Consider this a symptom of the expected lull in blogging/movie-watching that comes with having an infant in the house. Our dear little miss has pneumonia right now - blah. As such, I've been running around like a headless chicken to the doctor's office and pharmacy and back to the doctor's and so on and so forth all day...and I had the day "off" today. So much for that.
Anyway, I will undoubtedly not be seeing any movies in theaters this weekend, but here's the rundown on them anyway...
Limitless - Looks intriguing, largely due to the casting choices. I'm not positive, but I believe this is Bradley Cooper's first real leading role (star vehicle), and I tend to think he'll make a good one. Additionally, DeNiro may be a coin flip as a potential antagonist, but if the coin lands on the right side, he could be great. Bonus - the early reviews are pretty decent. Under Normal Circumstances Chance of Seeing in the Theater: 78%
Paul - It seems as though, after some early anticipation, interest in Paul has waned for many in the blogosphere. I know he's been there all along, but I can't help but wonder if this is largely due to Seth Rogen's participation. Let's face it - like the guy or not, Rogen is highly capable of getting on people's nerves and could use a break from the spotlight for at least nine months or so. You'd think that doing voice work would help in this regard, but a) this is still less than three months since his last starring role and b) he has a pretty distinctive voice. Still, with Frost, Pegg, and Mottola involved (and next week's LAMBcast about the film), I'm in, sooner rather than later. Under Normal Circumstances Chance of Seeing in the Theater: 65%
The Lincoln Lawyer - Alright, alright, alright. Everyone's favorite (or not) stoner dude is back, with a serious role. Will it bring him back to relevance? I can't say that I really care anymore. Once upon a time, I thought Matthew McConaughey has what it took to be a megastar (yes, I bought into the Time to Kill hype). But it's been nearly 15 years, and he's proven to be a frustrating star, content to do mostly the same thing time and again, in less-than-average (if that) films. Sadly for the film, this has probably been the highlight of its existence in my world to date. Too bad - I was kind of looking forward to seeing Ryan Phillippe in a villainous role. Kind of interesting, come to think of it - I couldn't stand him a dozen years ago and thought him a lesser Keanu, but he's slowly won me over and has made (mostly) great choices. A turning point for the two, perhaps? Under Normal Circumstances Chance of Seeing in the Theater: 41%