- TAKEN (September 19th)
What’s odd is that for a movie hitting in September, I had a difficult time finding a poster (quoi?! I know, right) but I did find this trailer, which makes me much happier, actually. Liam Neeson is a dad that sends his 17 year old daughter off to Paris for a vacation and she and her friend get kidnapped. Liam Neeson has some sort of mad super skills to really hurt the guys that did this, so he sets off to find his daughter and totally beat some dudes up.
Pros: Whoa, Liam Neeson, who is getting on up there but still smokin’; pissed Liam Neeson is hot; Pierre Morel, the director, also directed Banlieue 13, one of my favorite French movie crack films; Liam Neeson kicking butt is going to be rad, y’all.
Cons: The daughter and the wife, just from the trailer, bore me to tears. More Liam, please.
- EAGLE EYE (September 26th)
Two people get set up for something another. Whatever. Guns. Action. I’m there.
Pros: Shia LaBeouf is adorably charming in a geekish sort of way; this is from the guy who directed Disturbia which actually wasn’t a half-bad Rear Window rip off; I’m not expecting greatness here, just mind-numbing action.
Cons: Billy Bob Thornton is still alive?; that lady’s voice on the phone doesn’t creep me out, it just annoys me to no end; I am afraid, eventually, they will find one million and one ways to sequelize this.
- ROCK’N’ROLLA (October 31st)
I have no idea what just happened. Did I hit my head on something sharp and pointy? Owww.
Pros: Gerard Butler. End of story. Do you know how much crap I have sat through for Gerry Butler? Dracula 2000. Timeline. REIGN OF FIRE. Yeah, I sat through a dragon movie with Matthew McConaughey for Gerry Butler. I think I can manage this. …I think.
Cons: I’m getting really sick of Guy Ritchie making the same damn movie over and over again; Ludacris is in this movie?; what in the good sweet heavens is this movie even about; I’m sick of it already.
In conclusion: Gerard Butler. Thank you.
- QUANTUM OF SOLACE (November 7th, 2008)
If you don’t know what a James Bond movie is essentially about, we may have to throw down in the parking lot later on. Seriously.
Pros: Daniel Craig as James Bond (rrowr!); the series reboot so far has been fantastic; Dame Judi Dench will probably eat your soul if you don’t go see this movie; it’s James freakin’ Bond!
Cons: There are cons to this movie?
- AUSTRALIA (November 14th)
I think the title says it all.
Pros: Hugh Jackman; Nicole Kidman; Baz Luhrmann; even if the movie itself blows hard, it’s still very pretty to look at; sweet, merciful heavens Hugh Jackman (did I mention him already)?
Cons: Baz Luhrmann. He finds a way to nearly induce epileptic seizures in his movies; I don’t know if he can resist in this one; will Nicole Kidman’s face actually move?