Friday, August 29, 2008

Movies opening today.

Traitor - 3 stars (opened Wednesday)
Don Cheadle stars as an American Special Operations officer who goes undercover with a terrorist organization in the middle east. The movie does a great job making you question whether he is still undercover or has completely gone over to the other side. Don Cheadle is always great, and he plays the character perfectly. We also get great performances from Guy Pearce and Jeff Daniels. Its too bad the movie is opening on one of the worst movie weekends of the year. Cheadle should get an Oscar nomination for this movie, but he probably won't because not enough people will see it.

Babylon A.D. (not screened for critics)
Director Mathieu Kassovitz says "It's pure violence and stupidity", "parts of the movie are like a bad episode of 24", and "I should have chosen a studio that has guts." How bad does a movie have to suck for the director to say its a big steaming pile of crap?

Disaster Movie
From the people who made Meet the Spartans and Epic Movie. I hear this parodies the latest superhero movies more than disaster movies, but the name Superhero Movie was already taken. The biggest stars in this movie? Carmen Electra and Kim Kardashian. Seriously.

College (not screened for critics)
Three high school students visit a college campus, pretent to be students, join a fraternity, and hilarity ensues. I'm guessing this isn't as good as Superbad.

Ben Kingsley has love scenes with Penelope Cruz, which isn't quite as creepy as when he made out with Mary-Kate Olsen in The Wackness. But still a little creepy.

Man on Wire
Imagine the World Trade Center is still standing. Now imagine stringing a wire across the tops of the towers and walking from one to the other. That's what Philippe Petit did back in 1974.

The Last Mistress (Une Vieille Maitresse)
Its a period drama directed by Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl, Romance), and starring Asia Argento (xXx, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things). Breillat's movies all have nudity and sex, Argento gets naked on screen a lot, so I'm guessing this will be a nice G-rated family movie.

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