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New Movies This Week: Which Will You Go See? [August 27, 2010]
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Which movie will you go see this weekend?

You know how you can tell that summer is winding down, my lovely geeks and geekettes? By looking at the movie section in the newspaper (I can hear some “What’s that?” from the peanut gallery). All the summer movies have come, most have gone, and some have even made their way back into the theater.

And with Summer’s end comes the movie studio’s last ditch effort to grab at your few remaining dollars before we all wise up and decide we need the cash for our Na’vi Halloween costumes or the sure-to-be-made-available-for-Christmas Tron-themed X-Box 360.

So, have a look at what’s in theaters this weekend and let’s discuss, shall we?

Avatar 3D I’m one of the eleven people on the planet that loved the hell out of Avatar, and if you don’t know what it’s about, then you’re probably one of the six people on the planet that hasn’t seen it already. Well, now’s your chance because here it is in theaters again… like 8 minutes LONGER! I see no wrong in this. (Extended Edition)

The Last Exorcism OoOOoooOo, scary movie time! When was the last time you saw one about an Exorcism that wasn’t scary? Beats me! I haven’t heard much about this one other than it takes a page from The Blair Witch Project and plays from the angle of found documentary footage. [PG-13 |Supernatural Horror |1 hr. 28 min. Cast: Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr]

Takers The last heist movie that I truly loved was Dead Presidents, and from all the buzz I’ve heard, this is either one of the freshest takes on the heist movie since… well, since Inception, or it’s a pastiche of all the best heist movies that we’ve all come to know and love. Either way my guess is if you like heist capers, you’ll probably like this one too. [PG-13 |Caper |1 hr. 47 min. Cast: Matt Dillon, Idris Elba, Tip “T.I.” Harris]

Centurion Romans versus Celts. I feel like I already know how this one is going to play out (hint: probably badly for the Celts). Eh, maybe not. I hear this one is taken from the reverse perspective, with the Roman outposts instead besieged by Celtic guerrillas. Key element in its favor: Michael Fassbender, who we last saw in as Lt. Hicox in Inglourious Basterds. (Limited) [R |Action |1 hr. 37 min. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko]

Flipped Director Rob Reiner (the king of hmmmm comedy) brings us a quirky tale of teenage infatuation and family drama as kids learn life lessons N’ shit as they grow into the fine young men and women we all know and love from the Cymbalta commercials. Probable Promotional Adjectives: Heartwarming. Charming. Endearing. Coming of Age. Lovely. [PG |Romantic Comedy |1 hr. 30 min. Cast: Callan McAuliffe, Madeline Carroll]

Which of these movies is on your radar? Or maybe you’d rather see a previously released movie? Or maybe you’d rather stay home? Let us know in the comments section here below.

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