Thursday, March 1, 2012

Our Preview of This Week's New Release (Friday, March 2nd)

Andrew: Hello readers! Today we bring you this week's installment of our weekly preview of new films coming out on Friday. Last week was a bit of a weak crop, per usual for February, but with the calendar flipping to March we start to get better films being released in theatres.

Sarah, to kick off this week's preview let's start with the new comedy coming out called "Project X." It's produced by Todd Phillips, the director of the new classic comedies "Old School" and "The Hangover." The trailer (which can be seen below) is pretty straight forward in that it's another "found footage" film, but unlike the awesome "Chronicle," this pic is about a group of normal teenagers just trying to throw an awesome party and things get REALLY out of control.
"Project X" Official Trailer

Sarah: More like a bunch of nerd kids who want to throw a kick-ass party to fit in! I am actually pretty excited to see this. It looks hilarious! We will be seeing it, so be on the look-out for the upcoming review.

Next we have "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," the new animated movie from Dreamworks. What do you think about this revamp of the original animated movie?
A: Well it's been FOREVER since I've seen the original animated version, and it's probably been longer since I read the book, so I don't remember a whole lot about the story to be frank. Therefore, I'm kind of excited to see it simply because it'll be pretty fresh for me, and it's made by the same team who made "Despicable Me," which was a
pleasant surprise the first time I saw it.
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" Official Trailer
S: I want to see it. Not excited that Taylor Swift is in it but whatcha gonna do? But it promises to be a cute movie.

Ok, now Robert De Niro has a new movie coming out called "Being Flynn." I don't know much about this movie. What do you think?
A: We saw the trailer for this one a month or so ago, yet I had also forgotten what it's about until I looked up the synopsis and read a good review of it. It stars Paul Dano ("Little Miss Sunshine") as a struggling writer named Nick Flynn, and Robert De Niro plays his estranged father, who is also a writer. Nick's father shows up in his
life again all of a sudden while Nick is volunteering at a homeless shelter, and the film is about the effects his father has on him and how it affects him as a writer.

The trailer looked kind of trippy when we saw it, but I have now a read a couple of pretty good reviews for "Being Flynn" that point out the great performances by Dano and De Niro. I would absolutely like to try and catch this film if it comes out around us.
"Being Flynn" Official Trailer
S: Oh that's right! Ok, yea I remembered seeing that trailer and saying to myself, "That looks like it will be a good film festival movie." If it does end up coming here, we will need to see it.

Now we have another film festival movie simply called "Boy" that comes out this weekend. It probably won't make it near us except in NYC, but tt's a coming of age movie set on the East Coast of New Zealand in 1984 where Michael Jackson is king. It seems like a cute and heartwarming movie. What do you think?

A: I actually had to look up exactly what movie you were talking about, because I've never heard of it. Turns out it's a film from 2010 that has won a bunch of awards at film festivals and played at Sundance. Looks interesting to me, I kinda wonder where it is that you heard about this one.

S: Oh. I have my sources. There are a some more smaller indie films coming out this weekend but that's about it. Kind of a slow start to the month, but we are looking forward to farther on down the road when "John Carter," "Silent House," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," "21 Jump Street," "Jeff Who Lives At Home," and of course "The Hunger Games" come out! 

A: Spot on, my dear. Spot on.

Ok, so let's list the movies that are coming out tomorrow in order of
how likely we are to see them! I'll let you do the honors.

S: Our list this week goes:

1. "Project X"
2. "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"
3. "Being Flynn"
4. "Boy"

But get ready people, the month of March promises to have lists much longer!

1 comment:

  1. Is that the best friend from Juno I see in the Being Flynn trailer?! It looks fantastic and I hope that you guys have a chance to see it - although if you are uncertain of it coming to you, I doubt MI will have it.. or that John and I would be able to get out of the house to see it (ha). I told Sarah that I am going to see Bel Ami tomorrow - I'll be sure to take notes so I can give you my EXPERT review :) Miss you both!!!