Before you get ready to watch Tiger Woods win yet another major, or watch some NASCAR or get outside and enjoy the sunny weather – although if you’re down South it might be too freakin’ hot – as always these are the trailers that managed to capture our attention this week, for good or bad.
Resident Evil: Extinction
It’s almost unfathomable how the Resident Evil franchise, has been, well, franchised. The first movie was bad, the second one badder. And this third one looks, let’s just say that the trailer does nothing to make us want to see the movie or make us forget just how terrible the first two movies were.
Resident Evil: Extinction in a theater near you 9.21
Be Kind Rewind
Michel Gondry is back with his third feature film. After the brilliance of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and the strange yet compelling “Science of Sleep” we’ll get down with anything Gondry does. His passion for filmmaking, and it seems like in general is evident in everything he does. This time around he’s got Jack Black and Mos Def as bumbling video store owners who, because of odd circumstances, must recreate all the erased videos in their store. Turns out their homemade versions of classics like “Robocop” or “Ghostbusters” are more popular than the originals. Can’t wait to see them do “Boyz N the Hood.”
Be Kind Rewind in a theater near you 12.21
Lars and the Real Girls
The entire real girl doll phenomena creeps me out. But with this kind of pedigree, including Ryan Gosling and Emily Mortimer, the story of a hapless socially inept man who falls in love with a doll could be the kind of sweet natured, off-beat comedy that movie goers embrace whole heartedly. Besides, if for nothing else, maybe we’ll get to see Ryan Gosling give his doll a mustache ride. I’m totally growing a ‘stache like him.
Lars and the Real Girl at a theater near you 10.12
Dan in Real Life
Steve Carell in a family comedy. He’s a widower who falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend. Dane Cook is said brother and we know he’s kind of annoying but maybe all the quality actors involved with help ease that annoyance. Juliette Binoche is the sexy temptress. We’ll probably see this flick since we have a soft spot for these kinds of family/romantic comedies. Even if we never want to here “Let My Love Open a Door” again in a trailer. A moratorium must be declared.
Dan in Real Life at a theater near you 10.19
Resurrecting the Champ
At some point Josh Hartnett is going to come into his own as an actor. We’re not sure which kind of actor he wants to be, but he seems like he has a hard time deciding whether he wants to be a matin?e idol or a serious actor. This time around he’s playing a sports journalist looking to make a name for himself. Sam Jackson stars as a homeless dude (who sounds an awful lot like Dave Chappelle’s Tyrone Biggums) who may or may not have been a former boxing champ. Intrigued to see how this one plays out and surprised we haven’t heard much about this film.
Resurrecting the Champ at a theater near you 8.24
Not to be confused with the Sam Mendes directed, Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio starring movie “Revolutionary Road.” This one has Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Connelly, Mark Ruffalo and Mira Sorvino in a serious drama about two families ripped apart in the aftermath of a hit-and-run accident. Looks like pretty gripping stuff from director Terry George, who you may remember rocked it with “Hotel Rwanda.” Look for this to be in consideration come Oscar time, if for nothing else than in the acting categories.
Reservation Road at a theater near you 10.19