1. Ant-Man (Disney, 3,856 Theaters,117 Minutes, Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, Rotten Tomatoes Rating at press time: 77% Fresh [151 Reviews]): After a tumultuous journey to the screen, this film has finally arrived.
Being a big Edgar Wright fan, I had a secret hope that this film would be awful. Yet, as a fan of comic book films, I also want it to be a success. Such conflicting feelings put a hamper on my desire to see. Typically, I’d have seen it by the time this post hits the web. Now if I see it this weekend, I see it this weekend. if not, well, that’s okay too.
Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, a petty their who is hired by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to engage in a bit of industrial espionage. The safety of the world is at stake, and helping him is a suit that allows him to shrink to ant size.
2. Trainwreck (Universal, 3,157 Theaters,125 Minutes, Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use, Rotten Tomatoes Rating at press time: 87% Fresh [97 Reviews]): Amy Schumer is an unparalleled genius. Her Inside Amy Schumer is one of the best sketch shows to ever air on TV, and she is a master of marrying vulgar humor with biting social commentary and coming up with something riotously funny. She is getting a lot of notice and acclaim for the show, and one of the side benefits is the opportunity to write and star in a feature film.
Amy play a woman named, well, Amy, a writer for a famous men’s magazine who lives a promiscuous lifestyle. Monogamy is for dummies is her motto. But that attitude changes when she meets a charming sports doctor named Aaron (Bill Hader). Will Aaron be enough to make Amy change her freewheeling ways? Or is their relationship just a brief respite from Amy’s carousel of one-night stands?
This film is directed by Judd Apatow, but, outside of Hader, none of the Apatow Repertory Players appear in the film. However, fans of Schumer’s TV show will recognize a number of familiar faces mixed in with intriguing cameos from a diverse range of actors including John Cena, Tilda Swinton, Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei.