Joel is the owner of an extract company. He found some way to make extracts even better than they were originally so he has made himself a nice living. He is tired of his job, he’s tired that his wife is no longer sexually interested in him and he is pretty much tired of his life. He wants to sell his company since he doesn’t want to deal with his employees that he feels need to be treated like children to get through the work day. A big company wants to buy out his company, which makes him thrilled that he’ll be away from all of it soon. Then one of his employees gets injured on the job and the company sale is on hold until that is finished. Add on top of all of this, a grifter named Cindy has breezed into town trying to get money where she can.
I cannot believe that Piranha is Certified Fresh. I’m just shocked. Nothing more to say.
The Switch Vampires Suck Nanny McPhee Returns Piranha 3D Lottery Ticket
The Switch Directed: Josh Gordon, Will Speck Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Thomas Robinson Trailer
Synopsis: While drunk during an insemination party, a guy that is in the “friend’s zone” with a woman accidentally spills the sperm she was going to use to get pregnant and replaces it with his own. He doesn’t remember doing this, but realizes what happens when he sees her and her kid seven years later.
My Take: The plot sounds so stupid, but I think Jason Bateman could make it worthwhile.
RT Score: 52% RT Consensus:The Switch has an interesting premise and a charming cast; unfortunately, it also has a trite script that hews too close to tired rom-com formulas.
Throughout college, I would see the movie at the video store and think, “I must watch this movie since it says on the cover, ‘Worst Movie of All Time!’” Yet, there was some reason I didn’t rent it. Then, Tim Burton made the Ed Wood movie and my roommate, Angela, and I had a double feature with this movie and Ed Wood following it. This movie was so hilarious that I found the fancy docudrama a bit of a let down after seeing this cinematic feat. Also, I had this line as our voice mail message in college. I have not seen this movie since then, but I hope it is still as fantastically bad as I remember. Added bonus, it is available as an instant play on Netflix!
Netflix synopsis: After the embarrassing failure of the first eight plans, a group of evil aliens enacts plan nine — resurrecting the dead to take over the Earth. Bela Lugosi makes his final film appearance — along with Vampira, Tor Johnson, Criswell and a chiropractor acquaintance of director Ed Wood — in one of the most popular cult classics of the 20th century, a two-time winner of the Golden Turkey Award for Worst Film and Worst Director of all time.
I first saw a shortened trailer on tv for Scott Pilgrim and it made no sense. Then I saw a longer one and I think it looks pretty damn funny. I heard about Eat, Pray, Love and wasn’t thrilled about Julia Roberts. She can be annoying, but the scenery and food in the movie make me want to watch it. The Expendables just looks stupid.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Eat, Pray, Love The Expendables
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Directed: Edgar Wright Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Brandon Routh Trailer
Synopsis: Scott wants to date Ramona, but must first fight her seven evil exes.
My Take: It is a mix of superhero movie, video game, and the hilarity that comes from the guys who made Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
RT Score: 79% RT Consensus: Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive.
The director and writer of The Other Guys made the actors watch old cop movies like The French Connection and All the President’s Men instead of the comedy cop buddy movies so they wouldn’t copy what the comedies had already done. Maybe that’s why when I first watched the trailer, I had really low expectations, but laughed more than I thought I would.
The Other Guys Step Up 3D Middle Men
The Other Guys Directed: Adam McKay Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson Trailer
Synopsis: Two cop partners wish they were like some superstar cops in their department, but they are an odd couple that don’t mesh together very well.
My Take: I love the last scene in the trailer that talks about explosions.
RT Score: 79% RT Consensus: While not the best collaboration between Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, The Other Guys delivers bursts of comedy during a summer largely devoid of laughs.
The movie had so many things going for it. It had a good cast with Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo as detectives investigating a patient escaping from a mental institution for the criminally insane that is run by Ben Kingsley. It was directed by Martin Scorsese and came from a book by Dennis Lehane who also wrote Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone. It looked super creepy with something not quite right at the asylum that is on an island like Alcatraz that seemed to always have spooky weather.