Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Movie Friday

"Fast Five" - Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, The Rock
The (obvious) fifth installment of the super stylish, super fun, super stupid series, "Fast Five" finds our heroes on the run in Brazil while being chased by a cop (Rock). Are these good movies? No, that's ridiculous. Do they have any cinematic value? Not so much. But will I be seeing (and enjoying) this movie in less than 24 hours? Yes, yes I will. In fact, I would have been at a midnight showing if not for an important Mavericks game tonight. I've got a soft spot for Vin Diesel and it even allows me to ignore the awfulness of Paul Walker.

"Prom" - a bunch of kids no one has ever heard of
Per IMDB: "Follow a group of high school students as they get ready for their prom." And we're done.

"Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil" - Hayden Panettiere, Glenn Close, Patrick Warburton
The follow up to the relatively successful 2005 film that played off classic fairy tales with a spy twist. I guess it'll be more of the same. Three questions. 1.) Has anyone been just dying for this sequel? I work with a lot of kids and I know not one who is all about "Hoodwinked." 2.) How many play on words do we really need in one movie's title? I would say two is overkill. 3.) What's up with the animation in this thing? I've seen the previews a couple of times and it looks like something that was copied off of a drive-in screen with a handheld camera in 1975. No thanks.

"Dylan Dog: Dead of Night" - Brandon Routh, Anita Briem, Sam Huntington
Routh plays a private eye who specializes in investigations of the undead and finds himself trying to prevent a war between zombies, werewolves, vampires, and post-midnight gremlins. (I added the gremlins part because, hey, why not?) Based on an Italian comic book, this has campy cult classic written all over it.


  1. Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, and Sung Kang add to the speed & glam, the director has hand picked them to make sure that this one doesnt fail like the previous version.

    Cant wait to see how Rock can Rock-n-Rolla the movie :)

  2. Great casting choices. Absolutely blast of a movie. Thanks for the comment.

  3. So, I'm guessing Lindsey went to Prom without you?

  4. Ha, yup. Smart decision for both of us!


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