Box Office Battlefield: Daybreakers, Leap Year, and Youth In Revolt

What do you want to see this weekend in the movie theaters? Well there are some fresh new movies out and I’ll tell give you just a few suggestions what you should check out on the weekend of Janauary 8th, 2010, the first film weekend of the year.

Daybreakers – In the year 2017, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher (Hawke) works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind. (Ethan HawkeWillem DafoeSam Neill)

My Take: Seems like an interesting take on the vampire genre, plus it’s getting away from those stupid teenage vamp/love stories that make you want to gag and tear out your eyes. Hey it’s got Willem Dafoe. See It

Youth In Revolt – Like most teens, young Nick Twisp (Cera) is ruled by his libido. And from the recesses of a trailer park in Northern California, Twisp concocts a plan — make that multiple schemes — to lose his virginity to a local girl, the precocious Sheeni Saunders (Doubleday). (Michael CeraPortia DoubledayRay Liotta)

My Take: A Michael Cera movie where he seems to be out of his element and plays something not Michael Cera so much. Well he does play his normal roles, but takes on a second role at the same time. Looks good to me. See it

Leap Year – Anna (Adams) has spent four years with her boyfriend, Jeremy (Scott), without a wedding proposal. During his business trip to Dublin, Anna opts to act on Leap Day, an Irish tradition that encourages women to propose to men on the date February 29th. A re-routed plane trip, however, lands her at the door of a Welsh innkeeper (Goode), who might offer a diversion of his own. (Amy AdamsMatthew GoodeAdam Scott)

My Take: The commercials make this movie look absolutely terrible. Terrible. But I recently saw the theatrical trailer, and was intrigued slightly. Not a great romantic comedy, but it could be ok? Rent it

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