Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Micah World Fall Movie Preview
Ah, the fall movie slate. Forgotten are summer's brainless action movies and a new crop of respectable, finely-crafted, Oscar-worthy dramas are ushered in. Too bad I don't feel compelled to see any of the ones that I've read up on. But there are some bright spots that will get me to the multiplex. In order of release:
Forever Strong (September 26): Has there ever been a rugby movie before? Maybe Sean "Rudy" Astin can do for the sport what he did for football. And hobbits.
How To Lose Friends & Alienate People (October 3): I know nothing more about this movie other than the fact that Simon Pegg is the lead. And that's enough for me.
RocknRolla (October 8): If this latest Guy Ritchie gangster flick is half as good as Snatch or Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, then...it'll be pretty good.
Max Payne (October 17): Video game movies have a tendency to suck. Hard. I'm not sure why I'm somewhat optimistic about this one. Maybe it's because the source material played out like a film in the first place.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (October 31): I'm a sucker for Kevin Smith movies (yet I hate Kevin Smith fans; go figure), so this is a no-brainer. This one sounds like fun for the whole family!
Quantum of Solace (November 7): I'll admit that I doubted that Daniel Craig could fill 007's shoes (and I still don't think he was the best choice), but Casino Royale was great. Sure, I miss the snappy one-liners of the previous Bond movies, but this new one doesn't appear to feature Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist, so I'll call it a wash. Oh, and for the record, I think that it has one crappy title.
Role Models (November 14): Paul Rudd! Stifler! Written and directed by "The State" alums!
Four Christmases (November 26): Okay, so Vince Vaughn's last holiday movie (Fred Claus) wasn't all that great. But I'm willing to give him another shot, since this one's geared toward grown ups.