A pretty quiet weekend. Only two movies getting wide releases. One of them is 20 years old and the other is a remake of a movie that is 32 years old.
First up is the remake of Evil Dead. A remake of the classic Sam Raimi movie from 1981. The movie is about a group of kids who head to a cabin and make a bunch of bad decisions and unleashes an evil spirit. Directed by newcomer Fede Alvarez with a cast of unknowns the only thing the movie has going for it is its name and the endorsement of Sam Raimi and star of the original Evil Dead Bruce Campbell. The movie did get some positive buzz after it showed at SXSW film festival. With the promise of lots of gore and violence with no special effects the movie has horror fans very excited.
Next up is the 3D release of Jurassic Park. Originally released in 1993 the movie was groundbreaking for its use of computer effects. One of Steven Spielberg’s most loved film about a crazy scientist who genetically creates dinosaurs as a theme park attraction. Of course things go horribly wrong and people start dying. It will be interesting to see how this does as Jurassic Park has a big following but are people getting tired of older movies getting 3D conversions?
A limited release opening locally is Ginger and Rosa. About two girls who grow up best friends in London during the 60’s. As the Cuban missile crisis heats up their friendship is put to the test. The movie is opening at the Landmark Downer.