Welcome once again, my friends, to Weekend Movie Alert, the blog post that eats like a meal. This weekend sees the opening of two anticipated movies that could not be more different from each other … unless you work on a metaphorical level, in which case you could probably make a case that they’re the same movie.
First up, “The Proposal”, starring Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, both of whom I think are fantastic. I’ll see either of them in anything, so you’d think I’d jump at the chance to see them play off each other, wouldn’t you? However, this flick seems to be yet another “Three’s Company“-style comedy of errors with a romance angle. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but here’s how it will go: two people who hate each other are forced to pretend they’re actually in love, and by the end of the movie they really are in love. Done. Let me know what trailers were playing before the movie when you get back home. If you’re not a heartless, cynical misanthrope like me, however, watch the trailer below to see if this is something you’ll enjoy:
Next up is the indie horror/comedy flick “Dead Snow”. You may have to hunt around to find this one playing in your town, but it looks to be completely worth it.
In the annals of filmdom, there are really only two types of enemies that you can kill without any compunction or outcry whatsoever: Nazis and zombies. No human rights activist or bleeding heart liberal will condemn you for slaughtering wholesale either of those groups; in fact, they’ll probably lend a hand. So any movie that combines the two is bound to be a modern classic.
Sometimes, all you really need to capture the hearts and minds of the moviegoing audience is to treat them to some off-the-wall, visceral, bloody mayhem. “Dead Snow” will scratch that itch in spades. To see what I’m talking about, check out the trailer below: