Friday, July 8, 2011

New Movie Friday

"Zookeeper" - Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb
A lovable-loser (James) gets relationship advise from the animals he cares for at a park zoo. Then he takes the animals to TGI Fridays. Seriously, y'all. I've seen a lot of bad trailers for movies I'd never want to experience but this one might just be the worst of all. Every time the trailer has crossed my path I've experienced real, physical pain. If you're above the age of 8 and you want to see this film, I'm not sure we can be friends any longer.

"Horrible Bosses" - Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day
Tired of the constant harassment they each receive, three buddies get together and decide to off their bosses. The idea of this film has grown on me each time I've seen the trailer. I love Bateman and Sudeikis but the real stroke of genius is in the casting of Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell as the aforementioned bosses. This has the potential to be really, really funny.

"The Ward" - Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker
From the mind of John Carpenter comes a horror flick about a girl (Heard) who sees a ghostly apparition in her psychiatric hospital and, of course, no one believes her. It's been ten years since Carpenter directed a film but 25 since he made one that mattered. I'm not a horror fan so I'm biased but I can't imagine his name holds much value at this point. No thanks.

"Ironclad" - Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng, Brian Cox
A group of Knights Templar fight against King John (Giamatti) during the 13th century. I've said before that while I find Giamatti to be an excellent, professional actor, his films are never aimed at my demographic. This just seems like a weird casting choice in my book especially when you consider that it's being described as a glorified B-movie. Add in the fact that I immediately turn away anyone says the term "Knights Templar" and I'm probably out unless it pops up on Netflix Instant.

"Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest" - Q-Tip, Pfife Dawg (limited)
Director Michael Rapaport (yes, that Michael Rapaport) takes an inside look at one of the most influential rap groups of all time, A Tribe Called Quest. I'm sure I won't have an opportunity to see it until it hits Netflix but this is getting really excellent reviews. Definitely interested.

"Project Nim" (limited)
A documentarian look at a 1970s project that raised chimpanzees as human children in an effort to teach them to communicate. This is done by the guy behind "Man on Wire" which I swear I'm going to get to eventually and has gotten great reviews. Interested.

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