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Mar 4, 2011

TGITDNMAR (3/4/11)

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

I've decided that I'm going to adjust my scoring of these, in light of the fact that with an infant in the house, the odds of me seeing any of them has in fact been drastically reduced. So I'll just pretend that that's not the case for these purposes and try to score like I had some months ago.

I'm on two minds on Rango - either it genuinely isn't appealing to me as much as the Hunter Thompson fan in me knows it should, or I'm doing an effective job of avoiding it enough to the point where I just plain haven't seen all that much of it, robbing myself of key scenes that would spark my interest. It could very well be the latter; I've seen the trailer a couple times, but none recently and I haven't sought out anything beyond that. I barely knew before today which other voices were featured beyond Johnny Depp's. But I have a very good feeling about this, and am excited to check it out.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 63%

The Adjustment Bureau
Well, this just looks worse with every one of the 12,000 times the trailer has been aired, no? I'm hoping that that side effect is merely due to the overplaying itself. With a star-studded cast and roots of none other than Philip K. Dick, the Bureau should be right up my alley. Then again, it's awfully reminiscent of Dark City, and the gimmickry of the fedoras ain't helping, either.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 77%

Take Me Home Tonight
Topher Grace, what are you doing with your post-That 70s Show career? Traffic was a decent transition - not a giant stretch playing a drug-taking high schooler, but a small role in an great ensemble film is never a bad idea. Your bit parts in the Ocean's movies were excellent calls, and your star turn in In Good Company was a strong showing as well. Since then? Well, I can't blame you taking the role of Venom in Spider-Man 3 - who wouldn't? But this, Tad Hamilton, Valentine's Day? Bad choices, my friend, from the looks of it. I hope it's okay, but I'm not all that confident.

Oh, and seriously? An Eddie Money song? Next thing you know, a movie will share its name with a song by Martika.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 18%

Oh look - another movie that's been sitting on the shelf forever (Take Me Home Tonight was filmed in 2007, for chrissakes). Of course, this one, another modern take on Beauty and the Beast, looks even worse. Perhaps I'd feel differently if I were 16 and gave a shit about either of the stars, but alas, that is not the case.
Fletch's Chance of Viewing (in the theater): 0%

10 people have chosen wisely: on "TGITDNMAR (3/4/11)"

Jack L said...

Rango looks rather good, I might see it.
The Adjustment Bureau seems promising but I'm prepared to be disappointed, I'm not exactly sure why though, there's just something about it that makes me feel it will be a big let down.

I'm staying well away from the other two films, especially seeing as their aimed specifically towards my age group, the worst thing is their probably going to makes tons of money, the bad taste of my contemporaries is kind of embarrassing really.

Jess said...

Yay! Tigmar is back! Oh, and for comments on the recent Lambcast - I think the rest of them were missing how your rating's works. It's not how much you're likely to like it, just based on all you know about it, how likely you are to make yourself go see it. And I like the new touch of assuming the baby's not around - I wondered about that. Perhaps you could add a "How fast will I get this on DVD - first day, first month, whenever I get around to it, when it comes on TV, never."

Castor said...

Planning to see The Adjustment Bureau this weekend, then maybe even Rango next week. It's like the summer blockbuster season has started!

Anonymous said...

Matt Damon is a tool and Adjustment Bureau looks terrible.

Irwin you had a kid? You still sucking down those cigs like Coca-cola, or you going to cut back now that you're a father?


Fletch said...

Jack - I think you have nothing to fear - both Take Me Home Tonight and Beastly will likely bomb. Not sure anyone out there doesn't think at least Beastly looks like a stinker. There's usually a good reason flicks sit on the shelf for ages...

Jess - Thanks, you get it! :) I don't know, I guess I can be harsh at times, but hell, most of the movies that are released these days don't look all that great to me. Funny thing is, when I see them, most fall towards the middle. It's pretty rare that I outright hate anything. Even when we talked about Due Date (which Jason brought up), we weren't exactly destroying it.

Castor - Adj Bureau and Rango is a coin toss for me, I 'spose. I could go for either. Hope you have good things to say about the Bureau.

KV - Yep, and she's almost three months old - where you been? And yes, still sucking down the smokes. Just not when she's in the car...

Disagree on Damon; I like the guy.

Jack L said...

I hope you're right about that, I hope they do bomb, but as far as i'm concerned even if they only make 10K dollars that's still 10K more than they deserve ;)

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Fletch...
Thanks, for the [hopeful] positive feedback when it comes to Depp's film...Rango.
DeeDee ;-D

Fitz said...

Fletch, if you haven't seen Rango yet you should. It is way more fun than the trailers imply.

Fletch said...

Jack - Well, I dunno about 10k, but Take Me Home Tonight was a massive bomb, at the least. Beastly did better than I thought it would with 10 mil in domestically, but that's still no hit.

DeeDee - You're welcome!

Fitz - In due time, my friend. It'll be a coin toss between that and The Adj Bureau...though I did just waste time and money seeing Drive Angry today.

Nick said...

Neither money nor time was wasted... you just lost your mind, is all ;P .