Nothing too exciting released today, though a couple that some of you might be excited about, if you can handle Gondry gone mainstream.
The Green Hornet
Seth Rogen writing and starring in a superhero movie will excite some people and Michel Gondry directing a superhero movie will excite some different people. Whether those two can gel together has yet to be seen with reviews calling out a mixed bag of a film. Cameron Diaz as the love interest, really?
Keanu Reeves in what has been described as a “crime caper” about a man who is tricked into being the driver for a bank heist. Where did this come from?
Blue Valentine (limited release)
A portrait of a relationship that is raw and beautiful. Depending on how it all ends this is perfect/terrible for a date movie.
Brotherhood (limited release)
I can’t summarise it better than this: “Adam Buckley finds himself in the middle of a convenience store robbery during his last night as a pledge for a college fraternity. When the initiation ritual goes horribly wrong, and every move proves disastrous, Adam is forced to confront a new challenge all together, and he has to take a stand.” Lou Taylor Pucci is in it. There, I added something.
Conviction (limited release)
Hilary Swank is a mother putting herself through law school in order to prove her convicted brother is innocent. Meh.
The Final Sacrifice (limited release)
Untold stories from WWII gathered from undelivered letters from soldiers.