This Weekend in Movies – August 7, 2009

On the heels of Transformers, this week sees the film version of the other Hasbro franchise G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra. The film wasn’t screened for critics, which is usually a sign that the studio does not have faith in the film. Based, on those who DID review the film, the film currently only has a 43% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Either way, I’ll still check it out.

In this week’s female-aimed counter-programming, the cooking comedy Julie and Julia is fairing a bit better with a 68% Fresh rating.

In limited release, the Paul Giamatti-staring Cold Souls is the best reviewed film of the week with an 80% Fresh rating.

And that’s this weekend in movies.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).