New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each
And Soon The Darkness (limited) - Apparently this is a remake of something.
Casino Jack (limited) - Spacey and Lovitz, same film... My thesis.
How Do You Know - Curse you Owen Wilson. Not Paul Rudd!
Rabbit Hole (limited, expands Dec. 25, Wide Jan. 14) - Warning: Not an Alice in Wonderland Adaptation.
TRON: Legacy - At the very least, it'll be shiny.
Yogi Bear - I think they made a boo boo.
I know it's been the thing to do for awhile, take a beloved cartoon character and make a CGI/live action film, but they really don't have a great track record. For every Scooby Doo (the first one) and Casper (again, the first one) there are far, far too many Garfields and Bullwinkles out there. It rarely looks good, and the writing is usually deplorable. Now, while I used to watch the cartoon, I've never really been a fan of Yogi Bear. So it's not out of defense for the character when I say that I think it just looks bad. I just have no desire to see it at all.
Speaking of bad...
I've not heard any positive reviews for TRON: Legacy. Everyone seems to have roughly the same opinion, that it's flashy but empty. Good acting, but with mess of a script. Which is too bad, the original wasn't a masterpiece by any means, but it was fun and at least tried to be something. You think they'd have had long enough after the first one to polish up a script for a sequel. There's enough fans of the original that I'm sure it'll open, but it'll be interesting to see how it does today versus tomorrow.
I don't care if it's James L. Brooks, How Do You Know has bad rom-com written all over it. I've said it before and I'll say it again, James L. Brooks should stick to TV. I had hoped that Paul Rudd would not be swallowed into that genre, but this is how it starts. You see Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, and Brooks and you think, 'maybe this'll be another Good As It Gets' but it won't be. Now Rudd is on his way down that slippery slope. He had a good run though. Here's to movies past.
Narnia did not perform well here in the states in its opening weekend. There was a lot of discussion though that it may have been because of the snow storms. I'd like to think that was the case. We'll know after this weekend depending on how well it holds. I hope good at any rate, cause dang it, I want The Magician's Nephew to get made.
Next week is going to be a theme week here. My brother and I, along with friends, have put together a list of 50 people and we'll be deciding, who belongs on the Naughty list, and who belongs on the Nice list. It should hopefully be a lot of fun.
Have a great weekend everyone!