January 17, 2011

Upcoming Movie Snark

Some not-so-nice and possibly not-so-fair thoughts on some movies that are reasonably far away:

- The new "Spiderman." They released a still of this movie that will not come out for 18 more months. Eh. I'm not an Andrew Garfield fan. He reminds me of Orlando Bloom and Gael Garcia Bernel- he's just a wispy non-entity and I've never liked him in anything, even the Facebook movie. Then again, it couldn't possibly be as disastrous as the Broadway version.

- Paul Greengrass' thriller about the Martin Luther King assassination. Sounds to me like a remake of Emilio Estevez's "Bobby." And a thriller about the King assassination? I already know what happened, and it wasn't very thrilling. Greengrass' shaky-cam probably won't change that.

- Rourke as Gareth Thomas. I'm all for a movie about the openly gay Welsh rugby star. But the problem is... Rourke is too old for the part by about 25 years (he's 58, Thomas is 36, but I'd imagine the movie will cover events in the past). And it's not like Rourke is in any position to "play young."

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 17, 2011 01:31 PM
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