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This Week in Movies – 8/11/08

In Theaters:

  • Tropic Thunder – Ben Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr. act as actors acting out a jungle war movie that becomes more than an act. I’d watch it just for Robert Downey Jr.
  • Henry Poole is Here – Luke Wilson’s neighbors flock to his house to be healed by the miracle stain. I’ll be flocking to the couch to avoid this movie at all costs.
  • Mirrors – Jack Bauer sees terrorists in the mirror. Or something like that.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – George Lucas goes on a quest to find more money for his single 30-year-old good idea.

On Video:

  • Smart People – The chick from Juno runs around with a bunch of smart people. It could be good, it could be typical indie pretentiousness. I’ll give it a whirl.
  • CJ7 – Stephen Chow’s (Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle) latest. The trailers confused me and it got mediocre reviews, but his other movies were so good, I stuck it in the queue anyway.
  • How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer – Ugly Betty spends a summer with some other girls doing their makeup or doing their nails, or having pillow fights or something. I remain completely uninterested.
  • so Lucas finally got to make (or a least approve of) a whole Star Wars movie after his love for CGI… looks fun though

  • so Lucas finally got to make (or a least approve of) a whole Star Wars movie after his love for CGI… looks fun though

  • so Lucas finally got to make (or a least approve of) a whole Star Wars movie after his love for CGI… looks fun though