Wow, first Opening post in the new digs! I’m so excited. And I’ll be even more excited next week, when there’s a huge collison of stuff I want to see coming out. So, check back next week is what I’m saying.
The Lookout (trailer): OK, I do actually want to see this. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was pretty awesome in Brick, and if this movie seems a little bit too much like a combination of that and Memento, well, I trust that’s just misleading marketing. Plus, it helps that I’ve read in a couple of places now that that’s just misleading marketing.
Journey from the Fall (trailer): I’ve not heard much about this film, about Vietnamese families struggling to adjust to life after immigrating to the US during the aftermath of the Vietnam War. It’s only been sparsely reviewed, but the reviews have been OK.
Nomad (The Warrior) (trailer): The Weinsteins bring us an epic from Kazakhstan. Really.
Blades of Glory (trailer): Not much to say. Either you want to see it or you don’t.
Meet the Robinsons (trailer): There’s something about the non-Pixar animateds in general, and Disney movies in particular, that just seems so … busy. As with Chicken Little, I can hardly even take the trailer for this.
Peaceful Warrior (trailer): Here’s a real WTF? moment for you. I actually saw this last year, when it was released by Lionsgate, but now Universal is throwing it out there for some reason. I really, sincerely, honestly can’t imagine why. It’s not a very good movie, and I can’t think of any kind of niche audience that would be interested that missed it the first time. Very, very strange.