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.
Kick-Ass has been Certified Fresh so it has tons of good critic reviews, even though there are a vocal minority that find it morally reprehensible, which just makes me want to watch it more. The other major release is a scene-by-scene remake of a British comedy that I didn’t find funny. If it really isn’t any different then I imagine I won’t like this one either.
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Kick-Ass Directed: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Aaron Johnson Trailer
Synopsis: Some teens and adults decide that they need to be superheros even though they don’t have any superpowers.
My Take: It combines two of my favorite things: extreme movie violence and comedy.
RT Score: 78% RT Consensus: Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.
Fall TV Season is upon us. Even though quite a few shows got an early start this month, this week is the official season premiere week. Beware, this post will be huge!
Season Finales: Top Gear, Warehouse 13
Pick of the Week
Dexter Channel: SHO Time: 9/8c Starring: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Velez, David Zayas, James Remar Premieres: Sunday, September 27 Trailer
Synopsis: Dexter got married and found out he had a kid on the way. Can a serial killer really have the perfect life? This season also stars a very successful serial killer for Dexter to admire, played by John Lithgow.
My Take: I keep wondering how long the show can last before it’ll burn itself out since he can’t keep killing forever, can he? But I’ll continue to watch it as it continues to be so very excellent.
On Saturday, BBC America will air a Doctor Who special. It’ll be one of the last episodes starring current doctor David Tennant. In 2010, there will be a new actor taking over the role, but there will be a few more specials airing throughout the rest of this year.
Season Finales: I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
Pick of the Week
The Philanthropist Channel: NBC Time: 10/9c Starring: James Purefoy, Neve Campbell, Jesse L. Martin, Lindy Booth, Michael K. Williams Premieres: Wednesday, June 24 Trailer
Synopsis: A billionaire playboy decides to spend all his money on philanthropist ideals, which takes him all around the world.
My Take: I enjoyed James Purefoy in Rome and the globe hopping (with actual shooting done in South Africa, Mozambique and Prague) interests me.
For Superbowl weekend, audiences have their pick of a thrill produced by Luc Benson (The Professional) that also has Liam Neeson in his first starring role; another horror remake, this time from Korea instead of Japan; and a romantic comedy where people really should be searching for Renee Zellweger’s eyes.
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Taken Directed: Pierre Morel Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky Trailer
Synopsis: Two young girls go to Paris on vacation where they get kidnapped. Good thing one of the girl’s dad is some bad ass that will find them and mess up the guys that took them.
My Take: Watching some get the bad guys and kick their butt can be satisfying but it looks to be on the verge of eye rolling.
John Leguizamo is in two movies being released this week! He shows up in the wide release holiday movie about families and then he’s in the limited release about his family being on hard times around the holidays. Do you want him funny or serious? You get your pick this week.
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This is the official season premiere week, which is why everything in the world is new. Set up those TiVo and DVRs to catch everything you want to watch!
Pick of the Week
Heroes Channel: NBC Time: 9/8c Premieres: Monday, September 22 (two-hour premiere) Starring: Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Christine Rose, Adrian Pasdar, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Ali Larter, Milo Ventimiglia, James Kyson Lee, Dania Ramirez, Zachary Quinto, Jack Coleman Trailer
Synopsis: The season ended with Nathan Petrelli getting shot at a press conference where he was about to reveal his superpower. This season, his shooter is revealed and everyone has to deal with all the bad guys locked up in Level 5 being released.
My Take: After last season doing a poor job introducing new characters while ignoring fan favorites, this season is trying hard to win those fans back. I’ve stuck with it so far, so I’ll give it a shot.