Thursday, April 26, 2012

Our Preview of This Week's New Releases (for Friday, April 27th)

Andrew: Hello readers! Last week we were too busy with a house-guest to write up our weekly preview, so we apologize if you were looking forward to what we had to say on The Lucky One or Think Like a Man.

But we're back this week, and we have a couple of films that we're actually quite looking forward to! The first of the films coming out this week that we really want to see is the new Jason Segel/Emily Blunt wedding comedy The Five-Year Engagement, isn't that right, dear?

Sarah: Yes! This one looks SO cute and funny! Now, there has been a lot of guff over the previews for this movie because some people believe that they gave away all of the funny parts. I am really hoping this isn't the case but I still want to see this one on the big screen. I believe that Segel and Blunt will really play off of each others comedy beautifully.

A: I echo that worry about them giving away too much in the trailer. That said, it's an R-rated comedy so I'm hoping there will be plenty of adult humor that we couldn't see in the green-band trailer (which you can watch below).

We love Jason Segel and while I don't dislike Emily Blunt, I'm not a fan. Maybe she can charm me in this film.

Official Trailer for The Five-Year Engagement

S: Oh but she's so funny! Well maybe she will win you over this go around. We also have THE RAVEN coming out this weekend! This dark thriller/horror movie with John Cusak/Alice Eve looks to be quite good and full of suspense. While it is questionable whether I will go see this one in the movie theaters, I do think that it looks kinda cool. And for our Baltimore readers, it should be a fun movie.

A: We have Baltimore readers? AWESOME! ;)

I'm looking forward to The Raven (and no joke, as I'm writing this, a commercial for the film is playing on ESPN so clearly its ears were burning) because I like the premise. Edgar Allen Poe helping the police find a serial killer who's M.O. is to use Poe's stories as inspiration? I'm down with that.

John Cusack’s casting as Poe worries me a little bit, but I do like him so I'm hopeful it turns out well. Oh, and The Raven's director, James McTeigue, also directed V for Vendetta so I'm hoping he carries that awesomeness over to this new film.

Official Trailer for The Raven

S: The only thing I'm worried about is that it will have a little bit of Sherlock Holmes in it. I am also a little leery of Cusack in this role, but he looks the part so I hope that helps.

Ok, next we have THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS. What do you think about this one?

A: I'll put it right out there - I like pirates and I liked the 2000 film Chicken Run, which was also directed by Pirates!'s co-director Peter Lord. Lord has long been in the business of claymation films with the Wallace & Gromit series, so I expect this to be of similar quality. (Fun fact: Hugh Grant voices the Pirate Captain!)

Official Trailer for The Pirates! Band of Misfits

S: Oh yes, and it looks cute, so I think it will be a fun one, but not necessarily one we will see on the big screen.

SAFE is also one that comes out this weekend. Now, Jason Stathmen is not one of my favotrites. I find his movies all the same. But I have been hearing great things about this one. So it might be one that we see on the big screen.

A: Safe is the kind of movie where you have to know what you're going in to from the get-go. And that's a Jason Statham movie, which means there's going to be a lot of hand-to-hand combat, gun fights, outrageousness and awesomeness. From most accounts I've read, Safe might be Statham's best movie. Which ain't saying much, I know, but it means that it should be a whole lotta fun.

Official Trailer for Safe

I definitely want to see this one in theatres. So with all of that said, our final rankings for which films we're most likely to see from this week goes a little like this:

1.) The Five-Year Engagement
2.) The Raven
3.) Safe
4.) The Pirates! Band of Misfits

So be on the lookout for some of those reviews in the coming week or so, but more importantly, be on the lookout for our review of The Avengers that we'll be posting later tonight! And as always, thanks for reading!

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