Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde
Good if you want to see: the darker, edgier version of neon guys playing frisbee and motorcycles inside a video game.
Director: Eric Brevig
Starring: Dan Aykroyd Voice, Justin Timberlake Voice, Tom Cavanagh, Anna Faris
Good if you want to see: Yogi Bear steal picnic baskets; Yogi Bear shoot a grub out his nose and towards a delighted audience; the concept of Yogi Bear stretched as far as his pelt will allow, across both time and three-dimensional space.
How Do You Know (not a question)
Director: James L. Brooks
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson
Good if you want to see: our only $120 million mildly-amusing love triangle.
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart
Good if you want to see: a once-content couple struggling, each in their own way, to deal with the loss of their young son. It's sort of a nice Christmas movie, if you imagine it as a what-if scenario had Home Alone ended very differently.
Director: George Hickenlooper
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz
Good if you want to see: George Hickenlooper's final film, with Spacey in his latest smarmy guy role: as Worst (Best?) Lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Looks like James L. Brooks went a little wild with the checkbook when he was making his upcoming romantic-comedy, How Do You Know. Apparently given carte blanche after the wild success of Spanglish, the director has been throwing around summer blockbuster-level money to aid in telling his Reese Witherspoon/Owen Wilson/Paul Rudd love triangle tale, spending $120 million on the film. That number comes down to $100 million after tax rebates, but still, kind of a lot when there are no Ironmen or 3-D, CGI robots. Let's try to bring that number down for It Got Even Better (the sequel to As Good As It Gets James L. Brooks will have to make to make up for how much money is lost on this.)
- If you were wondering how Emma Stone's head would take to having blonde hair for her part in Spider-Man, it's looking just fine.
- Neill Blomkamp will be reteaming with District 9 star Sharlto Copley on his upcoming sci-fi film, Elysium. This display of South African solidarity would be a good starting point for Invictus 2.
- While promoting How Do You Know, James L. Brooks told ComingSoon he and the other Simpsons producers are "very open" to another movie and already have an idea for it. Probably not as good as the movie ideas from, like, season 4, though.
- FX has decided to cancel its acclaimed, first-season series, Terriers. This news is more likely to annoy you once you finally download the season and realize that's that.