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Lots of garbage this week! Check it out…
P.S. I Love You (4/10): Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank star in a romantic movie involving a dead guy. Butler is dead, but he has left her a series of notes telling her about love…or something…ugh.
Over Her Dead Body: Paul Rudd and Eva Longoria star in a romantic movie involving a dead girl. Longoria is dead, and she is still jealous, so she haunts Rudd’s new girlfriend…ugh.
First Sunday (3/10): Ice Cube and Tracey Morgan team up to commit armed robbery against a curch. This is meant to be a comedy, from what I understand.
The Hottie and the Nottie (0/10): Paris Hilton’s gigantic movie release that was in theatres for less than a week and earned less than $1,000.00. She’s hot, and her friend is ugly. Get it?
The Orphanage (7/10): Not too scary, but creepy and effective and wonderfully filmed and acted. It’s like the Peter Pan story, only told by a morbid, gothic maniac…who isn’t Michael Jackson. Best release of the week.
Saawariya: An Indian musical. A tender, romantic Indian musical. It’s about two people and their obsession with each other after a chance encounter lasts four nights. With singing.
Ace of Hearts: Dean Cain! Yesss. Not only does this movie star Dead Cain, but he plays the father of a “junior sleuth” daughter, who sets out to prove the innocence of – their dog. And, best of all – this movie is “based on the beloved Reader’s Digest story”! Oh, my goodness. This is a must-see!
Emmanuel’s Gift: Might be cool – a documentary about a disabled orphan in Africa with a termendously inspirational story – if it didn’t involve Robin Williams and wasn’t narrated by Oprah.
For One More Day: A man on the verge of suicide is visited by the ghost of his dead mother who gives him a reprieve for the day, and shows him…his life…reasons to live…it’s like A Christmas Carol crossed with Leaving Las Vegas. Only without a hooker. And with Ellen Burstyn.
The Last Hour: DMX, the rapper, stars with Michael Madsen, the B-actor, in a movie where a bunch of people are locked in a house and have only one hour to live. And they have to fight each other. Or something. Like Enter the Dragon with an egg-timer.
Love’s Unfolding Dream: Judging by the picture on the cover of this DVD, the title is not meant in an ironic, or tongue-in-cheek sort of way. And it’s called Love’s Unfolding Dream. I don’t even want to describe the plot here. I just want to stick my head in a beehive.
Max and Ruby: Max’s Present: Max and Ruby are bunnies. They learn a lesson about love and respect from a “very troublesome brother”. Sounds like a blast.
Speed Racer: The Next Generation: A 66-minute movie made after the original series, out just in time for the movie’s big-screen release. The son of the original Speed Racer, who has gone missing sets out to find him. Good times.
Steel City: America Ferrara (Ugly Betty) stars with some other no-name actors in a movie about a young boy whose dad is put into prison. And he has to cope. Deep.
Trailer Park Boys: Season 7 (8/10): Bubbles steals Patrick Swayze’s model train, and Ricky and Julian use it to smuggle drugs across the border with Sebastian Bach. Hilarious stuff.
African American Lives Volume 2: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns as series host to guide notable African Americans on a search for their ancestry. Genealogical investigations and DNA analysis help Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman, Peter Gomes, Kathleen Henderson, Linda Johnson Rice, Tom Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chris Rock and Tina Turner discover where they come from and who they are. PBS.
The 4400: Fourth Season (4/10): Over the past century, thousands of people have gone missing. Suddenly and inexplicably, 4400 of them are returned to Earth…and alien conspiracies abound. Fourth season of a TV series about which I have heard nothing, and which has since been cancelled. Not that good.
The Invaders Season One (5/10): 1967 Series, first season, about a guy who knows there are alien invaders on Earth, but the rest of the world doesn’t believe him!