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's a few of the movies playing this weekend...
Take Me Home Tonight
Beer rating: A six pack of Heineken, which seems like it was big in the 80s.
The Adjustment Bureau, Rango, after the jump.
The Adjustment Bureau
Apparently all middle-aged Hollywood hunks feel compelled to make confusing sci-fi movies. In this case it's Matt Damon instead of Leo DiCaprio. I hope there aren't any dreams within dreams within dreams in this one. However, a bunch of white guys seem to control fate and there is hell to pay if you mess with their plan. Sounds like some weird religious sect if you ask me. I hear the working title was "Predetermine This," but then Adam Sandler backed out of the project.
Beer rating: A couple Delirium Tremens.
A 3D animated western with Johnny Depp voicing a chameleon who reluctantly becomes the town sheriff. Why do the cartoons seem more interesting than most live action movies made these days? I mean, I think I actually would have seen "The King's Speech" if it were a cartoon.
Beer rating: Three Tecate and a shot of tequila.
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