Thursday, December 25, 2008

TRAILER: Ben Affleck Returns, Gellar Gets Dramatic, Travolta's Bald Head, and more

State of Play: While everyone's peeping J.Lo's new post-baby bod, Ben Affleck's been making a more sedated comeback from their Bennifer fiasco. Unfortunately, until he can regain the respect from critics as an actor that he got from them as a director, he'll have to take a backseat to the leading men of today. In this thriller, he plays a congressman who seeks the help of his journalist buddy (Russell Crowe) to uncover what really happened to his murdered mistress before his reputation is fully destroyed. Whether or not he ordered it to be done is the real story. Rachel McAdams also stars as a young reporter.

9: I don't normally promote animated films as being must-sees, but this one is just drawn incredibly well. The story is about a post-apocalyptic world where humanity must be saved.

Veronika Decides to Die: Poor Sarah Michelle Gellar is still trying to make it in the film industry after five years of "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" being off air. But aside from "The Grudge," she hasn't really had much luck, which is why I think she's going the dramatic route with Paulo Coelho's novel. It follows a woman who unsuccessfully attempts suicide and ends up in a mental hospital full of people who've chosen to live their lives unconventionally. Inspired by her surroundings, she finds the will to live. While it sounds uplifting, it actually looks kind of depressing. I really wish she'd stop doing these sad, dark, creepy films, and just give in to the machine and sign up for a romantic comedy or something. Cheer up Buffy!

The Code: After the gentlemen of Wild Hogs and Bucket List and the ladies of Sex and the City, Mamma Mia, and The Women surprised Hollywood by grasping the attention of moviegoers despite their old age, it seems execs and producers thought they could sell us an action film where old men are doing a young men's job. Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas team up for a heist thriller.

Free Style: When I first heard that Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) was starring in his own race car movie, I figured it would be some Disney flick with a cheesy moral ending. But it's actually semi-serious and could possibly entertain a few kids and their parents. Oh and yeah, and that's him singing in the background.

From Paris with Love: Everyone's been ragging on John Travolta for his character's bald head and goatee, but it wasn't until I saw this truly crappy trailer that I realized that his look is only the beginning of its mediocrity.

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