This week is headed up by the latest action extravaganza from Michael Bay. The next rung down has the remake of a 70’s comedy that starred Walter Matthau, and a sequel to a horror film from rocker Rob Zombie.
Bad News Bears. I am not sure how good this will be, but the trailer looks like it will be fun. Billy Bob Thornton as a drunk baseball coach to a bunch of misfits? How can you go wrong? It looks like what Bad Santa does during his summers.
The Devil’s Rejects. I am very much looking forward to this. I have been a fan of Rob Zombie for years, and I was one of the few proud fans of House of 1000 Corpses. This looks to be more of a gritty suspense than horror. I can’t wait!
Hustle & Flow. Not sure what to think about this. Not typically in my line, but it looks like it could be interesting. It is about an aging pimp looking to break into the hip-hop business. The commercials are intriguing.
The Island. Michael Bay, love him or hate him, is here to stay. I have enjoyed some of his work. I have heard mixed views regarding it. I like the cast; it stars Ewan MacGregor and Scarlett Johansson. The story appears to draw liberally from sci-fi of the past, mixed with his own staging of action sequences. I am actually anticipating this to be a good movie. Time will tell.
March of the Penguins. This looks like a delight. The trailer is fun, it has a great narrator in Morgan Freeman, and it has a cast of thousands. It follows the journey of the Emperor Penguin to their mating grounds. It reminds me of Winged Migration. I will be seeing this one.
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