If you're heading out to the movies and you're not playing catch up with showings of Inception or Salt or that "schmucks at dinner" thing, we think one of these three will make parting with ten bucks fairly painless. And none of them require 3D glasses.
In no particular order we'll be going out to see...
The Other Guys - The big release this weekend torques up the usual Will Ferrell comic staples with what looks to be another very funny turn by Mark Wahlberg. Along with Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson are along for the ride and as a bonus, Michael Keaton (who killed as a Ken doll in Toy Story 3) gets to add his trademark comic timing to the mix.
Middle Men - Luke Wilson, Gabriel Macht, Giovanni Ribisi and James Caan in the true story comedy of the ordinary guys who figured out that the internet was the perfect place to sell porn. God bless America. (Middle Men will be opening in just a few hundred theaters this weekend and expanding wide in two weeks.)
Flipped - Rob Reiner rediscovers his knack for directing young actors and telling nostalgic tales of growing up (which he did expertly with 1986's Stand By Me) with this new release. Directing a script he co-wrote, the young cast is complimented with veteran actors, including Anthony Edwards, Rebecca De Mornay, Aidan Quinn, Penelope Ann Miller and John Mahoney. Flipped already has some critics buzzing and the advance word is Academy worthy.
The rest of our August List opens later in the month. Rounding out the six picks are...
The Expendables (8.13) - written, directed and starring Sylvester Stallone and an action star lineup that barely fits on the poster.
The Switch (8.20) - a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. We like the set-up and we're crossing our fingers for a great ending.
Avatar: Special Edition (8.27) - Yes, that Avatar, back in 3D theaters to wrap up this summer's movie season. These guys just aren't going to be happy 'til they break $3 billion. And of course, there's never before seen added footage!
You can check out why we picked these six, along with some upcoming trailers and movie news at Moviedozer.com. Just give us a click! We'll leave you with the trailer for Flipped. Have a great weekend at the movies.