One For The Money
This looks kind of dumb . . . but potentially amusing, especially given that Katherine Heigl isn’t playing the same uptight, bitchy, Meg Ryan-on-steroids role that she’s done for every other movie for the past five years. Heigl’s easy to mock (like when she thoughtlessly slams movies that made her career), but she can be likable and is not entirely without talent . . . I just don’t think I can watch another I-have-no-sense-of-humor-and-I-scream-at-men-because-I’m-super-independent type of role.
This looks a little better than Jennifer Aniston’s The Bounty Hunter, anyway. And Jason O’Mara could be kind of adorable.
Apparently, Scream 5 is most likely a go. I’m not thrilled about this, despite loving the original film. The series hasn’t exactly been what you’d call consistent, and while there were a lot of interesting ideas and moments in Scream 4, it was wildly uneven. More to the point, the film felt resolved, complete. I really don’t know where the story would go from here, and honestly, I’m not that interested in finding out.
I watched this trailer because of Margo Martindale and the epic awesomeness that just won her an Emmy. From the trailer, I’m guessing that she’s quite the powerhouse here too . . . but boy, does this movie look depressing. I don’t think it’s anything I’m going to watch anytime soon.
I read this book a few months ago and, overall, I really enjoyed it. When I heard that they were planning a movie adaptation, I was like . . . oh. Well, that’s going to be . . . challenging. I wondered if the project would fall apart before it even got going, but today I read about a casting call for some of the main characters. If you’re interested, there are details here, but be warned: this article is chock-full of spoilers.
I’m excited by screenwriters Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Fringe, Star Trek) but am considerably more nervous about director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). I’m also desperately curious about the actors who end up getting cast. If ever a movie depended upon a ridiculously strong child actor, it would be the dark story that is Ender’s Game.
Finally . . . John Dies at the End
I’ve thought about reading this novel for months now but have never quite gotten around to buying it. Now, I’m kind of interested again. Despite the fact that this movie clearly has an element of “is this real or are you crazy”—something that normally drives me nuts—this trailer just looks so fantastic and bizarre and strange that I can’t help being intrigued.