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Friday, December 11, 2009

This Week's Mercury Film Section.

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 6:38 PM

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I will never tire of the above image. It's from Broken Lizard's The Slammin' Salmon, which Alison says "isn't good, exactly, but it's silly, harmless fun." (Believe it or not, that's the most positive review the Broken Lizard dudes have ever received.)

There's also Clint Eastwood's Invictus, which is the sort of movie my mom's really excited to see. Ned says, "Invictus' story is a weighty and problematic one, not one that's well suited to cinema's dramatic conventions." OOOOOOH SNAP!

Disney returns to hand-drawn animation with The Princess and the Frog, a film "that's true to the spirit of Disney's best films." (Disney's best film is Lilo and Stitch, by the way. Okay, maybe The Jungle Book. But on the other hand, Stitch is just so... actually, I'm not six, so I'm not going to keep debating between those two. But it's one of those, I'm pretty sure.)

There's also La Danse, a three-hour-long documentary about ballet... ballet dancer... dance... ZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Marjorie says Serious Moonlight is a "serious turd." That about sums it up.

More, as always, in our Film Shorts, and here are our Movie Times.

In next week's Film section: Jason Reitman teams up with George Clooney for Up in the Air; the unholy union of Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker is terrifyingly documented in Did You Hear About the Morgans?; two badasses named Chiwetel Ejiofor and William Hurt star in Endgame; Andrew Bujalski unveils his latest, Beeswax; and somebody named James Cameron desperately tries to get people to pay attention to his low-budget arthouse film, Avatar.

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