Like the title says, there's not much to get excited about here, but things could always be worse. The movie I chose as my PICK OF THE WEEK is solid, and only one film this week is outright awful, but it's just overall not a strong week. My top honors go to:
This comedic mockumentary about love was just charming enough to work. Michael Cera plays himself in more ways than one here, but Charlyne Yi is the best thing in this film. It's not amazing, but it's solid entertainment for those looking for a simple film with some laughs in it.
-Also out this week that I think has some appeal is the French holiday drama A Christmas Tale and the action flick Terminator Salvation. Neither really was a big deal to me, but they're far from bad and both have their fans, so if you're among them, these are solid bets for you.
-This brings us to the cinematic abortion that is Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. To me, this is one of the 5 worst films of the year right now and I really don't see how anyone could possibly like it. I have no intention of ever seeing it again, but if you somehow enjoyed it, buy it and have fun.
-My Vintage pick this week is, in honor of the release of Up in the Air, both of Jason Reitman's previous films. They are Thank You For Smoking and Juno. I adore both of these films, and if you haven't seen them, give them a shot and you'll likely agree with me (despite the backlash that the latter film suffered).
-What will you be watching on DVD this week?