Our Friday Blog segment “What’s Friday’s Entertainment” is back! Once again we will look at 1) What movies are coming out, 2) What movies are tops in the box office, 3) What DVD/Blu-Ray might be better, or 4) a Wildcard of my choosing.

So here we go!

1) What movies are coming out?

  • Sucker Punch
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • Miral (limted)

2) What’s tops at the box office?

  1. Limitless
  2. Rango
  3. Battle: Los Angeles
  4. The Lincoln Lawyer
  5. Paul

3) What DVD/Blu-Ray might be better?

  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • (Anything else)

4) Wildcard!

  • March Madness

Last week was a no-brainer for watching the Wildcard! being the first weekend of March Madness. I enjoyed it, and I hope you did too. This weekend, it’s not so cut-and-dry. March Madness is still going on, but there aren’t as many underdogs, you’re office pool bracket has already been busted, and your team is probably already out of it. It’s still fun to watch, but as happens every year, we have such high hopes for the first weekend, and then those hopes are dashed.

Plus, two possibly decent movies come out this week in Sucker Punch and Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2. If you have kids, nieces, or nephews, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is probably your choice. Don’t worry though, it might be a fun movie. And as I always say, if you go into it with no expectations, it’s always better than you expected.

Sucker Punch is a different story, and I don’t know what to think of it. At first glance, it’s another Zach Snyder super-computer generated action movie like 300 and Watchmen before it, and as we found out in this previous comic strip, there will probably be a slow-motion sex scene filmed from the profile.

At another glance, this story sounds just like Pan’s Labyrinth. A young girl trapped in a bad situation where only her dreams and imaginations can help her escape. (Well, Pan’s Labyrinth mixed with Tank Girl.) If that’s all this is, and you’re over a certain age, you might be better off renting Pan’s Labyrinth. But if you’re under a certain age, and your holding out for that nude scene, by all means buy a ticket to Sucker Punch.

Summer Blockbusters can’t come soon enough.

Edit: Sucker Punch has been getting horrible reviews. I don’t usually buy into reviews right away, but I already had my reservations on this movie, and it is being tanked by critics. Buyer Beware!