I'm trying to figure out which one of you requested Top Gun to be turned into a 3D film. I know it had to be one of you as some kind of a sick joke. I would understand if it was made today in this 3D crazed world, but seriously, why? You know what would be better? If they were to remake it today, shot for shot, with the original cast, and film it in 3D. Then people would praise it as a unique piece having all these older actors playing their characterizations of their younger selves. People would show the films back to back in theaters. It would become one of those cult things. And Anthony Edwards would be back on top of the world.
You think it's sad watching Goose die? Imagine watching old Goose die.
Anyway, back in the real world... As if like magic there is a movie out this weekend that, if I was forced to choose between them, would send be flying into the danger zone. Nothing about Identity Thief looks good to me. I was tired of Melissa McCarthy's shtick before I ever watched anything with her in it. I get it, women can be just as crude as men. Now work on doing it while not being more annoying than a Jack Black 24 hour marathon. Add to that Jason Bateman who I once loved, but has been for several years, content to languish in the throes of crap cinema. Huge pass for me.
Thankfully there is some redemption this weekend in the form of Steven Soderbergh's latest, Side Effects. I'm not the die hard Soderbergh fan many seem to be, but I admit, whether or not they're good, his films are almost always interesting (for a notable exception watch Bubble. Actually don't watch Bubble. I don't want you to hate me for life). Side Effects looks like a great thriller. I like Jude Law in
movies that utilize his ability to play the same character every time the right roles, Rooney Mara can be fantastic, and Tatum is Tatum. Should be a good film all around. That said, it'll probably be the Bateman/McCarthy crapfest that wins the weekend. Damn that pessimistic streak in me.
There's no judgement here in the weekend discussion (mostly). So tell me what films, if any, are you interested in this weekend? Are you itching to see a volley ball fly at you in 3D? Trying hard not to picture Val Kilmer as he is now, doing that volleyball scene? Are you a big fan of Mike & Molly? Speak out below.