There are thirteen movies opening this week. Sheer insanity. And the Oscars are Sunday night, so that just complicates things even further. Let’s play the six-word game, just so this post isn’t sixteen hundred words long:
“Act of Valor“: Wow, I … I miss John Cena.
“Donovan’s Echo“: Danny Glover enters the Twilight Zone.
“Doppelganger Paul“: Two guys hit the existential road.
“The Flowers of War“: Batman and hookers save some children.
“Gone”: No press screening for Seyfried’s thriller.
“Goon”: Stifler turns enforcer on the ice. [Rad]
“How to Die in Oregon”: Assisted suicide, as seen by documentarians.
“The Prodigies“: Wait, what the hell just happened?
“Rampart”: Oren Moverman takes Woody Harrelson dark. [Susan]
“Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness”: The great Yiddish writer, justly honored. [Susan]
“Snow“: Great performance; shame about everything else.
“Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds”: You couldn’t pay me to go.
“Wanderlust“: David Wain, you’ve done it again.
There, I think that’s everything. Oh, and keep an eye on my Twitter feed for Oscar-related media appearance news, and follow @nowfilm on Sunday night to see me live-tweeting the ceremonies with Susan.
Yeah, I kind of hate myself. Or I will, anyway.