For all of you keeping track at home, my birthday is Saturday. I’ll happily continue accepting gifts through the month however (ha-ha).
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Easily my guilty pleasure through October. A fun, goofy premise that happily takes its historical liberties with one of America’s most revered presidents. History buffs may not like it, but action fans like me will.
Magic Mike – Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and even “Big Daddy Cool Diesel” Kevin Nash strip for your viewing pleasure and to show the sordid life of the American male stripper. Not to worry. I’m not here to judge.
Madea’s Witless Protection – This is some shrewd scheduling by Lionsgate. Right after Tyler Perry’s first action movie “Alex Cross” comes out, they release the latest Madea “comedy” as she hosts a Wall Street investor and his family as they try to avoid detection from the mob. Sounds like an instant classic to me.
I, Robot 3D – One of Will Smith’s biggest hits gets the 3D treatment. A cop with a vendetta against robots is assigned a case where a robot may have rebelled against its programming and killed its master. The 2004 special effects looked a bit dated on Blu-Ray, but hopefully they got a fresh new glossy bit of 2012 shine for its 3D debut.