“I’m not a hero. I just killed a lot of people.”
Such is one of the many iconic and sobering quotes that will proliferate throughout the upcoming premiere of 442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity. Directed by Junichi Suzuki, fresh off his excellent Japanese-America internment camp documentary, Toyo’s Camera, 442 tells the story of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and how their experiences during WWII changed their lives. Through interviews and historical footage, Suzuki pieces together a story of sacrifice and brotherhood. As this film is being released in limited theaters, best to check the official site for showtimes and ticket information. Check out the 442 trailer here.
Dinner for Schmucks – July 30, 2010
This will certainly be remembered as the Summer of Steve. First Date Night, then Despicable Me and to complete the hat trick, Dinner for Schmucks. But, of course, Mr. Carell isn’t the main draw here. As with Mark Wahlberg in Date Night and the minions of Despicable Me, the main draw for me is, well, the Schmucks. And Ron Livingston who can do no wrong (OK, yea Pretty Persuasion wasn’t that great.) On a side note, the word “schmuck” is Yiddish for penis… The more you know. Check out the Dinner for Schmucks trailer here.
Get Low – July 30, 2010 (limited release)
The latest in the Bill Murray man-o-pause dramedy series, Get Low is a movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party… while he was still alive. Well, at least that’s what IMDB says it’s about. And my favorite Ghostbuster plays the role of this hermit’s friend, cuz let’s face it, when he’s not lost in Tokyo platonically seducing Scarlett Johannson or voicing Garfield *shudder*, that’s what I expect BM to be doing!
And as an added caveat, this indie flick also stars Robert “Mr. Napalm” Duvall. I love the smell of a 30’s funeral party in Tennessee. Yeah, doesn’t have the same ring to it.