It's that time again for TGITDNMAR, which (obviously) stands for Thank God It's The Day New Movies Are Released.
It's back! I'm trying to get back in the groove of things over here...please be patient. That goes for my blog reading as well.
I won't go nearly so far as to say that this looks proper good, or even that I'll like it, but it certainly does look like fun. I'm just hoping that it's the kind of fun I can get behind, rather than the Wanted-y fun that I've gotten a vibe from watching the trailer lately, what with the Willis-exiting-the-spinning-car thing and the Malkovich-shooting-a-missile-with-a-bullet thing. Clearly, realism is not what the filmmakers are going for here (shocking that I came to this revelation, I know).
Still, it's a movie about 55+ spies starring the above-mentioned actors as well as Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and Blog Cabins favorite Karl Urban. I'm in.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 77%
Never seen more than five minutes of this pop culture phenomenon in all its years of existence. I don't see anything that will change that now. I get it, but the adult version of seeing a dad get hit in the nuts with a baseball bat from his kids (thanks, America's Funniest Home Videos!) has just never held that much appeal to me.
Coming up, on an all-new Ow, My Balls!...
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 1%
IMDb states that this film is being released today. They didn't display it as "limited," so I figured it was a wide release. So I go to Box Office Mojo, and it shows that it's only being opened in 11 theaters. Nevertheless, this film stars Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell...and today was the first time that I'd heard or seen thing one about it. And it's not a chick flick or a kid flick or some obscure horror flick, which is usually the case when a film comes out with me being largely unaware of its presence. This does not bode well for Conviction.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 8%