Friday, May 25, 2012

Men in Black 3, Chernobyl Diaries: 7 Word Weekend Review

New Movie Releases Reviewed in 7 Words Each

Chernobyl Diaries - Can I say "no" and leave it?

Cowgirls N Angels (limited) - I'm betting on the angels to win.

Men in Black 3 - In the immortal words of Mozart: "Sure."

What? Prove he never said it.

I didn't really feel that another sequel was necessary in the Men in Black series. The first one was a thing of love. The second... Well, let's just say I still go in for the occasional viewing of the first. That aside the new one looks pretty good and I've heard some positive word on it. I'm not really feeling theater though. Seems like the kind of weekend for better things. Grilling... Remembering... Sleeping... That last one is especially dear to my heart.

I like found footage films as much as the next guy. The next guy in this instance being the one who doesn't. They're a cheap out for studios looking to make a film with minimum budget and for maximum return. Quality is very rarely something of an issue. To date I've only liked a couple FFFs, and only really loved one - Chronicle, which I mentioned last week. Mind you, Chernobyl Diaries isn't a found footage film, but it is, as the marketing has pounded in, from the guy who did Paranormal Activity. It's also written by the Van Dyke brothers (yup, his grandchildren) who have penned such winning fair as Titanic 2, and Paranormal Entity. The trailers for it have been little more than background noise to me. I doubt anyone will even remember it come next week.

Cowgirls N Angels on the other hand... Now there's a winner. I think it's the N that bothers me most. The only thing it seems to have going for it is James Cromwell. I've always liked him and felt deeply in my heart that he's what James Cameron would have been had he not sold his soul to the devil at a young age (2 from what I hear, which is really impressive for a toddler). 

I dedicate that last "joke" (no seriously, he sold his soul) to Sebastian (AKA Reputation@Stake) who has had some health issues the past week. Those of you who've enjoyed his contribution to this site, why not visit his blog Creative Outlet and leave him some nice words. Those of you who don't know who he is, go anyway. Seriously, he's wicked creative, you'll like his blog.

Happy Memorial day weekend everyone. Best wishes to those who are serving and those who have served our country.


  1. Not interested in Diaries but I am checking out MIB III today. They say it's far better than the second one which was a train wreck.

  2. I've heard good things about MIB3 and will probably end up seeing it with my 3 older kids because they are ragging on me to go!! lol No C Diaries for me...

    Happy Memorial Day weekend!! ENJOY!

  3. I'll watch MIB 3 in 5 years when it's on TBS. In the meantime, I'm trying to negotiate a good price for my soul. Anyone ever sell their soul on Craigslist?

  4. I'll be going with my sister. Since she moved here I have someone to go with to action movies. We saw The Avengers and enjoyed it. Have a great weekend.

  5. The only one I'll probably see (on video) can have the rest.

  6. I'll probably see the first two, but I don't want to pay money to do so...

  7. Nice short summaries. I agree on Chernobyl D. MIB3 was actually pretty good!
    - Maurice Mitchell
    The Geek Twins | Film Sketchr
    @thegeektwins | @mauricem1972

  8. Thanks for dedicating that last joke to me. I know it was an inside thing related to Cameron, and don't worry, the blogging world will hear the truth soon enough.


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