May 2, 2008

So much time, so little to go see

Baby Mama - A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.

Sounds like the perfect formula for a comedy I will never want to watch!

One Missed Call - "In this remake of the Japanese horror film "Chakushin Ari" (2003), several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths."

They've done movies about a video tape that kills you if you watch it and a game that kills you if you play it, but never a movie about voice mail. This is original! After watching this I might never feel the same about checking my voice mail again.

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay - Follows the cross-country adventures of the pot-smoking duo as they try to outrun authorities who suspect them of being terrorists when they try to sneak a bong on board their flight to Amsterdam.

The funny thing is, watching movies like these from start to finish is more destructive to brain cells than getting stoned on a daily basis.

The Forbidden Kingdom - A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.

This is probably the only movie playing in town right now that I would actually accept payment to see.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with his recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex ... and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

The obligatory Hawaiian imagery is probably the only reason I'd want to see this, so I can look at the background of a scene and say, "hey, I know that place!" Unless, of course, they're just cheap bastards and decided to film in some place like the Keys and try to pass that off as Hawaii.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.

I knew it was only a matter of time before another Narnia movie came out for me to ignore.

Iron Man - Billionaire industrialist and genius inventor Tony Stark is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, Tony builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.

I never was into superheroes or superhero movies, and this appears to be no exception. Bleh.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls.

Of course he hasn't retired yet. Grave robbing never gets old.

1 comment:

fleetingentity said...

Actually, The Forbidden Kingdom was pretty good... it's definitely worth seeing!