Thursday, February 3, 2011
New Movie Friday
Semi-based on a true story, "Sanctum" finds a group of divers and spelunkers trapped inside a giant hole in the earth during a freak weather event. I won passes to a screening of this movie but ironically, Fort Worth has been completely shut down by its own weather event and the screening was cancelled. Ah well, wasn't that excited anyway. I know, judging a movie by its trailer is like judging a book by its cover but I do both of those things all the time so, yeah, the dialogue in the trailer was ROUGH. Maybe a DVD rental at some point.
"The Roommate" - Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester
A college student (Kelly) begins to suspect her new roommate (Meester) of undertaking some sketchy actions, including but not limited to, stalking, stealing her identity, and attacking her other friends in the shower. This is so "Single White Female" that I'm shocked it's not a Lifetime Movie Network weekend special. The Lady of the Box Office is into this type (see: "terrible") of movie but I've been assured she won't drag me to see it. It's better for both of us that way, really.
"The Other Woman" (limited) - Natalie Portman, Lisa Kudrow, Scott Cohen
The second of five Natalie Portman movies in 2011, this one finds Queen Amidala herself as a new wife and step mother whose life is turned upside down after some sort of tragedy (I'm guessing the husband dies). This is also sure to be the least-seen Portman movie of the year. Meh.