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...
A runaway train is heading for a big city, and Denzel Washington plays the guy who is going to stop it. At least it's not runaway bus and starring Keanu Reeves. Do little boys still play with train sets? This should appeal to them.
Beer rating: Some Night Train. Do they still make that? They still make retread movies, that's for sure.
Morning Glory, Skyline, after the jump.
This movie about a perky TV morning show producer who works with a curmudgeon played by Harrison Ford looks really god-awful and way too cute for anyone's good. Fine, take your grandmother to see it. Maybe she'll like it.
Beer rating: Grandmother prefers Pink Ladies and Grasshoppers.
The earth is invaded by space monsters that looks like giant mechanical insects strong enough to stop a runaway train. They've been making this same movie since "War of the Worlds."
Beer rating: Some Tang mixed with vodka -- the drink of astronauts and ETs.
-- Mike Danahey, Staff Writer