This is it. The last weekend that potential blockbusters can avoid the oncoming onslaught of the final Star Wars film next week. At least for a few weeks anyway. After, say, three weeks or so it will die down, just in time for Batman Begins to hit in mid-June. With that said, do we have any potential winners for this weekend?
Kicking & Screaming. Will Ferrell returns in his first of two summer films, the other being Bewitched. Here he plays a soccer coach who takes things a bit too seriously when competing with his father (Robert Duvall). Mike Ditka is also in the film playing himself. I have heard that this is a very funny film, and I hope that it is. I feel Ferrell can be a very funny, but his effect on me has been hit and miss, I loved Elf, but I did not care for Old School at all.
Mindhunters. Lousy title, in my opinion, sounds like a cheesy direct to the Sci-Fi Channel kind of flick. It may still be cheesy, but I hope not. It looks like it could be deceptively good. Take a group of the latest and greatest FBI profilers an put them in a test environment, which takes a deadly turn for the real. A decent looking cast, featuring Val Kilmer, who I believe was their teacher, Christian Slater, Patricia Velasquez, Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting's Sick Boy), and LL Cool J. It was directed by Renny Harlin, so the if this is any good is very much in the hit or miss camp.
Monster-In-Law. Jennifer Lopez vs. Jane Fonda. Who will win? Who knows? Who cares? I admit to not having read anything about this. I will say that some moments in the commercials look rather humorous, yet at the same time the whole thing looks to be on the pedestrian side. It also costars Michael Vartan.