Friday, March 26, 2010

The 7 Word Weekend Review 3/26/10

All the week's new releases in 7 words

Waking Sleeping Beauty (limited) - Documentary about Disney animated films? Hecks yeah!

Dancing Across Borders (limited) - Somehow I doubt I'll ever watch this.

The Eclipse (limited) - Who doesn't like an Irish ghost story?

Chloe (limited) - Amanda Seyfried, spying prostitute... sounds about right.

How to Train Your Dragon - This should be some good fiery fun.

Hot Tub Time Machine - You know this movie will be hilarious.

It occurred to me today that I should start dating these things. In case I ever need to reference something it'll be easier to figure out.

I'm not what you'd call a fan of Amanda Seyfried. But even if you discount her, that leaves Julianne Moore, who I used to hate until I saw Short Cuts, and more to the point, her downstairs, and suddenly hate turned to nausea. To me she's always looked 50 years older than she is, and that's not something I want to see undressed. Still, if one removes her from the film as well, you're left with a plot that seemed stupid in it's first French incarnation. Women hires prostitute to see if her husband is a cheater... woo.

I wasn't all that geared up about How to Train Your Dragon, until the other day when I noted that Chris Sanders is behind it. Like that, it shot up in my estimate. Quick rundown of his credits include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan, and the fantastic Lilo and Stitch, for which he also did the voice of Stitch. The commercials during the Olympics were pretty lame, but I'm more than willing to give anything by him a chance.

I was watching Everybody Loves Raymond after hearing about Robert Culp passing away. I always liked him. He was an actor that managed to do the humorous as well as he did the dramatic. He was an integral part in what made Greatest American Hero so fantastic. I choose to mention that since I've heard mostly mentions of I Spy, which was a great show, but doesn't compare in my heart. 

I watched a film the other day called "Collapse" which is basically just Michael Rupert sitting, smoking, and discussing his theories about the collapse of the world's economy and society. A lot of what he says is right on. I don't like to get into politics here, but I am an independent voter with certain beliefs about the government in large. So a lot of what he says squares with that. 

Course, a lot of what he says is, to my estimate, bull. At any rate it's a pretty scary film that at the very least will provoke a lot of interesting discussions, whether or not you believe anything he says. That alone is worth watching, but it's also an interesting character study. Several moments in the film he reaches a point where he's about to break down, and you wind up with these glimpses at a broken man. If you have a chance to see it, I recommend giving it a go.

Well, that's it for me. Have a good weekend everyone.


  1. I was hoping you'd include Greenberg, have you heard about this one? It's from my fave, Noah Baumbach who did Squid & The Whale and Margot at the Wedding. Love him! I think I may need to Netflix it though, not really playing near me.

    Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

  2. Ally, That was an oversight. It was actually released last week in NY and LA, and I usually don't bother with ones released in just a couple cities. I meant to include it this week when it picked up a few screens, just forgot.

    I am looking forward to it myself actually. I quite like Rhys Ifans

  3. Just saw the trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine...there is no way I'm not seeing that.

    Good info on the Dragon movie - I may give it a shot :)

  4. LOL - I agree with you on "Dancing" and "Time Machine". Sorry I don't have creative submissions this time, dude.

  5. That was a packed post sir! That Waking Sleeping Beauty movie looks really interesting....

    Is Dancing Across Borders anything like Step Up or Stomp the Yard or You Got Served? I make it a point to never miss those movies.


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