Friday, April 27, 2012

Five Year Engagement, The Pirates!, The Raven, and Cats doing reviews: 7 Word Weekend Review

New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each

Bernie (limited) - We've all wanted to kill Shirley MacLaine.

Sound of My Voice (limited) - WHAT? Speak up already, with the words.

The Five Year Engagement - Kind of a 'lease to own' thing?

The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Shucks... You had me at David Tennant.

The Raven - Who'd win the fight, Raven or Crow?

Safe - Liar. Statham knows tracheas can be broken.

Wow, that's a lot of movies, and I'm pressed for time, so, I'm going to have to enlist some help this week. Please welcome guest reviewers, the cats from What Cats Are Saying.

'Sir Reginald Plumperdink'
"I think The Raven looks tasty. Way better than The Hunger Games, which left me wanting... Food."

'Mrs. Kisses'
"Safe has everything a cat like me could want. Blood... Violence... Anger... Statham. All good."

'The Duchess Gary Cooper'
"The Five Year Engagement reminds me of the good old days when you'd postpone the affair as long as possible cause it was for life. You remember 1998, right?"

"I like cults."

Of course Melvin is referring to Sound of My Voice which is a fantastic looking indie film. It's actually a pretty strong weekend in terms of films. Something for everybody. The Pirates! Band of Misfits, is based on some kids books, which I of course haven't read, but with a cast including David Tennant, Hugh Grant, and Martin Freeman, you can bet I'll catch that as soon as it hits video. It's even a strong weekend for indie films. Aside from the aforementioned SOMV, Bernie, the new Richard Linklater film in out in limited. It's a pretty trippy looking film, based on the true story of a well liked funeral home director who shot an elderly widow and stuffed her in a freezer for 9 months before anyone noticed. It stars Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine

With this many films hitting this weekend, do you have plans on getting out to see any? Which most looks appealing to you?


  1. I was hoping Bernie was a prequel to Weekend At Bernie's. I always wanted to get to know who Bernie really was.

    1. Dang, that could have been the base for a great 7 word review. Completely missed that opportunity.

  2. Glad you brought back the cats!
    Just saw Pirates. Cute but not that funny.

    1. Thanks for the heads up. I'll still end up seeing on video though, just for Tennant.

  3. If I go anywhere this weekend it will be because someone wrapped me up in a blanket, threw me over their shoulder and drove me there. Minnesota has gone cold again.

    The couch is looking good.

    Sound of My Voice would be my pick, though, if I were picking.


    p.s. Love the cats. :-)

  4. Should I go with Melvin, who could be the poster boy for Indian women refusing to wear helmets...or Sir Reginald, you aught to know, at home we bow down to all forms of authority including older siblings. ;(

  5. TS, I hear Pirates is lame. Five-Year Engagement might be good.
    - Maurice Mitchell
    The Geek Twins | Film Sketchr
    @thegeektwins | @mauricem1972


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