Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekend Report: Under the Radar

If that title makes it kind of clear-cut where I want the attention to go this weekend, it's because I'd rather people seek out "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" aggressively in IMAX. Never mind Christopher Nolan's little prologue that is playing in front of SOME screening. In any case, you'll get the chance to see the new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises", which within five seconds made me forget about my self-embargo on all trailers. Now, I'm satisfied to wait the next seven months dry. But that is merely an afterthought (or forethought) when it comes to the film that follows. It's an experience you must appreciate in IMAX, or not at all.

Of course, let's not let that overshadow the other films out this weekend, which aren't films you can dismiss either. "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" would've much benefited from the subtitle of "Ghost Protocol", but it still looks like Guy Richie is playing with the same toys that have done him well in the past, be it with a more controlled focus. I am much more excited, on the other hand, to catch "Young Adult". It's less the film that's drawing me in as it is Charlize Theron. She's one of those actresses who's coming back into the fold without making a fuss about it. Leave that for the film. Oh, and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" is out too. Kind of.

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