Friday, February 18, 2011

New Movie Friday

"I Am Number Four" - Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron, Timothy Olyphant
A group of aliens who have come to earth are hunted down one by one by their former enemies. Number Four (Pettyfer) seems to be the key to fighting the exterminators. I really want to think that "I Am Number Four" will be good but all the early reviews I've seen have been less than complimentary. It certainly looks stylish in the trailer but perhaps too stylish? I do have great love for Timothy Olyphant, however. Someone tell me something good about this thing!

"Unknown" - Liam Neeson, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Diane Kruger
When a man (Neeson) wakes up from a coma, he discovers that his identity has been stolen and that his wife doesn't seem to have any recollection of him. Then he wages war against all of Europe. Who, I ask you, doesn't love Liam Neeson in butt kicking mode? Easily one of the most likable actors in the business, I almost always find myself forgiving his film's faults and jumping head first into crazy, over-the-top action. "Taken" was THE guilty pleasure movie of 2009. "Unknown" seems like a surefire contender for that title this year.

"Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" - Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson
Lawrence reprises his HILARIOUS (heavy on the sarcasm) role as a detective who goes undercover as a fat granny. This time his stepson (Jackson) joins him. This seems like something that should have opened in 2010, the worst movie year ever. Seriously, though, the worst thing about a third "Big Momma" movie is that clearly Martin Lawrence needs the money. Once a promising, entertaining, smart comedian with a bright future, he's now now appears to need this film 5 years after the sequel and 11 after the original. Sad.

"Vanishing on 7th Street" (limited) - Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizomo
A blackout spawns a darkness-monster-thing of some sort that vanishes any human it catches. A small group of survivors bands together inside a diner. Here's the question of the day: is there any actor that provides an instant death nail to a film better than Hayden Christensen? The concept behind "7th Street" seems cool and I was totally with the trailer...until I noticed Christensen's mug starring out at me...and I'm out. I hate John Travolta more than any other actor but even Travolta doesn't immediately turn me off from a film as quickly Christensen. The whining combined with his part in ruining the second "Star Wars" trilogy is just too much to over come. Sorry, Hayden. Please whine elsewhere.

1 comment:

  1. Regarding Christensen hurting Star Wars, 2 words:



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