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Well, this week is pretty bare for movie releases.
The Kite Runner
Being the only major release this week, I skipped it. It just didn't seem interesting to me, but nevertheless, the description follows. Based one on of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, The Kite Runner is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes and redeeming love. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.
Tripping the Rift The Movie
So this is a movie based on the Sci-Fi Channel's original Series Tripping the Rift. I also did not see this one, as the original series is a bit lacking even if it does make fun of all the science fiction movies such as Star Wars and Star Trek. The movie promises more of the same but with more sex, violence, and profanity. An adult animated movie with very little for the children.
The Sasquatch Gang
I did watch this one. It had some great moments but was mostly slow and boring. The acting was somewhat lackluster and I couldn't help comparing it to Napoleon Dynamite. There are some characters that are spot on exact replicas of people in Napoleon Dynamite. Description follows: When Gavin Gore and his three friends, Hobie, Maynard, and Sophie go for a hike up to Deer Cliff Falls, they discover some suspicious footprints and scat that they assume can only be from one source--Bigfoot. They quickly decide to alert police and the media of the find and start a small sensation in their town. Bullies make fun of Gavin and suggest the tracks are a hoax leading to a showdown that hinges on the authenticity of the footprints in the mud.
But even as Gavin and his friends seek to prove the validity of their own claims, their dimwitted neighbors Zerk (Justin Long) and Shirts are on a quest of their own to save their precious Pontiac Firebird from being repossessed by the bank. Zerk comes up with the idea that they should sell plaster casts made from the Bigfoot tracks online. All seems to be running smoothly until a self proclaimed Bigfoot expert comes to town to verify if the tracks are really from Bigfoot. Suddenly, the profitability of their operation is in jeopardy based on the diagnosis of Dr. Artimus Snodgrass, Sasquatch expert.
Is it a hoax? Will Zerk and Shirts save their precious car? Will Gavin get pummeled by bullies or will he be the victor and make out with the girl of his dreams? Find out for yourself in The Sasquatch Gang.
Well thats it. Very slow week for movie releases. Check back next week when we get back to some great titles like Sweeney Todd.
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