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.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Around a week ago, I put the first installment of this movie in my Netflix que, and since then I have received "When In Rome" and "Youth In Revolt." Sure, I know it says "very long wait," but how long exactly is that wait, damnit? Anyways, I, much like anyone else who has gone to a theater in the last six months, began seeing trailers for this so, so long ago. Initially, I had no interest. But as the commercials kept playing, and as the grumblings regarding how great the first one was became louder, I became sold on wanting to see this. The problem, though, is that I feel it's essential to see the first one before I move forward with this. It's worth it, right? All of that stuff aside, the definition of a perfect woman (according to, well, me), Carey Mulligan is featured here, and the more I become infatuated with her, and the more copies of Vogue I buy simply because she graces the cover, the more it makes me want to catch this in the theaters. Unfortunately, I have a long way to go until I get there, though. Quick question (and most importantly): Is seeing the first one essential to seeing this one? To those out there who are capable of answering such a thing, your comments are treasured.
I still don't entirely understand the premise of this movie. I've seen a zillion previews for it - both in a theater and in front of a television - and I can't quite understand what this movie's endgame is. I discovered Kristin Bell can't carry a movie on her own this past week when I took in "When In Rome," but nobody's asking her to here. Jamie Lee Curtis seems to be someone I should like, though I can't say I know too much about her. While seeing a commercial for this, a roommate of mine said, "you're going to see that someday," to which I replied, "I really don't think so." Why? I...don't know. I mean, don't get me wrong. I dig these kinds of cheese ball teenage girl angst flicks, but there is something about this that seems off-putting. That said, though, if any of you out there happen upon this movie over the weekend and enjoy it, I could be swayed (hint, hint). Regardless, Ms. Bell will never look better than she did in "Couples Retreat." Ever.