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Jul 13, 2007

TGITDNMAR (7/13/07)

It's that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It's The Day New Movies Are Released. These mid-week releases are really wreaking havoc on this feature, as, once again, I've already seen (and written a review for) the highest profile film released. Nonetheless, I will trudge on despite the obstacles being thrown at me (if this were a movie, the captain would have just turned on the "Oscar Speech" sign).

Typically, series that have a fifth entry are either Bond movies or of the horror ilk, and have had the gas run out of them two (or twenty) sequels ago. Harry Potter, however, is a different bird somehow - one in which the number in the title (if there were a number, that is) makes little to no difference in the quality of the film at hand. One thing that helps is that we all know that there is an end in sight (coming to theaters in 2010) and I suppose it also helps that J.K. Rowling has put some pretty good source material behind the films. Enough foreplay, I suppose - you can already see that I saw this...
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 100%

Did you know that Elisha Cuthbert is only 5'2"? Did you know that she's also throwing any semblance of a career away via a steady diet of torture porn? Sure, she's been in a couple quality movies (Old School, The Girl Next Door), but c'mon...House of Wax and now this? I can't understand how anyone would willingly go see this movie.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 0%

I'm sure that the real story is inspirational and sad and uplifting all at the same time, but I wish Rescue Dawn weren't based on a true story, as all suspense and drama is drained via our knowing the outcome of the tale (much like A Mighty Heart, only the complete opposite). Nevertheless, I remain a big Christian Bale fan, and though I'm a bit dumbfounded by the Steve Zahn buzz, I'm more than willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, as he's been such a good supporting character for so long.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 73%

2 people have chosen wisely: on "TGITDNMAR (7/13/07)"

Gaylord said...

I may go see Captivity, cmon Cuthbert is hot, she's only 5'2 though, man the things I could do to her...

Fletch said...

Take the torture aspect from it and I'm right there with you, but c'mon, what's fun about watching someone get kidnapped and then violated for two hours? I'd rather watch Excess Baggage.


(That's the sound of no one remembering what Excess Baggage even is.)