The Silver Bullet ~ Movie 43

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Synopsis: An ensemble comedy intertwining different tales.

Release Date:  January 25, 2013

Thoughts: Here’s a film I’ve been hearing about for a while now thanks to a word of mouth publicity campaign.  Though it reminds me a lot of the uneven semi-classic Kentucky Fried Movie, this particular entry sold me on the cast list alone.  You have Oscar nominated/winning females (Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry) side by side with men that run the gamut from A-List (Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere) to has beens (sorry fellow MN Seann William Scott).  Many famous faces/names also wrote and directed the shorts so here’s hoping that the good stuff is great and the bad stuff is short.  I’ve laughed at this trailer (and its Not Safe For Work red band trailer here) and do anticipate liking this when it’s released later in January.

The Silver Bullet ~ I Give It a Year

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Synopsis: A look at the trials and tribulations of a pair of newlyweds during their first year as a married couple.

Release Date:  TBA 2013

Thoughts: I’ll never say no to a genial British rom-com and I Give it a Year looks like a pleasing entry into the genre that includes Love Actually, Notting Hill, and the Bridget Jones films.  Another interesting tidbit is that this is directed by Dan Mazar, a producer of many Sacha Baron Cohen films including last May’s The DictatorAssembling an eclectic and appealing cast of up and comers, Mazar may have a sleeper hit on his hands.  I think we’ve been starved for a solid romantic comedy but that may change once 2013 gets here.  I Give it a Year is arriving a week after the entertaining Warm Bodies, so February is looking like a nice month for love at the movies.