Movies this Weekend! 10/03/08

September 30, 2008 by Joe 

Ahhhh! I have sooo much catching up of movies to do, and this upcoming weekend certainly does not help. Again, we’ve got a full slate of movies being released, and they look quite enticing. 7 films, to be exact! Hopefully I’ll be able to find some time to make it to the theatre, but I know that this weekend is going to be quite busy, especially with the beginning of BU hockey. Oh.. I’m going to be starting up my BU hockey blog again soon, you can check it out here: Let’s Go Terriers!

In any case, onto the movies:

An American Carol - Directed by David Zucker, Rated PG-13

In a satire that takes aim at the left, Kevin Farley plays Michael Malone, a documentary director who wants to abolish the fourth of July. However, he is visited bythree spirits, who get him to begin to change his anti-American ways.

Appaloosa - Directed by Ed Harris, Rated R

Ed Harris’ western opens wide this weekend. Based on Robert P. Parker’s novel, this film follows a pair of lawmen who unite over their town’s crisis, even as they are divided by their love of the same woman.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua PosterBeverly Hills Chihuahua - Directed by Raja Gosnell, Rated PG

Chloe is a pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua who finds herself accidentally lost in the streets of Mexico without anyone she knows in sight. Alone for the first time in her life, she must rely on some unexpected friends to help her out and give her the strength to make the journey back home.

Blindness - Directed by Fernando Meirelles, Rated R

When a plague of blindness suddenly devastates a city, a small group affected by the plague bind together to overcome the terrible conditions of their quarantine. Starring Julianne Moore, who previously starred in City of God, an apocalyptic thriller also about the fragility of mankind.

Flash of Genius PosterFlash of Genius - Directed by Marc Abraham, Rated PG-13

Robert Kearns is a man whose 1960s invention became standard in every car on the road. However, when the car manufacturers (or anyone else for that matter) refuse to acknowledge his contribution, Bob embarks on a quest for recognition.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People - Directed by Robert B. Welde, Rated R

Adapted by Toby Young’s biting memoir about his struggles as a Vanity Fair employee. Simon Pegg stars as Young’s alter ego, who sets on a quest to have sex with a certain young lady. Jeff Bridges plays his Graydon Carter-esque magazine editor.

Nick and Norah PosterNick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist - Directed by Pter Sollet, Rated PG-13

A comedy about two people who are thrust together for one sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living, and loud, live music. Nick is a regular in New York’s rock scene, nursing a broken heart, while Norah is questioning all her assumptions about the world. The two have nothing in common except their taste in music, which leads them to their all night quest to find a legendary band’s secret show. It ends up becoming the first date in a romance which could change both their lives.

Joe’s Weekend Outlook

Phew!!!! I finally got through all that. Now I just need to get through and find images for all the posters, if I can. I have to say that my top choice for this weekend is How to Lose Friends and Alienate People simply because I’m obsessed with Megan Fox. Man, she’s a fox. Number 2 for me would be Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, because I’ve been liking the work Michael Cera has been doing, especially in Juno. After that, I’d have to say it’s An American Carol… not too sure about stuff after that, though I have a feeling I’ll end up seeing Beverly Hills Chihuahua before any of my top picks!

Still got a lot of catching up to do in terms of movies I’d like to see.. I might try to catch a flick on Wednesday to clear up the backlog a little bit. As for business this weekend, I see it picking up. We’ve got a lot of quality, but the sheer quanitity still makes me think that the top movie will make less than $30 Million. Now don’t quote me on that, I’m no expert, it’s just how I see it!

What about you… what do you want to see this weekend?