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Mar 5, 2010

TGITDNMAR (3/5/10)

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

On a weekend in which Hollywood celebrates innovation, creativity, and the best in all its various fields, it's with great irony that the two wide releases are a remake (or not) and something that just plain feels like a repeat. Each is filled with actors playing the types of roles that they seem to get fed time and again. Why do they keep coming back? Must be the paycheck. Do yourself (and them - really, in the long haul) a favor and avoid them both this weekend. Go see The White Ribbon or one of the Shorts programs or just stay home, watch a classic you haven't seen and catch the Oscars on Sunday. The latter is my plan.

Alice in Wonderland
I can't really sum it up any better than this video, which Tom posted earlier today. Priceless.


Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): (hopefully) 0% (With my brother's kids in town next week, I might get roped into it)

Brooklyn's Finest
This looks to be about as paint-by-numbers as you can get for a cop movie, not helped by the fact that Antoine Fuqua is directing, and Ethan Hawke in any kind of tough guy role always feels out of place. Nevertheless, it's always nice to see Don Cheadle and even better yet...good god, is that Wesley Snipes' music? I think it is. Ought to make for a good cable/rental viewing, but I have little to no desire to see it theatrically.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing: 10%


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

Who Is Afraid of Tim Burton? Two?... said...

Hi! Fletch,
Wow...Burton's film must be awful
if you have to be roped in to view it...personally, I can just imagine you being roped in to
watch...Alice in (V)underland. lol!!!

Being a fan of director Tim Burton...I was adament about not laughing as I viewed the video...too late! lol!!!!

DeeDee ;-D

Fitz said...

Brooklyn's Finest wasn't bad actually. I'd give it a B- or C+

Fletch said...

DeeDee - indeed, I think Burton's Alice looks dreadful. I just can't call myself a fan of his work anymore.

Fitz - sounds about right. It certainly doesn't look terrible, it just doesn't look like anything that needs to be seen, either. Mostly I'd just be seeing it for the actors involved. Though Pride and Glory looked alright from the trailers, too, and it was brutally bad.

Save Ferris said...

I think Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movies are alot more enjoyable when you're drunk. Which is why I can't see Alice in theatres but will make it into my DVD rotation. Bonus, Disney's autoplay means I can be halfway sloshed before the first "Lalalala..."