Wednesday, May 14, 2008

previews seen at Iron Man

Bear in mind, I hadn't been to a movie since last December, so these previews were all new to me. My take on the coming guns of summer:

You Don't Mess With the Zohan: a new Adam Sandler flick where he apparently plays an IDF supersoldier who decides to cut hair in LA, where he's pursued by vengeful Palestinian militants. Surely, this well-thought-out fish-out-of-water comedy will do for Israeli-Palestinian relations what I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry did for gay marriage. I'm almost tempted to go, just to hear Sandler, Jew that he is, attempt an Israeli accent for 2 hours.

The Dark Knight: Heath Ledger (RIP) appears to be channeling Jack Nicholson. Christopher Nolan appears to be channeling Tim Burton. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who replaced Katie Holmes, appears to be channeling Katie Holmes. I'm not sure this sequel will be as good as the original. Meanwhile, in related news, Nolan should be disallowed from writing female dialogue for his characters. He is dreadful at it. Kinda like how George Lucas should be disallowed from writing dialogue period. Surely directors of this stature can farm out this sort of menial task to subordinates, no?

The Love Guru: which should surpass National Lampoon's Van Wilder in a heated race to tap the most Indian stereotypes per minute of screen time.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Awesome.

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