Written by: S.K. Sloan
There is allot going on this summer in the movie houses across the globe and picking which Sci-Fi/Horror flick to spend your hard-earned cash on can be a jaunting task. Well, that’s why your Uncle Sam is here to help.
Of course, it need not be said that “Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith” is a must see, as well as, Speilberg’s upcoming remake of “The War of the Worlds.” But what about those other sci-fi and horror flicks coming out in just a few weeks? Are they worth the $20 to $100 (counting the eats) trip to your local theater? Which should you pay big bucks upfront to see and which can be relegated to the DVD rental or purchase later in the season? Your Uncle Sam has put together a little guide here to help you decide. Now don’t get all ranting on me I am sure to leave a load out and probably won’t see every feature the same as you, but I think I am a pretty good judge of the sci-fi and horror genre, so in my humble opinion you’d be wise to heed and save your cash for other summer fun and games.
MUST SEE THEATER
Batman Begins – starring Christian Bale – June 15, 2005
War of the Worlds – starring Tom Cruise – June 29, 2005
The Island – starring Ewan McGregor – July 22, 2005
Night Watch – directed by Terry Gilliam – August 26, 2005
Serenity – starring Adam Baldwin – September 30, 2005
CAN WAIT FOR DVD RELEASE
Hitchhicker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Yes I know, it’s already out in theaters, but if you haven’t yet gone to see it, then save your cash and rent or buy it later this year when it comes out on DVD.
Dark Water – starring Jennifer Connelly – theater release date is August 12, 2005. Normally, anytime I can see the lovely Jennifer Connelly on the big screen I jump at the chance, but not this year – I’ll save her for my big-screen TV and surround-sound on DVD.
The Skeleton Key – starring Kate Hudson – theater release date is August 12, 2005 (Kate is competing with Jennifer at the box-office).
Aeon Flux – starring Cherlize Theron – theater release date is September 29, 2005.
I just realized that of my 4 “Wait for DVD” picks 3 have strong female leads. At the risk of looking sexist I stand by my picks, not because of the leads but I just think the “Must See in Theater” picks lend themselves much better to the big screen and the impact they can make in that setting. These final 3 can stand just fine on the big or small screen and don’t need that hugh theatrical screen and sound mix to make them palatable.
Did I dig myself out of that pit I put myself in?