|Friday Fun: A sneak peek at upcoming films|
|Written by Cade Boland, Daily Vidette Staff Writer|
|Thursday, 13 September 2012 14:17|
Parental Guidance – Christmas 2012
For everyone who has missed Billy Crystal, have no fear, as he apparently is making his film return in Parental Guidance.Crystal acts as the angry, bumbling grandfather who just can’t get in touch with his new-age children, and just wants things to go back to how they used to be. The trailer features the classic groin-hit with a baseball bat, and a stream of angry arguing between Crystal and apparently everyone else in the movie, which honestly left me more irritated than in the fits of laughter the studio may be going for. The childish humor mixed with the adult-themed arguments leaves me wondering who exactly this movie is for.
LUV — November 9, 2012
Think Pursuit of Happyness but without the positive morals, and Common instead of Will Smith. Like any cool uncle, Common takes his nephew on a day away from school, dresses him up in a nice suit, and gets involved with at least one shooting. OK, so not exactly a movie for the family, but probably not a movie to miss. With everything seeming to be a rehash of an old idea, this movie at least seems to be trying something new, and it is a film that looks like it should be given a shot.
To follow suit of all the other gritty reboots of old fairy tales, it looks like Hollywood found Hansel and Gretel. Now adults and armed with guns, Hansel and Gretel are on the hunt for witches. Dark, grimy, brutal, and 3D, it does not seem like the movie is going for anything new or particularly interesting, though if Red Riding Hood was your cup of tea, this movie may be good too.
Rafael is quite the character, as the trailer is quick to point out, and is the perfect candidate for a reality TV show, which serves as the premise for the movie. The movie might be trying to make fun of Hollywood’s standards of what belongs in the theatre and TV, but it also looks like it might be the very thing it mocks. Not a real satire and not a real comedy, it may not make for the most promising release.
Stolen, not to be confused with Taken, follows Nicolas Cage on a rescue mission to save his estranged daughter. Again, not to be confused with Taken, the trailer features Cage threatening a man over the phone to release his daughter, then his rampage and destruction through plenty of buildings and cars in order to get her back. This looks bad, but recently it seems like that is what Cage is going for, and I’m sure it won’t let any of the viewers down who are seeing it with the hopes that it will feature Cage looking absolutely ridiculous for about two hours.