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May 30, 2008

TGITDNMAR (5/30/08)

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

Painfully bad as some entries from last year's summer season were (I'm looking at you, Spider-Man 3 and Pirates 3), there seemed to be a legitimate blockbuster that came out every week, from the two movies mentioned to Ratatouille to Shrek 3 to Transformers to Hot Fuzz and so on. This summer? Not so much. Iron Man and Indiana Jones have come, The Dark Knight hits in almost two months...and what's in between? The Incredible Hulk? Ugh. Get Smart? No high hopes there. Zohan or The Love Guru? People are shielding their eyes already. (Though I do hold out hope for Hancock.)

I thought 2007 was a great year for movies; to this point, I think 2008 has been pretty horrendous. It's so bad at the local indie theater that In Bruges was still playing there as recently as a few weeks ago. Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed the crime caper a lot, but it was released in February, for chrissakes!

The good news is that there are a number of indies that have hit theaters (in NY and LA, anyway) recently and some that are coming soon that sound promising, from Bigger, Stronger, Faster to Standard Operating Procedure to Mongol.

Let's hope there are more on the way.

Sex and the City
Sure, I watched the show a bit when it was on, but I just have zero interest in seeing this, and luckily, Mrs. Fletch never watched the show and has pretty much zero interest in "chick flicks" to begin with, so...negative ghost rider, the pattern is full.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 3%, or worse than the chance of me coming around to like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

The Strangers
This might be a dark horse as a counterprogramming film going up against a rom-com and a pre-teen targeted actioned, but I can't say that my demographic will be there to help it out.

Didn't we just see this story a couple months ago? Aside from the masks and possibly some sadism, how is this different from Funny Games? Still, a pretty cool poster.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing: 8%, or equal to the chance that I'll ever forget about the animal cracker scene from Armageddon.


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Nick said...

I'm probably gonna go see The Strangers in a little while (which may or may not be the best idea in the world, considering I live in the middle of nowhere and I'm home alone all weekend).

But so far, the imdb reviews now that the movie is out have been relatively average or negative... either saying it's predictable or whatnot. The one thing everybody seems to agree on, however, is that the ending is somewhat 'laughable' and/or bad... which annoys me.

Not to mention I've heard absolutely nothing is explained.

Fox said...

Well, you still have Nic Cage's *Bangkok Dangerous* remake coming up in August! :)

Fletch, if Nic Cage wanted to join LAMB, would you let him in??????

Fletch said...

That depends...what kind of traffic does his site have?

Joy...BangDanger. I'm reeaaaaally looking forward to that one. Actually, I am. I'm sure to have some fun with it here, from my odds of seeing it to (spoiler...) potentially a fake review.

Nick - don't go to DC Girl's site today. She's....not a fan, to put it kindly.

Nick said...

Fletch: lol, thanks for the warning. I just saw it, but the 'review' won't be up until next week, after I finish my blog-a-thon.

And I say 'review', because it'll be incredibly hard to review this movie based on the fact I was distracted by the destroyers of American youth in the audience.

Fletch said...

People were destorying American youth? I like those people...

Nick said...

haha, yup. I just finished typing up the review/rant. It's over 2 pages (went onto the third page), and most of it is ranting.

It'll be interesting :P

Clive Dangerously said...

Wait, what was destroying youth in the audience? Will i have to worry about destruction when I go to see it?

Nick said...

clive: lol... people in my theater... nothing in the actual movie. Well... the movie is related to it in parts, but mostly my audience.

The Fraze said...

I noticed DC Girl hated "The Strangers" but again I fell on the other side of the spectrum and loved it - best horror I've seen for a while outside of "The Mist."

Nick said...

Huh... see, I didn't care for The Mist, either (and not just because of the ending).

Nick said...

There... my review for 'the strangers' is now up!

The Fraze said...

If you didn't like "The Mist" you're a fucking madman - haha. We cannot room together on the Death Star.