Friday, February 25, 2011

Obligatory Weekend Movie Post 2/24/2011

I know this link may be a little late, but better so than never! In addition to doing the battle royale with the ever lovely R-squared, I was also asked to take part in another event this week in relation to the oscars - however, this time the films at hand were under my control! BITCH ABOUT IT - courtesy bitchinfilmreviews.com - groups together a variety of bloggers and let's us say whatever we damn well please. Which is good, because I'm never short on things to say.

WIDE RELEASES:

Drive Angry 3D: What is it about driving that makes people go mental? You can put the most serene, charitable man in a car on the interstate behind someone going five under and he'll say things that would make Samuel L. Jackson blush. So forgive me if I fail to get giddy about a film whose title defines most drivers. You make a movie entitled Drive Peacefully 3D and then I'll come to the bargaining table. However, this movie does have David Morse in it. That's got to count for something right?

Hall Pass: You know, I originally wondered why the trailers for this movie looked like a series of blatant rip-offs from comedians I enjoy being repacked into a pile of rubbish, then I noticed the directors. Oh Farrelly brothers, how you've managed to garner such a fan base on basically making the same film over and over again is well beyond me. Really? The chloroform joke? It was funny the first time I heard every comedian in the world use it about 10 years ago (see: Jimmy Carr). However, the rest of this movie just looks like a bad rehash on non-existent jokes which will likely flatline by the thirty minute mark. No thank you.

LIMITED RELEASES:

A bunch of stuff I haven't heard a thing about but may be interesting.

Of Gods and Men: France's Oscar submission that failed to garner a nomination but I've heard some good things through the grapevine.

Heartbeats: Well, it's Canadian... that's about all I know really.

The Grace Card: You know, the one where everything works out right because of imaginary friends. Don't mean to downplay religion, but really - this is among the lowest forms of exploiting beliefs for religious profit. Granted it doesn't even compare to the 'get out of hell free' cards they were passing out (for a nominal fee) hundreds of years ago.

7 better thoughts:

Lesya Khyzhnyak said...

Meh.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hall Pass looks BAD. Just purchased Megamind, so I'll watch that tonight instead.

Castor said...

Drive Angry has better than expected reviews so far. Not that 46% on RT is impressive lol but I might check this out on Netflix. Let's face it, the year in movies doesn't start until next week with Rango and The Adjustment Bureau...

The Mad Hatter said...

Back to The Lightbox for me for another 80's afternoon - THE PRINCESS BRIDE is on tap!

Univarn said...

@Lesya well put

@AlexJ Good luck, look forward to hearing what you think - unsure at the moment if I'll be watching it or not.

@Castor Rango looks bleh to the nth degree in my book. Adjusment Bureau, a glorified Fringe episode - here's hoping it's more as I love the talent involved.

@Mad After you're done with Princess Bridge, you should rent Stardust - would be a good double feature.

The Mad Hatter said...

Yeah, I'm a crack typist alright.

I actually borrowed STARDUST from Danger Girl this week - loved it so much that I went out and bought myself a copy on Blu-Ray this afternoon!

Simon said...

With cars, you are literally in control of a speeding metal deathtrap, with one foot on the gas and one hand on a wheel that determines whether Grandma lives or not.

So they're probably just mad that the rainforest hasn't made way for more paved bodies.

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