When we heard that America Ferrera's TV show Ugly Betty was getting cancelled, we were happy for her, because that meant the talented actress would be able to go off and do something a little more challenging and less goofy than Betty. At the very least, the beautiful Ferrera would no longer be saddled with braces, big glasses and garish clothes. But her latest movie doesn't give us a lot of hope for the future. In the snoozingly titled Our Family Wedding, Ferrera plays a bride-to-be whose impending marriage is threatened by her father's rivalry with the father of the groom, who is Black, and also Forest Whitaker. Hilarity ensues, grandmothers faint and Whitaker and Regina King have a cake fight. Basically, the movie looks like a rehash of several other terrible films (Guess Who?, The In-Laws), and we had hoped that Ferrera was better than that. Here are some things we'd like to see her do in the future, all of which we might actually be interested in watching, unlike her latest movie.
Some movies are destined to work better than they should because of their cast. Take, for example, the first Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: No one thought it would be a movie that adults and teens/tweens would love, but it inexplicably was. Only not quite inexplicably, because the reasons were plenty: great script, great story, and, mostly, that amazing cast.
Adorkable geek hero Seth Green was on the morning radio show Opie and Anthony this morning promoting the hell out of his Robot Chicken: Star Wars special. That's cool and all, but that's not what really grabbed my attention, since I'm still bitter about having to sit through like an hour of random Star Wars/Indiana Jones talk in a really hot auditorium at the New York Comic Con earlier this year just to hear Green and his partner-in-crime talk about the aforementioned special. What got me all excited was that Green mentioned that he'd just recorded commentary for the 10th anniversary edition of teen flick Can't Hardly Wait. I'm so excited that I'm going to bust out my best orthopedic-looking shoes just for the occasion. (I've got to thanks to my husband for the tip, since he apparently has time to listen to the radio in the morning.)