Friday, May 6, 2011

New Movie Friday

"Thor" - Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins
A brash Norse god (Hemsworth) is punished with a banishment to earth, where he falls in love with a scientist (Portman) and ultimately engages in a battle to save us all. I'm really stoked for "Thor." How stoked? By the time you read this I will have already seen it. This is the official kickoff of summer for me, which means midnight showings and gatherings with all my nerds. STOKED.

"Something Borrowed" - Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski
An often walked-upon twentysomething (Goodwin) begins to discover her backbone when she falls for the fiance of her best friend (Hudson). I'm not the audience here so I'll not cast stones, other than to say, "Really, John? Really? You couldn't find anything better to do with your yearly time off from "The Office" than this? Come on, man."

"Jumping the Broom" - Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Angela Bassett
Two black families are brought contentiously together through a wedding. Again, I'm not the audience. The trailer was terrifyingly awful.

"The Beaver" - Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence (Limited)
An angry and depressed man (Gibson), having been essentially shunned by his family, finds a stuffed beaver hand puppet in a dumpster and begins using the beaver as a means to communicate. I find myself more and more interested in this movie. Despite his MANY short comings, I am, at the end of the day, a Gibson fan and since this is probably his last chance to turn himself around, I'm truly intrigued as to how this turns out. It's limited so I probably won't see it for a while but I'm hoping for good things.

"Last Night" - Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes (Limited)
A couple's relationship is put to the test when the man (Worthington) goes on a business trip with an attractive colleague (Mendes) while his wife (Knightley) comes in contact with an ex. Not interested in the movie itself but I will be paying attention to reviews concerning how Worthington goes in his first non-action movie since breaking out.

"Hobo with a Shotgun" - Rutger Hauer (Limited)
The title kind of says it all. "Hobo" has been getting a lot of buzz but it seems to be the kind of buzz that usually surrounds a movie that will achieve "cult" status not necessarily "good" status.


  1. I'll likely see Thor because it looks like fun. I'm not a big fan of comic book movies, but I usually get to them.

    The Beaver has intrigued me since I heard about it. I am a big Gibson fan (like you, in spite of his stupidity, which seems to be alcohol-fueled), and the concept also interests me.

  2. "Beaver" is getting mixed reviews from what I've seen but even the "thumbs down" crew has been complimentary of Gibson.


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