Its been a slow couple of weeks, but this week I want to talk about three very different movies. First up: Dinner For Schmucks.
I think this looks really funny and has a great cast (except for that hack Jeff Dunham). I hope this doesn’t go the way of Role Models or Sex Drive, genuinely funny comedies that are ignored because they are comedies. Having Galifinakis as a wannabe psychic should help this movie since he gained some super stardom from The Hangover. Plus, I love Jemaine Clement. (Rachel adds: Who doesn’t?)
The trailer is strong, but the poster is the same boring stuff. (Do Steve Carell’s teeth look super fake to you).
The other 2 movies I’m focusing on are the depressing sequel to Cats & Dogs, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore, and Charlie St.Cloud, the new drama starring Zac Efron.
Cats & Dogs 2 makes me hate humanity. How could this horrible piece of crap deserve a sequel? I understand that kids movies are a different animal–they don’t need to be good, just entertaining. Every once in a while you see a Shrek or Up or The Incredibles and you think “I guess these kids movies are all right.” You then see things like this and want to punch every kid in the face for liking this crap.
Charlie St.Cloud looks like your average drama. I saw Me and Orson Welles and thought that maybe, just maybe, Efron is a good actor not just a singing one hit wonder. I hope this does well, and I hope Efron doesn’t make me look like a 12 year old girl for saying he’s a decent actor.
This movie will make its money and hopefully be noticed by directors and studios. After all, my masculinity is on the line.