It’s that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It’s The Day New Movies Are Released.
It’s still August, right? If it weren’t for the fact that I’d already typed the name of the first film below into the MILF review schedule some weeks back, I would have sworn to you that I’d never heard of either of the “wide” releases this week. And both of them feature marquee names. So, choose your option: a) it’s still practically August, so there’s no shame in not knowing of these films, b) they were dumped films, or c) I’m just losing touch with contemporary cinema. Which is it?
This drama/romance centering on a writer who steals someone else’s work already has a sequel in the works, believe it or not. In it, after failing as an author, the lead (Bradley Cooper) turns to photography. Can you guess the title? I’m looking forward to the full trilogy, when The Music is released as well.
So this is the film I mentioned above. When I saw the title just now I got confused and thought for a second that Eddie Murphy’s tree/leaf comedy (?) was being re-released or something. Not the case, as this features Cooper (already starring in one poorly-named film this autumn, The Silver Linings Playbook), Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde. Christ, it’s like the opposite of the Fantastic Four – this quartet of attractive people is notable for how excellent they all are at playing second (or third) bananas. Was Blake Lively unavailable?
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 15%
“After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase. ”
Would you hate me for being interested in this? Now, it’s not directed by Roman Polanski or anything (in fact, it’s from the director of JCVD, which I STILL need to see), but I’m getting a very Frantic-y vibe from it, and I do love me some Frantic. As a bonus, I’ve yet to catch Immortals, and this would perhaps give me a better taste for Future Superman’s skill set than Tarsem’s swords and sandals spectacle would. Besides, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver together? First time!
Dylan’s Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 59%
LIMITED RELEASE LOOK
How do I know that Bachelorette must be cringe-worthy, if not “cover your eyes” awful? Because it’s a broad comedy (no pun intended) produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, James Marsden and Adam Scott (amongst others)…and yet it’s getting but a sad, limited release to but 40 theaters.
What gives? The premise (” three dysfunctional friends who attempt to leave the past behind while serving as bridesmaids at the wedding of a girl they mocked mercilessly back in high school” – thanks, Wiki) doesn’t sound mind-blowing but it sounds promising, at the least. In fact, it sounds good enough to me that I’m still interested in seeing it despite its obvious less-than-stellar quality. Ill-advised? Perhaps, but I’ll chance it with that cast. Doesn’t hurt that Justin gave this a gander and dug it well enough.