OCTOBER – 2009
A Serious Man
October 2, 2009
The Scoop: The Coen Brothers provide another history-visiting romp to 1967. A professor’s life is unraveling in his pursuit to become righteous.
SR Says: The Coens and comedy can be hit (Raising Arizona) or miss (The Ladykillers).
See it? Maybe, or just wait for the DVD.
October 2, 2009
The Scoop: Zombies have overrun the world. Two men survive – with lots and lots of guns. Eventually boys meet girls and more zombie killing ensues.
SR Says: This looks like an almost direct-port of the video game Left 4 Dead – with a sprinkle of Woody Harrelson, which might not be a bad thing, even with Jimmy Kimmel: Live director Ruben Fleischer at the helm.
See it? We’re there.
Law Abiding Citizen
October 16, 2009
The Scoop: The realm of vengeance has a new player in the form of a man (Gerard Butler) who takes the law into his own hands after a lawyer (Jamie Foxx) gets the scumbag who murdered his family set free on a plea bargain.
SR Says: This could be the movie that helps to redeem Gerald Butler’s grimacing and brooding in Gamer.
See it? Sure.
November 25, 2009
The Scoop: “Soon to retire from acting” Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, and a fleshed-out cast offer up a post-apocalyptic father-and-son journey across a scorched America with a pistol, some scavenged morsels and – each other. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy.
SR Says: Considering the political “weather” in America, this might be something that reminds people to value the people around you. If not, the action/epic angle could still generate buzz and box office money. Win-Win.
See it? Yes.
Where the Wild Things Are
October 16th, 2009
The Scoop: It was a book that was read to most of us as kids: A young, angry boy, sent to bed without dinner finds his way (via his own imagination) into a world with creatures galore.
SR Says: The visuals for this Spike Jonze movie have been stoking the imagination-fires of millions and we’re eager to see what this offers in the silver screen.
See it? Yes, please.