Men in Black III. Here's the third trailer for American Reunion. And here is the 17TH(!) trailer for The Avengers. Remember when films only had one preview? Me neither. And as much as I want to/could easily rip on these movies, I'm totally down to watch all three of them. See you at the picture show!
On the Road
Release date: TBA
Amazon.com calls Jack Kerouac's semi-autobiographical novel, On the Road, "not only the soul of the Beat movement and literature, but one of the most important novels of the century." Wow! High praise from a corporate, for-profit website! A film adaptation has been in the works for years, with director Walter Salles finally succeeding where that failure Francis Ford Coppola (#fail) miserably failed (what a failure!). Salles has made a few movies, but I've only seen Motorcycle Diaries, which I like well enough. If I didn't know better (and no, I probably don't), it seems like Motorcycle Diaries "borrows" quite a bit from the implied aesthetic in Kerouac's book. Then again, most "road" movies all kinda look the same to me. Except Road Trip. Because topless Amy Smart.
4:44 Last Day on Earth
Release date: March 23, 2012
This was made just for me.
Release date: TBA
At first, I was all like, "WHUUUT?" The sound is off and the editing is weird. And where's the green MPAA introductory screen? I mean, how do we know it's a film preview without the MPAA TELLING US SO? But then Heather Graham shows up, and, despite her being a sex alien from the planet Acting? (yes, the question mark is in the planet's name), I became all like, "HMMMM." Probably because I'm still on a Swingers high. But then the female lead, Ashley Hinshaw, starts to get all slutty on camera (with encouragement from Graham), and I'm all like "YESSSSS!" Cherry is a coming of age tale set in San Francisco, costarring James Franco and directed by Stephen Elliott (the Chicago-based writer). It's also about pornography.
Release date: July 27, 2012
Le sigh. And just like that, the positive energy I gleaned from Swingers is gone, replaced by Vince Vaughn's bee-stung carcass. While I could hurl myriad insults at this utterly generic, lazy, waste of a movie, I won't. I'll let you! #dodougsjobforhim