It’s Friday, everybody! TGIF! Now it’s time to relax from the crazy goings-on all week, and possibly make a trip to the cinema! Even better, with Spring and Summer being my two favorite seasons, how stoked am I that the seasonal blockbusters are coming? So, with that being said, what have you got on the horizon this weekend? Will they rake it in, or take the loss?
Welcome to this week’s installment of WIB?! Here we go!
Leatherheads: Granted I like football, but combining it with those old screwball comedies? Interesting… Taking place in the 1920s, and starring George Clooney, John Krasinski, and Renee Zellweger, the movie shows a time when football as we now know it was in its infancy (the title refers to those spiffy caps worn back then). Two members of the squad are not only trying to help mold the sport, but end up falling for the same woman! Chuckles! Being in a film with these Hollywood heavyweights might be doing Krasinski some good! This could lead to quite a push for more big screen roles! Will It Bomb? Considering that this is an attempted return to a genre that has been out of circulation for a long time, this may not get too much of good rap by the modern generation. If anything, this should get a nibble, but only enough to make either the #8 or #9 slot.
Nim’s Island: Two actors who are just forging into kid-friendly films star alongside a juvenile actress who could end up with a career just as stellar as her co-stars. Abigail Breslin stars as a girl who lives on an island with her scientist father (Gerard Butler). She spends her days yukking it up with him and her animal friends. Daddy then disappears, and then enter, Jodie Foster! Foster’s connection seems pretty vague in the trailer, but if I nose around for spoilers, I might find out some more juicy stuff! Will It Bomb? While I hope that Butler and Foster go back into doing mature roles, it’s nice to see them branch out! This film is something for the children! That will absolutely bring this into the middle of the 10, and possibly edge into the Top 5! This will be the movie for that target market for the next couple of weeks!
Shine a Light: The Rolling Stones combined ages are probably at least close to, if not over, 250 years, but in my book, they still rock! Directed by Martin Scorsese, this showcases The Stones “A Bigger Bang” tour both on and off of the stage, and it looks like they rip it up harder and better every time they perform! They have more energy now than 30 years ago! Will It Bomb? One of the world’s biggest directors and one of the world’s greatest bands? That’s definitely money in the bank. This has an extremely good chance of getting into the 10, thanks to the baby boomers and younger fans!
The Ruins: Spare me! For those of you who haven’t been around since the beginning of my stint with MovieSnobs, my first review was for a flick called Turistas. Does anyone remember that? I didn’t think so! This is a total rip-off of that crapfest, but instead of the jungles of Brazil, this takes place in the jungles of Mexico, specifically by a Mayan temple. Again, a bunch of dippy vacationing collegiates decide to wander from their comfortable surroundings to the scary “real world” where they run screaming for dear life. Bad move! To add even more insult to injury, I’ve only heard of one cast member: Jena Malone. Will It Bomb? Absolutely! You couldn’t pay me enough money to go and see this dreck, and no one else will either! This will hit the rock bottom of the Top 10, if at all!
There you have it! All the dirt you need and want. Come on back early in the week for all the recaps you can handle over at DIB?! Have a great weekend!
There’s a new documentary called American Teen. On the IMDb page it says it’s “A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.” Great. Because we don’t already know that high school sucks.
Add to that the design for the poster, which just about makes me want to scream. See below.
Your eyes do not deceive you. They completely and totally copied the poster for The Breakfast Club. They make think is is clever, but it’s really not. And here’s why – the poster looks like a parody, not a documentary. It looks like they’re making Not Another Teen Movie 2. It tells me nothing about the movie, because I’ve already assumed (based on our current culture for parodies having success) what the movie is about, and it’s nowhere near what it’s actually about.
American Teen will be in theaters in July, and I hope they’ll have a better poster by then.
In an obvious take on the Indiana Jones movie posters, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock shows off his new movie Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?. Spurlock went on a hunt for Bin Laden to see if he could do any better than the US Government.
Spurlock is best known for his film Supersize Me, in which he ate nothing but McDonald’s for thirty days to see what would happen to his health.
Where In The World… hit Sundance in January and is set for limited release April 18th, 2008.