Monday, March 06, 2006

Movie Releases, 3/10

A movie that was curiously pushed back to avoid Valentine's Day, and I suppose the already-crowded Feb. 10 slate, comes out this weekend. It's Failure to Launch, starring Matthew McConaughey as a guy who has yet to leave the nest, and his parents (Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates) hire a specialist (Sarah Jessica Parker) to help him fly. Of course, romantic sparks occur in what appears to be another gimmick love story in the vein of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Tim Allen continues his kid-friendly movie ways with The Shaggy Dog, whereby Allen exhibits dog-like behavior and actually becomes a dog. You know, stupid crap.

Our second horror remake of the year arrives with The Hills Have Eyes. Wes Craven wrote and directed the 1977 original; this one comes courtesy of Alexandre Aja, who did High Tension. This story concerns a car breaking down in the desert and some crazy-assed species of people do some killing.

Making it to Nashville will be The Libertine, starring Johnny Depp as John Wilmot, the 2nd Earl of Rochester who wrote stuff that addressed standards of obscenity and so forth, including some satiric barbs fired towards King Charles II (John Malkovich). Samantha Morton plays Wilmot mistress Elizabeth Barry. This has got some scathing reviews.

This past weekend was pretty tame, but this one looks like it might have a couple of hits...I hate to say, unfortunately.


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