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May 2, 2008

TGITDNMAR (5/2/08)

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

The "Official" beginning of summer movie season has made for an easy week here at TGITDNMAR for me, as there are but two wide releases on tap.

Iron Man
Count me as one of the few out there that wasn't impressed by the trailers/commercials for Iron Man. By clinging to such an easy, obvious reference with the Black Sabbath song, it had me worried that the film would be just as obvious and boring. (Can you imagine if Superman Returns had used Three Doors Down "Kryptonite" or the Spin Doctor's "Jimmy Olson's Blues" to sell that film? I know "Iron Man" is a much more popular and iconic song than either of those, but the point still stands.)

Luckily, the early reviews seem highly positive across the board. Also helping is the strong, deep cast put together - one that's arguably stronger than just about any other superhero flick out there (The Dark Knight may in fact rival it).
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 86%

Made of Honor
I love scouring the full cast listings for the week's new releases when preparing for this feature. If I didn't, I wouldn't have had any idea that Kadeem Hardison (!) pops up in this offensively terrible looking rom-com. Dwayne Wayne! I guess that with Patrick Dempsey on board, the filmmakers wanted to complete the 80s nostalgia sweep and bring the Different World star on board.

That said, he's probably the only thing appealing about the movie, and even that appeal is limited. I understand counter-programming and all, but this garbage belongs in February with the rest of the trash. More bah humbugs go to whoever made the trailer that shows you the ending of the film (call it a hunch). Ugh. This does serve as a reminder for me to thank Mrs. Fletch for not being at all remotely interested in "chick flicks." Sure, we'll go see something like Definitely, Maybe because we like Ryan Reynolds, but I haven't been subjected to anything like this or 27 Dresses or any Renee Zellwegger movies in forever (Chicago notwithstanding).
Fletch's Chance of Viewing: -468%


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Rachel said...

I loathe chick flicks as well, which my husband is very grateful for, but it is fun to pretend to beg and plead with him very loudly in a movie theater after watching a trailer for such crap. He never seeems amused by it though.

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SizzlingPopcorn.com Admin said...

I don't care if some critics think Made of Honor is good....I'm not going to see it either!

Joseph said...

Iron Man was great. Make sure you stay after the credits for this one.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Quiet week for releases, eh? We only had 4 up here in Toronto this week and usually it's more like 8.

I wasn't impressed with the early trailers of Iron Man either but the newer ones are more intriguing. I think I'll end up checking it out. As for Made of Honor looks cute but I'd only go to it if I was in disguise :)

Fletch said...

You are a hero to all men, Rachel. On behalf of your husband, I thank you.

Joseph, I got your comment a few hours too late. Will have to catch that sequence on YouTube (though my brother did tell me what happened).

Shannon, you have a crush on Dempsey, don't you? You can admit it...

Piper said...

See, I liked the Black Sabbath song. It told me that this will be a fun ride - which it absolutely was.

And Josesph, you were right. The credits are excellent at the end.