Friday, May 21, 2010

New Movie Friday!

Wide Releases
"Shrek Forever After" - Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy
The final chapter in the "Shrek" world. This franchise has been up and down for me. I'm not in love with the original installment, though it's not bad. I find the sequel to be far more entertaining and enjoyable. The third film, though, is absolute crap. Seriously one of the biggest mail-ins efforts in recent memory. I'm optimistic that this will change here if for no other reason than the cast, especially Myers and Murphy, need a hit. The first review I've seen is quite positive.
Rated: Wahlberg

"MacGruber" - Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer
There's no way this is good. There's just no way. No SNL movies are good especially one that's based on a 30 second bit. And yet I find myself secretly laughing everytime I see the trailer. And I DESPERATELY want Val Kilmer to be relavent again.
Rated: Gob Bluth

Limited Release
"Holy Rollers" - Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha
Eisenberg plays an Orthodox Jew who falls into running drugs for a friend. Eisenberg had a great 2009 and I'm interested to see how he follows it up. This could potentially be a good movie but it kind of has the look of a film that will miss the mark.
Rated: C3-PO

"Solitary Man" - Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg
Eisenberg again! Douglas plays a car dealer who attempts to make amends to all those he's harmed. So, basically, "My Name is Earl" without the mustache. Anybody else remember when Michael Douglas mattered? Meh.
Rated: C3-PO

Rating Definitions:
Bauer - So packed with awesome I'll probably be there opening day.
Ludacris - I'm excited to see it but also concerned about some red flags, like anytime a rapper is in the cast.
Vote for Pedro - I'll put off seeing it and hope I'll be pleasantly surprised.
Wahlberg - I'll pick up the DVD and for some reason enjoy it.
Gob Bluth - The phrase, "I've made a huge mistake" is likely to be uttered if and when I do see it.
C3-PO - The odds of me seeing it are similar to the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field.
Travolta - No way, no how will I willingly see this; similar to the odds John Travolta has of ever winning an Oscar.

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