Thursday, October 1, 2009

Coming Attractions

Not that unusual but worth noting: dads are all over the movies. Front and center in the main frame and coming soon to a theater near you.

Currently rolling out is "The Boys are Back," the tear-stained saga of a father who loses his wife to cancer and gains the lessons to be learned by bringing up two kids on his own. Working together for the first time are stunt father and son John and Jorel Reynolds. The two have been shooting the next "Narnia" film on location in Australia. And also currently in production is "Due Date," the tale of Robert Downey Jr. (a real-life father of one) needing to find a partner to get him home in time for the birth of his baby.

Now the dilemma for every movie going pop is whether hanging out in the dark for a couple hours of staring at the screen is going to help him escape his troubles or highlight them.

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