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Sep 9, 2007

TGITDNMAR (9/7/07)

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

Well, it's finally September, and not surprisingly, the quality of the new releases has vastly improved already. Also not surprisingly, with the NFL kicking off this weekend, there are only three major releases hitting theaters. Well, two and a half, I guess - not sure if The Brothers Solomon really counts as a major release. Let's get to it:

3:10 To Yuma
This western has a pretty strong pedigree. The director of Walk the Line. Two headliner stars in Russell Crowe and Christian Bale. Even a strong supporting cast, including Peter Fonda, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Gretchen Mol and Alan Tudyk. Yet, despite all that, I still can't get all that amped up to see this - combine that with Mrs. Fletch's total lack of desire to see it, and what you get is this:
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 19%

Shoot 'Em Up
All the comparisons to Sin City aren't helping, as I was bored and disappointed with the beautiful-but-otherwise lacking Frank Miller adaptation. Nonetheless, I'm intrigued by this one. Stars Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti always bring their A game, and Monica Belucci, while not the greatest of actresses (at least when speaking English), is always nice to look at.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 25%

The Brothers Solomon
Will Arnett just can't get a break. So good as GOB on Arrested Development, Arnett hasn't appeared in anything of quality on film ever since. RV? Ugh. Let's Go To Prison? It had a few moments, but was pretty bad overall. Blades of Glory was ok, but nothing worth remembering long term. Now comes Solomon, and the previews couldn't look much worse. Arnett and Will Forte star as (!) brothers trying to get their dying father's fortune...or something like that. Really - who cares?
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 0%

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