Watch For Hot Robot Action: The Surrogates
Bruce Willis lives in a world where all human interaction is done by robotic avatars, but he’s forced out into the real word to investigate a murder. It’s also a Pulp Fiction reunion, too, as he’s once again pitted against Ving Rhames.
Watch For Oscar Nominated Goodness: A Serious Man
Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) is a Midwestern Jewish physics professor whose serious life seriously begins to unravel when his long marriage suddenly ends with his wife leaving him for a pompous colleague and his annoying brother refuses to move out of his house. It’s the Coen Brothers’ second Best Picture nominee in three years. That’s impressive.
Watch If You Need A New ‘Do: Good Hair
Chris Rock’s documentary blows the lid off the strange lengths black women will go to in order to straighten, sculpt and mold their hair. How many thousands would you spend on your coiff?
Watch Angelina Jolie Blow You Away: Wanted
Jolie stars as the lead assassin in a cabal of killers with superhuman powers headed by Morgan Freeman, and James McAvoy is the unsuspecting dope recruited to be their next big thing. Just try not to pay attention to the fact that they get their marching orders from a magic loom.
Watch Kevin Costner As A Badass Elvis: 3000 Miles To Graceland
A team of criminal Elvis impersonators, including Costner and Kurt Russell, pulls off a grand heist, only to find themselves pitted against each other in a battle of wits and gunplay. Add a dash of grifting Courteney Cox and you’ve got yourself a wild ride.
Watch Coen Comedy: Burn After Reading
The Coen Brothers do comedy as well as drama, in this case by taking a standard crime thriller and populating it with blithering idiots played by George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand. Not to mention a violently temperamental and foul-mouthed John Malkovich.
Watch Dwight In Tight Pants: The Rocker
Rainn Wilson of “The Office” is a bitter and angry ex-drummer for a rock band led by Will Arnett that hit the big time as soon as they kicked him out. That is, until he gets his revenge by becoming a big hit with his nephew’s nerdy high school group by becoming their Naked Drummer.
Watch Angelina Jolie’s Wild Child Days: Mojave Moon
This time, Jolie is a vagabond young woman trying to hitch a ride with Danny Aiello to the desert where her mom lives, despite the fact that she lives in a trailer with her psycho boyfriend Michael Biehn. There’s more than a love triangle here – it’s more of a love rhombus.
Watch Desperate Schlubs Get Theirs: Men Seeking Women
Will Ferrell stars as one of a trio of lonely guys who make a $2000 bet to see which one of them can get a girlfriend and move in with her first. Watch for Nia Vardalos in a pre-Greek Wedding appearance.
Watch Sly Not Being Sly: Nighthawks
Do we need to say more than Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams as New York cops partnered up to try and take down Rutger Hauer, who’s playing a German terrorist named Wulfgar? If we do, we shouldn’t.