This Week in Movies – 3/2/15

In which our movie guru tells you what he really feels about what’s coming to the silver screen. Check in every Wednesday for the weekend’s releases, or grab a copy of our print edition to see the whole month.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Release date: March 6
Director: Ken Scott
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller
Website: unfinishedbusinessthemovie.com

When a small-business owner named Dan Trunkman (Vaughn) and his two dopey associates (Wilkinson and Franco) land a deal that could save their sinking company, they travel to Germany to sign on the dotted line. Unfortunately, their celebration is cut short by the arrival of Dan’s former boss (Miller), a business mogul who has her eyes set on snatching the big payday out from under the boys. In a page seemingly out of EuroTrip, Dan and his cohorts embark on a series of European misadventures while trying to woo their potential business partners.

 

CHAPPIE

Release date: March 6
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Sigourney Weaver
Website: chappie-movie.com

From the director who brought you District 9 and Elysium comes Chappie, which is about a reformed police robot and not, as I had hoped, about Demi Moore’s chronically dry bird lips. Set in the near future, this movie portrays a world in which human law enforcers have been replaced by robots. When a robo-cop named Chappie (Copley) is stolen and reprogrammed, the bucket of bolts begins to think and feel like a real boy. Understandably terrified by this profound leap in technology, the government sets out to squash the small blunder before he leads an adorable, hug-filled uprising.

 

Have an opinion on this week’s releases? Tell us how YOU really feel below.


 

 

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David Onda is Fly Magazine's movie guy. He is an entertainment writer for a national outlet. He's attended and covered the Academy Awards on several (well, 3) occasions for a national outlet. He once made Quentin Tarantino laugh. He has shared an elevator with Bruce Willis, sat in John Waters' living room and has flown in the same airplane as Joan Rivers.

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