Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Movie Pre-Review - Miss War

It's fall and the cinema's are flush with movies again after the August drought.  We've got a regular mosh pit of movies to discuss this weekend.  Let's do a little prejudging without provocation, shall we?

The Good:

 THE INFORMANT, directed by Steven Soderbergh and staring a fantastically vacant eyed Matt Damon, looks like a slam dunk.  The trailer is hilarious, and we  have the feeling that Soderbergh and Damon have more than a little corporate farse up their sleaves here.  Damon dropped in his interview with Jon Stewart on Wednesday night that he was playing a man with "a huge number of secrets."  Well, this Horsewomen can't wait to see what these two are up to!

The Bad:

 JENNIFER'S BODY written by the ubiquitous Diablo Cody and staring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, the only thing this promises is disappointed Horsewomen.  We love the apocatastic concept of an evil high school bitch who is actually a beast from hell "Not High School evil... evil, evil." But, according to critical consensus, it is neither funny enough, nor scary enough to really be satisfying. Will the Harbingers of the Apocalypse agree?  We'll see.

The Questionable:

LOVE HAPPENS is, judging solely by hearsay and trailers, a typical big studio weeper.  Will it be fresh? Probably not.  Will it be clever? Doesn't seem like.  Will you laugh and cry and watch it on Sunday mornings while doing laundry when it's playing on Lifetime? Totally. Would you be better off hitting up BRIGHT STAR, the other kissy face movie coming out this weekend, directed by the fabulous Jane Campion?  Almost certainly.

Everything Else:

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS - Is all about food falling from the sky.

BURNING PLAIN - Doesn't have a strong enough marketing team, the Horsewomen didn't even know this one was on the horizon.

DEVIL GIRL - Is a sign of the apocalypse....

There's more, but frankly, it's time to actually hit the multiplex! No more prejudging, time for actually judging.  Let the celuiod roll!

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