Friday, December 17, 2010

Obligatory Weekend Movie Post 12/17/2010

Wide Releases:

Tron Legacy: I pass my legacy onto you my son: Over Four-thousand Beanie Babies! The world's largest collection is now all yours! What? The video game? No, no, no, no. That I keep for myself. You see, in twenty-eight years I'll be needing to revisit it for a future film. However, I have it on good authority that in only eighteen these things will be massive! So, you stock up on them now and by the time you're old enough to understand, you'll be rich! Or they'll be out of popularity, but either way I'm off to make my grand disappearance. Peace!

Just about every review I've read has said the same thing: "meh screenplay, meh film, but yay Daft Punk and shiny images!" Which generally sets off my "yeah, it's as bad as you feared it was, but we don't want to be the one to say it" alarm.

How do You Know: David Mitchell take it from here!

*You can skip to the 15 second part for the good part. Oh, and for the movie, yeah not going to be featured highly on the 'to do' list.

Yogi Bear: Bill Murray did Garfield. Dan Aykroyd does Yogi Bear. Please Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis - we won't be able to survive if they get all four of you. Run, hide, do whatever you have to do, but please stay out of this god forsaken realm of awfulness. The world needs you now, and you can't let them down! You can't!

Limited Releases:

Rabbit Hole: Mia Wasikowska or Nicole Kidman? Two Australian actresses and rabbit holes. Hmmmm. Going to leave that one alone for now. This looks nice though. A real pick me up. Really, how many 'look at these screwed up couples!' indie films are we going to have this year?

Casino Jack: Kevin Spacey, where have you been? I had to go all the way back to Glengarry Glenn Ross to find you! No, your voice over in Moon doesn't cut it, nor does The Men Who Stare at Goats. I'm talking premium, starring, roles! Has it really been that hard for you post American Beauty that your highlights of the 2000's were in films either nobody saw or nobody remembered? Please come back to us. We need you, now as much as ever (and the lackluster RottenTomatoes scoring for this isn't going to cut it).

Expanding: Black Swan and The Fighter

So ladies and gentlemen what shall be your viewing for this weekend?

12 better thoughts:

The Mad Hatter said...

I saw THE FIGHTER last night and was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed it. TRON LEGACY is tonight, and I find myself going in with tempered expectations.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Everyone says Tron Legacy is as bad as the first one, but the ultimate eye candy. I'll catch it this weekend in 3D so I can at least enjoy the eye candy.
At least Jeff Bridges still has True Grit.

DEZMOND said...

love the new petroleum blue background in Equinox! I just heard that my favourite Cillian Murphy has a short cameo in TRON!

Univarn said...

@Mad Well those tempered expectations may make it all the more pleasurable.

@AlexJ I'm wondering if the phrase 'eye candy' will ever go out of style. It seems a bit grotesque to me :S

@Dezmond Thanks! I hadn't heart about the Murphy cameo, though if I go see it I shall be certain to keep an eye out for it.

Lesya Khyzhnyak said...

As usually, limited releases break my heart. Tonight I'm going to see Let Me In, as it opened in cinemas only a week ago here.

Alex said...

Seeing Tron tonight in Imax and I can't lie, I'm sort of excited even though I know it won't be very good. Hopefully I'll get around to Taymor's version of The Tempest this weekend too.

Also, I'm digging the new layout! Great color scheme.

Castor said...

Looking forward to see The Trailer either on Saturday or early next week. Black Swan will have to wait until next week. Can't miss the fantasy football playoffs!

SugaryCynic said...

Probably going to get dragged to see Tron, my friends are really down for it, but I've never seen the first one. On other hand, I do so solemnly swear that I will find a theater playing Black Swan even if I have to traverse the farthest regions of South Florida!! (once you hit North Florida, things start getting a little too Road Warrior-y for me)

Chris Phillips said...

I think Ramis should do a Peabody and Sherman Movie and Hudson can do Huckleberry Hound. Both in 3d of course!

Univarn said...

@Leysa The trickle out effect can be rather frustrating. Hopefully some limited releases make their way to you soon!

@Alex Well, hopefully it goes well for yah :)

@Castor The Trailer? Do you mean The Fighter? :\

@Sugary I've been told one of the issues with Tron Legacy is that it spends a lot of time explaining for those unfamiliar - so you very well may like that aspect.

@Chris Nooooooooooo!

Simon said...


Castor said...

What?! You haven't heard of The Trailer?

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