Some People's Kids: In Theaters Tomorrow…

Thursday, March 29, 2007

In Theaters Tomorrow…

There are only three films coming out this week. Four if you include a gymnastics film titled THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR, but I’m not going to watch a film about men’s gymnastics and I bet you won’t either. The first is Will Ferrell’s latest film where he and Napoleon Dynamite poke fun at the figure skating world (take that Brian Boitano). The second is a computer animated Disney picture. The last is a thriller about a bank robbery starring that kid from 3rd Rock From The Sun.

BLADES OF GLORY follows Ferrell and Jon Heder as they are permanently banned from singles competition for fighting and lighting the mascot on fire. Later they find out that there is a loophole allowing them to compete together in doubles skating (or whatever the hell the correct term is). Ferrell is a sex addict, Heder is a prude, and hilarity ensues. I’m actually more excited about getting to see Will Arnett (Arrested Development) and Jenna Fischer (The Office) on the big screen. They have a pretty good cast for the minor roles too. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you go see this film.

MEET THE ROBINSONS voice talent consists of nobody, nobody, Tom Selleck and batman himself, Adam West. Its about a boy genius who has an invention stolen away by “The Bowler Hat Guy”- must have spent days coming up with that game. The bad guy takes off into the future and someone with the surname Robinson comes along to help the kid out. There a dinosaur, the Robinsons are dysfunctional your children might laugh, blah, blah, blah. I don’t have to tell you whether or not to go, your children will.

THE LOOKOUT is the film I want to see the most this week. The guy who wrote MINORITY REPORT and THE INTERPRETER is taking his first shot at directing one of his screenplays. Besides Joseph Gordon-Levitt the cast also includes Jeff Dainiels. Levitt plays a former high school athlete who was forced to stay in his hometown after an accident. He takes a job at a bank and is soon approached by former classmates to help rob the place. Apparently the film does a good job of mixing action and comedy and focuses more on the decision making process than the actual heist, but that’s not how the trailer looks. This is where my $8.00 goes.

Box office prediction looks like this: 1-BLADES OF GLORY 2-TMNT 3-300 4-MEET THE ROBINSONS 5- SHOOTER

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