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SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE
Nobody will ever acknowledge this, but She’s Out of My League is likely to do more good for the world than a movie like Precious or Milk ever could. The latter are films that, while well-intentioned, have almost no chance of broadcasting their message to an audience that doesn’t already agree with what they have to say. She’s Out of My League, however, sells itself on the exact premise it seeks to admonish. The marketing campaign was built entirely around the conceit of applying a number value to people (“How could a 10 go for a 5?”), apparently playing on our current generation’s abhorrently shallow societal outlook for an easy laugh. Instead, it tells the story of how that sort of bullshit causes a self-doubting nice guy to nearly sabotage his relationship. Its examination of the effect that this unfortunate cultural development has been having on people’s sense of self-worth doesn’t overshadow its affection for goofy humor, but it’s far more honest and intelligent than its moronic trailer would have you believe. And funnier, too.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Commentary by director Jim Field Smith, deleted scenes, an extended ending, a blooper reel, and a Devon’s Dating Show dating guide for guys.
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While you’re in the multiplex waiting for The Twilight Saga: New Moon to begin, you will probably see this trailer for Summit Entertainment’s other movie starring Robert Pattinson, the romantic drama Remember Me.
Robert Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious young man in New York City who has a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan) ever since tragedy separated their family. Tyler didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through until the day he met Ally (Emilie de Ravin) through an unusual twist of fate. Love was the last thing on his mind, but as her spirit unexpectedly heals and inspires him, he begins to fall for her. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart. Remember Me is an unforgettable story about the power of love, the strength of family, and the importance of living passionately and treasuring every day of one’s life. Remember Me also stars Academy Award® winner Chris Cooper (Adaptation), and Academy Award® nominee Lena Olin (Chocolat).
Dare I say this film actually looks half decent, and Pattinson seems to be on a mission to show he might actually be more than just a teen heartthrob. And I’ll watch any film that Chris Cooper is involved in. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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A St. Louis beauty salon owner found the screenplay for the Twilight sequel New Moon in the trash (I know what you’re thinking… but the joke is just wayyyy TOO EASY). Casey Ray discovered two screenplays, one for New Moon and the other for a movie titled Memoirs. She considered selling the screenplays to the tabloids but eventually decided to return the screenplays to the movie studio. As a reward, Summit Entertainment has invited her to the premieres of the two movies.
New Moon is shooting in Vancouver and Memoirs aka Remember Me is set to shoot in New York. So how did two screenplays end up in an open trash container outside a hotel in St. Louis? Well it turns out that another film is in town shooting, and the actors of that film are staying at the hotel. The film in question: Jason Reitman’s Up In The Air, which stars George Clooney and Anna Kendrick. Wait a second, isn’t Kendrick also in New Moon?
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