Friday, September 30, 2011
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Release date: Jan. 20, 2012
Well this looks depressing as shit! An oddball kid (who's a little too articulate for my liking) loses his dad, who happens to be played by Tom f'ing Hanks, on Sept. 11, 2001. Just did some research on this little nerd, and found out he's played by 2010 Jeopardy! Kids Week winner Thomas Horn. Guess that explains the tape on the glasses (nerds -- always with the tape). I'm sure this will be "good." It's got all the ingredients, plus a quality cast (Sandra Bullock [The Lake House], John Goodman [King Ralph], Viola Davis [Madea Goes to Jail], et al.). However, it also gives me a little Rachel Getting Married-slash-Please Give vibe (both of which I liked), in that it comes across very NYC-hip (even that mouthful title -- yeesh!). And, yeah, I know it's ultimately about a [geeky] child's search to get to know his father who died tragically, but still. Guess that's what you get when you're based on a "cloying and false" novel. But that's OK! You get a pass, trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Release date: TBA
Stifler's name in this is Doug (that's the same name as my name)! And it's a sports movie (I love movies about sports, despite not being very athletic)! And it costars the narrator from America: The Story of Us (what a colossal waste of time that was)! This is enough to make me forgive how actually bad this trailer looks (like, was it cut by a film student at DePaul University in 1999 using Adobe Premiere Limited [I'm basically describing myself]? The "Impact" title font has GOT to go [font joke]). So, yeah, I'll probably see it. Again, NOT because of Eugene Levy (stop it) or Jay Baruchel (you too). Maybe a little for Alison Pill (because Sex Bob-omb).
John Dies at the End
Release date: TBA
Yes? Yes. Now bring on SCARY MOVIE MONTH!