Friday, April 3, 2009

Movie Releases: April 3rd


- SYNOPSIS: Nerdy high school senior Danny (Steven Kaplan) has spent six hundred bucks on the hotel room, the limo and the tux for his prom. He’s only missing one thing—the girl. Hampered by well-intentioned but clueless advice from his newly-divorced parents (William H. Macy, Cheryl Hines) and unsympathetic mocking from his best friends (Brandon Hardesty, Alia Shawkat), Danny battles peer pressure, teen angst and his own raging hormones as he desperately searches for a prom date.

This one's got a very familiar plot, but it looks a little more realistic than the typical Hollywood over top teen comedies out there. William H. Macy is usually great, and it might just remind us all of how horrible but fun high school was.

+ Tribeca Review: Bart Got A Room [Cinemtaical]



- SYNOPSIS: It's the summer of 1987, and James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college grad, can't wait to embark on his dream tour of Europe. But when his parents (Wendie Malick and Jack Gilpin) announce they can no longer subsidize his trip , James has little choice but to take a lowly job at a local amusement park.

This one was written and directed by Greg Mottola who of is best known for Superbad. It's got a great cast including Bill Hader and Ryan Reynolds, and I like that it takes place in 1987 which opens up a lot of doors for some good comedy.

+ Adventureland Review [Film Junk]



- SYNOPSIS: Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined he make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists - misfits with a mutual dislike for one other but united by their desire to escape their hell hole of an existence. Much of the action takes place within the tunnels, sewers and underground rivers of subterranean London.

Starring Brian Cox, Damian Lewis and Joseph Fiennes, the film won a few awards in Scotland and in the UK. Might be a Netflix-er for me, but check out the trailer.

+ Sundance Review: The Escapist [First Showing]

- Sonic

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