Friday, September 3, 2010

Double Feature: Going The Distance & The American

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.

Going The Distance

It's been feast or famine this summer for movies and I. Fortunately, this weekend is looking particularly feast-like. I saw the preview for this first while on vacation and taking in "The Kids Are All Right," and was immediately drawn to it. Jason Sudeikis. Charlie Day. Drew Barrymore. And though I'm not even in the large faction of people who seem to love Justin Long, he looks likable in the sections I've seen of this flick on television. Good news, too. It's even opening to good reviews! It's romantic. It's a comedy. And considering I've already worn my heart upon my sleeve while gushing over the (not so typically loved) "Leap Year," this thing has to be right up my alley, right? Besides, this is the first time we get to see Charlie from "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" on the big screen. And you have to root for that, even if he simply plays an extension of his character from the aforementioned television show (which the previews suggest he does). No way this movie doesn't get two milk-stakes up. Anything less would be a crime.

The American

It's a dude movie. Action. Clooney. What else do you want? Much like the above, there are plenty of reviewers who believe in this, and that makes me happy. After "Up In The Air," George could remake "Aladdin" in anime, release it in 3D only and somehow incorporate the next UFC pay-per-view, and I'd want to be at a theater on opening night. Also rumored in this flick: A Clooney with no shirt. Not too sure how I feel about that. Watching him act his just so easy, and he's been one of the few to never feel the need to expose his body in a movie. OK. That sounded a bit too prude-ish. Never mind. Go ahead, George. Do what you want. This appears to be the weekend to kick off a string of good-to-great movie weekends from now until the end of the year simply because Oscar season is slowly, yet surely, creeping in. And thank God. No way would I be able to stand another weekend like this.

1 comment:

  1. I'm hoping to see The American on Sunday. It's supposed to be a lot deeper than it appears.