[Editor’s Note: Both of our picks are set for limited release. We could have included Shark Night 3D, which will be in theaters across the country, but then we would have had to quit this blog and leave the Internet forever. –Nicole]
Will’s Pick: A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
With the summer box-office being held captive by the wholesome, family-friendly, action flicks (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) I feel it’s only fair that September is kicked off with A Good Old Fashioned Orgy starring Jason Sudeikis.
The plot is simple: Lifelong friends, house in the Hamptons, Labor Day weekend, Orgy. That’s just the natural order of the world. Sudeikis is coming off of a successful comedy hit Horrible Bosses so people should be warming up to his seemingly childish sense of humor. His supporting cast isn’t stockpiled with the familiar faces we have see in the R-rated comedies of late, instead we are given relative fresh faces to the big-screen genre with Tyler Labine (Reaper), Nick Kroll (The League) and Leslie Bibb (Law Abiding Citizen).
I’ll be the first to say that I don’t think this film will be on par with Anchorman but it has the ability to give new talent a showcase and some awkward LOL moments never hurt anyone either.
Nicole’s Pick: InSight
The only big name InSight boasts is Sean Patrick Flanery (best known for Boondock Saints or Simply Irresistible…depending on what you’re into) and the plot centers around Kaitlyn (played by Passions‘ soap star Natalie Zea). Kaitlyn is an ER-nurse who is electrocuted while working to save the life of a woman who was stabbed and killed.
She is instantly shown all of the woman’s memories and makes it her duty to find the murderer. Throughout this search, Kaitlyn teams up with Detective Rafferty (Flanery), deals with haunting visions and by facing another woman’s past, is forced to deal with her own.
I love psych thrillers. I’m also all for mindf*cks and messages from the beyond, especially when they’re not cheesed up by bloated production and big studios. This thriller movie has potential to actually “thrill” instead of severely disappointment, which is reason enough. Outside of that, Adam Baldwin (Chuck…Angel…Firefly…Halo 3…take your pick) is, for me, the other source of my excitement for this movie.
A must see: The Guard produced by and starring HRH Don Cheadle and my new favorite actors, Brendan Gleeson and Mark Strong. It’s a fish out of water comedy/detective movie set in Ireland (In the Heat of the Night but with very intelligent humor). The creepy little boy on the girl’s bike is worth the price of admission alone. http://www.sonyclassics.com/theguard/
This looks really good and I LOVE Don Cheadle. Thanks for sharing this!