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Jul 28, 2007

TGIDNMAR (7/27/07)

It's that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It's The Day New Movies Are Released.

Okay, so this version of TGITDNMAR should actually be revised to include some verbiage about being the day after new movies are released, as I am writing this as of Saturday, but better late than never, right?

The Simpsons Movie
You know the story - 400+ episodes, 20 years, lots of donuts - Homer, his family and the rest of Springfield hit the big screen at last. Though I'm a fan of the show, I've never been a fanatic about it - as such, I can't say that I'm all that psyched to see this, but the reviews coming in are saying that it's funny (though the plot ain't much), and it's not like there's really a lot of competition.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 82%

Who's Your Caddy?
I've already discussed this here. Outkast's Big Boi stars in what looks to be the poster child for the worst movie of the year, and the reviews from IMDb concur - a few weeks ago, I reported that the rating was a 3.7/10; today, it stands as a 1.5/10, good enough for placement on the famed "Bottom 100." Ouch. Somewhere, Sinbad is laughing his ass off at Jeffrey Jones (see Houseguest).

Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 0%
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (on cable): 99%

I Know Who Killed Me
Oh, how the (not so) mighty have fallen. No, I'm not talking about star Lindsay Lohan. I'm talking about Julia Ormond, one-time star of the much ballyhooed (and then much blasted) Sabrina. What looked like a for-sure star turn turned into a non-existent career (though the badly titled Smilla's Sense of Snow, her next film after Sabrina, is vastly underrated and never-seen), as it seems that Ormond has been reduced to playing Lohan's mother here.

Then again, it looks like her career may be on the rise, with upcoming high-profile projects such as David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Steven Soderberg's Che Guevara biopic Guerilla.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 39%

No Reservations
If you loved Big Night, you'll love No Reserv - wait a sec...no, you'll probably hate No Reservations. Let's try that again. If you loved Spanglish - damnit, that's right - no one loved Spanglish. Oh well. Anyway, despite co-starring the likable Aaron Eckhart and Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin (to be seen in a mugshot on Access Hollywood in eight years), this looks like (insert bad cooking/food joke here). Go see Ratatouille instead, or if you've already seen that, go see it again. It's bound to be better than this.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 2%

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Mrs Fletch said...

Chances of Mrs. Fletch canceling the cable subscription before "Who's Your Caddy?" reaches the airwaves... 99.9%

Matt said...

Oh snap.

By the way, saw Simpsons already and it's better than recent seasons but nowhere near the quality you'd have seen a decade ago. I guess that means nothing if you've never seen the show but I still recommend it for a light and breezy popcorn flick.

Fletch said...

Cool - thanks for the heads up.

I'm probably in the same boat as you. I'd say I'm a fan, but haven't watched the show regularly for some time.

Kristen said...

Hi! Delurking, sort of, to say I'm highly in agreement about Smilla. God, that was such a great movie. (Oh wait, was this post about new movies? Then I'll admit I'm also excited about the possible so-bad-it's-good-ness of Who's Your Caddy?)