Friday, May 21, 2010

Double Feature: MacGruber & Solitary Man

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.


Spoiler alert: We decided against the new Shrek film in theaters this weekend. Why? Well, I've never seen any of them, that's why. Why write about something you know nothing about? That's reserved for things like grills, music and sports, silly. Anyways, Not a single person in the world is giving this film a chance, and that's probably fair. That said, a feeling somewhere deep within my gut tells me this is going to be surprisingly funnier than expected. Don't really like Will Forte (even on "Saturday Night Live"), and Kristen Wiig becomes tiresome after too long (though if you do remember, it wasn't too long ago that this was said. Standing by that, too). But if you are stuck in search of something to see, and you have absolutely no interest in cartoons, this seems to be a film that's worth giving a shot. Or, well, you could be like the rest of mankind and wait until a Saturday afternoon sometime in 2012 to see an edited version on TNT.

Solitary Man

Yes, it's limited, but this is the first high-expectation movie of 2010 for this particular blogger. Referenced it last week when Jenna Fischer was on David Letterman's show pumping it. Don't know a thing about Michael Douglas, so this could be his time to prove something to, well, me. In any case, Danny DeVito, Jesse Eisenberg and Susan Sarandon round out this possible dream cast, so it's hard to think this movie will disappoint. Then again, this comes from someone who thought the same about "Syrianna." And we all know how that turned out. Anyways, it's limited this weekend, so with any luck it'll go nationwide within a couple weeks. If not, it'll be saved into my Netflix que before the end of the weekend. Why so hot on this, you ask? Take a look at the trailer. It speaks for itself.

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