This animated comedy about the world's greatest super villain looks pretty cute and I definitely didn't see the big gag coming. The bad guy is shown in profile silhouette and is it just me or does he look like Danny Devito's Penguin from Batman Returns? Things get dastardly on July 9, 2010.
I had assumed from the title that this was a Devo biopic, but it's actually about a young girl from a small Texas town who grows tired of the beauty pageant scene and joins a roller derby team. Ellen Page stars and this marks Drew Barrymore's first theatrical film as director. Things get rolling on October 9.
A thief breaks into a house only to find that someone worse is already there. This horror flick from the writers of several Saw sequels has an OK premise but the trailer doesn't grab me. I've seen zero advertising for this and it opens in two weeks, which probably means the studio doesn't have a lot of confidence in it. Find out for yourself on July 31.
Supernatural horror flick about young folks whose sailboat capsizes in a storm and they take refuge aboard a seemingly abandoned cruise ship. I like the premise and it seems pretty similar to a story from an E.C. Comic I read years ago. Here's hoping it doesn't turn into Ghost Ship. No release information yet.
White On Rice
A quirky Japanese man tries to find a new love after he finds himself divorced and living with his sister's family. Not sure if there's anything here worth seeing or not, but James Kyson Lee from Heroes is in it and he's cool . This will be out sometime in 2009.
New this week on AOL Moviefone:
- Rotkappchen: The Blood of Red Riding Hood - A dark modern interpretation of the classic fairy tale.
- Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg - Documentary about television pioneer Gertrude Berg.
- Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Animated feature about a young inventor who builds a machine that makes food fall from the sky.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - Sequel to the live action/digitally animated feature from 2007.
- Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief - In this film from the director of the first two Harry Potter movies a young boy embarks upon an adventure with characters from Greek mythology.
- Ponyo - Japanese anime from acclaimed director about a gold fish's quest to become human.
- The Way We Get By - Documentary about a group of senior citizens who gather daily at an airport in Bangor, Maine to greet departing and returning U.S. troops.