Movie Round-Up: Rocker Chicks, Bad Dates, and Dead People

Posted: April 8, 2010 by Brian in movies, RoundUp
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Only a few films worth mentioning this week.  Two of which are major releases and one independent.  Yet, only one will take the MiYM Movie Pick of the Week title.

fine arts la after.life movieLet’s start with the smaller film, After.life, starring Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, and Justin Long.  I know, I know, great cast yet still only a limited-release film.  The film is about girl (Ricci) who, after a horrific car accident, wakes up and finds herself being prepared to be embalmed but the funeral director, Eliot (Neeson).  Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside the funeral home, with nobody to turn to except Eliot, Anna is forced to face her deepest fears and accept her own death. But Anna’s grief-stricken boyfriend Paul (Long) still can’t shake the nagging suspicion that Eliot isn’t what he appears to be.  Is Eliot a serial-killer or just an ingenious mortician?  Sounds a bit cheesy but it has been getting good reviews, so far.

Date NightOn a lighter note, Steve Carrell (40-Year Old Virgin, The Office) and Tina Fey (Baby Mama, 30 Rock) are ready to make you chuckle with their comedy, Date Night.  To make a long story short, if you haven’t seen the trailer, Date Night is about a bland couple who try to spice up their marriage life by have a “Date Night” and then sh*t hits the fan.  I don’t know one person who isn’t a fan of Steve’s innocent yet hilarious ways and the same goes for Tina Fey.  This film looks like it will be one of the funniest films this year.  James Franco and a shirtless Mark Wahlberg also star.

The RunawaysAnd lastly, we have The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning as the popular American all-girl rockband of the 70’s.  Although the band was only around for about 4 years (1975-1979), they pumped out a small handful of hits and were far from a one-hit wonder.  The two young starlets play founding members, Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Curry (Dakota Fanning) as it follows them on their way to fame in this not so detailed, yet very entertaining, biopic.  Both Kristen and Dakota spent time with the real ‘Runaway’ members they portray for research and pointers.

So we have a pretty decent line-up this week featuring some of the better actors out there, but only one is taking the crown.

MiYM Movie Pick of the Week:  Date Night

Tina Fey and Steve Carrell are two of my favorite comedians at the moment.  I die for an episode of The Office and 30 Rock is hilarious.  These two comics on one screen can only result in sheer comedic genius.

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  1. Hookedfishy says:

    Date Night it is. Can’t wait to see it. I’m ready for comedic genius!

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