I had hoped that we as a society had gotten past the idea that a good movie can be made from a Saturday Night Live sketch. Yes, we have The Blues Brothers and Wayne's World in the plus column, but on the flip side we also have turkeys like Superstar, A Night at the Roxbury, It's Pat and god knows how many others. While there were a few minor laughs in this red band trailer, I'm pretty sure MacGruber, Will Forte's MacGyver parody, will fall into the latter category. We'll find out for sure on April 23.
Comedy drama starring Demi Moore and Parker Posey as sisters who must care for their father (Rip Torn) now that his health has taken a turn for the worse. This one is from the director of Teeth. Posey is worth seeing in just about anything and the rest of the cast is pretty good too. This will be out sometime in February.
No, this is not the long-awaited Miley Cyrus biopic. John C. Reilly plays a man who has finally found true love in a woman played by Marisa Tomei. The conflict comes in the form of her creepy son played by Jonah Hill. Looks like this could be pretty funny. No release date yet.
I Love You Phillip Morris
This trailer plays up the comedic angle more than the previous one, though I'm still not sure what I think of it. Jim Carrey plays a con man who falls in love with his cellmate played by Ewan McGregor. Watch for this one on March 26.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Based on the popular book, this one takes a light-hearted look at the awkwardness of one boy's adolescence. Hardly a new idea but the film seems to have a lot of charm. This comes out on April 2.
New this week on AOL Moviefone:
- Nick Nolte: No Exit - Documentary examining the life and career of actor Nick Nolte.
- Despicable Me - Third trailer for this animated comedy about the world's greatest super villain.
- The A-Team - Remake of the classic TV series.
- Terribly Happy - A police officer from Copenhagen finds strange goings on in the small Danish town he has been assigned to.
- Legion - Supernatural thriller about a group of people in a remote diner who are mankind's first line of defense against angels sent to Earth to exterminate mankind.
- 44 Inch Chest - A darkly comic tale in which a man rallies his friends to seek revenge against the man who slept with his wife.
- The Girl on the Train - French film about a young woman whose lie about being attacked as an act of anti-semitism quickly spins out of control.
- Kick-Ass - Second green band trailer for the R-rated comic book adaptation.