They really need to stop putting “From the author of The Notebook” on the posters, because being constantly reminded of this is a detriment to every film that follows based on the books of Nicholas Sparks. [Read more...]
That’s right, my write-up for rentals has changed yet again. This time around (and hopefully I will stick to it this time) I will write up little blurbs about the movies I have seen in the past week on Fridays, giving you suggestions for what to pick up and what to avoid when considering what to rent that weekend. On this weeks list we’ve got: The Back-up Plan, The Last Song, Operation: Endgame, Repo Men, The Runaways, A Single Man, and The United States of Tara.
Fight for the Last Copy:
This Diablo Cody created, Showtime TV show is about a woman who has recently gone off the medications that have helped to suppress the other faces of her multiple personality disorder (or dissociative identity disorder). Toni Collette plays Tara, and the way in which she moves in and out of these other personalities is pure artistry. Though this is a serious topic, it does not shy away from the humor of it all, thanks in large part to the people she becomes. In the beginning she is aware of three: Alice is a 1950s housewife, Buck is the redneck hick with a heart of gold, and T is basically the teenage slut, but eventually another emerges (but I will not spoil in for those who want to watch) in response to the overriding story arc of Tara digging into her past to discover what caused this disorder to take form during her teen years.
The show does not just stop with how this disorder effects Tara, but shows the strain it puts on her family. John Corbett plays her supportive husband who i leading the search to discover her past and must constantly coral the other personalities (though he is far from ashamed of his wife). [Read more...]
Avatar Trailer – A longer trailer has been released that goes into more depth about the storyline of the film. Though I can’t say how I feel about the creature design, it looks like it will be an interesting film. Check it out here.
Dear John Trailer – For those of you who got all mushy over The Notebook like I did, another book by Nicholas Sparks has been adapted for the screen. Check it out here.
Prince of Persia Trailer Released – Looks like they are going to do a lot of justice to the game, especially with the effects. Hope the story and comedy of the games does not get lost though. Check it out here.