Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Movie Releases for the Weekend on 3.20.09

1) Knowing

- some may laugh, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting this film since it was first announced. No not because Nic Cage is in it (he sucks), but rather because this is the latest film from directory Alex Proyas, who has made two films I love, 1994’s Crow and the criminally underrated 1998 Dark City. This one stars Nic Cage whose son discovers an artifact that is able to predict many of the catastrophes going on in the world and it seems like one event is fast approaching that may mean the end of civilization. Yeah it sounds stupid but the trailers actually look pretty damn good.

2) Duplicity

- this looks like a more espionage based Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Here Julia Roberts and Clive Owen play off one another as two competing corporate spies who see a chance to retire by stealing a lot of money and most work together in order to succeed. Honestly, I’m not sure if this one’s going to be any good, but it has a hot cast so who cares right?

3) I Love You, Man

- a story of the highest form of bro-mance, this one stars Paul Rudd as a man who has no male friends and must find one to be the best man at his wedding. I mean Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. What more do you need? Oh Lou Ferrigno’s in it too and he’s constantly called the Hulk. Have they finally cancelled that stupid bro-mance reality show on MTV about guys who want to be best buds with some douchebag? That shows more homoerotic than Brokeback.

4) Sin Nombre

- this is getting a fast release since it just premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. This is the story of two youths, one a young Honduran girl and the other a member of a brutal inner city gang who dream of better lives and meet one fateful day on a freight train bound for the US. I’ve read reviews of this and it sounds fantastic, with many calling it a love story thriller. Can’t wait to see this one.

5) The Great Buck Howard

- this one should be called My Two Hanks, which sounds like a fantastic movie to me, but anyway, this one stars Colin Hanks, a law school dropout who becomes the producer of a has-been magician (played by John Malkovich) much to the dismay of his father (played by Tom Hanks). A feel good movie from last year’s Sundance Film Festival, this one looks like it could be quite good.

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