September 26 (Friday)
Blindness - (description from Wikipedia): An adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by José Saramago about a society suffering an epidemic of blindness. The film is written by Don McKellar and directed by Fernando Meirelles with Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo as the stars. The novel's author originally refused to sell rights for a film adaptation, not wanting it to fall into the wrong hands. Meirelles was able to acquire rights with the condition that the film would be set in an unrecognizable city. Blindness premiered as the opening film at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2008, and the film is commercially scheduled for limited release in the United States on September 12, 2008.
JJ - 1. It’s directed by the guy who did City of God and that movie sucked hardcore. Not a single likeable character and I hoped all of them died, and I was sorely disappointed. 2. It has Julianne Moore and that’s fantastic. I love her. And 3. It has an interesting story that has people going blind for no apparent reason causing massive difficulty to life and to Julianne Moore because she’s the only one that can see. 2 out of 3 means yes I’m excited to see this. Woot.
Judge - My eyes! I cant see!! Oh wait, that's because they were closed out of boredom. Next.
TV Maven - In the Kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king...if I want to watch a bunch of people stumbling over furniture, I'll watch Dick van Dyke reruns on TV Land.
JJ - Shia LaBeouf in a story that Steven Spielberg dreamt up. The Dynamic Duo of 2008, if I do say so myself…I suppose I’ll be seeing this one. The trailer hooked me. Thrilling.
Judge - Yeah, its an exciting trailer and I think that Shia is a very competent actor, so I am guessing that this one might be popular. It all depends on the script, which appears to be written by two first-time screenwriters. Your mileage may vary.
TV Maven - I missed the trailer, so I am forced to rely on the reputations of Spielberg and some guy whose name sounds like a French social disease. Well, Spielberg did OK with that one about the bug-eyed alien, you know, Minority Report...
JJ - Richard Gere and Diane Lane sounds like a boring combo and a movie about falling for someone that’s in a relationship is a bit trite if not over done. However, it’s a film that is based on a book by Nicholas Sparks and he does have interesting stories. I have a friend that will drug me and drag me to see it. So even though I think I might die if I see it. That ultimately doesn’t matter.
Judge - ugh. A sappy, romance flick with two people about as interesting as the lint between my toes. Is this all Gere can do now? Is this all Diane is good for? Sad. Pass.
TV Maven - Rodanthe? Didn't Godzilla kill that thing in a movie a long time ago. This one looks like it could use a fire-breathing giant lizard. Old people sex makes me feel oogy. (I even close my eyes when I do it...) JJ,don't do it if you might die...remember what happened in The Ring....
Choke (Limited)- Sex addict and colonial theme park worker, Victor Mancini, (Sam Rockwell) has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mom's hospital bills while she suffers from an Alzheimer's disease that hides the truth about his childhood. He pretends to choke on food in a restaurant and the person who "saves" him will feel responsible for Victor for the rest of their lives.
JJ - It just looks interesting even though it’s raunchy. Normally that’s boring because it’s done in such a way that is boring. Odd to think of raunchy as boring but it’s possible. Plus it’s by the writer of The Fight Club (book) so that’s also going for it. It’s a defiant maybe for me (and yes I hated that title for that movie. Don’t get it, well don’t bother.)
Judge - Based just on the synopsis, it sounds terrible. However, the fact that Rockwell plays a sex addict and the red-banned trailer suggests that there is a lot of T&A in it... hell, the fact that Sam Rockwell is in it is enough to get me to see it. The story is based on the novel by "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk, so it might actually be a solid, funny movie.
TV Maven - Ahhh...Kinky sex in Colonial Williamsburg... I can see the porno-names now... Miles Stand-upish, Chastity Notmuch and Shia Lebouf. Hope this one doesn't end like the last book. Spoiler: The dude is fu*king HIMSELF! He must have heard the suggestions of the early screening audiences.
OCTOBER 2008October 3 (Friday)
Beverly Hills Chihuahua – While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.
JJ - Uh….run for the border. Oh and that’s a no.
Judge - Ditto. Its going to be cheap, kiddie fodder and nothing more. It's Hollywood's attempt to occasionally be an equal-opportunity offender by insulting the intelligence of kids. Here's hoping the little shit gets heart worms and dies before the premiere. Oh and Cheech Marin plays a voice of one of the chihuahuas. How creative.
TV Maven - Judge, that's no way to talk about the great Cheech Marin!!!! Let's see...I hate Chihuahuas...I hate vapid movies that pander...yep! not enough pot in the world...
JJ - I like the title. I liked the trailer because one clever line that had me laughing. Anything remotely eye catching? No. This is toss up of if there’s nothing better to see then I might see this…..but……
Judge - This film lives or dies by the comedy of Simon Pegg. Simon's one of those love him or hate him kind of guys, so its going to be a crapshoot to see if its popular enough to do anything in the box office.
TV Maven - Crapshoot! That's what I got after I ate the Chihuahua. I don't know that I'd pay to see this, but I might get it a week later on video. My remote eye-catcher needs batteries, I guess.
JJ - ……there is something better and this is it. I just like Michael Cera because of his low key manner, his dorkiness and his hilarious reactions. Every film I’ve seen him in he’s been one of the reasons it was so good. I’m seeing this film because it’s the same old same old but told in a way that makes it unique. I’ve been looking forward to it since the first time I saw the trailer. Oddly excited for a movie that’s not even a superhero movie. Weird.
Judge - yes, Michael Cera is a dork. And he is typecast into playing dorks in every film and television show he's been in. Can he do anything else becides play a dork? My guess is no. The film looks stupid. Pass.
TV Maven - C'mon, Judge, if the dude can make bank by playing that kid you gave swirlies to in high school, then God love him. It's not like their giving him an Oscar. That said, I think Cera's fine in his place. (that being in a pit full of rabid wolverines after having been dipped in gravy.)
Religulous - Bill Maher gives his take on the state of world religion.
JJ - Love the title. Bill Maher has strong opinions. I saw Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed and this one looks like something similar but with Religion. So I will be seeing this one because it fascinates me. I’ll see if he’s as fair with Religion as Ben Stein was with the Scientist.
Judge - Maher uses sarcasm and wit to poke fun at religion. That was all the description I needed to decided that I MUST see this one.
TV Maven - I have no respect for sarcasm. (I have less respect for religious nuts, so I will be seeing this flick). Ben Stein is a Tool.
JJ - Any movie that mocks the man that I think deserves a taste of his own terrible medicine is a movie I’ll be watching. I don’t know how well it will be because the “creator of Airplane” surely doesn’t hold a lot of water now days. That movie is ancient.
Judge - Kelsey Grammer plays George S. Patton? Combined this with John Voight pretending to be George Washington and Kevin Farley pretending he's Chris Farley in a movie by a guy who used to produce somewhat funny movies. No thanks. Michael Moore needs to be knocked down a peg or two for his particular brand of documentary filmmaking (which really cant be called a documentary when you look at it) but there are better ways than this.
TV Maven - I'm going to go out on a limb, here. JJ, a reminder, the film satire genre didn't always suck, and these guys practically INVENTED it. If anyone can pull this off, and not end up with another Scary Movie sequel, it's the creators of Airplane!
Flash of Genius (Limited) - Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' (Greg Kinnear) long battle with the U.S. automobile industry, Flash of Genius tells the tale of one man whose fight to receive recognition for his ingenuity would come at a heavy price. But this determined engineer refused to be silenced, and he took on the corporate titans in a battle that nobody thought he could win.
JJ - Yes. I like Greg and I like stories where the person that did all the work fights to get the credit for doing so. I like windshield wipers as well.
Judge - It looks promising. I'd see it.
TV Maven - Yeah, yeah, it looks like it could be good, BUT...is our culture now so bankrupt that the best we can do for heroes is the guy who invented FU*KING windshield wipers? What, was Orville Redenbacher not available. C'mon Greg... even Mr.. Whipple would have been something...
Rachel Getting Married(Limited) - a contemporary "drama with an aggressive sense of humor" about the return of an estranged daughter to the family home for her sister's wedding.
JJ - Yes. I enjoy tragic stories that turn around in the end. And I like Ann. Hopefully she’ll be believable as a “villain” of sorts. She’s a little kindhearted, which could be why she would pick to do something with a character as damaging as this one.
Judge - Trying to make Ann Hathaway look scuzzy is just not believable. She's just too cute and perfect and typecast as cute and perfect in everything she's done. Also, is the entire film handheld? If so, are they going to pass out barf bags at the theater entrance? My guess is that this will be utterly forgotten by the second weekend at the box office.
TV Maven - What's with all these weird movie titles? Girl, Interrupted, Rachel Getting Married...folks, it's Debbie DOES Dallas, not Debbie DOING Dallas. If I want to sit and cry, I'll read the financial section of the news.
RocknRolla (Limited; Expands October 31) - In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, naturally attraction the attention of some of the city's scrappiest tough guys (Gerard Butler, Idris Elba) its more established underworld players (Tom Wilkinson), and others -- all of whom are looking to get rich quick.
JJ - If it’s as entertaining as the trailer and creative AND, of course got that flare I liked in Lock, stock and two Smoking Barrels then it’s going to be a big, fat, E.U. yes.
Judge - Ditto. I could go on, but JJ said it best. I'll see it, but it better not disappoint.
TV Maven - I literally have nothing to say about this.
Body of Lies - CIA operative Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation - and his life - on the line.
JJ - Crowe and DiCaprio and the writer of the Departed. If this film is similar to the Departed then it’s worth my time. I did not like all of the Departed but the end made me like all of it more. It was crazy.
JJ - Looks thoroughly entertaining. I enjoy movies that are fantastical in nature. Hopefully it can deliver the excitement that it gives via the trailer. Nice tagline with the “Lights Out”. Fun. Oddly. Judge - I know nothing about this, other than what I saw in the trailer. Based on that alone, It looks good. I will be checking this one out.
TV Maven - Hey, they should invite all those blind guys from the other movie! They won't care if it's dark. Cue Riddick....
October 17 (Friday)
Max Payne - Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent (Wahlberg) whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin (Kunis) out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
JJ - Looks interesting until the tiresome Devil storyline rears its ugly head. Uhm….meh.
TV Maven - I think the title says it all to those who subject themselves to a "Marky-Mark" action film whose plot is based on a video game.
The Secret Life of Bees
W. - A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush, directed by Oliver Stone.JJ - A George Bush story while he’s still in office. Interesting. I want to know what the White House has to say about that. I’ll know what I’ll have to say after I go and view the film. Yeah-yeah.
Judge - I was a bit concerned when I first heard that Josh Brolin was going to play Bush, but the trailer looks like its got Oliver Stone's typical style and it will be good to see the side of El presidente that they try very hard not to show us. This one is going to win the weekend on hype alone.
TV Maven - I can't even look at the real one without wanting to vomit.
JJ - HA.HA.HA.HA. Yes. Yes I’m seeing this. Love how they show IM-ing. Pretty clever. Plus they have one of my favorite actors James Marsden. Love the Amish bit in the trailer. Good times.
Judge - No. Stupid, pointless and most-like your typical teenage T&A flick. It will be popular, but not for any real reasons.
He's Just Not That Into You - and I’m not into this movie nor the book. Women.
Judge - Damn, you took my line!
TV Maven - Self-help crap book made into a movie? What's next? Men are From Mars starring Tom Cruise?!
High School Musical 3: Senior Year - As seniors in high school ,Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future
JJ - I’ve never seen the first two and I find it interesting that they are releasing the third to movie screens. Yes I understand why, I just still find it interesting. Wonder if that was their plan all along. Hook ‘em and gouge ‘em.
Judge - I'd rather watch a Friedberg and Seltzer movie on repeat. Hey, now that they are seniors, does this mean that audiences are going to be tortured with "College Musical"?? God help us all.
TV Maven - I'll admit, it's become much easier to picture Vanessa Hudgins naked, but I can do that from the comfort of my own home, without the wretched music.
JJ - Edward Norton always = Yes.
Judge - Maybe.
JJ - I saw (har har) the first IV so I’ll be seeing this one. Yes they can be a bit over the top but the whole reason in liking them at all is because of the morbid morality of it all. I also am interested in how they continue this with the main baddy dead.
Judge - Its a gore flick. Lots of gore. Gorey gorey gore. Oh and maybe a nude scene thrown in for good measure. Pass.
TV Maven - Gosh, hope they don't run this franchise into the ground. Oh, wait...look how well Friday The 13th part 5 did...or Nightmare on Elm Street....or Star Trek....or...well, you get it. Countdown to Saw: the 'Re-boot' in five...four....three...
Changeling (Limited; Expands October 31) - A woman's kidnapped son is returned, but soon she suspects it is not really her son that came back.
JJ - WOW….Angelina Jolie and Clint Eastwood movie! Dude…interesting combo there. And the trailer is so well done that I’m hooked.
Judge - OK, I'm in. I'll check this one out. It also stars John Malkovich, so thats a strong selling point.
TV Maven - I'd watch Angelina Jolie in Gilli. Seriously...nice job, God.
Passengers (Limited) - A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.
JJ - The trailer is interesting but the execution of the entire thing comes off a little boring, as in they took all the exciting parts and pasted them together to form something wowing while it’s not really at all. It’s a maybe not for me.
Judge - psycho-thriller. Bah.
TV Maven - Final Destination meets Analyze This. Yeesh...
October 31 (Halloween)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno - Lifelong platonic friends Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) look to solve their respective cashflow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
JJ - The title sounds funny and the actors who are in it make it sound funnier and even though I think movies that use sex a lot are stupid….there are always the exception of those that can use it and make it funny. Hopefully. I have walked out of bad movies before. I can do it again.
Judge - One of the things I like about Kevin Smith's films is the fact that he spends a considerable amount of time trying to make the dialog interesting and amusing in its own right. I like the idea of this movie and the trailer makes it look hilarious. Although it has what seems to be a fairly over-used premise behind it, the subject matter could make this a big hit.
TV Maven - OVERUSED PREMISE?! I defy you to name one film in the history of everything that featured this premise (all of it...not just the guy-girl thing)
What Just Happened? (Limited) - A comedy about two nail-biting, back-stabbing, roller-coaster weeks in the world of a middle-aged Hollywood producer -- as he tries to juggle an actual life with an outrageous series of crises in his day job.
JJ - When a film parodies Hollywood it starts off on a good foot. This one seems to do that within the trailer. I’m interested in seeing more. Interested is the keyword, because I could also be interested in not seeing it. It goes either way.
Judge - DeNiro, Bruce Willis, Sean Penn, John Turturro, Katherine Keener, and Stanley Tucci. That is a great cast. However, DeNiro is not known for doing particularly funny films. He aint much of a comedian, but his star power is still strong enough to make this the box office hit when it opens.
TV Maven - Ever see "The Player?" Inside jokes aren't funny if you aren't on the inside. Don't believe me? Watch Ocean's Twelve.
November 7 (Friday)
Role Models - Wild behavior forces a pair of energy drink reps (Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott) to enroll in a Big Brother program.
JJ - Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott are paired up in a comedy about being role models to crazed boys. Fun times. It looks like it could be hilarious if it stays within the good humor and doesn’t venture into the over done humor of who can be grosser. I’m sort of sick of those kinds of rated R movie humor.
Judge - Oh goody - kids punching a guy in the balls. THAT's never been done before. And Sean William Scott playing a douchebag. Typecast, or art imitating life?
TV Maven - Paul Rudd, in my opinion, is going the way of Ryan Reynolds...great potential, shitty choice of projects. (Ryan ruled in Two Guys and a Girl...)
JJ - It looks funny like oh ha. I saw the first one and it was alright. I might risk seeing this one if I’m up to only laughing like this oh ha. Plus it’s no Disney, that’s for sure.
Judge - Blah. Yet another zany animated comedy. The kids will love it, the parents will buy all the toys, the studios will bathe in money. Same old, same old.
TV Maven - I have a 6-year-old, so this may be the only movie I see this fall.
Repo! The Genetic Opera - Set in the not-so-distant future, the production tells the story of an epidemic of organ failures that devastates the planet, killing tens of millions. As scientists feverishly make plans for a massive organ harvest program, a multi-billion dollar biotech company called GeneCo begins to manufacture salvation- for a price- offering simple payment plans to those lacking the necessary funds to purchase new body parts outright. But all financed organs are subject to default procedures, including repossession at the hand of the notorious organ repo men.
JJ - This looks bloody freakin’ good. A rock Opera about a man that repossesses transplants. How could it not? Creative, crafty and by the producers of Saw. How bloody better could you get?
Judge - OK, get past the fact that its a musical. Get past the fact that it has Paris Hilton trying to sing. Get past the quick, flashy cuts of the trailer and the obvious camp feel to the whole thing set in the over-used Blade Runner-like post-apocalypatic America. What you are left with is some kick ass music, great looking gothic visuals and what might actually be something remotely resembling entertainment. If it can deliver like the trailer promises, this will be a hit.
TV Maven - Music-slash...well slashing... I guess. Believe it or not, it's been done. See Sweeny Todd instead.
Soul Men - Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends (Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac) agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
JJ - Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson in a comedy. Nice paring. Will this get the treatment of more money because of a recently dead actor is in it? I watched the trailer and felt a little sad seeing someone that was most likely well loved by many making me laugh. It seems to be a good movie and I’m willing to give it a go.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Limited) - Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
November 14 (Friday)
Quantum of Solace - Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal.
Bolt - When the canine star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet -- a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions, Bolt discovers he doesn't need superpowers to be a hero.
TV Maven -Ditto on Robert Downey Junior. He got hosed by the Academy for Chaplin. I smell a "make-up" Oscar.
JJ - Uhm…vampire movie? Wow. I like Blade. But mainly that like was because he was a Marvel Character. I don’t know about this one. It looks cheesy in a way. Too much is going on this weekend to bother with it. This is a maybe on the no side.
TV Maven - Vampire movies suck. (except Lost Boys)
November 26 (Wednesday)
Australia -Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
JJ - Baz Luhrmann’s film…this is a big YES from me. Maybe Nichole Kidman will show that she’s worth the amount of money she receives. This movie looks really good. Excited.
JJ - Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn in a comedy about visiting four divorced parents sound pretty funny in concept. But without seeing a trailer I can’t totally state if it’s willing to be seen or not. From that premise it sounds funny to me. I miss Reese so I might just see it to see her.
Gus Van Sant's Milk - Gay-rights icon Harvey Milk (1930-1978) was an activist and politician, and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in America; in 1977, he was voted to the city supervisors' board of San Francisco. The following year, both he and the city's mayor George Moscone were shot to death by another city supervisor, Dan White. Mr. Milk was previously the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary feature "The Times of Harvey Milk," but "Milk" is the first non-documentary feature to explore the man's life and career. "Milk" is being filmed on location in San Francisco.
JJ - A gay mayor and his lover. Well sorry, first gay mayor. Maybe. I saw an interview with James Franco and he was pretty funny about what went on in the film and he’s a pretty cool actor, but I don’t know. I don’t need to see full frontal nudity (cause there is) of a male. It’s just not on my list of things I need to see in a film. I might see this film. It’s a Maybe on the yes side.
Transporter 3 - same story as the last two Transporters.
November 28 (Friday)
Slumdog Millionaire - The story of how impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik became a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?" -- an endeavor made without prize money in mind, rather, an effort to prove his love for his friend Latika, who is an ardent fan of the show.
JJ - There is no trailer, as of yet, and the reviews have been off the charts because it was part of a film festival. Based on what I have read it seems pretty good and something that was not expected. Being a film about a guy who wants to impress a girl on a show that’s the India version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” sort of does have sleeper hit written between the lines.
Judge - Based on the synopsis alone, I am going to the beach.
December 5 (Friday)
Frost/Nixon - A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
Judge - I like Ron Howard stuff because he takes his time and really cares about what he is producing. The trailer made this look good, but its hard to see Frank Langella as Nixon.
Judge - I dont know any of them. The comic sucks. Fanboys be damned. Its another lame sequel. Next.
TV Maven - Once again, the title describes the experience.
The Day the Earth Stood Still - Remake of the 1951 classic in which aliens come to earth and warn us to live in peace or be destroyed.
TV Maven - So, if everything as immobile as Keanau Reeve's face, does that make him a good actor in this?
Defiance - Three Jewish brothers (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell) escape from Nazi-occupied Poland into the Belarussian forest, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and others in danger.
Judge - Looks good, with some decent action and a solid story. Maybe.
The Brothers Bloom - The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.
Yes Man - A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year. Based on the memoir by Danny Wallace.
TV Maven - Uhhh...no, thanks.
December 25 (Christmas Day)
Bedtime Stories -
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald in which a man starts aging backwards.
Judge - Perfectly timed to take advantage of soft hearts around Christmas, this one will be a huge hit, although I dont think its particularly memorable in any way.
Marley & Me - Based on the memoirs of John Grogan, this comedy is about the influence of his dog on his family.
Frank Miller's The Spirit - Adapted from the comic strip, The Spirit is a action-adventure-romance. It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit's beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. The Spirit tracks this cold-hearted killer from Central City’s rundown warehouses, to the damp catacombs, to the windswept waterfront ... All the while facing a bevy of beautiful women who either want to seduce, love or kill our masked crusader. Surrounding him at every turn are Ellen Dolan, the whip-smart girl-next-door; Silken Floss, a punk secretary and frigid vixen; Plaster of Paris, a murderous French nightclub dancer; Lorelei, a phantom siren; and Morgenstern, a sexy young cop.
JJ - One of the best trailers I’ve seen all year. It’s purely wowing. One might not see the film but they should just witness the trailer. It’s another comic book movie, but not a superhero movie. It looks very awesome and of course should remind people of Sin City based solely on the look of the film. I’m going to see this one, for sure.
Revolutionary Road -A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Judge- You can bet your last dime that every critic, every article, every TV special...anything and everything about this film is going to mention the Leo/ Kate thing. OK, we all know they were both in Titanic. Wonderful. Now move on. As far as this movie goes, it sounds interesting. But if that is the best it can muster, My heart will go on without ever seeing these two together again.
TV Maven - Leonardo and Kate in another "who's prettier" contest. I'd rather be arranging deck chairs on the...well...you know....
Valkyrie - During World War II, the German Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is severely wounded in Africa and returns home to Nazi Germany. Stauffenberg joins the German Resistance and plans Operation Valkyrie, a plot that would assassinate Germany's Nazi Führer Adolf Hitler and replace him with a shadow government. Stauffenberg finds himself taking on not only the responsibility of leading the coup, but also the task to assassinate Hitler himself.
JJ - This might bring Tom Cruise back the glory he use to have as an Actor. I think that he’s a great actor, but a crazy person. Here’s another WWII movie (this makes three this year--or so I count). This is about a SS man who decides to create a plan to assassinate Hitler. I think this is a good film because it will show (hopefully) that not all of those who were part of the SS were vile. I like how the trailer said “Director of X-Men.” Ha. I’ll see this one.
Judge - The production was plagued with setbacks but I think it might be a good film despite Tommy boy. I'll see it, but I wont like him in it.
TV Maven - Tom Cruise is returned to us by Xeno in time to create this historical film. hell, blow up some Nazis and I'm good.