I need to get some people together and we should create our own award: The Most Appropriately Titled Film of the Year!
This weekend has a couple of real contenders. Films whose titles so openly offer themselves to mocking and humiliation I can only imagine box office writers are drooling at the mouth for Sunday to come (we all know how they love their film title puns). Still, we all know we love our movies, so let's get to it!
The Losers: Quick question: while advertising your big action comic adaptation, am I not supposed to only take away from it: "Hey, there was a Jason Patric sighting?" Seems a bit wrong.... Still, there's some talent I enjoy here (Saldana and Dean Morgan), but I think 40% on RT, and Sylvain White's track record (Stomp the Yard and I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer - direct to V ftw!) puts me on the yeah, but no train.
The Back-up Plan: This title is the real winner. I don't even have to make a joke. It's like a beacon of light, shining down upon the comedic world. For movies like this I secretly dream of only one thing: That a Lumberjack will appear at the Hollywood opening for the film, only to yell out "TIMBER!" right as the movie begins...
Oceans: It's a documentary... I'll give you 5 guesses as to what it's about, and go! *waits patiently* Did you get it!? Well, I shouldn't kid. It's by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud who did the quite awesome Winged Migration about 9 years ago (thank you google for the reminder). Also Pierce Brosnan is doing the narration, which has me excited! Let's be honest, Morgan Freeman can't do everything.
(Very) Limited Releases:
The Good, The Bad, and the Weird: I hesitate the put this because it's only coming out in 1 theater, which means it'll be in NC by the year 2015. Alas, I think this movie just looks silly and awesome, and I want to see it. Of course taking your title as a spin on my #2 movie could make this a challenging view.
Boogie Woogie: Despite the Heather Graham appearance I'm being told this is not a sequel to Boogie Nights, and is instead about contemporary art scene. As that fact entered my mind, my desire to watch it promptly left. (note: this is another 1 theater hitter).
Paper Man: According to IMDB, Box Office Mojo, and Fandango.com Paper Man is being released today. Apparently though none of them have any clue where. So, if it's playing near you, hope onto the comments and yell it out! I'm curious for this one, so perhaps a nationwide game of Marco Polo is in order?
That's all ladies, gents, and ?s, have a good weekend, and, as always, happy film hunting!
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