The Bounty Hunter:
I’ve already said I’m a sucker for romantic comedies. I’m also a sucker for romantic action comedies. Plus I’ve already admitted my man-crush on Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston is hot. I’ve basically got no reason to avoid this movie. Like the gravity well of a black hole, I feel myself being pulled toward the theater.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Looks to be a good family/kid friendly movie. I probably won’t see this in the theater, but I’ll surely catch it on Netflix.
I want to see this. I mean, it doesn’t look like it is going to surprise me. The plot appears to be Minority Report but with organs instead of predicting the future. The enforcer has the tables turned and suddenly realizes that what he’s been doing isn’t as right as he thought it was. But it looks gory and fun. Now if I can just convince the wife…
So I’m looking at the list of this week’s releases and I say to myself, “What is Love Happens?” I hadn’t heard of it. No commercials, no previews. And it’s not like it is some low budget thing starring no names. Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart are in there. Anyway, it looks like a nice romantic comedy drama thing. I’ll probably see it, but maybe not at the theater.
I love horror films, and I dig Diablo Cody’s writing style, so I want to see this. But it does have Megan Fox in it, who I think is one of the worst actors in the biz today who gets parts purely on her looks, and I’m on the fence. Sorry Diablo, I’ll probably be waiting for DVD on this one.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs:
This movie looks like a lot of fun for the whole family. But not being a Pixar film means I won’t be rushing to see it. DVD.
I got to see this film at a free screening. It is… interesting. More a character study than an actual story, it stars Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre, an executive at ADM in the early 90’s who blows the whistle on lysine price fixing. But its not about the price fixing as much as it is how Mark goes about the whistle blowing. It turns out that he’s bipolar and an embezzler and a fairly compulsive lier. The unfolding of his actions and deeds and the performance by Damon is the reason to see this film. It is, as I said, interesting, but not a particularly good film. You won’t be on the edge of your seat, you won’t be howling with laughter, but you’ll be raising an eyebrow and snickering as you watch the whole situation spiral out of control. I’m not sure I’d want to pay full price for this, but its definitely worth a DVD rental, or even a matinee if you are into this sort of film.