Friday, December 17, 2010

Trailer Trash: The December 17th Quickie

Looks like we're in for another mix of major and limited releases stargazers and you know what? I couldn't care less! Why would I care about these when Black Swan finally opens here today! My plans are already made; I know what size popcorn and drink I'll be buying and how many napkins I'll need to wipe up the mess (from the treats, of course!). One better, The Fighter also expanded to my area, which means my Sunday movie schedule is also shaping up nicely.

For those of you who have already been privy to those films, here's the newest offerings from the pipeline, three major and two limited, a la  IMDb.

Tron: Legacy I was stoked about this movie the first fifty or so times I saw the trailer. I even overlooked the so-so special effects used to make Bridges twenty-eight years younger because this looked thrilling. Then I discovered I couldn't watch the original because Disney is withholding it for fear it will ruin the sequel's box office. Oh well, Mouse House, you just lost my ticket.

Verdict: It's Friday, I Don't Want to be Alone.

How Do You Know Lucky for this movie it stars Paul Rudd or else this lazy-ass poster would've been reason enough to avoid at all cost. My fascination with Mr. Rudd aside, this film draws me like a moth to a flame. Though Nicholson, Wilson, or Witherspoon wouldn't usually be enough of a draw for me, the combined charismatic force of this quartet is irresistible. I predict it's this year's It's Complicated. 

Verdict: Moist With Antici...Pation!

Yogi Bear  You don't have to be smarter than the average bear to know this project should have been euthanized before it mauled the memory of yet another childhood classic. Dan Aykroyd should have known better after seeing Bill Murray stomp down the Garfield path. Parents will be looking for kid-friendly fare to shove kids in while they finish their holiday shopping, but that's no excuse for a studio to subject folks to this travesty.

Verdict: Exercise the Right to Cinematic Celibacy.

Rabbit Hole (limited) Damned if this doesn't look like the cheery, feel-good film everyone needs during the holidays! I was being sarcastic in case you were wondering. Kidman and Eckhart will undoubtedly deliver phenomenal performances, but I can think of a dozen other films I'd rather watch instead of an emotionally-fueled drama right about now. Catch you in the NFQ!

Verdict: It's Friday, I Don't Want to be Alone.

Casino Jack (limited) Ooh, another film that reminds Americans of how crooked and shifty the inner workings of our government is. Like Rabbit Hole, I'm certain Spacey and Pepper will deliver excellent performances as soulless lobbyists, and also like Rabbit Hole, I am in no rush of paying to see this story.

Verdict: It's Friday, I Don't Want to be Alone.

The long awaited FMK Friday results are just around the corner along with a brand new match-up. Come back soon!

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  1. TRON" Legacy is good. My review:

    Disney is withholding the original? At least we will get a new edition of the film when TRON:Legacy is released on DVD.

  2. That was the rumor I heard. Reportedly after a summer screening at the park, the audience found the original so laughable they worried no one would go see Legacy. Whatevs. It was an effects heavy movie from the 80s, it's bound to be laughable - doesn't mean the new version is.

    I'm nearly ready to see it again. Maybe your review will bring me over the edge.