I guess I’m the unofficial “movie guy” here at the Shamoozal. Probably because I go to theaters for flicks and watch DVDs more than most people I know. I don’t know if this will be a regular weekly update or not. We’ll see. But anyway, here are the FRIDAY THEATER RELEASES!!!!! YEEEEEEEAH! I wish I had cool sound effects that could go off when you read the title or maybe a little CSI Miami opening David Caruso one-liner sound but oh well. All I get is stinkin text!
Yeah, I’m good. I feel like my skull is on fire, but I’m good.
GHOST RIDER – Cage + Comic Book Superhero = Recipe for….. DISASTER!!! I gotta admit I love Cage. Nicolas Cage has made some quality movies (of course this is my opinion and not actually held in the majority of the general public). I’m a fan of Con-Air, The Rock, Raising Arizona, The Weather Man, Gone in 60 Seconds, Adaptation, Matchstick Men, Face/Off, Snake Eyes, 8MM, National Treasure, and World Trade Center. But I have to admit this movie looks like absolute GAR-BAGE! Even a diehard Cage fan like me would never see this movie in theaters. I guess it’s going to provide some laughs, not purposely though. Have fun Phil.
Do I Creep You Out?
BREACH – Chris Cooper always looks like a creep. This movie lets him express his creepiness once again. It’s about a traitor to the US who works for the CIA but is feeding info to the Russians. Ryan Philippe has to get evidence to bust him. It could be cool but it could be boring too. Ryan Philippe isn’t exactly my choice for lead of a film but he was decent in Crash. I’d watch it eventually but I’m not rushing out to theaters to see this anytime soon.
It’s The Bridge! WHAT?! To Terabithia!
BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA – seems like they are trying to capitalize on the same crowd that came out for the Narnia movie or maybe even the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is really similar to Narnia though but it’s just not getting the same buzz. Narnia was a popular book series but the novel that this story comes from I have never heard of. It’s about 2 kids creating a fantasy world where they rule the kingdom, battle the baddie, and meet all kinds of creatures. I’ve loved creatures in movies since the Jim Henson days but I have no desire to see this creature feature.
I guess if I had to choose one movie to see this weekend it would be Breach. It could actually be good and interesting or bad and boring. But I have to admit, I’m really tempted to laugh at Cage as Ghost Rider with a bad toupee but I think it would be much better seeing that on TV one day with friends so we could crack up at the ridiculousness.