New Releases: 5/18/12
This movie is hopefully the tipping point for whether or not the studios will continue making movies based on insane origin material. Yes, Pirates worked. But I don't see a Captain Jack in Battleship. And if they don't utter the commercial line from my childhood "You sunk my battleship" I'll be so shocked. However, this movie has been making decent money overseas, so perhaps it's not as ridiculous as it might be. Sadly, "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch hasn't had the greatest spring so far (*cough John Carter), but reteaming with his FNL creator, director Peter Berg, might be a good thing. On the fence.
I have no idea what this could possibly be about, unless there are lots of pregnant women and a fair amount of uncomfortable men making faces when they hear they won't be able to have sex with their wives for 6 weeks after the baby is born. But the cast isn't bad - Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez. But that doesn't mean the movie's good. But yes, I'll definitely see it.
I'll admit, I don't understand Sasha Baron Cohen. I get that he's really popular and has created some really iconic characters. Borat was a funny, if horribly offensive, movie. I haven't seen Bruno. I saw SBC appear on "The Daily Show" as The Dictator and the conversation was impressively funny, though uncomfortable too. I will not pay money to see this, but perhaps on TV someday.