The numbers for the April edition of the 2010 Movie Project have been tabulated! We kind of took a nose-dive, as far as screenings go–a 41% drop to be exact. But this is what you get when the weather gets nicer and the end of Lost is nigh…oh and when your “real” job gets in the way of all your fun. Plus, we had a few concerts and sporting events tossed into the mix, too.
As always, the listing of all the movies we saw in April is at the end of the post (after the jump) & ZRose will do her trailer pack rundown tomorrow-ish. On with the numbers!
Movies, Genres, and Ratings
April’s movies were kind of a mixed bag for me–some ups, and a lot of downers. I saw my first straight trilogy in the theaters (Red Riding), and it was a long day of heavy, British crime drama. Here are my picks for the best and worst theatrical releases of April: Kick Ass and Clash of the Titans, respectively. I think people we a little too uptight about the violence in Kick Ass and the makers of Titans were a little too greedy (cue bitchfest about the downfall of cinema due to 3-D “experiences”). I might as well say it now, I think this Sam Worthington is kind of over-hyped. Titans was a real let down for me; I was still riding high off of Percy Jackson, eager for more play time with the gods (demi and otherwise) and it fell flat. Especially with lines like “Calm your storm,” shame shame.
I’m also sorry to say that Zoe Saldana, while utterly impressive in-person at Comic-Con last year, was a big let down in The Losers (what I consider a second face-plant after Avatar). I’m pulling for better fare from her, and I’m big enough to admit that it’s pretty hard to convince me you are a kick ass female character after seeing Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (again) and two screenings of a show-stealing Hit Girl. I guess I don’t blame her as much as the studios/producers of the films. For example, check out the majorly suggestive difference between the Losers poster and original comic cover art.
We saw so much drama in the theaters, that we had to lighten it up at home. We watched a good handful of Disney and Pixar, and the month was topped off with a viewing of the new BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. Johnny Lee Miller should be made to portray all of the Austen men (having already mastered Edmund and Mr. Knightly). swoon.
That’s it. As short and sweet as the month itself.
April Movies (in order)
Clash of the Titans – 3D
The Invention of Lying
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Beauty and the Beast
A Perfect Getaway
The Emperor’s New Groove
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
The Slammin’ Salmon
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Coco Before Chanel
Land of the Lost
The Spiderwick Chronicles