Friday, October 8, 2010

Double Feature: It's Kind Of A Funny Story & Life As We Know It

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.

It's Kind Of A Funny Story

I have high hopes for this. I am not one of those people who seem to think Zach Galifianakis is funny, interesting or entertaining on any level (and yes, this includes "The Hangover"). But this seems to be the first time he's going to try and take himself seriously, and for some odd, inexplicable reason, this intrigues me. It's like Will Ferrell in "Stranger Than Fiction." I've never liked the dude, but that's a movie I enjoyed so much, I decided to buy. And it's that very reason that parlays "It's Kind Of A Funny Story" into "I kind of want to see this" territory. Well, that and it seems as though there is a romance beneath all of this. And, much like a four-year-old who will always smile at the thought of ice cream, when you incorporate a love story into any flick, I'll be interested. It won't be opening wide this weekend, but with any luck, it'll do well enough to make it into a theater near me soon. Though, as always, if you happen to come across it, all comments and reviews are welcome.

Life As We Know It

Boy, if I didn't dislike Katherine Heigl as much as I do, this seems a movie tailor-made for people such as myself. I thought Josh Duhamel was the best part of "When In Rome," and even though he's been steppin' out on Fergie, he's quickly becoming one of my favorites as a male lead in a rom-com. Let me guess: They start out hating each other. An hour-and-a-half, three pee breaks and a bag of popcorn later, they are madly in love and decide to raise a kid that isn't their own in a happily-ever-after world. This, in turn, inspires Fergie's hubby and Josh Kelly's wifey to try and pro-create on their own, and the movie ends with plans on having a child of their own. Just a guess. Better question: What's a better song - "London Bridge," or "Amazing?" If you don't remember the latter, look it up - you'll know what I'm talking about. Replace Heigl with Jen Anniston or Amy Adams and I'm in. Way in.

1 comment:

  1. I'm hoping to check out It's Kind of a Funny Storyn this evening. Pretty excited.