I'll say this about The Call: Somehow Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin seem a natural fit together. As if the two of their careers were always on a path to collide in this one perfect storm. Mind you I have no desire to watch that storm, but I'm sure it'll be perfect. Those of you undying Halle Berry fans out there, let me know when you've seen it, if it was was all thunder and lightning, or merely a tish windy. Not that it could possibly disappoint. We're talking George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg drowning with a downed fishing boat kind of perfect storm here. It's John C. Reilly's last words "This is gonna be hard on my little boy" before he goes under kind of a perfect storm.
Yeah... I'm not really sure where I was going with all of that either. Once I said perfect storm I just started thinking of the movie... Man that's a great, if not horribly depressing, film.
I love magic, good and bad. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has all the marks of being a fun but absolutely forgettable film. And sometimes that's all you want in a movie. A few cheap laughs, a handful of popcorn, and thou. Well not you thou, per se, but a thou. Steve Carell and Jim Carrey look to be playing the type of characters they've always been comfortable with. Oddly enough, though they're both known for comedy, I've always liked the two of them better in dramatic roles. It also has Steve Buscemi, who I like better in any movie than not.
I don't often mention films that are just being released in one or two cities, but I've read a few reviews of My Amityville Horror, and it sounds really fascinating. It's a documentary, focused on Daniel Lutz, recounting what it was like growing up with the famous hell house hanging over him. Personally I always thought the hoax aspect was way more interesting than any of the films made. I remember watching the original and thinking 'is this it?' Still, I'm interested to see what he has to say on everything. Certainly a different perspective.
How's your weekend forecasting? (Yes, I couldn't help one more stab at a perfect storm pun. No, I'm not high. I don't think... Few more tests.)