I cannot believe that Piranha is Certified Fresh. I’m just shocked. Nothing more to say.
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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.
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.
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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.
Beyond Hamlet 2, the movies look very dismal this week. When we saw the trailer for Babylon A.D. for the first time before Hellboy 2, the girl in the movie asked Vin Diesel why he was risking his life for her and a guy in the theater answered, “Because I haven’t had a good movie in a while.” If that doesn’t sum it up, the director has admitted the movie isn’t good. eek! College and Disaster Movie were not screened for critics, which almost always means they are horrible. All the bad movies this week are really ripping off much better movies. That means I just said Transporter is better that some of these movies. Then there is Traitor, which bores me so much that I turn the tv whenever I come across the trailer.
Hamlet 2 Directed: Andrew Fleming Starring: Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, David Arquette, Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Shue Trailer
Synopsis: A failed actor is now a high-school musical teacher leading his students through a sequel to Hamlet that involves time travel and a sexy Jesus.
My Take: Sounds incredibly stupid, yet I laugh every time I see the trailer.
RT Score: 61% RT Consensus:The script’s biting premise and Steve Coogan’s endearing, off-the-handle performance make Hamlet 2 an hysterical — if slightly painful — ride.
Marci and I had a conversation where she was describing the Untraceable trailer to me. Once I realized what movie she was talking about, I commented how I couldn’t believe it was such a stupid looking movie and she responded, “I want to see it!” Marci is hilarious.
How She Move Directed: Ian Igbal Rashid Starring: Rutina Wesley, Tre Armstrong, Brennan Gademans Trailer
Synopsis: A girl has to go back to public school from private where some of the kids in her neighborhood think she’s too good for them. She gets into a step-dancing group to fit in.
My Take: The dancing looks pretty cool, but the story looks pretty predictable.