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Mar 19, 2010

TGITDNMAR (3/19/10)

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

Hi.

Repo Man
No, I haven't seen Repo: The Genetic Opera.

With that out of the way, I can say that this iteration (if that's what it really is) looks pretty interesting - it's easy to see, at least from a conceptual standpoint, why people love the Opera. However, as far as I can tell, the actual storyline isn't the appeal of the original; it's campiness a la Dr. Horrible or something like that. Whatever. In addition to the leads, this co-stars Alice Braga, Liev Schrieber and Black Book's Carice van Houten - I'm game.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 78%

The Bounty Hunter
The Gerard Butler Career Killing Spree continues with this awful-looking romantic comedy, co-starring a veteran of awful romantic comedies, in the person of Jen Aniston. I've been scouring the cast list and have come up with the following potential (and small) reasons to check this out:

1. Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects) co-stars, and I can't think of the last time I saw him. I thought he died of a drug overdose or something.

2. Christine Baranski is always good (but never good enough to see in and of herself).

3. Um...Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin is onboard. He's likable enough.

Avoid this sure-to-be P.O.S. at all costs.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing: 8%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Chloe Moretz is in this. Whenever I first heard people talking about Kick-Ass, it would inevitably be brought up that Chloe Moretz was in it. As if I was supposed to have a friggin' clue as to who she was. Do you know who she is/was prior to six months ago? I feel as though I were out of the loop - kind of the same way I felt three months ago with the apparently ubiquitous Justin Bieber, who is neverendingly amongst the top 10 people/phrases trending on Twitter. How interesting can a 15-year old singer be? (Dumb question, I'm sure.) There's no real point here, aside from perhaps my lack of knowledge of people the Disney Channel set are wildly interested in. This bothers me, even though it's unquestionably a good thing.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing: 6%


5 people have chosen wisely: on "TGITDNMAR (3/19/10)"

TJMAC510 said...

Hey Fletch,

I just got back from The Runaways (The Joan Jett Movie) that opened up in Limited release today and that was good.

Sadly I am seeing Bounty Hunter tonight...God I hate it when she chooses movies...

As for Wimpy Kid I've heard its actually pretty good (might take some young family to see it). I actually liked the books biting sense of humor so I can only hope.

As for Repo Men I am seeing that tomorrow and hopefully its not a POS. I love Law and Schrieber so hopefully its good

Nick said...

Repo Men, despite being a complete and utter rip-off of other films (Repo! Opera being at the forefront) is actually entertaining.

But Repo! Opera is still infinitely better. And actually, 'Opera's story is pretty good, not to mention a lot more original than that of Repo Men's. But the music and campiness are fun, too.

Anywho, my review for Repo Men is up if you'd like to give it a gander.

JacksSmirkingRevenge said...

Zed's dead baby, Zeds dead.

Thats funny about Peter Greene, earlier this week I saw him Timothy Olyphant's new show "Justified", and I had the same reaction as you did to hearing he was in Bounty Hunter.

oozer said...

It's too bad more people don't know about Repo! The Genetic Opera. Movies get ripped off all the time and no one even notices. I won't see Repo Men. Just because there's no way it will be better than The Genetic Opera

Reel Whore said...

Why must studios insist on putting Gerard Butler in romantic comedies?

The only time he needs to get 'romantic' is in an action flick just before he goes on a killing spree.

Some friends made the mistake of going to see this and did nothing but complain at how bad it was - and they normally dig so-so romantic flicks.