Silver Linings Playbook — Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, and Julia Stiles star in David O. Russell’s follow up to The Fighter, about a former teacher who tries to reconcile with his ex-wife after four years in a mental institution. It also stars Chris Tucker in the first non-Rush Hour film he’s made in 15 years.
Verdict: Amazing, a rarity: A rom-com (with a crazies twist) directed by a real director.
Quartet — Dustin Hoffman’s credited directorial debut starring Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon. It’s about retired opera singers who live in a home who must perform at a benefit gala.
Verdict: Old people are sweet as hell.
The Tall Man (International Trailer) — Jessica Biel horror film about children mysteriously disappearing in an old mine town. Directed by Pascal Laugier (Martyrs).
Verdict: Dishwater just called this trailer dull.
Compliance — A film festival favorite (we’ve already reviewed it), the film is based on true events about a prank caller who convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee. It stars Dreama Walker.
The InBetweeners — (Red Band) I flipping love the UK show that the movie is based on (and the movie was a huge hit in England), but the trailer makes it look more broad than the show, like American Pie broad. I’ll trust that that’s just marketing, however, and that the pathos has been redacted from the trailer. What I don’t trust is the sh*tty-looking American remake of the television show airing on MTV beginning in August.
Verdict: It’s like a thesaurus for the word “vagina.”