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...
The Social Network
A movie about the smarmy, cocky brainiac nerd-punks who started Facebook. In a perfect world, you would just download the Bit Torrent instead of forking out the $10 to see this. One one hand, I want to go because it looks like it makes fun of these jerks for launching the biggest waste of time since Jay Leno got his own show. On the other, it's the work of David Fincher, the director behind the slumber inducing "Curious Case of Brad Pitt Aging Backwards" and the overblown "Fight Club" and written by recovering drug addict and "West Wing" blowhard Aaron Sorkin. I just convinced myself to wait for the DVD, so I can have a viewing party with online pals where we post stuff about it on Facebook as we simultaneously watch it. Cripes. That's what will be going on in the cineplexes -- with Twitter.
Beer rating: What do the kids drink? Bud Light and Jaeger Bombs? Then I get into a fight at a frat party and post pictures of it.
Let Me In, after the jump.
Let Me In
A remake of "Let The Right One In," a Norwegian film about a young wimpy boy who gets a crush on the wrong little girl. She's a vampire. Hey, it could happen. In Elgin. During kiddy night at Medusa's.
Beer rating: A sixer of Leinenkugel Red.
-- Mike Danahey, Staff Writer