How do you know what you’re going to see at the cinema next month? You’re busy people – Facebook won’t update itself, and you’ve probably got a relationship to neglect or something. Oh, you haven’t? Sorry. Well, there’s no point in trying to meet another human adult now, you may as well just read this blog.
A comedy about two couples, one huge business meeting, a three day deadline and a cheating spouse. Throw in two of the heavyweights (literally) of the comedy field in Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, and a couple of sexy WAGS in Jennifer Connelly and Winona Ryder and you should be on to a winner. Sadly for all involved, this is not the case.
Dear John is a love story based on the book of the same name by author, and king of the romantic novel, Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook). It tells the story of 23 year-old soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum), who falls in love with do-gooder college student Savannah Lynn Curtis (Amanda Seyfried). Everything goes hunky-dory until 9/11 happens and John has to go off to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, leaving his lover behind, and they have to keep in touch through writing each other letters.
Whew! We were beginning to think that it would never happen, and our site would only be able to report news like ‘Avatar Is Still Good’ and ‘James Cameron Makes Even More Cash’ until our fingers were worn down to the bone. But thankfully, this is not so.The US box office finally has a new number one- Dear John has replaced Avatar as the USA’s current movie of choice.
Steven Spielberg’s Knockout has already been reported to feature an all-star cast. With the likes of Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor and Dennis Quaid already signed up, we’ve now had reports that Antonio Banderas might be joining them too. Could this mark the return of Banderas in action movies?
You can always judge a film (well, nominally, at any rate) by the quality of its source material. Cherishing our cynicism as we do at BestForFilm, a film based on a line of chunky, over-muscled action figures doesn’t exactly have us pre-booking our tickets. As it turns out, our cynicism is – once again – justified.