New Releases: April 23

1. The Back-Up Plan (CBS Films, 3,280 Theaters, 106 Minutes, Rated PG-13): The return of J-Lo starts off our week. Be afraid, be very afraid!

She is returning in the romantic comedy genre, where she has had some success in. But this time it’s a romantic comedy with a twist.

She plays a woman who wants kids but is tired of trying to find Mr. Right. So, she decides to get artificially inseminated. Guess what happens the very same day she gets the procedure done!?! Yep, she meets Mr. Right! Imagine the odds!

Yeah, I know I don’t have the proper equipment to be in this film’s target audience, but that premise takes the romance out of the romantic comedy. And I think that it might just take the comedy out too. Good luck for your next comeback, J-Lo!

2. The Losers (Warner Brothers, 2,936 Theaters, 98 Minutes, Rated PG-13): The Losers was one of the best comic books of the last decade. It featured vibrant characters, great action, awesome storylines and great artwork. It was taken from us far too early. So, needless to say, I am looking forward to this film, perhaps even more than some other comic adaptations that are coming this year.

The film seems to capture the spirit of the comic spot on, I can’t say if follows the plot as closely. It ivolves a group of C.I.A. agents double crossed by their handler. They fake their deaths and go underground, seeking revenge. Explosions and gunfights ensue.

If you are looking for a fun action film with a healthy dose of humor, then this should be right up your alley. I’d recommend also picking up the trade paperback collections of the comic books series, which are being re-released in time for the film, which are excellent reads.

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William is cursed with the shared love of comic books and of films. Luckily, this is a great time for him to be alive. His writing has been featured on Broken Frontier.com, PopMatters.com and in Comics Foundry magazine.
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