Chris Columbus has given us a mixed bag. On the one hand, he did the first two Home Alone movies and the first two Harry Potters, and they were all pretty good. On the other hand, he also did Mrs. Doubtfire and Bicentennial Man. Shudder. Well, now he's channeling John Hughes for a teenage romp through the night after graduation, after a nerd declares his love for a hot chick, and the hot chick turns out to actually be kinda cool about it. Pablo and Omar Gallaga are skeptical of the whole affair, as evidenced by the latest installment of their vlog, "Trailers Without Pity." See what they have to say about the ILYBC trailer and Hayden Panettiere's cleavage below, or click here!
What do you think of Beth Cooper? Yeah, that's what we thought.
What are your favorite TV stars doing when they're not making television magic? They're making movie mediocrity! The stars of Heroes, The Mentalist, Law & Order, Parenthood and Weeds are all on DVD this week, in movies of varying degrees of quality.
The trailer for I Love You Beth Cooper may make it look like your standard teen comedy, but there's just something about it that I can't put my finger on. Sure, it follows the same "beauty and the geek" pattern of films like Can't Hardly Wait, but the premise, the sets, the characters... something about it just screams "1980s" to me. I'm getting a little bit of Who's That Girl?, but I'm mostly getting a lot of Weird Science, which is, well, weird, because the film does not appear to involve two teenagers creating the perfect woman using their computer. (Although, if two nerds were to build their ideal woman today, she would probably look a lot less like Kelly LeBrock and a lot more like Hayden Panettiere, if not exactly like her.)