Mark Your Calendars

May 12, 2009 § Leave a comment

Out now, in Asia: Shinjuku Incident

I don’t see a release date for the US, which is bothersome but ultimately unsurprising. I love Jackie Chan, although I don’t like seeing him in serious roles because that usually means something bad is going to happen to him [New Police Story was pretty scarring].

June 24, 2009: Transformers 2

Vodpod videos no longer available.

The whole traveling-the-world-looking-at-obscure-symbols thing is reminiscent of National Treasure 2, which wasn’t as good as the first one despite making lots of money. Anyhow, the plot screams CLICHÉ while the action looks fantastic as expected.

September 4, 2009: Gamers

A movie about video gaming? Intriguing. A movie about video games that features sexy Gerard Butler and awesome Michael C. Hall? YES. I could really do without the love story, though. Yes, people like being in love, and having something to live for, but most of the time I feel like that gets in the way of the action.

December 11, 2009: The Princess and the Frog

I can’t wait for this movie! This newfangled 3D stuff is fine and dandy, but I’ve been waiting forever for a decent 2D movie to come out. Why couldn’t they give Rapunzel the same treatment?

The only complaint I have about this one so far is that, well, before seeing the trailer, I didn’t know that the Princess [really? A princess from America? How will they make this feasible?] actually turns into a frog. I hope that doesn’t make up a huge part of the movie, because frankly, frogs are not attractive. And yes, I did watch the Brave Frog over and over as a child, but things were different back then. These days, I don’t have the time to sit through a movie with animals if they’re not going to be paralyzingly adorable. Life is short! Give me more kittens! Also, the frog-with-a-French-accent has been DONE [how could they top Jon Bob?].

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