After his breakout role as Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I couldn’t wait for the crazy antics of Russell Brand in Get Him to the Greek.
I figured he wouldn’t let Katy Perry hog all the publicity from their rapid engagement before he competed with her at the altar. Perry got the number one spot on the Maxim Hot 100 list, Brand should get something too, right? Like a number one movie debut?
Don’t count on it.
Critics have released indifferent reviews, saying mid-way through, the one-note character of Aldous Snow becomes painstakingly obvious. The film isn’t expected to de-thrown the current box office champion, Shrek.
But if you find profanity and bizarre man “sexy” this might be the new movie of the weekend to see. Until I tell you Diddy is the break out star. Yea, let’s see what else is on the table…
If you check out Killers starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher, you and the critics will be able to weigh in at the same time, because Lionsgate felt “reviews do not matter anymore” and kept them out.
Covering all genres, Splice starring Adrien Brody premieres this weekend to cover the medical science horror genre. If you really want to see something freaky, I say you go IFC and check out The Human Centipede. Why not go all out?