August 2nd, 2013 — Coming This Weekend.

Hello again my geeky friends. This first week of August brings us only a couple wide releases. Lets talk a little about them, shall we?



2 GUNS     (R  109 Minutes)

This is one of those films that seems like a sure thing but really isn’t anymore. Denzel Washington stars as a DEA agent and Mark Wahlberg stars as a Naval Intelligence Officer who find themselves both working undercover without the knowledge that the other is a Government agent.

They are both trying to infiltrate a drug ring and…well, if you’ve seen the trailers, you pretty much know the drill. This seems to be one of those films where the trailer tells the complete story.

We know they are going to hate each other at first, then they will learn to trust each other and finally they will team up for real and take down the bad guys. There will be a lot of profanity and slam-bang action before we get to our climax, but by the end they will be friends or at least have a healthy respect for each other.

I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that either. It seems like a good way to pass a couple of hours. The real test will be the chemistry between the leads. They both have charisma to burn so that shouldn’t be a problem either.



THE SMURFS 2     (PG 105 Minutes)

I don’t even know where to start on this one. I used to watch the show in the early 80’s when I was a kid. I even remember watching an animated film on a double feature with Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown around 1984 but I don’t remember anything about it.

I  know the first one looked terrible and I can say this one looks even worse.

But this movie isn’t for me, so I don’t have any invested interest in saying bad things about it,

It’s a kids film, it looks harmless and if your kids liked the first one, I’m sure this one merits an early matinée.




Well that about does it for this week. Sorry for the brevity, but there isn’t much to talk about this week. Next week brings us a stripping Jennifer Anniston and a desperate Matt Damon in Imax.

Until then, Keep the Projector Threaded.