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 title says it all, really. When at least half the jokes in the ads center on how the family name can work in puns, well you have this nonsense with a 12 year old's sense of humor, which sometimes isn't a bad thing. This is not one of those times. This look really predictably dreadful.
Brew review: Schlitz. Get it? Get it?
True Grit, Somewhere, Gulliver's Travels, after the jump.
The Coen Brothers reunite with the Big Lebowksi, Jeff Bridges, to remake a John Wayne movie. What's not to like?
Sofia Coppola directs this mama drama about a self-destructive middle-aged actor who is visited at his hotel by his 11-year-old daughter. How Lifetime Network can you get?
Brew review: A big bottle of whine.
Who wouldn't want to see Jack Black star in an update of Jonathan Swift's 18th Century political and social satire about a man who winds up shipwrecked among tiny people? Me.
Beer rating: All the Bass in England.
WHAT?! You were looking for a REAL movie review? Our Sun-Times Media colleague Roger Ebert at the Chicago Sun-Times does a swell job at that.
-- Mike Danahey, Staff Writer