The Art of Getting By (trailer)
Director: Gavin Wiesen
Personal Interest Factor: 4
Not sure what this is, except that it stars Freddie Highmore, who was last seen as the kid in Willy Wonka, and Emma Roberts. Teen angst stuff, I guess. Brutal reviews for this kind of thing.
Green Lantern (trailer)
Director: Martin Campbell (Beyond Borders, The Legend of Zorro, Casino Royale, Edge of Darkness)
Personal Interest Factor: 5
Supposedly terrible, which is too bad, coming from the occasionally good Campbell. Can’t say that I quite understand the concept here – he has a ring that allows him to do whatever he wants? How is he vulnerable with a weapon like that? These are questions that are never really dealt with satisfactorily – even the Superman legend never really truly got around this kind of inherent flaw in its premise (Other supermen! Random aliens! Magic rocks!).
Mr. Popper’s Penguins (trailer)
Director: (Mean Girls, Just Like Heaven, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past)
Personal Interest Factor: 2
I don’t really see any possibility of this not being a total embarrassment for all involved.
The Trip (trailer)
Director: Michael Winterbottom (9 Songs, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, A Mighty Heart, The Killer Inside Me)
Personal Interest Factor: 8
Looks funny. I enjoyed the hell out of Tristram Shandy, and this finds Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a random road trip. Brydon’s weirdly oblivious moronity is especially amusing to me.