Thursday, March 22, 2007

This Weekend


In terms of films that are coming out, nothing looks the impressive. Looks like another week to knock out a few more beers before I hit 600 varieties instead.

I'd almost see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or *ahem* TMNT, because they were my second favorite cartoon/action figures behind The "Real" Ghostbusters, but sorry, I'm 23 and I don't plan on going into a theater to see a children's movie. The same goes for the Transformers movie, of which even if I was intrested, is directed by uber-hack Michael Bay and stars Shia LaBeouf, who only pretty much can thank every acting job he's had for the past years on Steven Spielberg (through the connection with DreamWorks SKG). How he's blackmailed Spielberg I'll probably never know.

Reign over Me - Isn't it a few years too late to jump on the "9/11" bandwaggon? I mean no offense to anyone hurt in the terrorist attacks that day, but I would have figured these sort of sappy, look-how-great-life-can-be would have been over and done with.

Shooter - So Mark Wahlberg has this one in the can before the Oscar nod. Couldn't hire John Cena?

The Hills Have Eyes II - A sequel to a horror film? Who would have thought? Not going to even wait for the DVD.

There are a few other films coming out, The Last Mimzy among others. I've yet to see 300, and probably won't until its on DVD, as there's no one left to see it with that either hasn't seen it, or doesn't really want to see it again. I can't blame them, a ticket is worth two beers at the bar.


In television this weekend, I'm looking forward to the Series finale of the ever wonderful Rome, and the season finale of Battlestar Galactica. Look for a review of both come Sunday and early next week.


Matt Ramone said...

The Shooter was based on a Stephen Hunter novel, and I half hoped he would review it in the Post, just to see if he would pan it while writing 2,000 words about the subtext, as is his wont. (See his review of My Super Ex-Girlfriend, a movie that warrented no more than 200-400 words consideration, and which got the doctoral thesis review from Hunter, despite the fact that he panned it.)

Chris said...

Hunter instead decided to write about 5,000 words on how much better 300 would have been given "perfect" choices he could have made with actors and crew who have not been living on this Earth for over 2 decades.