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Work has been completely insane for the past two weeks (and promises to continue to be so for a while, if you're wondering where I've been lately), but the weekend is almost upon us and I definitely need to go to see a movie to destress. What should I see?

Poll #805632 Movies

What movie should I go see this weekend?

Little Miss Sunshine
14(58.3%)
Talladega Nights
4(16.7%)
Accepted
3(12.5%)
Invincible
3(12.5%)


And sorry, but "Snakes on a Plane" just isn't in the running--it's really not my kind of thing.

And speaking of movies, does anyone know anything about "Wicker Man," this movie coming out with Nicholas Cage? Is it just basically a remake of the 1973 version? And if that's so, does it mean it's going to end with Cage being burned alive in a giant Wicker Man? Because *that's* a movie I could really enjoy. Why do I have to wait a whole week to see that?

I've only seen the original twice, and although it's depiction of Paganism is a little offensive, I still love it, so I'm kind of interested to see what they've done with the remake. Anyone know anything more? I don't mind being spoiled about this, since I've already seen the original.

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sadface
Aug. 24th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
I have never heard of any of these films and thus don't feel qualified to comment. *helpful*
norwich36
Aug. 24th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
Well, "Talledega Nights" is the new Will Ferrell movie, which is a parody of a biopic of a NASCAR driver. (NASCAR is a car-racing circuit that is especially popular in the South here). "Accepted" is about a group of kids rejected from all the colleges they apply to that invent their own university--in other words, a dumb teen comedy, though bits of the previews I've seen look fun. "Invincible" is about a 30-year old guy who's never played football who tries out for the Philadelphia Eagles and gets on the team--it's based on a true story. And "Little Miss Sunshine" is a quirky comedy about a family of very strange characters taking a little girl to a beauty pageant. It's gotten a lot of good reviews.

I'm inclined toward "Little Miss Sunshine," myself.

Did Kate make you that icon? It's adorable.
sadface
Aug. 24th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
I'd go for the Sunshine one too.

and yes, she did! It's so shiny, I love it! And so so me.
blisstasteful
Aug. 24th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm with you about 'Snakes on a plane' *shudders*. I can't even watch the tv trailer!

As for the others, I've seen the trailer for Little Miss Sunshine, and whilst I wasn't desperate to see it, it didn't look too bad.

Helpful eh?
norwich36
Aug. 24th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I'm pretty much not into horror, even if it's really campy B-movie horror.

I actually thought the trailer for Little Miss Sunshine looked intriguing, but I haven't seen anyone talking about it yet.
blisstasteful
Aug. 24th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
the trailer I saw did look interesting, and I'm very into family dysfunction movies. The Grandfather/grandaughter relationship looks adorable!
acampbell
Aug. 24th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
I've been wondering the same things about the new Wicker Man. I can't imagine Ellen Burstyn replacing Lord Summerisle's character. But yeah: Cage in the final scene? I like that idea!
norwich36
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
I didn't even realize Ellen Burstyn was in this! (Your post made me go look at what was on imdb --there is one favorable review from someone who saw a sneak preview, but that's about it.
ciaan
Aug. 25th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
Well, I've seen Accepted, and it was loads of fun. Not realistic, but cute and sweet and very entertaining.
norwich36
Aug. 25th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
I think I will probably rent it when it comes out on DVD, since it looks like a lot of fun from the previews.
ciaan
Aug. 26th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
I thought the previews made it look really dumb, and I wasn't expecting to enjoy it. But I did!
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