Obligatory may be the key word for the wide releases this weekend. I'm not saying 2010 is the worst year of all time for movies. No, far from it. I'm just saying that as far as big blockbusters go: this year will really take the wind out of you. The one-two punch of 2009-2010 makes being a movie lover almost sad.
Dinner for Schmucks: Ah yes, let's have a dinner where people with serious social issues can be laughed at. Of course along the way we'll toss in some lesson about someone learning that exploiting other's issues is wrong, and becomes good friends. Though I do wonder, who are the "schmucks?" The goofy guys with problems, or the assholes who exploit them? Oh, and who the heck uses the word "schmucks?" Perhaps I'm completely out of touch (or part of different sects of society), but I haven't heard that used in ages.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore: If you pay to go watch this movie without a kid under the age of 5 I will forever secretly judge you with the most harsh of opinions. I can't think of a movie in the last 10 years that less needed a sequel and got one than the original Cats & Dogs. I'm sorry, this movie just looks awful on a level far exceeding my ability to calculate.
Charlie St. Cloud: It's like a drama. But you know, not a drama drama. It's a drama in that I'm still cool, but kind of sad, and unique, in a different sort of way. You know? And there's this romance, but it's not a romance romance. It's a romance in that drama, coming to terms with a ghost brother, sort of romance drama way. You know?.......... No, I don't know. And for the life of me I couldn't care less.
Get Low: Finally something I can look forward to making the trickle down affect into NC! Though I'll be out of NC for the next two weeks so, here's hoping it's here when I get back! This movie is riddled with actors who need it. Not to mention actors I love. If this movie really manages to go south I will be sorely depressed.
The Concert: Only going to LA/NY, how am I to get my Melanie Laurent fix!!!!!! This is an outrage! I demand the movie come to NC. Now! *cries* Fine, I'll wait patiently.
The Dry Land: Yeah, I haven't heard of it either. It has America Ferrera, so that's good. It has Wilmer Valderrama, so that's meh. It has Jason Ritter, so that should counter the negative... right? We'll see.
Good luck with your weekend viewing!
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