'Avatar', Other Films Competing with 'Avatar' Coming Out This Weekend

December 17, 2009


Director: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
Good if you want to see: James Cameron return to sci-fi adventure; blue cat people; Delgo comparisons; who are we kidding, you know what Avatar is

Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Director: Marc Lawrence
Starring: Hugh Grand, Sarah Jessica Parker
Good if you want to see: the 1997 Tim Allen/Kirstie Alley comedy For Richer or Poorer updated with more advanced cell phones that still won't get reception in this country hell-hole!; Green Acres, except now both husband and wife are Eva Gabor

Nine (limited)
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Fergie
Good if you want to see: 8½, now with singing, dancing, and couch walking, bringing it up to a 9. That's how math works.

Crazy Heart (limited)
Director: Scott Cooper
Starring: Jeff Brides, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell
Good if you want to see: The Dude as a sad country musician looking for salvation; this fucking crazy-ass heart, dude!

The Young Victoria (limited)
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany
Good if you want to see: Queen Victoria: The Early Years--and, dare I say, the best years?*

*I have absolutely no knowledge of the life of Queen Victoria, and cannot back up this statement.

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