It seems like just yesterday you were reading the last Guide to Movies a la Mock, but after having Cabana Boy Kevin double check the calendar, it is, indeed, Friday. So let's cut to the chase and get to the movie-do's and don't's of the week. Make haste, readers, The Madame's got a fresh batch of margys going and I shan't be missing out on the first pour.
Viva Los Viernes!
SEE: Paul Williams - Still Alive
Who? I know that's your first thought. It doesn't matter if you know who he is before you go, but afterwards I guarantee you'll never forget his name. It's a look at one of the most underrated and prolific songwriters to ever step up to a sheet of music. We owe it to our musical gods to check this flick out and find the appreciation for the man who wrote some of the most memorable music to date. If you ignore every other thing said in this post, fine, but don't ignore this film.
SKIP: Madagascar 3
I loves me some Chris Rock and his bit in the trailers with the clown song makes me laugh everytime I hear it, but that's where the appeal ends. The problem with this series of films is that they're just not consistent enough with the humor. You're better off popping in any Pixar flick in your player at home and skip the barrage of strollers and sippy cups in the theater, whose owners will no doubt be kicking your seat for the duration of the film.
I just can't get behind this one. Charlize is flooding the market with herself again this season, Idris is just cashing another paycheck (but still so pretty) and something about them all being in space. Snore, zzzZZZ, blah. I thought the idea sounded good at first, Mr. Ridley Scott, but I take it back. I don't want a prequel. Sometimes you just don't need to give me more story before the story that I actually like. And if you are going to do it, you best do it well. (George Lucas, the entire universe is looking at you.) I can't tell if it's my aversion to this type of film in general unless it is dealing with Space Camp, this man on the Moon, Han Solo, or of course, a certain bad ass female fighting a certain bad ass extra terrestrial. Especially when being led by a certain bad ass director.