Things are looking really busy this weekend, with three new movies on my must see list. I will see one a day for the next three days, and review each in turn the next morning. I offer to you, my beloved readers, the chance to help determine what order I should see them in. If there is a movie upcoming that you are interested in but would like my humble opinion early on speak now via comment here or Twitter. Your choices are:
The Grey-Liam Neeson and a bunch of disposable heroes land in the frozen North and have to escape while being hunted by a pack of wolves. I can only hope he is forced to eat his fellow passengers to survive. My prediction is that there turns out to be some kind of external influence causing the wolves to be unusually aggressive.
Man on a Ledge-I consider it both an insult to my intelligence and a warning sign of incoming suck when the movie description (not a review) calls this movie “heart pounding”. I have a feeling these descriptions are actually written by the marketing department for the film itself. The more they hype it the more it probably needs hyping. My prediction: so little heart pounding that I will be checking my pulse in order to make sure I haven’t accidentally passed away during the show. Man stands on a ledge in order to distract from his friends trying to steal a $40MM diamond in order to prove his innocence. Is it so much to ask that a movie premise make sense? I mean, does every crime in a movie have to be for some noble purpose? Would it not be enough to simply say “A guy stands on a ledge in order to distract from his friends stealing a $40MM diamond which they intend to sell and use the money to buy stuff”? Seems to make a lot more sense to me.
One for the Money-if your intention is to screw with my head vote for this one. A super hot girl is desperate for cash and decides to become Dog the Bounty Hunter. Apparently she is going after her ex boyfriend. My predictions: a lot of “girl too dainty to do anything all of a sudden kicks a guy in the balls and discovers she enjoys the feeling of power and regained self worth”; a highly improbably series of luck allows her to exceed the performance of one or more much more experienced bounty hunters; and finally she catches her ex only to discover she has feelings for him. These feeling either motivate her to let him go, or he is able to exploit her feelings in order to trick her and get away in the last five minutes. (Protect your Nuts image courtesy of the Funny T Shirt category)
So make a comment here of hit me up on Twitter @NerdKungFu. Given the actual number of responses I get from these things the first person to hit me up will probably be casting the deciding vote. First review should be up tomorrow. Thanks everyone for reading. Have a great day