Sadly, I'll be waiting for The Tourist to hit Blu Ray as opposed to seeing it in the theater. I just can't bring myself to spend $16 on a movie that has a Rottentomatoes score of less than 30% (as of last night). And to be honest, there's no fucking excuses as to why the extremely talented group of Depp, Jolie, director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others), and writers Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) & Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, The Young Victoria) couldn't and shouldn't have knocked this type of supposed entertainment outta the park. Set in Italy with Jolie acting all sorts of extra-hot-glamorous and Depp playing a "regular-joe" for the first time in eons, I was really excited to get whisked away by some international intrigue and speed-boat chases. I guess not this time.
From Netflix is Olivier Assayas's (Carlos, Boarding Gate, Irma Vep) French family drama Summer Hours. Carlos is a masterpiece, and the second best film from 2010, so it's now my mission to track down all of Assayas's previous films unseen by me and give them a watch; those titles include: Clean, Demonlover, Les Destinees, and Late August, Early September.
Next week will be a busy one: Black Swan (fucking-A-finally!), The Fighter, and Tron: Legacy in