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May Movie Flowers

Posted by missemmamm on May 6, 2010

Iron Man 2-5/7

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In this sequel to 2008’s Iron Man Tony Stark fights some other people who also wear metal outfits. Or some jazz like that. As big budget blockbusters go this looks pretty cool. I love the cast: Robert Downey Jr. (of course), Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Saumel L. Jackson, Paul Bettany & Garry Shandling. However I had to watch the 1st movie about 3 times before I got through it because I kept falling asleep. So I think I’ll wait for the Blu-ray. The posters are awesome though. P.S. This is already out and making bank in the UK.
Bonus: Follow director Jon Favreau on twitter.

Robin Hood-5/14

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Robin Hood is an action retelling of the story by director Ridley Scott starring Russell Crowe. Scott has directed Crowe in a lot of movies including Gladiator so many expect this to be very good. I’ve loved Crowe for years & it looks interesting so I’ll be at the theater opening weekend for this one.

Letters to Juliet-5/14

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Amanda Seyfried stars in what looks to be your average formulaic romantic comedy. The film was actually filmed partially in Italy. This will be a rental for me.

Just Wright-5/14

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From IMDB: A physical therapist (Queen Latifah) falls for the basketball player (Common) she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury. I’m not sure on this one. The plot makes me want to watch Love & Basketball again.

MacGruber-5/21

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As a huge SNL fan, you’re probably not surprised that I’ve been flipping out over awesome this movie looks. Plus Val Kilmer (with pony tail) is playing the villain. Just awesome. Go here to watch the SNL sketches.

Holy Rollers-5/21

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I’m not really a fan of Jesse Eisenberg but this film about a drug dealing Jewish guy who dresses like a rabbi is sort of intriguing looking.

Sex and the City 2-5/27 (Thursday)

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I love, love, love Sex and the City. Many complained that the first film was depressing but I thought it was great. This one looks like over the top fun.
Bonus: Go buy Carrie and Samantha’s dresses now.

Survival of the Dead-5/28

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This is the new George Romero film which is a sequel to Diary of the Dead. I liked DOTD & thought that it was cool that Romero was trying something different. Reviews of this have been very bad but IMHO even bad zombie movies are fun. You can already watch it streaming on Amazon.
Bonus: Follow Romero on twitter.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time-5/28

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I’m not gonna lie and act like I know or care what this movie is about. I mean just look at Jake Gyllenhaal. He is super hot in this. Go here for more pics of Jake.

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April Movie Showers

Posted by missemmamm on April 12, 2010

Yes, this is super late. I meant to do this post a couple of days before April started but I got distracted with other entries and sms work.

Clash of the Titans-4/2-(This film had been pushed. It was supposed to open in March.)
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Clash of the Titans is a big budget Greek mythology flick. Of course they had to capitalize on the 3D trend. I haven’t had a chance to see it yet but the trailers blew me away. It’s been getting not so stellar reviews but I don’t care. I used to read about all of that stuff when I was in grade school. Plus it stars the super hot Sam Worthington. Those who have seen it recommend saving the extra few bucks & watching it in 2D. I’m gonna go with 3D myself though.

Date Night-4/9
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Photo is from the April 2010 Issue of Esquire

It’s Tina Fey and Steve Carell in a comedic case of mistaken identity. It features a ton of awesome supporting players including Ray Liotta (squee!), Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Kristin Wiig and Mark Ruffalo. I would have seen it this weekend if I wasn’t all booked up with work.

After.Life-04/09 (Limited)
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This is a creepy looking flick about Christina Ricci as a ghost, or something. It co-stars Liam Neeson, Justin Long and Josh Charles.

The Runaways-4/9 (opened in limited release on 3/19)
The flick about The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. It looks pretty good but we still haven’t gotten it here so I guess I’ll have to wait for the Blu Ray.

Kick-Ass-4/16

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As soon as I heard the buzz on this wannabe super hero movie I checked out the trailer…and was disappointed. It just doesn’t thrill me like it’s doing for so many others. As I’ve seen it a few more times in front of films at the theater it’s grown on me a little. I concede that it looks sort of interesting. I’m surprised that they don’t even mention Nic Cage’s name in many of the commercials. I’m a little disturbed by the fact that I’m now attracted to McLovin. Tidbits: Some people are in a huff that the little girl in the movie says cunt. It has already opened in the UK. So while working this weekend I had quite a few showtime requests calling it Kick Arse instead which amused me.

Death at a Funeral-4/16
Yes, there is funny stuff in the commercial for this comedy about a funeral that is a remake of a movie that is only 3 years old. However I get sick at the thought of a funny funeral movie because I’ve lost so many loved ones in the last few years. Believe me, a real funeral is devastating, not funny.

The Joneses-4/16 (Limited)

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This flick starring David Duchovy, Demi Moore and Gary Cole looks pretty interesting. It’s about marketing your lifestyle to people without them knowing it. It looks like it might have an unnecessary romance thrown in but it might work. I haven’t seen any commercials or trailers for this aside from stumbling across it on the IMDB.

The Losers-4/23
This looks like a fun action comedy. It stars Chris Evans, Zoe Saldana and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The Back-up Plan-4/23
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Jennifer Lopez thinks it’s still 10 years ago so she decided to put out another romantic comedy and appeared on SNL in a Smash Mouth sketch. Personally if I were hosting I wouldn’t date myself by including a sketch like that. It just reminds me of when she was on top. This might sound negative but I actually really want to see this. I’m a fan of both good and bad romantic comedies. I loved the Wedding Planner way back when but Maid in Manhattan was a let down. Plus I don’t need an excuse to see a movie that makes use of the smokin’ hot Alex O’Loughlin without a shirt. I loved him on Moonight. I prefer the long hair but I take what I can get. It’s directed by Alan Poul of the canceled show Swingtown, which I loved. Plot, who needs a plot? But seriously, it’s about a woman who meets a stud right after getting artificially inseminated. (If I had a nickel for everytime this has happened to me)

A Nightmare on Elm Street-4/30
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I was a big Freddy fan growing up but I think the magic of Freddy Krueger is embodied by Robert Englund. Many people are excited about this remake because Freddy is being played by Jackie Earle Haley whom people loved in Watchmen. It has the potential to be interesting but there’s no way it could take the place of the original.

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