THE BOOK THIEF
Plot: During WWII, a young girl shares hope and a way of escape through books she steals and is taught to read by her adoptive family as well as a Jewish refugee hidden in their home.
Clint Says: Rent it
If you've read the bestselling book, don't ruin it for yourself by watching the movie. If you haven't read the book, it's worth a rental.
Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco
Plot: A former DEA agent and his daughter move to a small town to escape their haunting past, but trouble follows them.
Clint Says: Let someone else rent it and mooch off of them.
HOMEFRONT is predictable all the way through but I will give it two pluses: 1. Jason Statham goes beyond his martial arts stereotype and does some really good acting, 2. It's always awesome to see James Franco get the ever-loving crap kicked out of him.
OUT OF THE FURNACE
Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana
Plot: When a man's brother goes missing, and the cops aren't moving fast enough, he takes matters into his own hands.
Clint Says: Don't watch unless you have nothing better to do
OUT OF THE FURNACE is full of incredible actors and acting, but it's not enough to pull this below average script and mediocre direction out. It belongs in a furnace somewhere.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan
Plot: A folk singer couch hops across the country trying to hit the big time.
Clint Says: Run away screaming if this movie is playing anywhere near you
This is one of those "critically acclaimed" movies that proves that Hollywood thinks the Coen Brothers fart unicorns on glitter rainbows. This movie is horrible. It is obnoxious and utterly boring. It starts five chapters too late and ends five chapters too soon.
I put this in my top two worst films of 2013, the other being SPRING BREAKERS. If I had a choice between being stranded on a deserted island or having to watch this movie again I'd need some time to think about it.