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This Week in Movies – 3/24/08

In Theaters:

  • 21 – Kevin Spacey leads a bunch of MIT geniuses to Las Vegas to beat the house. Loosely based on a true story. Looks interesting. Travers liked it. Plus, I have a friend that PA’d for it. I know people.
  • Run, Fatboy, Run – On the plus side, Simon Pegg’s in the lead. On the minus side, it’s directed by Ross . On the plus side, the trailers are mildly humorous. On the minus side, they first started playing over a year ago and haven’t changed much. I’m conflicted.
  • Stop-Loss – Ryan Phillipe goes to Iraq. Ryan Phillipe comes back, still just as pretty as when he left. Ryan Phillipe’s tour gets extended. Ryan Phillipe doesn’t want to go back. I don’t blame him, but this movie sounds a little too preachy. Plus, most of the soldiers I know would never stay home while their buddies went back out for their extended tour. Not saying it’s right or wrong, just saying I doubt the accuracy of this story.
  • Superhero Movie – Another lame movie trying to make a buck off of every pop culture reference they can possibly cram into a movie. Look people, if we stop watching this crap, they’ll stop making it. Save yourself some money and go rent a real satire, like Shaun of the Dead , or Hot Fuzz , or Dr Strangelove or even Airplane for that matter. Otherwise, we’re going to be plagued with broadcast premieres of these things on Comedy Central for the rest of our pathetic lives.

On Video:

  • The Mist – Another crappy horror remake. Please, make them stop!
  • The Kite Runner – A lot of people had issues with the changes from the book. Muslim extremists had issues with a rape scene. I thought it was pretty well done … the movie, not the rape scene … not that the rape scene wasn’t well shot … I mean I just never thought much about that scene … I mean the quality of the scene, not the scene itself … not that a scene like that should even be analyzed critically … I mean … crap.
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story – Patrick Fugit finds out that Purgatory for suicide victims is almost exactly like real life. I haven’t seen this, but I can almost guarantee I will own it some day. Watch it.