Friday, April 22, 2011

New Movie Friday

"Water for Elephants" - Robert Pattinson, Reese Weatherspoon, Hal Holbrook, Christoph Waltz
Based on the bestselling book of the same name, "Elephants" follows a love triangle set against the backdrop of a traveling circus during the Depression era. True or false: I'd be more interested in this if it didn't involve Robert Pattinson. The correct answer is "Super True." I don't believe the guy can act. Can anyone who isn't a "Twilight" freak inform me otherwise? 'Cause I kind-of-sort-of find myself a little interested in this because of Waltz and the amazing Holbrook but I'm not sure it's even possible to get over the Pattinson curse.

"Madea's Big Happy Family" - Tyler Perry
I will not sum this up. In fact, I will waste only 23 more words on this movie: Twenty five thousand. That's the amount of money it would take to get me to watch this or any other Tyler Perry movie.

"The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" - Morgan Spurlock (limited)
Perhaps the most commercially recognizable documentarian, Spurlock's latest feature focuses on product placement in films...while being entirely financed through his film's subject matter. Genius. Given my love for documentaries (check out the beginning of the Documentary Project), I very much look forward to an opportunity to check this sucker out.

"African Cats" - Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson
Disney's third installment of its Earth Day series, "Cats" follows a group of, naturally, African lions. I'm not exactly an environmentalist but you can always talk me into a good nature program.


  1. I'll likely never watch anyting by Spurlock. I recently saw something that completely debunked "Supersize Me." He's a liar.

  2. That's interesting. I've seen a number of studies and articles that confirm his findings based on the parameters that he set.

  3. Look it up on Hulu. It's called "Fat Head." It has lots of interesting stuff on how the predominant ideas on diet came to be law.

  4. I do remember "Fat Head" from a couple years ago. I think he misunderstood Spurlock's premise, like a lot of people did. "Super Size Me" is far from perfect but under the guidelines that he clearly sets out at the beginning of the film, it isn't far from the truth.


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