Does making it through a Jennifer Aniston rom-com demonstrate true grit?
This week's releases involve a bunch of crazy and a lot of hair pulling.
And one... and two... and three... and four... Explosion... explosion... explosion... You're doing good...
Light-on-substance studio films and substance-crammed independent offerings battle it out for your hard-earned movie-renting dollars this week. Relax -- Amanda Seyfried is in one of each, so you're covered.
You know it's a weak week for DVDs when the best American movie coming out is a new, deluxe edition of a Will Ferrell comedy. A very funny Will Ferrell comedy, true, but it's still sad. Luckily, there are a ton of foreign films coming out, too, and most of them feature gratuitous sex and violence. Week saved!
Superheroes rule this week's releases with iron fist and bespandexed crotch.
All of the best films center around some sort of conflict, but it seems like most of this week's releases center around gratuitous conflict. It's like at some point in the creative process, someone stood up and shouted really loudly, "Let's get these people to fight!" ...Not that we're necessarily complaining, of course. We shout that all the time, usually in inappropriate situations.
Jennifer Lopez artificial insemination comedy debatably superior; Jennifer Aniston artificial insemination comedy arguably inferior.
The girl with the dragon tattoo and the single man should totally hang out and go bowling. Or, you know, solve murders and mourn their dead lovers. Either/or.