Weekend Movie Guide: Defendor! Prophet! Yay!
Some might say I am a Woody Harrelson apologist, but I think I'm just a really big fan. In any case, his latest film opens today and everyone should see it. Defendor is about a mentally unstable man who believes (and acts) as if he's a superhero (think Kick-Ass but more insane). Check out the trailer after the jump and try and tell him it doesn't look hilarious. A Prophet was one of the prestige films to emerge from this year's Cannes Film Festival. It concerns an illiterate man who goes to prison and emerges a criminal. Looks fantastic! It's a shame that so many Angelenos will be turned away by its (gasp!) subtitles.
What doesn't look fantastic is Cop Out. Tracy Morgan is solid on 30 Rock, but I'm sort of done with Bruce Willis and Kevin Smith. My hate for horror remakes is mildly tempered by The Crazies R rating. That said, the lack of gratuitous nudity means I will have to pass. A road movie about an unpublished novelist sounds vaguely terrifying, but Easier With Practice is getting such solid reviews that it is probably worth a look. Same goes for The Yellow Handkerchief which is a natural must-see since it stars K-Stew.
Tickets, Showtimes, Reviews & Previews after the jump!