Ok, last week I understood why there was only one movie going into wide release. After all, what studio would be stupid enough to risk throwing a major property into the opening weekend of X-Men: The Last Stand? This week, though, I don't get it. Hello people, it's The Break-Up! Sure, it might be good (few think it actually is), but really -- since when is Jennifer Aniston a reason to flee?
- The Break-Up: If you really want this movie to be good, read James' review first -- because he's pretty much the only one who really likes it (the other critics are hacks). Many of his fellow writers find the movie neither particularly funny, nor very appealing; several are troubled by the fact that you never really see Jen and Vince happy together, and therefore have no reason to want their relationship to work out. Or, for that matter, to think that it ever could. That criticism aside, however, pretty much everyone finds at least one supporting actor to praise (though of course they can't agree on who is good and who is annoying), so that's something.