Hello Oregon! How are my fellow Eugeneans doing with this morning with the news that Ashton Kutcher might be taking over for Senor Sheen on 2 1/2 Men? Sounds like something that might affect anyone who watches that show. As far as the theaters go, Hollywood is banking on The Hangover-styled Bridesmaids as their cash-cow this weekend, and it actually looks pretty damn good!
Bridesmaids is a comedy starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Rose Byrne. This preview has been running for a few weeks now and it still makes me laugh. Kristen Wiig gets her first lead role (thank god), she was the best thing about MacGruber, and in fact might have replaced Tina Fey as my new favorite comedianne. It follows maid-of-honor-to-be Wiig as she invites a group of misfit friends along with her to her rich friend’s posh wedding. This movie looks gut-bustingly funny, go see it. Bridesmaids is rated R for some strong sexuality, and language throughout.
For those action-fans out there this week brings the dark, futuristic vampire movie Priest strarring Paul Bettany. Priest, a sci-fi/post-apocalyptic-thriller set in an alternate world ravaged by a millenia of war against CGI vampires. Priest revolves around a legendary soldier/priest from the last war, who now lives among the other humans in walled-up cities ruled by “the Church.” His niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, the Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her. Priest is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and brief strong language.
Then there’s Hesher, the latest starring amazing actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman. Hesher, Gordn-Levitt’s character, plays n extreme loner who chain smokes cigarettes and almost never bathes. Hesher is almost impossible to describe, let’s just say it’s a black comedy about family problems and you should see it over anything else coming out this weekend, because it’s going to be very. very good. Hesher is rated R for disturbing violent behavior, sexual content including graphic dialogue, pervasive language, and drug content – some in the presence of a child.
At the Bijou this week is Paul Giamatti‘s new movie Win Win, about a disheartened high-school wrestling coach, from the director of The Visitor and The Station Agent, this movie looks brillaint! Also the documentary I Am.
Catch your breath while you can, next week brings On Stranger Tides… (YAY!) Have a great weekend Eugene!!