27 Dresses comes out this weekend and I’m probably going to end up seeing it. The film has been on Cami’s radar for a while.

I actually remember kind of being excited about it when I frist heard about it sometimes last fall. At that point, Katherine Heigl could do no wrong. I thought she was awesome in Knocked Up and I was looking forward to seeing her in another movie.

Of course, since then, she’s been talking a lot of smack and saying stupid things like how Knocked Up was sexist and how her character on Grey’s Anatomy has been written so poorly this season (yours and everyone else’s, sister!) It all comes off like a bunch of whining to me. It’s not professional and it makes me kind of dislike her. I know that’s superficial, but when you only have so much time over any given weekend and only so much money in your wallet, you’ll leverage any decision making you can wrap your mind around. I mean, what actress wouldn’t kill to trade places with her at this stage in her career.

I guess it will be interesting to see if she can carry a picture by herself. She may have been the female lead in Knocked Up, but that movie was most certainly not about her. I guess even if she sucks, I’m looking forward to seeing James Marsden on screen again so soon after knocking it out of the park in Enchanted. That dude was the best thing about that movie.

I’ve always liked Marsden even if he comes off like the thinking-man’s Casper Van Dien. I don’t particularly hold him accountable to the fact that he’s always the guy being dumped in movies. After all, there are actors who seemingly die in every other role they take. It’s just jarring to see him in this different context. I hope it pans out for him. He deserves more.

Actually, the fact that he’s always getting dumped in the movies might be the one great thing that will instantly draw audiences to him – sympathize with him. I mean, for once, shouldn’t the guy get the girl?

On thing’s for sure – they’ve been running advanaced screenings of this movie for a while now trying to build word of mouth. I think it screened once in December before the holidays and it was screened again for general audiences last Saturday. My sister-in-law went and she said she liked it. My good friend Joe Dunn from Joe Loves Crappy Movies saw it and liked it, too.

Joe made the point that the movie was formulaic, but that it didn’t count as a strike against it because it’s been very compitently arranged. Not every movie has to deliver a brand new experience. Some films take a tried and true formula and do great things with it by telling a story in simple terms. There’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, that’s what makes these formulas tried and true to begin with. Done right, they simply work.

27 Dresses has that vernier going into the film. I’ll be eager to see if it delivers on that promise.

That’s it for me today. I’m sneaking out of the house later tonight to see Cloverfiled. Actually, all three members of The Triple Feature are planning on seeing Cloverfield this weekend, so we’ll have plenty to talk about on next Monday’s show.

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you here on Monday!

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You wanna go see 27 Dresses this weekend?

No! That movie subverts the natural order of thing!

You can’t have James Marsden be the lead in a romantic comedy!

James Marsden is always the guy who’s being dumped!

The Notebook, X-Men 3, Superman Returns – He was dumped two months ago in Enchanted!

If James Marsden gets the girl, the world would end!
Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together – mass hysteria!!!

Tell you what – if the apocalypse happens, I’ll buy you a Coke.

Well, I’ll be dipped – I owe you a Coke.