I really can't blame Jon Favreau for wanting to pass on the third Iron Man movie. He's already made two really good films, and any sort of arc he wanted to have in the third one was going to have to take a back seat to what happens with Iron Man in the Avengers and what Marvel wants him to do in Avengers 2. So best to leave it in the hands of someone who's sold on the whole "big picture" plan, but hopefully can still deliver the goods. Sadly, go-to sequel master Irvin Kershner is no longer with us, but we came up with a list of name directors with sequel experience who would, at the very least, create a threequel that would get people talking.
Are you sitting at work, watching the minutes tick by until you're finally free for the weekend, wondering how you'll occupy yourself for the next two days of work-free bliss? Are you thinking about risking the wrath of your significant other to go see The Dark Knight for the fifteenth time? There's not a lot new coming out this week in theaters. No new comic book hero movies, no new sci-fi epics, and no new horror villains to make you scream... unless you count Nicolas Cage's scary-ass hairdo in Bangkok Dangerous. Screw it. You might as well be a slacker and waste away the weekend on the Internet.
Here are a few things to help your eyes glaze over as you stare at the computer screen:
Unless you happen to be near one of the handful of theaters that will run Midnight Meat Train come August 1, you'll have to wait till it's out on DVD. Which, according to ShockTillYouDrop won't actually be that long a wait, as they speculate the release will come as early as October. (Just in time to scare the pants off snot-nosed trick-or-treaters!) According to the report, Lionsgate is only "planning a limited 100 theater run" which, frankly, is a number some wouldn't even wish on Uwe Boll. The paltry release fulfills a "contractual obligation" Lionsgate has "to give it some sort of theatrical run." Otherwise, it would have gone straight to DVD like any number of Mary-Kate and Ashley's pre-teen movies.