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...
At first I thought this movie was about Rush Limbaugh, but when I read the synopsis, I found out it's about Ann Coulter. Actually, it's about an American priest who goes to to exorcist school in Italy. Apparently it's based on a story involving a Chicago guy who did go to such a place (See our interview with that priest in today's paper, "Exorcist priest knows how to fight evil"). Anthony Hopkins plays an old priest who gets possessed, which, judging by the ads, looks a lot like having the flu and being drunk at the same time. Me? I'm gonna wait for the musical.
Beer rating: Anything made by Belgian monks.
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