I think we can safely say we have hit the spring slump considering this weekend in film is pretty abysmal. Best options being re-living Titanic in 3D (reference @saydella's And the Ship Sails On - a battle with herself if you should actually do this or not) or see Jim from American Pie have another dirty "mis-hap" with some inanimate object…and his child. The shining hope in this list of "eh" would be Comic-Con Episode IV – A Fan's Hope. But, I'm a sucker for all things Comic-Con, so I'm rooting for the little guy against the other mainstream shluck being released.
|1. American Reunion|
Reviews on this are about 50/50. Most likely you might hate yourself for thinking many of these jokes are funny, but then again it might be nice to visit with some old friends who will hopefully make this franchise somewhat funny again. I'm looking at you American Pie Presents: Book of Love.
You know the story. You most likely already saw it. Big decision is if you want to see it in more dimensions than you did the first time (insert Kate Winslet boob joke here).
|3. The Hunter|
Filmed entirely in Tasmania the scenery and cinematography is sure to be stunning and epic. It's also hard to bet against Willem Dafoe in anything being anything less than great, and Rotten Tomatoes shows it as a solid fresh 75%.
|4. Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope|
A Morgan Spurlock documentary that Morgan Spurlock is not actually in. If you can't make the trek out to San Diego, perhaps this will provide you with a fun and charming look in to one of the strangest yet most exhilarating experiences I have ever had.
|5. The Assault|
A French film about the 1994 hijacking of Air France flight 8969. It is listed as a thriller, but sounds like a horror film to me.
|6. Damsels in Distress|
Suicide prevention using tap, as in tap dance. Yes, you read that right. If this actually works, it might be kind of charmingly brilliant. And, although I fear it is a small role, Maeby Funke is in it, so that wins.
|7. We Have Pope|
A religious film might be a good fit for many, as they celebrate Good Friday and Easter this weekend. This is a light film about the election of a man who doesn’t want to be the Pope and his interactions with a therapist that tries to help him through. Comedy ensues.