Is It Just Me . . . ?

Or are movie ads all over the airwaves? I don't think I saw a single ad for an upcoming movie all summer long, and now they're everywhere. Halle Berry has a new movie out. Denzel Washington has a new movie out. Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, and Robert Duvall are co-starring. I already mentioned that Cate Blanchett is starring again as Elizabeth I. Tyler Perry's latest hit (so I predict) just opened. I caught a glimpse of Morgan Freeman in a movie called Gone Baby Gone. And there's a very confusing (at least from the coming attractions I saw), heavily hyped movie called Rendition. I've seen ads for every single one of these on TV.

Plus, all these movies are all opening in October or November. It makes me wonder what's coming out in December, when studios have been putting out their big guns, hoping that a late-year opening will help their films stay fresh in the minds of Oscar voters.

I already told my husband that I want to go to the movies this weekend!


Gwyneth Bolton said...

I don't know if there are more movies being promoted or if I want to see more of the movies being promoted than I normally do. I think it's I want to see more of them than normal.

The hubby and I went to see Tyler Perry's WHY DID I GET MARRIED on Sunday. Most of the times I sit through the previews and make comments after each one like" "nope," "not even on video," "you have got to be kidding me," "couldn't pay me to sit through that one." But this time I found myself saying, "wow, can't wait for that to come out" several times. There were still previews that I said "nope, no way in hell" to... But I am looking forward to Denzel's new film and an ensemble cast film THIS CHRISTMAS. I had to say "not even on video" to the preview for Martin Lawrence's upcoming film. I'm so over those kinds of antics...


bettye griffin said...

You hit the nail on the head, Gwyneth! The last time I saw a theatrical movie was Scorscese's The Departed, and it was snowing when we came out of the theater! Nothing since then has caught my eye. But I want to see that cop vs. criminal brother/son movie with Duvall, Phoenix and Wahlberg this weekend, and Denzel's movie when it opens. I'm intrigued by Things We Lost in the Fire, and the reviews have been good (but that's definitely not my husband's type of flick). I haven't heard about This Christmas. Your "not even on video" comment about Martin Lawrence cracked me up.

Have you also noticed that movies are getting longer? Many of them run over 2 hours nowadays.

Patricia W. said...

Recently I've been lamenting the lack of good children's films, cuz that's pretty much all I see in the theatres these days.

I hope I get to see Tyler Perry's movie in the theatre. The rest have to wait for DVD but the trailers do sound interesting.