Another week has come and gone and left us with a whole new batch of movie news, box office figures, new official websites for upcoming flicks and new trailers. So lets get this kicked off right with this week's Notables.
I'm not too sure about this one, kids. For one, director Raja Gosnell has made his name making the flippin Scooby Doo flicks, and the writer he has on this flick, Mark Perez, has such bombs like The Country Bears and Herbie: Fully Loaded. This sounds like a rip-off of any spy flick from Innerspace to I Spy and I doubt this will be any good at all. Worst News of the Week Nominee.
This could be a really big movie here, folks. There is a wonderful and diverse cast in place here with Norton, Farrell and Emmerich, who might get a big push from this flick if it does well, since he isn't nearly as well known as Norton and Farrell. The story here, a multi-faceted drama centering on a family in the NYPD and the possibility of corruption within, sound great as well written by Gavin O'Connor (Miracle) and Joe Carnahan who wrote the magnificent flick Narc. O'Connor will also direct here, and this sounds like a superb flick that I can't wait to get started. Best News of the Week Nominee.
the dopey Nutcracker for my Worst News of the Week. For one, I just can't wrap my brain around the premise of a hard-nosed linebacker going to ballet to try to help his career. Now, if this was a running back or wide receiver who's gotten along in age and lost a step or three, then I can see this at least being sort of logical. But grace and flexibility are two things that aren't in the job description of an NFL linebacker. I just have this vision of a Dick Butkus-type of guy jumping and pirouetting on the field, and I just want to throw up. Sure, there will be cheap laughs aplenty when this bruiser straps on those weird shoes and tutu, but that doesn't mean I will slap down any amount of cash to see it in the theater or even in the comfort of my own abobe. If I were the Broken Lizzard dudes, I'd stick with that Greek Road flick they were working on, and throw this script in a wood chipper.
That's all for this week. Surf on by next week for more box office goodies, new official websites for upcoming flicks, new trailers, and, of course, the best and worst news of the week. Take care, folks, and always remember: if it looks like a good time, sounds like a good time and feels like a good time... it probably isn't free.