It's that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It's The Day New Movies Are Released.
It's been three weeks since I did one of these! I'm terrible - though at least the 30 crazy days were here to keep you company. Sadly, I don't have all that much to say about the films below; well, I do about one since I already saw it, but you'll just have to wait for that...
The Social Network
Just came back from this. I'll say this much: I don't get all the "Five stars!" business, but it's a compelling, funny, intensely interesting film, with a whole lot going for it. I'm thrilled to say that Fincher is back in my good graces.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 100%
I've been waiting FOUR years for this bad boy to come out! Ok, that's not true at all. I mean, the filmmakers have been waiting that long for a theatrical U.S. release of this Renee Squinchyface and Bradley Cooper-starring horror flick, but they just might be the only ones.
As you might recall, I said some nice-ish things about this during a recent Trailer Talk segment on a LAMBcast, but...yeah, I ain't gonna be seeing it (at least not in the theater).
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 3%
Let Me In
Further proof that I just can't be satisfied: I'd like to say that I'm pretty pleased with the near-universal acclaim for this redux of Let the Right One In. But alas, I can not do that. While on the one hand it's a good thing that it's not yet another rushed and crappy re-do of a beloved foreign/small film...the other hand is saying this: If this one is indeed good and becomes known as a "good film," that decreases the likelihood of people who haven't seen the original from visiting it. And that is a bad thing. It's almost better to wish for crappy remakes so us enlightened folks can point to it and say "See, I told you so!" We might not get our chance here.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 85%