This movie looks like total dullsville. Unless, you are a Trekkie, which is the only reason one should go see this film. I couldn’t really decipher what it was about from watching the preview but I did gather that there were a lot of explosions, some steamy love scenes, and many moments where men declared that they were in charge of stuff. I never really watched any of the Star Trek films in the past, so I think all this just goes over my head. Like doesn’t the pointy-ear guy (Spock?) know they have corrective ear surgery for that these days? Anyway, all that being said, I have a friend who totally loves Star Trek so I’d go see it with him if he needed company. Blah.
Grade: C+ | Playing at AMC Century City
Next Day Air
This movie looks like fun. Mainly because Mos Def is in it and I think he is just wonderful. It’s all about a huge box of drugs that is delivered to the wrong address by the dude who played Murray in Clueless. Then all sorts of funny gangster stuff happens and Mos Def runs around saying funny cute things and everyone is happy. My only complaint about the film is that it looks a little long and boring. I got tired just watching the preview. I’d say go see this if you love Mos Def, big boxes of drugs, or that dude from Clueless. Otherwise stay home and eat a cake all by yourself. Not that I would do ever do that. Awkward.
Grade: B – | Playing at Mann’s Chinese
Love N Dancing
Firstly, what a stupid title for a movie, right? If you’re too lazy to write out “and” in your title, then I am too lazy to come and see it. “N” is reserved for more important word combos such as: Mac N Cheese, Fish N Chips, and Bone Thugs N Harmony. Aside from that, the movie looks like a two hour version of Dancing With the Stars, except without the stars. It’s a story that’s been told before, some chick with a sucky husband who finds true love with her dancing partner and somehow goes from being a totally bad dancer to winning every dance competition in the whole world. I actually recommend going to see this movie. Mainly to laugh at how poorly written and ridiculous it is. YAY!
Grade: F+ | Playing at Beverly Center
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
In this film Matthew McConaughey plays a sexy photographer who finally meets his match. His match is played by Jennifer Garner and the only reason they let her co-star in this film is that her out-of-control dimples match McConaughey’s. The whole film is about their dimples talking to eachother, exchanging in witty banter, hating eachother, and then eventually falling into glorious dimply love. Some random A Christmas Carol subplot about the ghosts of girlfriends past moves the whole thing along while ensuring that not one original idea makes its way into the plot (anyone remember Scrooged with Bill Murray? Thought not). All this being said, I can’t wait to see this movie so that I can fantasize about what it would be like if Jennifer Garner and Matthew McConaughey fell in love and had lots of dimple babies. Just kidding / not really.
Grade: B | Playing at Arclight