17 May 2008

Hellllllllo, Miz Lady!

I was really looking forward to seeing the new Indiana Jones. Now I'm starting to hear bad buzz about it, which makes me sad. I have a gene that makes it nearly impossible for me to spend money on a ticket for a movie that I know sucks.

I say "nearly" because the one time I went against my instinct, I ended up going with friends to see "American Wedding", a movie so bad that it made me want to cause harm to others and to myself. Everyone liked it except me, so maybe I was wrong, BUT I DON'T THINK SO.

Some of my friends expect me to see Sex & The City with them, and I probably will go, but I reserve the right to back out. We'll see what the reviews are like.

Here are movies I'm particularly interested in seeing this summer. I've already seen Iron Man (awesome awesome awesome), but it was the first theater movie I've seen in 2008, which I can't believe. I'm gonna try to see these (unless they get bad reviews, natch):

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

This has to be good. It will break my heart if it blows. I've already got a date for this movie - my mom, who turned me on to The X-Files in season 1 because I was too dense to start watching it immediately when it premiered.

Eeeeeeee, Billy Connolly!!!

Step Brothers

I really had no interest in this until I saw the preview at Iron Man. Will Ferrell's Pablo Cruise shirt hints at greatness.

Pineapple Express

Eh, this will probably suck. I've enjoyed pretty much everything Judd Apatow has touched, like, ever. One day he will disappoint me. I'm hoping this one isn't it.

Tropic Thunder

I know, I know, this is the third comedy in a row. Whatever. Robert Downey Jr. is a freaking genius, and I will beat down anyone who says differently.

I will even tolerate Ben Stiller to see RDJ in this role (although Simple Jack is so wrong it's right). Red Band trailer:

Hamlet 2

This film may never make it to my town, and I'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD to see it. But if it does show up, it'll undoubtably play in the art theater in my neighborhood. Hurrah!

"Rock Me Sexy Jesus" infects your brain like syphillis.

Soooooo many comedies. I do actually prefer drama, I swear. There's just not any coming out this summer that interest me.

Speaking of, I just saw The Orphanage, which was beautiful and heart-breaking and scared the hell out of me. I highly, highly recommend it. My friend and I talked about it for two days afterwards.

See it see it see it.

In conclusion, a baby hamster eating popcorn on a piano.


Erin said...

I am so all over Tropic Thunder, I cannot even tell you. I actually clapped. For the trailer. In the movie theatre. IN PUBLIC.

I will not allow XF2 to be shit. I mean, XF1 was kind of shit anyway and I still loved it. The movie could be two hours of dduchs and Gillian Anderson shitting on screen, and as long as they're calling each other Mulder and Scully, I'm for it.

I want to see Narnia. Hellllllloooo Prince Caspian.


Cat said...

I'm still undecided on TDK. I didn't see the last Batman in the theater, and Heath Ledger makes me sad.

There's no excuse for Chris Carter not to have come up with a good script by now.

Erin said...

Well, I mean, he couldn't come up with a good script for XF1. BUT I DON'T CARE. All I care about is Mulder and Scully. Gettin' it on.

OH. Also I really want to see The Strangers, which looks creeeeepy.

Cat said...

Well, he was in the middle of TV run when he wrote the first movie, so I will let him have that excuse. But not this time.

I think I'd also like to see The Strangers. It reminds me of Funny Games, which is coming out on DVD next month (and is on my Netflix queue).

Meredith said...

No movie will beat Batman this summer. Or possibly for my entire life. I told Matt when watching the trailer, "This is already my favorite movie of all time." However, I heartily agree with the rest of your choices. Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express are both making me excited in my funny bone area.

Cat said...

I hope that Batman lives up to your expectations, because then I'll want to see it, for it will not suck.

I heard that Tropic Thunder will have fake previews, ala Grindhouse.

Moody said...

If it comes to your area I recommend The Fall. It's about a guy in a hospital in the 20's telling a story to a little girl and the story is Epic. As for your picks. (pics) get it? Anyway as for your picks. The only one I have little to no desire to see is Pineapple Express. I don't know Judd Apatow doesn't give me the nerd boner everyone else seems to have from his movies. 40 Year Old Virgin was funny until I realized I was the protagonist and then I got a bit sad. Knocked Up was OK but I didn't think it was as amazing as everyone said it was. But I will admit to loving Superbad. And I still want to see Sarah Marshall. I keep forgetting to see it. I can't wait for the X-Files either.