Sunday, July 10, 2011

Promising Comedies

The event of sitting down with a group of friends and wondering "what will we watch?"  usually ends up with a general consensus of a great Comedy.  So here are 3 comedies that will be coming to theaters shortly, and all of them are looking very funny and worth your time.  Enjoy the list!

1.  Salvation Boulevard

Pierce Brosnan is not necessarily thought of a big comedy guy, but if you remember; he did play the static male role in "Mrs. Doubtfire" and also was in the morbid comedy "The Matador."  So he does have that ability to make us all forget about the seriousness of James Bond and lets him take on the role of Funny Man. 
Essentially, "Salvation Boulevard" is about a well known preacher who gets wrapped up in a murder case and ends up pinning the murder on a congregation member.  I know that it doesn't sound like a comedy at all....but as you watch the trailer, you will see all of the humor that unfolds in this unlikely situation.  Salvation Boulevard hits theaters on July 15th.

2.  The Guard
Irish people, racial comedy, strange situations....this comedy seems to have it all!  Basically, a small Irish town is experiencing an uprising in serious crimes; such as blackmailing, extortion, drug trafficking, etc.  In comes the FBI played by Don Cheadle, he pairs up with Brendan Gleeson and their adventures begin.  See the trailer for sure, in order to truly appreciate where this comedy is headed.  It comes to theaters on July 29th.

3.  Submarine
Now this one of those "quirky comedies."  The characters will only be relatable in the fact that their every line of dialogue will seem like a "stream of consciousness" type of narrative.  The characters will also not behave as you would expect actors, or even everyday people.  But the comedy shines through when you are an observer of this foreign type of life portrayal.  (Think of Napolean Dynamite).  Watch the trailer and see for yourselves.  This is probably not going to be for everyone, however, I would like to point out that this movie has so far received a pretty good reputation.  This film has already been in theaters, and it started on June 3rd.  Check your local listings to see if it is in your theaters, or just wait for the release on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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