By the numbers
05.18.07 by REELZ
Spider-Man 3's turbulent reign atop the box office charts looks to finally end this weekend with the arrival of Shrek the Third. Don't like kids? You might want to steer clear of the cineplex over the next few days.
Check out our reviews of this weekend's new releases:
Shrek the Third
"As expected, the animation is extraordinary. But there are too many characters in this one, and Shrek is basically relegated to a supporting role." [Full Review]
"Unless you've spent the last decade lying awake nights wondering what happened to the Grim/Fool clan, I'm sorry to say I'd skip this one." [Full Review]
The Wendell Baker Story
"I could go into a whole slew of details of what I didn't like about who, but honestly, the movie fails to motivate me to do even that." [Full Review]
"Seeing likeable characters getting tortured and killed isn't all that enjoyable, even if some of them do deserve it." [Full Review]
The Last Time
"The story is dark and tight, and Caleo shows an excellent understanding of one of the central tenets of cinema--showing characters', well, character." [Full Review]
"Alec Baldwin is perfectly convnicing as the bloody, scary Caesar. But the story is just so weak and watered down that it doesn't matter." [Full Review]
Also opening this week: Even Money and Once.