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by Jeff Finck
Sorry for the tardiness and welcome back!
This Friday (September the 9th in the year Two Thousand and Eleven), there is a veritable smorgasbord of releases! For the sake of our eyes and busy shhhhedu-als, I will try to stay away from the 1,200 "Limited Release" movies coming out this week. So, what IS coming out? Let's see.. we have Nick Swardson in Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star. An IFC movie with Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis called Burke and Hare that was made over a year ago and is finally getting some sun. An overpopulated action-thriller Contagion. A campy horror flick called Creature. And a mixed martial arts DRAMA calling itself Warrior.
First up is Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star.. and I really hate to say this about a movie that Nick Swardson is in.. but this does not look like it's going to be worth a theater visit. Or paying for a rental. Or funny. Looks can be deceiving, and as I give every movie a chance (or at least attempt to), I will check this out at some point. It looks like Boogie Nights expelled man-juice into Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, the baby came out this year and then someone put a bowl-cut on it, slapped it on its ass, and sent it into the theater. The plot focuses on Bucky Larson finding out that his parents are former porn stars and decides to try his "hand" at the same biz that made his folks famous. With a cast of the usual zany Happy Madison guest stars, this *might* work.. maybe.. juuuuust maybe. If the jokes that are shown in the preview are not as funny as this film gets, this may have a chance. I can't think of a time that I haven't found Nick Swardson funny, but based entirely on the trailer, I have some serious doubts. Here's hoping the casting saves the day!
here's my reco's:
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star: Free Rental Coupon
Burke and Hare: Catch it if you Can
Contagion: Worth a Watch
Creature: Theatrical fun
Warrior: Million Dollar.. Maybe..