Friday, July 23, 2010
New Movie Friday!
"Salt" - Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
CIA Evelyn Salt (Jolie) is accused of being a spy and embarks on a journey to clear her name. It's not that I think this is going to be terrible, it's just that I don't care. Maybe it's the Jolie Factor; I'm not a Jolie fan and that usually translates into my disinterest in her films. But maybe the problem is that, to me, "Salt" just sums up 2010: all style, no substance. It just fits right in with the cliche, mediocre, "meh" material that Hollywood has treated us to all year long. I think if this was released in a normal blockbuster-packed summer it would be relegated to back up status, meaning the film you see when the movie you really want to see is sold out. Instead, we've been inundated with trailers and advertisements for months, touting this as one of the big selling points for the year. I'm not saying I won't see this, I'm just not impressed and imagine this will end up being a late night DVD viewing for me.
"Ramona and Beezus" - Selena Gomez, Joey King, Bridget Moynahan
Per IMDB: "When grade-schooler Ramona Quimby (King) senses that her family's home is danger, she uses her boundless energy and enthusiasm to save the day." I'm just glad I don't have kids yet.