January 30, 2010

Movies Opening This Week: Definitely Not A Bond Film

I don't know much about the two movies that are overseeing wide release this week (although Princess and the Frog is getting released on February 2 in the Philippines), but all I know is one of them's definitely not a Bond film.

From Paris With Love
While not a Bond movie, it's still definitely a bit of a spy movie in the loosest sense.

And when I mean loose, I mean really loose.

When you have John Travolta playing a bald, mustachioed 'agent' who has fighting chops, it's gonna be quite hard to take seriously. Then again, the movie seems to be marketed as a bit of a B-movie, so that's easily forgiven.

Anyway, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers stars as a low-level intelligence operative who is assigned to do some field work despite his unwillingness due to inexperience. He is paired with a wisecracking John Travolta and they're sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack.

There is a bit of fun in the trailer, but I'm still not quite convinced that I'll enjoy it.

Next is a movie of much more sentimental value:

Dear John
Some of the most bizarre trends in Hollywood (for me, anyway) include the fact that studios are probably hell-bent on getting Nicolas Sparks movies out probably more or less than twice every year.

And this movie lies in that very category along with "The Last F**kin Song"... just throwin' it out there.

Starring Channing Tatum as John and Amanda Seyfried as Savannah, this relatively sad romance is about a soldier who falls for a college girl.

And at this point, I can only say, "Meh". Still, the women will love this. If only for Channing Tatum and his body. It always sells.

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