The final frame of the spring cinematic season. Spring isn't over, but when it comes to movies, May means summer titles. It used to be Memorial Day, but each year it seems to be coming earlier and earlier — pretty soon summer will begin in April! This last hurrah for April brings a pair of comedies and a thriller, each vying for your dollar. Which will win? Read on to see what is coming your way!
Baby Mama. (2008, 96 minutes, PG-13, comedy, trailer) Could this be a take on The Odd Couple? It sort of looks like it, with a couple of added wrinkles. Tina Fey stars as an executive who decides it is time to have a child, but cannot become pregnant. In an effort to get the desired result, she turns to a surrogate, played by Amy Poehler. Shortly after, Poehler arrives needing a place to live, so you get a battle of opposite personalities. Baby Mama has the potential to either be really funny, or really bad. I am hoping that it is funny; I like the cast and I like what I have seen in the trailers. Michael McCullers serves as both writer and director; his past work includes the Austin Powers sequels, Thunderbirds, and Undercover Brother.
Deception. (2008, 108 minutes, R, thriller, trailer) This is potentially very interesting. While I am intrigued by the trailer, it is not an easy intrigue. I am somehow reminded of Perfect Stranger, and we all remember how good that was. It concerns an executive played by Ewan McGregor who is introduced to a sex club by a mysterious friend, Hugh Jackman. All goes well until a woman disappears and millions of dollars are stolen, leaving Ewan the lone suspect. I really hope it turns out well, we could use a good mystery. The cast also includes Michelle Williams, Maggie Q, and Natasha Henstridge. Marcel Langenegger sits in the director's chair for the first time working from a script by Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, Godsend).