NOTE: In a revival of this "classic" Friday feature, Courier-News reporter Mike Danahey guesses how much beer (or other beverage of choice) it might take him to pay money to see a recently-released movie. His opinions are based on trailers, ads and advance hype.
Here are some movies playing this weekend...
Dinner for Schmucks
Apparently this is a remake of a French film where yuppie executives find amusement by seeing who can invite the biggest buffoon they can find to a dinner party. Steve Carrell plays the major league moron in a role that a couple decades ago would have belonged to Steve Martin.
Beer rating: Something no one really drinks anymore, and lots of it -- say Michelob.
Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Charlie St. Cloud, after the jump.
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
The pets unite to battle a spy cat. The title alludes to a James Bond character with a naughty double entendre name, which is a pretty odd thing for a kids' movie to do. And my guess it the title will be the cleverest thing about this.
Beer rating: A six pack of Dogfish Head Festina Peche. No, Festina is not a supermodel, but the label's seasonal brew.
Charlie St. Cloud
Teen heartthrob Zac Efron gets a job at a cemetery so he can play catch with his younger dead brother. Then a girl comes along and ruins the fun. Why can't girls let guys have ghost buddies? It's not fair! Stupid girls.
Beer rating: An O'Doul's.
-- Mike Danahey, Staff Writer