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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday's Picks (8)

It's that time again, folks! Welcome to Thursday's Picks, my very own weekly feature where I tell you what DVDs, books and movies to keep an eye out for next week. Anyone can play along! Just write a post telling everyone which movie, book or DVD release you're most excited for in the next week and throw on a button. Leave me a comment if you participate so I can check out your picks! And don't forget to link back to us so other people can play along. Now, for the picks!

Due Date Robert Downey Jnr Zach Galifianakis Original Movie PosterThis Week's Movie Pick:
Due Date
Release Date: November 5, 2010
Rated R (Warner Bros.)
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan and RZA

Summary (Courtesy of Moviefone):
Director Todd Phillips re-teams with his break-out Hangover star Zach Galifianakis for this oad movie concerning a soon-to-be father (played by Robert Downey Jr.) and his cross-country trip to make it back in time for his baby's birth -- with the only roadblock being the dubious passenger (Galifianakis) who's along for the ride. Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx co-star in the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production.
I love a good comedy. I especially love a good comedy starring the eternally hot Robert Downey Jr. He is my "far too old for me" crush. I also think Zach Galifianakis is hilarious in everything he's ever in. This flick is a pretty safe bet for a good time. Take a look at the trailer below.

The Foundling's Tale, Part Three: FactotumThis Week's Book Pick:
A Foundling's Tale Part Three: Factotum (Monster Blood Tattoo Series #3)
Written By D.M. Cornish
Release Date: November 11, 2010
Penguin Young Readers Group

Summary (Courtesy of Barnes and Noble):
Rossamond Bookchild stands accused of not truly being a human at all, but of being a monster. Even the protection of Europe, the Branden Rose—the most feared and renowned monster-hunter in all the Half-Continent—might not be enough to save him. Powerful forces move against them both, intent on capturing Rossamond—whose existence some believe may hold the secret to perpetual youth.
The Monster Blood Tattoo series caught my eye because of it's interesting premise, and it has been said that the series stands apart well from other young adult fantasy for many reasons. I look forward to diving into the series. Take a look at the book trailer for the first book, Foundling.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldThis Week's DVD Pick:
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Release Date: November 9, 2010
Rated PG-13 (Universal)
Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Brandon Routh and Chris Evans

Summary (Courtesy of Moviefone):
Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl's seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he knows she's the girl he wants to grow old with. But Ramona has some serious baggage; her supercharged exes rue the thought of her being with another man, and they'll crush any guy who gives her a second glance. Now, in order to win Ramona's heart, Scott will do battle with everyone from vegan-powered rock gods to sinister skateboarders, never losing sight of his gorgeous goal as he pummels his way to victory. Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright directs the film from a script he penned with Michael Bacall. Superhero veterans Chris Evans and Brandon Routh co-star in the action comedy as two of the seven ex-boyfriends.
 Do I even have to tell you guys why I want to see this one? The movie is full of action, suspense, romance, comedy and video game graphics. Basically, it's 100% epic win. Take a look at the trailer below.

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