Feb Flix

With the beginning of the new year I resolved to see more movies while they’re in actual theatrical release, as opposed to waiting for (and often forgetting about) their DVD release. I “vowed” to see one film in January, Cloverfield — and I saw it. I’m 1 for 1.

Well, February has close to thirty movies hitting the big screens, and… There’s not a whole bunch jumping out at me to get me motivated to roll into the cineplex and shell out hard earned cash for overpriced admission, popcorn, and sodas.

I’ve got no interest in the McConaughey/Hudson romantic/comedy. I’ll pass on Martin Lawrence. A Paris Hilton flick that’s not shot in night-vision? No thank you. No on the Vince Vaughn masturbatory stand-up venture. I’ll also take a pass on the Ryan Reynolds tear-jerker, the street dancer sequel, and the flicks featuring Jack Black, Larry the Cable Guy, and Will Ferrell.

But, there might be two flicks in February that maybe — just maybe — will get me in the theater.

ra-jumper_teaser.jpgJumper (Feb 14) — A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between “Jumpers” and those who have sworn to kill them.

The concept sounds like it can be an entertaining sci-fi adventure — it’s got that “comic book” vibe to it. So, theoretically it should be fun. But, it also has Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson. There’s enough bagging on the Star Wars prequels, so I’m not going to expand much on it here other than to say that I was less than impressed with Christensen in said films. And Sam (the mother effin’) Jackson — who was also in the same movies — seems to becoming closer and closer to a parody of himself. I don’t know… Maybe if there’s good word-of-mouth, like… The Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull teaser/trailer is running before the movie.

ra_diaryofthedead.jpgGeorge A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead (Feb 15) — A group of film students encounter real zombies when making a horror picture in the woods.

Like Cloverfield, this film is told through the lens of a hand-held camera — or so I understand. Now, I like zombie movies as much as the next guy, and when you have Romero at the helm you’ll get more than my passing interest. It’s being released with limited distribution, so location will play a big part as to whether or not I get out of the house to catch it. But, I’m catching a vibe that this might be a good kick it at home with a couple of beers flick to watch on DVD.

The final February prognosis — maybe, a big “maybe” — that’ll I’ll go see one, possibly two movies being released in February.

Probable and possible March flix — Doomsday and Run, Fatboy, Run (another lean month).


One Response to “Feb Flix”

  1. Chris Noeth Says:

    I recommend the JUMPER novel from Steven Gould. It is one of my favourite books. There also is a sequel to the first book called REFLEX. The first novel is the book the movie is based on… but they changed some stuff for the movie. I think if the movie is only half as good as this book it will be GREAT!


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