Thursday, September 30, 2010

In Cinemas This Week

Picture Me: A Model's Diary - "Sara Ziff has been modelling since she was scouted in the street at 14. It was, she admits, a way to rebel against her academic background, and by the time she was 20 it had turned out to be an extremely well-paid alternative to university too. But the academic vantage point never quite deserted Ziff. She and her boyfriend, filmmaker Ole Schell, began shooting behind the scenes at Ziff’s shows. For five years, they recorded parties, castings, life on the road, and backstage finagling as she became the face of campaigns for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, The Gap... What emerged is a portrait of her exhilarating rise – and of the darker side of the fashion world’s rabid appetite for beautiful young women." (Source: World Cinema Showcase 2010)

The Other Guys - NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos - other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit Detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg). You've seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They're not heroes - they're "the Other Guys." But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into New York City's biggest crime. It's the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff? (From

Vampires Suck - Parody of the "tweenie" vampire movies of recent times, from the team that bought us the other barrage of terrible parody movies of recent times. This looks just as bad as usual. Featuring Ken Jeong, Diedritch Bader and a supporting cast of Twilight-hopefuls. When will Hollywood stop churning these out incessantly and return to the classy spoofs of the past?

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