- The Box
Cameron Diaz and James Marsden play a couple that are given a tough decision: what to do with a box that could fulfill their dreams while having drastic consequences on others. The trailer for this is intriguing, and the major thing that would deter me from watching this is Diaz’s annoyingly fake accent. I just ask… Why? Anyway, I love movies that put you through mind games. I hope that whatever the twist ends up being, it doesn’t disappoint.
- The Fourth Kind
Just seeing the preview on TV last night made me nervous… This one’s gonna be creepy. There’s a 40-year-long Alaskan mystery of random disappearances that an investigator, played by action hottie Milla Jovovich, must solve. Obviously from the title and the trailer, the disappearances are due to alien abductions. Has a bit of an “X-Files” feel to it. I expect this one to do well just because some of the camera work is really similar to the hit Paranormal Activity and audiences might crave more of the same thing. If you like aliens, go for it.
Based on the novel Push by Sapphire The first time I saw the trailer for this, it got me immediately interested. There’s a lot of buzz (even the Oscar kind) about this movie, and definitely has some interesting names attached to it including comedian Mo’Nique and Mariah Carey. The plot is as far as you can get from Glitter; Precious (played by newcomer Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe) is an overweight, pregnant, illiterate teenager struggling to educate herself to get out of the slums of Harlem. Though only on limited release, I won’t mind going out of my way to catch this and you’ll be hearing about this one until awards season.