Well folks it’s a pretty diverse week at the flickers, there is something for everyone to see. It’ll be nice to take a break from all the ELECTION craziness and sit back, relax and enjoy a movie. You might want to have a couple of drinks or perhaps smoke a joint before making your selections at the box office, there is a sh*t load of comedy and other randomness out there. So, why don’t we take a look?
1) Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights – Staring Vince Vaughn
In this documentary, the show’s emcee, Vince Vaughn, and four stand-up comedians hand-picked by Vaughn, travel the country and perform in 30 cities. This film documents the interactions on and off stage along the way.
2) Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins – Staring Martin Lawrence & James Earl Jones
A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South. You may want to take it or leave it with this one, although it seems humorous, I’m not betting on much of a side ache.
3) The Hottie & the Nottie – Staring Paris Hilton
Nate moves to L.A. to track down Cristabel, the woman he’s been in love with since childhood, only to discover that his plan to woo her only has one hurdle to overcome: what to do with June, Cristabel’s ever-present, not-so-hot best friend? What’s even more complicating is Nate’s growing feelings for June, whose true beauty starts to emerge.
4) Fool’s Gold – Staring Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, & Donald Sutherland
A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple’s sense of adventure — and their estranged romance. A long time ago I decided to see every film little Ms. Kate Hudson makes. This will be no exception, treasure hunts, tan bodies, and romantic comedy, I’M IN!
5) In Bruges – Staring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, & Ralph Fiennes Directed by Martin McDonagh
After a botched job in London, two hit men (Farrell and Gleeson) are ordered to cool out in Bruges, Belgium, where their perspectives on life and death become violently skewed as they begin to acclimate to the capital city. GO SEE THIS MOVIE.
6) The Band Visit – Directed by Eran Kolirin
An orchestra comprised of Egyptian policemen head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in a foreign city. This is going to be the BIG FOREIGN HIT of 2008, just you wait and see.
7) Spiral – Directed by Adam Green & Joel Moore and Staring Joel Moore & Amber Tamblyn
Mason (Moore) is a reclusive, gifted painter leading a life of anonymity in Portland, Oregon, where he works a dreary job at a phone bank. He makes a connection, however, with his co-worker Amber (Tamblyn), who agrees to pose for him. The friendship illuminates Mason’s talent … and also the dark corners of his past.
Overall I’d have to give this week an 8 out of 10 for film quality and variety. There are quite a few good ones coming out and of course a couple stinkers. That’s Hollywood baby, and as a loyal, yet sometimes-critical audience member and partial worker bee, I’ve gotten used to it by now. Try not to lose any sleep over it. We’ll see ya next week, stay classy LA.
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