Thursday, April 17, 2008

FILM: New in Theaters - 4/11/08

Of the four major films that are being released this weekend, I've already seen two. I would recommend Forgetting Sarah Marshall over 88 Minutes--not because it's a comedy. Yes, it was hilarious and easily quotable, but 88 Minutes was so predictable that it was an insult to Al Pacino's existence. Then there's the other two: Pathology and Forbidden Kingdom. My guess is that everybody is going to rush Milo Ventimiglia's first huge film release, Pathology, because it has explicit sex scenes, violence and it's a horror thriller. Milo explained the plot best on Kimmel last night. It's about a bunch of med school residents who are so damn good at their job of determining a recently deceased's death that they get a little vigilante-ish and cocky and decide to stump each other in a game where one resident murders a bad person and the other residents have to figure out how they did it. Of course, Milo's character has morals, except when he's cheating on his girlfriend with one of the residents, and he has to figure out a way to get out of their little club. Can't wait to see the ending to that. Watch the red band/explicit trailer below (preferably not at work).

Forbidden Kingdom is a definite must-see, not just because of the action, but because it's the first time the best Asian martial arts experts Jackie Chan and Jet Li will face off. That's all you really need to know about the movie. The fact that Michael Angarano (Sky High) plays a kung fu obsessed kid who is pulled back in time to help two warriors free the Monkey King is totally irrelevant. Watch the action for yourself:

Then you've got your indies: The Life Before her Eyes starring Evan Rachel Wood and Uma Thurman, taking a break from commercial films for once, and Where in the world is Osama Bin Laden? Take your pick.

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