The Box Office Insider Presents: R is for Rockin’

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Rarely does such a serendipitously violent weekend come along. In fact, this weekend at the movies promises to be so enjoyable that I’ve been stunned into writer’s block.  All this Box Office Insider can say is: even though the numbers won’t reflect it, this is going to be a very good weekend. So catch the bus, ask your mom for a ride or (if you’re one of those little punks loitering outside my office) tumble in on your skateboard… just get yourself to the theater.

Seeing as how I can’t think of a single reason not to see 3:10 to Yuma or Shoot ‘Em Up — and I didn’t want to overuse my oh so favorite “you hate good things” line — I’ve created a little comparison list, so you can make an informed decision about which of these movies you’d like to pay for. Though — if you’ve got the stamina — I recommend both.

 Action

3:10 to Yuma: Packed with gun tottin’ of the wild west variety

Shoot ‘Em Up: Guns, guns and more guns, along with some acrobatic chase scenes

Stage Presence

3:10 to Yuma:  Action with Drama

Shoot ‘Em Up: Action with Comedy

Heart of the Conflict

3:10 to Yuma:  Good vs. Evil, when a poor farmer volunteers to escort a notorious bandit to his train ride to justice 

Shoot ‘Em Up: Good vs. Evil, when a nameless hero saves a woman and her child from a ruthless assassin

If Looks Could Kill

3:10 to Yuma: Hottie Christian Bale along with Russell Crowe (if that’s your sort of thing) and Gretchen Mol

Shoot ‘Em Up: Hottie Clive Owen along with Paul Giamatti (if that’s your sort of thing) and Monica Bellucci

I’m thinking that this could be a neck and neck type of weekend, with Yuma edging out Shoot ‘Em. You never know. (There may even be a few people who plan to see The Brothers Solomon on one of its 650 screens.) But both of these movies are jam packed with the violent action thrills that guys love, and both have enough dramatic tension and asthetically pleasing people to keep the girls happy. Good luck picking a favorite this all R-rated weekend… and happy watching.

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