Friday, April 16, 2010

Double Feature: Death At A Funeral & The Joneses

Each Friday, we will offer up two movies that are scheduled to be released within the accompanying weekend. We know, we know. It’s hard to come across blogs who ever actually get movie talk right. That’s why we won’t say much. A trailer. A paragraph. And boom – all you need to know about what new movies you can take your beautiful object of affection to see this weekend. It's like going to the drive-in movie theater. Remember those? So much fun. Thank us later, not now.

Death At A Funeral

Seems a little quick for a remake, when the original is only a mere two years old, don't you think? Go to any used movie store, and you can find the British version for three bucks. In any case, it's hard to think this movie will be bad, right? Tracy Morgan. Chris Rock. Martin Lawrence. Come on. If nothing else, you could follow everything the "30 Rock" star says with the words "Liz" and "Lemon" and you are sure to promise yourself a chuckle. Saw the preview for it months and months ago in the theater, and laughed out loud. Better than "Date Night?" Probably (though none of us has seen it). Still, Martin's television show may be some of the funniest black comedy the TV set will ever see. Giiinnaaaa.

The Jonses

Why watch this? That's easy: David Duchovny is the male lead. Why should you care about David Duchovny? "Californication," silly. Opposite Demi Moore, this seems to be funny, smart and interesting all at the same time. In press for this, the sometimes Hank Moody has said (and we quote) "I only do things I like anymore." And he even seemed sincere! It looks an awful lot like "The Truman Show" but updated and with, well, the guy from Showtime's best program. It even seems a bit smarter, which is enticing considering the Jim Carrey movie was way ahead of its time. Highly doubtful this thing will be in as many theaters as "Death At A Funeral." But if you happen to be in a corner of the country where it's playing, this seems to be the best play.

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