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.
Saw Russell Crowe make the rounds during press for this movie and count me in the crowd that tends like movies he's in. "A Beautiful Mind" was genius. "State Of Play" was so much better than anticipated. The overrated "American Gangster" was not a waste of time. Hell. Even "Body Of Lies," a movie that most consider a flop (based a lot on his performance) wasn't all that bad. Blame Leo for that movie's low points. That said, I've never been a fan of neither action or pseudo fairy tale movies. Unfortunately, this seems to be an action movie based around a pseudo fairy tale. He seems to have tied his cart to Ridley Scott and vice versa. That's OK, but if we've learned anything from that team, we've learned the following: Don't believe the hype (i.e. the aforementioned "American Gangster"). So Russell, we still love you, but we're going to have to call in sick for this viewing experience. Here's hoping for a "State Of Play 2."
Anybody ever see "Brown Sugar?" Wonderful movie. In fact, back when I shunned all movies, it was still a film I decided to own. For the first 21 years of my life, the only two movies I owned were "Brown Sugar" and "Catch Me If You Can." "Just Wright?" Well, you can't help but see the comparison between the two movies in your head. Maybe it's the New Jersey Nets angle. OK. That's exactly what it is, actually. Either way, the premise for this picture seems recycled and had the casting director opted for Gabrielle Union over Queen Latifah, this may not have even ever been released nationwide. Think about it. How many times have you seen the Queen on all the late night talk shows this week? Five million. She's one of the few people in the world who continues to make somewhat awful movies but is in high demand when it comes to the "guest on talk show" realm. Two good things? Common and the slew of NBA players making cameos throughout. Still not enough to make it interesting, though. And I like romantic movies, too. "Brown Sugar" DVD, where are you?