The second weekend of October is here and we do not have a horror film (well, there is one, but its reach is quite limited). That is sad. If there is one month that should be loaded with bloody fare, it's October. You know, this would have been a good weekend to open a little movie called Halloween II. I'm just sayin'. There are only a couple of weeks left and there are only a couple of titles that are near the horror realm. Is everyone that afraid of Saw? I cannot wait for that series to run its path and disappear. That will hopefully make October a bit more interesting.
Couples Retreat. (2009, 107 minutes, PG-13, comedy) This movie looks like a lot of fun. It also looks like Judd Apatow-lite, it distinctly has that flavor to it, and that is not a bad thing. Not yet anyway. The movie centers on a couple who go on a retreat in the hopes of saving their marriage. They bring along a few of their friends due to a great group rate. What follows is comedy and a look inside issues that arise between couples. I am looking forward to this one. Couples Retreat also features the feature film directorial debut of Peter Billingsley. He is best known for playing Ralphie in A Christmas Story. The cast is filled with recognizable faces including: Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell, and Faizon Love.
Free Style. (2009, 94 minutes, PG, drama) Corbin Bleu stars in this coming of age tale of a young man determined to win a spot on a national motocross tour. I do not think this is going to make much of a dent. I have not seen any promotion for this anywhere, no trailers, commercials, posters. Do they want it to succeed? I am not sure. I did eventually find a trailer, it looks like a typical inspirational sort of tale for the family. Nothing special, nothing that makes me want to go and see it.
Good Hair. (2009, 95 minutes, PG-13, documentary) This documentary was inspired by a question that Chris Rock's young daughter asked him about hair. He set out to investigate the importance of hair in black culture. You know, the idea is an interesting one, although I am not sure it is one that I feel the need to go to theaters to see. Perhaps when it hits DVD I will check it out. However, I will be interested in the thoughts of any of you who go and see it this weekend.