I Love it When a Remake Comes Together: Summer Movies 2010
A couple of summer releases I might actually watch. It’s hard to get me motivated to watch a summer film, since a) there’s generally not much I need to see right away and b) Vermont movie theaters and shopping malls and stores AREN’T CLIMATE CONTROLLED. Hot in the winter HOT in the summer. I’m not letting my boyfriend pay 8 bucks for me to be hot and whiny. I can be hot and whiny at home for free.
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Liam Neeson, and Jessica Biel.
- I’ll be the first to admit I go easier on actors who sail north of 6’2 and that has a much to do with feeling happy for folks finally getting to play roles other than freaks or henchmen or both (holla Richard Kiel) as it has to do with any cultural messaging I’ve received. Mr. 6’4 Neeson, I’m not mad at you. Very capable looking Hannibal. And after watching the trailer I’m not as annoyed with the Scott Brothers – choosing to believe Ridley is mostly to blame and not sweet and perfect Tony – as I was before. Though the staggering list of script writing credits tells me I’m not going to see Gladiator or Crimson Tide. That said seeing a cast list that does have one of those annoying “Sam” people means I might actually make it in the theater for this. And by “Sam” people I mean the pr0nny sounding Sam Rockwell or that scored-the-winning-touchdown sounding Sam Worthington. I wonder if there’s any reason to believe this A-Team will be able to hit the side of a barn with machine gun fire?
“The Last Airbender” in 3-D directed M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone,
- Well Shamalamabingbing – no, I’m not making fun of his name – has another film and I’ll be honest, sometimes I pretend I know what’s going on in his movies. One Thanksgiving La Mommie and I opted to see M Night’s Unbreakable a.k.a “Sam Jackson’s Uncombable” rather than another Ashley Judd woman-in-peril holiday heart warmer. I swear we liked it! I liked Signs too! I liked The Sixth Sense. I swear I like his films, even if I’m not always sure what’s going on or what I’m supposed to pay attention to. He’s not real good with Chekov’s gun. He’s more of a Chekov’s gun collection kind of film maker. The only thing I know about this film is somehow the studio bankrolling the film was just unable to find any Asian actors to cast as Asian characters in a movie based on Mythology and artwork concerning itself with Asian folks. Oh yeah, the other thing I know is it seems to have stolen its trailer music The Watchmen.
Sex and the City 2
Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kirsten Davis, Kim Cattrall and Chris Noth
- My girls are back and hopefully in a less dour story! I’m eagerly anticipating this film like NO other and oh my god, LIZA?!?! Samantha looks as though she’s gonna be a blast and Big’s eyebrows are back where they’re supposed to be. All in all, this looks like the place for me to be.