Morgan Freeman as Mandela, Marky Mark Hunts a Killer, and the ‘Super Trooper’ Guys Open a Restaurant

by 11 years ago

The holiday season always marks a spike in box office hits, and I usually see a lot of movies over winter break since there isn’t much else going on. This weekend a bunch of good-looking films are being released, and what better way is there to not study for finals than to go see one? “Invictus” is the one I’m most excited to see, and after that “The Lovely Bones” and “A Single Man” look pretty legit. Anyway, check out these trailers to decide what you’ll be dropping your dollars on.

“Invictus”

With an all-star cast including Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, directed by one of the most bad-ass bros of all time, Clint Eastwood, it would be hard for this movie to suck. If you haven’t seen the ads yet, it’s about Nelson Mandela using the rugby World Cup in order to help unite the segregated nation of South Africa. While it’s probably rather predictable, it’s definitely going to be worth seeing.

“The Lovely Bones”

Based on a book that your mom probably read, this thriller looks decent. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and Susan Sarandon this Peter Jackson-direct film is about a 14-year-old girl who is murdered and watches over her family from heaven as her father tries to figure out who killed her.

“The Slammin’ Salmon”

From the creators of “Beerfest” and “Super Troopers,” two of the most bro movies of all time, “The Slammin’ Salmon” is a film starring Michael Clark Duncan about a restaurant owner who places his wait staff in a competition to earn the most money in one night. The prize for victory is ten grand, which I guess, if you’re a waiter, is a lot, because the restaurant erupts into chaos when the staff embraces the challenge. There looks to certainly be some funny scenes (owner mispronouncing a guy’s name as Meat Drapes), but the overall hilarity is yet to be determined.

A Single Man:

A dramatic film about a professor who contemplates suicide after losing his gay lover in a car crash, this film is bound to be pretty dark. However, critics are saying that it’s Colin Firths “role of a lifetime” and it received awards at the Venice Film Festival. Julianne Moore and Ginnifer Goodwin also play parts in the movie, and while it seems like it may be a bit boring, this is one avante-garde film that you might want to see. “


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