“What if she struggles?” “Tap her over the head with a bat!”

June 19, 2009

Bad news/reviews for Year One: CNN calls Year One “Almost a Zero.” Disappointing, but hardly a shocker. Maybe I’ll wait to see it till it comes out on DVD.

“You could be my right hand man.” “I’ve seen what you do with your right hand. No thank you.”

June 16, 2009

Year One drops on Friday, and Jack Black and Michael Cera have been making the requisite prerelease press rounds. Amped as I am for this movie, I have to be honest: Jack Black is already pissing me off. I’m a fan of Cera’s unavoidable awkwardness, but Black’s tendency to innundate audiences with no less than flippant douchebagery can be mildly annoying. Alexa Chung couldn’t handle him (awkward), and he let loose the f-bomb on David Letterman last night. I enjoyed him in The Holiday, Tropic Thunder and Be Kind Rewind, and I hope that this movie lives up to expectations, but I’m not sure that I’m ready to sit through 90 minutes plus of Black’s obnoxious showboating. I also get the feeling that I need to brush up on my biblical history before going to see it. The same previews have been playing for so long I am afraid that the movie won’t amount to more than a few hilarious clips, and thus fall short. Let’s hope that it lives up to the hype!

“I’ve got mov(i)es you’ve never seen.”

June 12, 2009

June Bugs: So much to see, so little time! Here are my picks for this month.

Up May 29th, 2009

Year One June 19th, 2009

The Proposal June 19th, 2009

Food, Inc. June 24th, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen June 24th, 2009

My Sister’s Keeper June 26th, 2009