For your popcorn pleasure:
ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO – I can’t tell from that ambiguous title what it’s about. Kevin Smith movie. I have high hopes. At least it’s not JAY AND SILENT BOB MAKE A PORNO.
LAKEVIEW TERRACE – Samuel L. Jackson terrorizes his new neighbor. If you hear him say, “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men” move! Fast!
THE SOLOIST – Jamie Foxx as a musical prodigy homeless schizophrenic. Not that he’s trolling for another Oscar but his billing is “For Your Consideration, Jamie Foxx”.
MY BEST FRIEND’S GIRL – Dane Cook so avoid as you would any toxic material.
BATTLE IN SEATTLE – Relive those crazy riots that broke out at the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting. Something about Starbucks charging for WiFi.
CHANGELING – directed by Clint Eastwood so I’m in line the first day. I think it’s a drama. Whatever. When’s the first showing?
PING PONG PLAYA – Hollywood is always looking for the next great Ping Pong movie.
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL – Keanu Reeves plays an alien. Type casting.
BURN AFTER READING – The Coen Brothers are back with an offbeat (big surprise there) comedy. I have high hopes. MICHAEL CLAYTON stars George Clooney and Tilda Swinton are among the heavyweight cast. Apparently, after the shoot George said to her, “Well, maybe one day we’ll get to make a film together when we say one nice thing to each other.”
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES – Don’t panic. Jerry Seinfeld is nowhere to be found.
QUARANTINE – Horror movie centered in an L.A. apartment building that doesn’t offer cable.
ROCKNROLLA – Another Guy Richie stylized London caper for you to see and go “Huh???”
FILTH AND WISDOM – Meanwhile, the little missus, Madonna makes her directorial debut. Loose adaptation of The Kabbalah – three scheming roommates.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON – Brad Pitt as a man with a bizarre condition that causes him to age in reverse. Could be stunning or an adventure in bad make up.
W. – Oliver Stone, the man who kills flies by shooting bazookas, tackles George Bush with I’m sure his usual light touch.
MAX PAYNE – The video game comes to the screen. Will audiences respond without joysticks?
The Preview wraps up tomorrow.