Friday, October 30, 2009

Today's New in Theaters- 10/30/09

Hey, great news if, like me, you're kind of broke here at the end of the month: nothing worth spending your money on in the theater this week!

Michael Jackson's This is It: The reviews thus far have been surprisingly good (well, not all of them), but I'm sorry, this just feels like Sony and MJ's backers ghoulishly squeezing one last drop of blood from his battered corpse. (Paint quite the picture, don't I?) It might be worth seeing (particularly if you trust Roger Ebert, which I usually do), but I can't make myself pull the trigger on what seems like a particularly well-promoted piece of exploitation.

Gentlemen Broncos: I was among the minority that didn't particularly like or attach to director Jared Hess' big breakthrough, Napoleon Dynamite; his latest is sitting at a meager 11% on the Tomotometer (though Armond White likes it, of course), so I think it's safe to take a pass.

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day: Though it was recommended by people I trust, I could never work myself up to seeing the original, so it's pretty safe to say I can hold off on this one for a while.

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with everything you said here, and have not sought out any of these movies for the same reasons.

    I tried watching BOONDOCK after seeing OVERNIGHT, and I couldn't make it all the way through. This is a movie that is popular amongst teenage boys--all of whom are stupid. Having been one once, I know of what I speak!