directed by Paul Greengrass
From the trailer, Green Zone looks to be filled with a metric ton of stunts and action sequences, a la the last two Jason Bourne movies, which, of course, Paul Greengrass also directed and Matt Damon also starred in. We’ve seen movies on the Iraq war in the past that are serious message films; however, films like Lions for Lambs and In the Valley of Elah didn’t do so well at the box office, so maybe it’s time for Greengrass’ action movie approach to foreign policy.
directed by Allen Coulter
Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson’s last non-vampire movie, Little Ashes, didn’t fare too well with the critics. Remember Me, a drama-laden romance starring Pattinson and “Lost” actress Emilie de Ravin, might do better. It at least looks to have a wider release than Little Ashes, and given the seven-month drought in Twilight movies between the releases of New Moon and Eclipse, all the Pattinson-fans just might head out to Remember Me in droves.
She’s Out of My League
Directed by Jim Field Smith
Jay Baruchel has had some memorable supporting roles in the comedies Knocked Up and Tropic Thunder; now it’s time to see if he’s ready to take on a leading role. He’s the biggest star in the movie, and director Jim Field Smith has never directed a feature before this one. The screenwriters, Sean Anders and John Morris, haven’t done much either, besides write the screenplays for the flop Sex Drive and the oddly-named upcoming Hot Tub Time Machine. So things don’t look promising, but you never know.
Our Family Wedding
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Forest Whitaker is in a movie that features a goat eating Viagra. OK. Now that that’s out of the way, I guess we have to accept the fact that Oscar winners can have fun and do a comedy every once in a while (Robert DeNiro in Meet the Parents, anyone?). Actually, Our Family Wedding, just from the trailer, looks like a predictable cross between Meet the Fockers and My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Family members don’t get along. Crazy shenanigans ensue. Family members settle their differences). I suppose its being predictable is acceptable if the jokes are funny, but if the Viagra-eating goat is any indication, they probably won’t be.