Hey, everyone! It’s Friday, and there are movies, so here’s the Friday movie roundup.
“The Conspirator“: Robert Redford reimagines the story of Mary Surratt — the only woman convicted as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln — as a plodding courtroom drama for a new company called the American Film Company, which seems devoted to turning historical tales into feature-length Heritage Moments. Remember when a new film from Redford was an event? Yeah, we have to stop thinking that way.
“Fast Five”: Yup, another one. Without Michelle Rodriguez, but with The Rock. So there’s that. Kate’s disappointed that they didn’t go with her preferred title, “Mo’ Fast, Mo’ Furious”, and I can’t say I blame her. (Maybe the next one, darling. Maybe the next one.) UPDATE: Andrew says it’s okay.
“Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil”: The original “Hoodwinked” was so lazy and unappealing that I wanted nothing to do with this sequel — which, according to Andrew, is charming and inventive. (So, everything its predecessor was not.) So I guess I’ll catch up to it on DVD.
“Prom”: It sounded like Disney’s attempt to reclaim the high-school crowd that “Glee” dared to poach, but Glenn says it’s actually quite good. So that’s nice, right?
Sorry for the brevity of today’s post — I’m just really, really busy. Heading out to another Hot Docs interview right now, in fact …