Friday, September 01, 2006

Opening in Dallas, 09/01

by Brian
Idiocracy: The term “long gestating” doesn’t even begin to apply to this one. Mike Judge’s long, long, long-awaited follow-up to Office Space has been completely buried by Fox. There’s no trailer that I know of, no TV ads, no website, not even any mention of it on Fox’s website that I can find. How bad can it really be, I wonder?

Lassie (trailer): In a desperately weak week (which is good since I’ll be out of town for a week anyway), an apparently well-made Lassie film gets second billing.

Only Human (trailer): Spanish comedy distributed by Magnolia Pictures, who generally seem to pride themselves on putting quality above box-office prospects. The trailer for this is all over the map, but it might be funny. Or not, I don’t know. Reviews have been pretty decent.

Trust the Man (trailer): Good cast - Duchovny, Moore, M. Gyllenhaal, Crudup - in what otherwise looks like a very boring movie. Reviews have been less than kind.

The Wicker Man (trailer): I was thinking about it the other day, and I think that Neil LaBute’s Nurse Betty was the last movie that I actually walked out on. That was a long time ago, but I think I’ll steer clear of this one, just in case.

The Quiet (trailer): I don’t know what to make of this one. It looks like a daytime soap opera transferred to the big screen.

Crank (trailer): Whatever.

Crossover (trailer): Ditto.

Another Gay Movie (trailer at official site): A gay American Pie. Just in case that’s not obvious enough, the key art even has the dude holding a pie, Biggs-style. I can only imagine the creative energy that must have gone into that one. And yet, strangely, neither the Weinsteins nor the Wayans brothers seem to have been involved.


Blogger jaydro said...

Wow, you walked out on Nurse Betty? I don't remember it being that great, but not walk-outable. The last movie I walked out on was Major Payne--that was when I was getting regular free screening tickets from Universal. That provided most of my walkouts. ;-)

It's a shame about Idiocracy. Office Space is a minor classic. After they showed some clips from it on the outfield scoreboard during a Durham Bulls game I made a point to rescreen it after my Labor Day cookout. The first 45 minutes or so are perfect, and it falls apart a little after that, but it still has great rewatchability.

P.S. Yes, I am in crowd scenes in Bull Durham.

9/06/2006 01:17:00 PM  

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