274649/
Well gang, I hope that this little blog will help you out and give you a couple of options to see some GOOD and Anticipated Movies that will hit the big screen this Easter Holiday Weekend. The question will be which one will take the Top Spot at the Box Office. Basically this could be the classic case of Guys going to see G. I. Joe and Gals going to see The Host. Now we’ll have to see which one will get the most bang for the big bucks in ticket sales on Monday. Being the Movie Guru … I’ll be seeing both …. It’s What I Do!
Happy Easter Weekend & Enjoy Spring Break 2013 Everybody! See You Out There At Church, The Beach, and At The Movies