Apr 8 2010

Taking Stock: 4/9/2010

We enter another week of “Taking Stock,” our weekly column in which the entire staff tells you what they think of the movies coming out this week based on very little knowledge and first impressions.

Date Night

James: This seems like a great rental to me, since I like both actors.  If there’s impressive reviews, maybe I’ll see it in theaters but I’m running a bit behind at the moment.

Benn:  Steve Carell and Tina Fey, you both can do better than this.

Dylan: I don’t care what anyone says, I think Tina Fey is one sexy mama. That being said, I’d only watch this movie for Tina. Other than that, this looks bland and uninteresting. Although I am enjoy the airbrushed cleavage.

Fil:  This movie looks like it should be funnier than it is likely going to be.  Sad, because I, also, love Tina Fey.

Anna: I really like Steve Carell (although, ironically, I don’t care for The Office) but I’ve never seen Tina Fey in anything. I might go see this is someone wanted to take me, but I won’t make an effort myself.

Letters to God

James: This looks absolutely horrible.  I don’t approve of this movie with a spiritual agenda type of film-making, and this trailer proves exactly why: it’s dripping with cheese.

Benn:  Spoiler alert: God doesn’t write back.

Dylan: Oh my dark lord! From the same guys as that gem, Fireproof. I’ll be having a snow-ball fight with Hitler before I see this movie.

Fil:  Something has escaped from the Lifetime Channel…or maybe Hallmark?

Anna: Fireproof was rage inducing enough for me.

The Square [limited]

James: I already passed on a free screening of this film due to bad reviews.

Benn:  Eh, suspense is more than fast edit cuts.

Dylan: As much of a fan of noir as I am, this does not look appealing at all.

Fil: This looks better than the previous two movies.  Combined.

Anna: This looks like a combination of a British Butterfly on the Wheel and some other action/thriller. No thanks.

After.Life [limited]

James: This is the kind of B-movie I can get behind.

Benn:  A creepy movie with Liam Neeson as the villain?  I’m in.

Dylan: I like the cast and the plot is creepy enough for me. I’ll see it.

Fil: I, uh, really want to watch this.  Christina Ricci in Wednesday Addams makeup?  Yes. Please.

Anna: Liam Neeson? Check. Horror? Check. Thriller? Check. Potential next awesome and scary horror/thriller movie that I’d like to see? Yes, please.

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