As much of a movie addict as I am this weekend presented a rarity, especially for the Summer – there is nothing I want to see in theaters. I saw two movies last weekend (Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Crazy Stupid Love – both fantastic so if you have not seen them you have your assignment) and it has left me with nothing this week. Here are a couple of the options that I am rejecting:
The Change Up – between horrible reviews, horrible box office results, Jason Bateman’s tongue-in-cheek endorsement of the movie last week on The Daily Show and the fact that Ryan Reynolds is movie poison I cannot subject myself to it.
30 Minutes Or Less – I will not see this movie for one major reason: I am tired of Danny McBride diluting the Kenny Powers brand. For those of you that don’t know one of my favorite shows on television is Eastbound and Down, which is Danny McBride’s comedic vehicle about a racist, arrogant down-on-his luck baseball pitcher. He is great on it and the show is great (season 2 was an A-, but season 1 was an A+). However, Danny McBride is starring and co-starring in a lot of mediocre movies as basically a derivation of Kenny Powers, which is annoying because as new people gravitate to the show they may be inclined to say “Oh, he is just doing his shtick from (insert title of 8 different movies).” So I cannot support Mr. McBride’s movie career as long as it can potentially harm the Kenny Powers brand.
The Help – Never had an interest in this one (part 80 in Hollywood’s series of one singular, great white person helping black people do good things) even though the reviews seem to have been pretty good. If you want my fuller take on this please check out my video below from a little while back – a trailer for The Blind Side 2:
So I will save my money and my time this weekend.