Neill Blomkamp remakes Short Circuit in a movie critics like even less than Blackhat.
The Lazarus Effect
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess this has something to do with bringing people back from the dead. Gasp! I’m right!
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Because old people deserve franchises, too.
Vince Vaughn does his Smug Asshole schtick in a movie that co-stars Dave Franco and, inexplicably, Tom Wilkinson.
Even though the trailer makes it looks like an Ever After remake, I kind of really want to see this. I’d like for one of these live-action fairytales to work out all the way.
Adam Sandler wants us to take him seriously again. LOL no.
That rarest of creatures—a horror film embraced by critics.
Run All Night
Liam Neeson stars as Revenge Man in Revenge Man 7: The Revengening Part II.
Al Pacino stars as the eponymous Danny Collins, and aged rock star who finds a letter written to him by John Lennon. I’m less interested in this than I am in Manglehorn, Pacino’s other “remember I used to be a great actor?” project.
Do You Believe?
I wouldn’t mind these movies if they were sincere, but they’re not. They’re cheaply made cash-grabs cynically exploiting a niche market.
Sean Penn Preachy Political Thriller #17.
But why does she have soccer mom hair?
Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter
This movie was a big hit at Sundance last year, so I’m excited to finally get a chance to see it. Rinko Kikuchi stars as a woman who thinks that a copy of the movie Fargo is an actual treasure map and follows searching for a case of money. That premise is BRILLIANT.
Taylor Lautner continues trying to be a teen action idol, even though he’s clearly been replaced by Liam Hemsworth.
I can see the pitch now—Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, we can’t go wrong!
A Pixar knock-off about a cutesy alien who befriends a cutesy human girl.
Kill Me Three Times
I don’t understand some of the choices Simon Pegg makes.
Playing it Cool
THIS FUCKING MOVIE.
The Riot Club
Lone Scherfig’s latest about repressed pretty British people.
This movie is fucking nuts. Full review here.
Expands to limited release/On Demand
While We’re Young
Noah Baumbach’s latest about miserable white people.
This Hungarian film was a big hit at Cannes last year. It’s about a girl who tries to rescue her dog after her father abandons the dog. Can’t wait to see it.