In Movies This Week: Johnny Depp Gets Bloody…On Netflix
If the VMA’s didn’t satisfy your pop culture craving, this week’s movie releases aren’t going to help either, so your best bet is to stay in and hit Netflix for a Tim Burton classic and a George Clooney comedy-drama (dramedy).
The Transporter Refueled – September 4th
Newcomer Ed Skrein replaces Jason Statham in the latest installment of the Transporter franchise as he stars as Frank Martin, a former special-ops mercenary, who has retired to a less dangerous lifestyle transporting classified packages. He becomes entangled with femme-fatale Anna (Loan Chabanol) and her sidekicks who are seeking revenge against a Russian kingpin and realizes the job is more dangerous than he thought. It’s from the creators of the Taken trilogy so don’t expect anything great, see it for the buzz surrounding it and its action-packed plot that will surely satisfy fans of the genre.
That’s all I’ve got to recommend in regards to what’s coming to theaters this weekend, so if The Transporter Refueled isn’t your cup of tea (it probably isn’t TBH), go see Trainwreck, Amy or Dope while they are still in theaters! Or check Netflix…
Sleepy Hollow – September 1st
The classic story of the legendary appartion, the Headless Horseman, is revisited in this Tim Burton classic that stars Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, the eccentric detective who comes to the town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate the string of mysterious murder decapitations that have struck the town and Cristina Ricci as Katrina van Tassel, a mysterious young girl who might have the answers to the mystery. If you haven’t seen this beautiful, chilling classic, now is the time as it hits Netflix on September 1st.
Up in the Air – September 1st
A film adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name, this Jason Reitman directed dramedy stars George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a man whose job is to travel around the country firing people from their jobs. He enjoys his living out of a suitcase, but when his lovely co-worker Natalie Keener (Anna Kendrick), comes into play and has ideas to put an end to the constant traveling, he realizes his lifestyle is threatened. Though it didn’t win any of its six Academy Award Nominations (!), it has been applauded by critics everywhere.