Movie previews

Russell Crowe is one of the stars of The Man with the Iron Fists, but as far as I can tell he is not THE Man with the Iron Fists, if you get what I mean. I’m not sure I get what I mean. All I know is, I sat (Update: typo fixed) through the preview and decided this is no Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and it definitely is not for me. I don’t like seeing someone get punched so hard his eyeball gets knocked from his face, but if that’s your thing, you have fun.  Note: This is an age-restricted trailer. 

The movie I’ve been waiting for is Flight with My Sweet Baby Denzel Washington receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of a pilot who is glorified as the man who saved almost everyone on his plane when it crashed, then is vilified when he is drinking and drugging before getting in the cockpit. It also stars Bruce Greenwood, Don Cheadle and John Goodman. Flight looks to be a nail-biter – and one that is guaranteed you’ll never see screened during a trip by air.

Wreck-It Ralph looks to be a gamer’s dream movie. Unfortunately, the last video game I played was Frogger, so as I watched the trailer I kept wondering if these are actual video characters or they’re supposed to remind you of actual video characters, and I kind of got lost. In any case, it’s getting rave reviews, and if nothing else the kids I would take would enjoy it so much that I would, too.

But first, there’s that date with Denzel I’ve got to keep.