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This Week in Movies – 2/2/09

In Theaters:

  • Coraline – Kids or no kids, watch the trailer and tell me you don’t want to watch this movie. Watch it in 3-D if you can.
  • He’s Just Not that Into You – It’s got some people I like and some people I despise. I’m going to go with the rules of basic arithmetic on this one. Positives mixed with negatives usually result in disaster. It’s science. Plus, it’s a chick flick based on a self-help book. You do the math.
  • The Pink Panther 2 – Yes, they made another one. No, you shouldn’t see it. Watch the originals if you really want some Pink Panther.
  • Push – People with super powers are trying to save the world while other people are trying to systematically eliminate them. This idea was original at one time. Now is not that time.

On Video:

  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – Talking zoo animals. If you liked the first one, you’ll probably like this one. The penguins are funny, I’ll give you that much.
  • The Secret Life of Bees – Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, and Jennifer Hudson play with bees. Maybe that’s why the bee population is dwindling, Dakota Fanning got to them. Based on a book that was supposed to be good. MegRuth wants to see it.
  • Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – Michael Cera cavorts around New York City. It’s in the queue. I’ll let you know … someday. In other news, if you click the repeat button, you too can have an infinite playlist.
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno – Kevin Smith’s latest starring Seth Rogen. Look, the title pretty much says it all. Plus, it’s a Kevin Smith movie, so you know it’s going to be funny and inappropriate.
  • Your Brother

    “I'm going to go with the rules of basic arithmetic on this one. Positives mixed with negatives usually result in disaster. It’s science.” -What?! Is it arithmetic or chemistry you're talking about? Arithmetic – positives and negatives cancel each other out and neutralize each other. Science – I imagine you mean chemistry where sometimes they can result in chemical reactions, or they stick together and become stronger, or they also neutralize each other. I guess that's why you didn't stick with a science or math major in college, but since you did major in film, make sure your analogies are consistent!

  • Your Brother

    “I'm going to go with the rules of basic arithmetic on this one. Positives mixed with negatives usually result in disaster. It’s science.” -What?! Is it arithmetic or chemistry you're talking about? Arithmetic – positives and negatives cancel each other out and neutralize each other. Science – I imagine you mean chemistry where sometimes they can result in chemical reactions, or they stick together and become stronger, or they also neutralize each other. I guess that's why you didn't stick with a science or math major in college, but since you did major in film, make sure your analogies are consistent!