Movie Releases, 2/10
After Tuesday's work, I'm off on vacation! I might still be able to get a couple of them in, anyway. With a week off, what the hell am I going to do? Might be the first time I don't go anywhere.
Harrison Ford returns with Firewall, his first movie since 2003's Hollywood Homicide. Here, he stars with Paul Bettany and Virginia Madsen in a computer/heist/ransom/thriller. Looks like it might be a decent brain-waster. We'll see.
Sequel #3 of the young year comes out this week, Final Destination 3. Stupid kids continue to escape death, but death figures the best use of its time is to kill the dirty cheaters and not Paris Hilton, or Jim Belushi, or Kevin Federline, or [enter hated celebrity or faux-celebrity here]. James Wong, who wrote the original's script, writes and directs here. And cutie Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Sky High) is in it.
Steve Martin takes over the reigns of Peter Sellers (and well, if you want to count them...Alan Arkin, Roger Moore, and Roberto Benigni) as Inspector Jacques Clousseau in The Pink Panther. He reunites with the original Cheaper by the Dozen director Shawn Levy, who takes over for Blake Edwards.
And who said 2-D animation was dead? Curious George, from the books we all read as kids, gets a full-length animated movie! Lots of recognizable talent lend their voices, notably Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, David Cross, Dick Van Dyke, Joan Plowright, and Eugene Levy.
And hopefully, Transamerica will make its way to Nashville so that I can finally cap off the Oscar nominees. If it doesn't arrive this weekend, I'll just go ahead and do my 2005 Best and Worst List.