“I don’t know much about moviemaking, but I couldn’t do any worse than this.”

August 19, 2009

Thirty Days Hath September

Extract September 4th
Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis

Gamer September 4th
Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Ludacris

All About Steve September 4th
Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church

9 September 11th
Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover

The Informant September 18th
Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt

Love Happens September 18th
Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Eckhart

Surrogates September 25th
Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Ving Rhames

Fame September 25th
Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally

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“What am I allergic to?” “Pine nuts, and the full spectrum of human emotion.”

July 7, 2009

Andrew Paxton: Margaret, will you marry me? Because I’d like to date you.

On Sunday afternoon, I finally went to see “The Proposal” with my mom. I had to see what all the fuss was about! Granted, Ryan Reynolds Herculean abs and Sandra Bullock is incredibly endearing, but I didn’t have the highest of expectations for what at face value seemed to be a run of the mill romcom with a predictable ending. The theater was surprisingly crowded for a Sunday afternoon showing of a 3 week old movie, which initially led me to believe that we had somehow ended up in the wrong screen, but my disbelief was silenced as the film opened on a shot of Ryan Reynolds in Starbucks. I was amazed at how well Reynolds and Bullock worked together; their innate quirkiness and fluid comedy was fun to watch, and felt incredibly natural. People say that Bullock doesn’t act, she always plays herself, and that really came through in this movie. Too often, romantic comedies are trite and almost embarassing to watch; badly acted, unwieldingly cheesy, annoying…but “The Proposal” hit the mark. The chemistry was comparable to though different from Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey ‘s in”How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” guarenteeing a solid DVD release. It was a decent weekend for the movie; it took an additional $12.8 million in box office taking its overall gross to $94 million. Definitely one that I will enjoy watching again.

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“Why are you naked?!”

June 22, 2009

After two weeks at the top, The Hangover has at last been overtaken by The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Bullock returns to her bread and butter – romcoms – with her biggest opening weekend ever. The film’s box office stands at $34.1 million, giving Bullock a very warm welcome back to the big screen. Distributors chose a good time to release it; it had major competition from another romantic comedy, and wasn’t (slash hasn’t yet been) demolished by Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.