I'll be on vacation for the next week so postings will be minimal/limited.
Pirates 4 opens today and it's getting ripped up by the critics. I'm not all that pumped for it to be honest -- it looks like a studio-stage-bound retread of the first three movies but without the subversive visual wit that Gore Verbinski brought to the original trilogy. Still, for completists sake, I'll see it at some point over the next few weeks; the mermaids will be enough to draw me in for a viewing but I am not sure if I'm willing to shell out extra greenbacks on the 3-D as I've read that the filmmakers did nothing to utilize the format. I'm starting to think that Jerry Bruckheimer might be well past his expiration date -- he needs to do Bad Boys 3 more than ever at this point...
Next weekend brings The Hangover: Part 2. It looks wild.
Over vacation next week I'd like to try and see Will Ferrell's newest film, All Things Must Go, which sounds like a rare dramatic turn for the actor.
Shipping from Netflix today is Jack Goes Boating, Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut. I'll catch up with it when I get home.