Well, it’s the first weekend in October and it’s not a very good weekend for movies. The only bright spot is Ed Harris’ Appaloosa is in wide release. The rest of the movies are, well, see for yourself.
Starring: Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons, Renee Zelleweger
Critic Consensus: “A traditional genre western, Appaloosa sets itself apart with smart psychology, an intriguing love triangle, and good chemistry between the leads.”
Flash of Genius
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham
Critic Consensus: “The touching underdog story of a single guy against a massive corporation, Flash of Genius is a well-paced and well-written tale with a standout performance by star Greg Kinnear.”
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Starring: Michael Cera, Kat Dennings
Critic Consensus: “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist combines a pair of charming leads, the classic New York backdrop, and a sweet soundtrack.” Yeah, well I get a very “Hipster, Indie” vibe that makes me think of Juno and shudder, next.
The “OH, DEAR GOD NO!” movie of the week
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Andy Garcia, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cheech Marin
Critical Consensus: Nothing yet, I’ll let you know when they get one.
Starring: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
Critical Consensus: “This allegorical disaster film about society’s reaction to mass blindness is mottled and self-satisfied; provocative but not as interesting as its premise implies.”
Starring: Bill Maher
Critic Consensus: “Religulous is funny and offensive in equal measure, and aims less to change hearts and minds than to inspire conversation.”
That’s it this week, If you’re going to see anything I would say go see Appaloosa because it looks bad-ass. And, if you go see Beverly Hills Chihuahua please do us a favor and ram your head into the wall a bunch of times because you’re an idiot.