Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Release date: Dec. 13, 2013
Tyler Perry deserves all the
The Raid 2
Release date: March 2014
On Halloween night, I watched the 1986 version of The Fly. It's great, and a fun way to officially close out #ScaryMovieMonth. But then, when my non-horror-movie-loving wife and like-minded mother-in-law (visiting us for a few weeks) went to bed, I pulled up the "Safe Haven" segment from V/H/S/2 on Netflix, and I showed it to my father-in-law. It is violent and clever and intriguing and INSANE. Me and Pops, we BONDED over that shit. I was told not to bother with the rest of V/H/S/2, as director Gareth Evans' (he of The Raid: Redemption fame) entry is easily the best thing about it. My point is that I'm looking forward to The Raid 2: Berandal (original title).
Release date: Feb. 28, 2014
God, I love these kinds of stupid movies. There's a hijacker on this flight! Someone dies every 20 minutes! Everyone's a suspect! The call is coming from inside the plane! Aaand ... Julianne Moore is the villain, right? Remember when Liam Neeson was Oskar Schindler? Rob Roy? Nope? Me neither. GRIZZLED ANTIHERO (who also cashes easy checks).
A Case of You
Release date: Nov. 6, 2013
Around this time of year (see: fall), I'm a pushover for gray, crisp, forlorn, romantic dramedies. The lines, "I think I'm falling in love with you," followed by, "Yeah," are just about perfect. And who doesn't love Justin Long? Sure, the whole I'M AN APPLE shtick was a little smarmy, but he's usually pretty solid in movies (see: Going the Distance). Will it be terrible? Maybe! But that's OK. Remember: something for everyone. Lastly, moviemakers: quick suggestion -- MORE DINKLAGE, LESS EVAN RACHEL WOOD. Good? Right then.
Release date: Jan. 3, 2014
Woozle wuzzle? No idea what this one's about, but it's mysterious and it stars Sharlto Copley, so I guess what I'm saying is that ONE TICKET PLEASE.
Release date: Jan. 31, 2014
This movie is going to be good. Great, even. THIS TRAILER IS HARRIBLE. I was down with it for the first 20 seconds, but then Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet start making a pie together -- mushing their hands together [erotically?] -- and I nearly barfed on my Nicholas Sparks novel. Not only does the preview commit the sin of sentimental lameness, but it also shows the entire film (except for the very end, but I'm sure we can all guess what's going to happen). REGARDLESS, Jason Reitman is a fine director, despite dated Ghost imagery. BTW, can you believe we have a GHOST PODCAST? What a great site this is!