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DIRECTOR: Steven Soderbergh
FLICKCHART FUTURE: It could either be Children of Men or The Happening. Fishburne’s line about birds has me fearing it’s going to lean more towards The Happening but that cast is too good to waste on junk, right?
Believe it or not, this summer has already brought us three movies based on comics or graphic novels. Some have done quite well for their franchises (Thor, X-Men: First Class) while others haven’t been so lucky (Priest). This weekend brings about the fourth of these films, Green Lantern, which is DC Comics first summer film since last year’s train wreck Jonah Hex. With new films in the Superman and Batman franchises on the way, Green Lantern is DC’s best bet for a hit until those other superhero monstrosities are released. But before you check out the newest superhero film of this summer, check out some of these under ranked films from the stars of Green Lantern.
No new movies worth mentioning today but we do get two AMAZING British TV series. First up, Sherlock: Series 1 starring Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch. After that, Series/Season 5 of Doctor Who is also coming to Netflix Instant. Both of these shows are crazy good and Matt Smith is particularly effective in his first season as the Doctor. More than enough to keep you busy during an otherwise slow week.
(DVD and Blu-ray | R | 2010)
Flickchart Ranking: #11
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky
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This weekend Due Date, director Todd Phillips’ follow up to his massively successful hit of last year, The Hangover, will be released. The film stars two of Hollywood’s hottest commodities right now, Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, and is likely to become one of the biggest comedy hits of the year. Downey plays a soon-to-be father rushing to get home to his pregnant wife before his child is born. In order to get home as soon as possible, he must get a ride from Galifianakis, a hopeful actor who drives Downey’s character up the wall. Due Date looks like the spiritual successor to Planes, Trains and Automobiles and with the talent involved, shouldn’t have any problems bringing the laughs. But before you run to the theatre this weekend to see Due Date, check out some of these other under-ranked films from the film’s stars.