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July Movie Lilies

Posted by missemmamm on July 9, 2010

Yes, I’m a week late on this but it turns out that the only things that came out last week were vampire trash and M. Night Shyamalan’s wet dream so it’s nothing I would have highlighted anyway.

Grease-7/08 (Limited)

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You know Grease. As a child it’s that really awesome movie with the fun singing and a hot, young John Travolta. As an adult it’s not quite the same. This is a re-release sing along. Apparently they think it will go over with today’s teens because of their love of High School Musical and Glee (yuck! on both counts). I saw Grease on the big screen during the 1998 re-release. Oh, who am I kidding? If we were actually getting it here I’d go see it again. Side Note: Musical teachers love to have kids perform songs from this but change the words because they are “offensive” (okay, pussy wagon is a bit offensive for 11 year olds but changing art is fucked up). My sister encountered this as a pre-teen in show choir. It was also spoofed on an episode of SNL hosted by Christopher Walken.

Predators-7/09
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Predators is another one of these movies that is a sequel/remake/reimagining thing. I’m sure you know by now that Predators are some freaky ass aliens. I’ve seen some of the Predator movies and I’m not a big fan. They’re okay but I’m not going out of my way to see them. I really don’t get the commercials/trailers for this that try to avoid showing the Predator. It’s not like a whole new character we’ve never seen. C’mon on. The film stars Adrien Brody (yum), Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo and Topher Grace (who I haven’t seen in any ads?). It was directed by Nimrod Antal who also did Armored and Vacancy (ugh).

The Kids Are All Right-7/09

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The plot is that the daughter of a lesbian couple wants to find her dad (I mean sperm donor). This looks like the type needlessly dramatic movie I usually avoid except Annette Bening is playing one of the moms. I just think she is a fantastic actress. So I will eventually rent it. Julianne Moore is the other mom. Of course she’s a good actress but I feel like so many of her flicks are hit or miss. Mark Ruffalo is the sperm donor. I used to ogle him but this is not an oglable (invented word) role. The daughter is Mia Wasikowska who recently played Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice-7/16
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This is a Disney flick that should appeal to the 13 year old boys out there. Nic Cage plays a sorcerer who takes Jay Baruchel under his wing as his apprentice and they fight a bunch of CGI generated dangers. This is obviously a part of some contract Cage has with Disney that probably includes The National Treasure movies. You know, he needs the money. It looks okay but major things about this movie bother me. In any other movie like this the main “boy” would be in his teens. Baruchel is 28. If I were casting it I would have picked someone who was 16 or 17. Then you have Alfred Molina playing a villain. Molina doesn’t scare me at all. I didn’t understand when they put him in Spider-Man 2 and I don’t get it here either. When he comes out in his elaborate costumes trying to strike fear into one’s heart I feel like he should be stepping onto a stage to lip synch a song. Yes, he looks like a big drag queen. I like drag queens but they don’t scare me. As usual, Nic Cage is somehow hot despite his strange hair.

Inception-7/16
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This is the 2nd really cool looking mind bending flick from Leonardo DiCaprio this year. The film is about people who go into your dreams and steal your secrets. It looks deliciously trippy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Kem Watanbe, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine and Lukas Hass are also in the cast. Even the promo they are doing for the flick is killer. Go here to watch the trailer.

Salt-7/23
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Salt is about a CIA officer (Angelina Jolie) who may or may not be a Russian spy. Do we even care anymore? I would have been all over something like this in 2000 but can you really even look at Jolie anymore without thinking about her crazy approach to mothering? I prefer the sexual cutter.

Life During Wartime-7/23
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Plot from IMDB: “Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in a war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.” I am a fan of Todd Solondz’s films. I’m not really sure what this movie is about but I’m sure I will rent it and figure that out in the future. The cast includes Allison Janney, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, Gaby Hoffman and Chris Marquette.


Dinner for Schmucks
-7/30
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This is the July released that I am super-psyched about. It’s a comedy about a succesful group who meet to have dinner parties and see who can invite the biggest idiot like the non-sexual version of a dogfight. The cast includes Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis, Ron Livingston and Bruce Greenwood. This is a remake of the 1998 French film The Dinner Game which I have seen a few times since my sister owns it. The Dinner Game was very funny and starred Thierry Lhermitte, whose name I wouldn’t recognize but whose face I always do. Dinner for Schmucks looks fantastic. They’ve been playing the trailer here for months but I still laugh everytime. I was a little worried that they put everything good in the trailer but I saw a commercial earlier with some other funny bits so I’m hoping it’s gonna be as awesome as I expect. It was directed by Jay Roach who did the Meet The Parents movies (ew) and The Austin Powers movies (cool). Go here to watch the trailer.

The Extra Man-7/30 (Limited)
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Kevin Kline is an old, misogynistic, gigolo who speaks like an Oscar Wilde character. Paul Dano (The Girl Next Door) is the young guy who is finding himself and is fascinated with Kline. John C. Reilly and Katie Holmes co-star. I’ll be renting this when it trickles down to Blu-Ray since it’s only opening in NY & LA.

Get Low-7/30 (Limited)
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Robert Duvall is a hermit who wants to throw a funeral party. It’s a funeral that you have while you are alive. It looks pretty interesting. The cast includes Billy Murray, Sissy Spacek, Gerald McRaney and Lucas Black.

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore-7/30

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I would normally ignore this lame children’s sequel but I must mention how strange it is. First of all the title is an homage to the often parodied James Bond character Pussy Galore which would be weird enough. I’ve been seeing parts of the commercial though and it’s got some strange ass shit in it like a cat unzipping itself from a dog suit. Just look at the posters. I’m pretty sure if I was a little kid I would get “3D” nightmares from this. As if I wasn’t already afraid of the future from listening to the woes of the youth of America every night. If this is what little tiny kids want to watch I’m pretty sure we’re all fucked.

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June Movie Bugs

Posted by missemmamm on June 4, 2010

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This is the Forgetting Sarah Marshall spin off. Russell Brand reprises his role as rocker Aldous Snow while Jonah Hill plays a completely new character. Snow has went back to his old ways and Hill has to go retrieve him. I’ve thought Hill was funny since his appearance as the guy buying platforms in 40 Year Old Virgin. All of the clips and trailers for this crack me up even the 3rd or 4th time. I’ll be checking this out this weekend.

Splice-06/04
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Splice stars Sarah Polly and Adrian Brody. This looks like a pretty cool scifi flick. It looks a bit like a darker Species except instead of raising an alien it’s a new type of human. Reviews have been good.

Marmaduke-06/04

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This is a live action movie based on the comic strip. The strip is sometimes funny. I love that they had Owen Wilson voice Marmaduke. The always awesome Judy Greer costars. Plus there are a ton of other actors supplying voices. I’ll be renting this one. You can check out the trailer here.

Ondine-06/04
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I love Colin Farrell but the trailers I’ve seen for this were hella boring. Plot (from IMDB.com): “The story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a mermaid.” Stephen Rea costars.

Finding Bliss-06/04 (Limited)
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I hadn’t heard about this until I started putting this post together. Leelee Sobieski stars as a wannabe filmmaker in this comedy. She inadvertently gets involved in a porn and decides to shoot her own movie at night. Jamie Kennedy, Denise Richards and Kristen Johnston costar. This looks like it has the potential to be pretty funny.

The Killers-06/04
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This is the new action romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. Before I wasn’t sure but after seeing the nonstop TVs ads I’ve decided this will suck. You can view the trailer here.

The A-Team-06/11
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This is the big screen remake of the TV series of the same name. I’m not gonna lie, I’m all over this movie because Bradley Cooper looks hot in it. It looks like it could be a fun flick. Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson costar.

The Karate Kid-06/11
I have no interest in any of the Karate Kid movies. Just restating my opinion that Will Smith will use this movie to boost his son, Jaden Smith (the lead), to stardom. Obviously Smith knows what he’s doing when it comes to making careers.


Toy Story 3
-06/18
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Plot (from IMDB.com): “Woody (Hanks), Buzz (Allen), and the rest of their toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, departs for college.” I think this one looks like it could be pretty good if you’re a fan of the Toy Story movies (I was). As usual, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen star.

Jonah Hex-06/18
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This adaptation of a comic books stars Josh Brolin as the disfigured bounty hunter. John Malkovich costars. This adventure film looks like a good time. I’m a fan of Brolin but I get the feeling that he was picked because even though he’s been acting for 25 years many people on the street wouldn’t recognize him. That has to be awkward. Even if this looked bad I’d be jazzed about it, just look at Megan Fox in it. Go here to see the trailer. You can download the poster and wallpapers at the official site. Set photos are from megansafox.com. I highly recommend this site as an up to date resource for Megan Fox photos.

Cyrus-06/18 (Limited)
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This is a dark comedy that stars John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei as a new couple. Jonah Hill plays Tomei’s needy son. Go watch the trailer here.

Grown Ups-06/25
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If I had only seen the cast and not any trailers for this I’d probably think it was gonna be amazing. It’s a comedy about old friends who reunite starring a ton of SNL actors: David Spade, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Maya Rudolph, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows and Norm MacDonald. The results don’t look that hot though. On Spade’s twitter it sounded like they had a ball filming it but that shouldn’t be your only reason for making a movie, right? I’ll probably check it out while it’s in theaters just because I love Spade.


Knight and Day
-06/25
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Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz star in this action film about a woman getting pulled into an adventure with a spy. No you aren’t seeing double, there are big similarities between this and the previously mentioned The Killers movie. Peter Sarsgaard (who I love!) costars. This looks like it could have been fun years ago, like before we knew Cruise was insane.

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