LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 3-28-08

If you read my entry a few posts down, you know it isn't going to be SUPERHERO MOVIE (mark my words, eventually someone will put out a film entitled PARODY MOVIE, and it will still suck, but in a really postmodern kind of way).

So, what to pick this weekend? 21 or STOP LOSS? Because those are really you're only choices unless you want to drive out of county and see AMERICAN ZOMBIE or something like that (better yet, go see THE ROOM Saturday midnight at the Sunset 5. It's been running there for four years now, and is a must-attend for any cinemaniac at some point).

I'm stalling because it's hard to make a pick. But I'm going to go with STOP LOSS. And not just because it's Kimberly Peirce's follow-up to BOYS DON'T CRY, though that's a good reason. It's also because 21 sounds lame -- it stars a white guy playing a person who was actually Asian.

But here's another thing I dig about STOP LOSS, and which will make for some really genius Youtube mash-ups a year or so from now: It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum as army buddies.

Geeks know where I'm going with this. There's a big blockbuster movie set for next year that also stars Tatum and Gordon-Levitt as army buddies who have a major falling out.

It's called G.I. JOE. And they're playing Duke and Cobra Commander, respectively.

Think of this as the prequel.


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