Saturday, April 03, 2010
No Need for Familiarity
A new movie is coming and no matter what you do, you can't avoid it. The publicity is everywhere. I don't even really know what it's about an already it makes my cringe. See, I really like Tina Fey. But Steve Carell makes me want to move to a foreign country with few American tv shows or movies. I didn't really dig him on The Daily Show, and it's taken me years to be able to tolerate 22 minutes of his character on The Office. So I find myself annoyed that someone I would watch on-screen, Fey, is paired with someone I know would drive me nuts, Carell. Of course, I'm also not a fan of movies that are about a single day or night (though River Phoenix totally made me forget that in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon). I tend to feel trapped in those minute-by-minute protracted stories. (Think Adventures in Babysitting.) So yeah, Date Night is not for me, but I'll still probably experience 400 ad impressions for it by the time it settles into video rental obscurity.