I Don’t Understand These Casting Choices

Julia and I went to see Internship last night, which was pretty funny. A nice gentle comedy really. And we accidentally saw it in one of the fancy theaters Cineplex has now. It was a bit like stepping back into time…into 1994 and the set of Space Jam. Timeless.

Normally before movies, the previews that are played are in some way related to what you’re about to watch. It just makes demographical sense (that’s not a word, but you know what I mean). Two of the previews were like that. I can’t remember names, but one was probably Grown Ups 2, in which the cameo with Andy Samburg that was shown in the preview is definitely the funniest part and now there’s no reason to see it, and the movie with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

And then they showed a preview for a movie called Runner Runner, starring Justin Timberlake (and his high voice) and Ben Affleck. It looks half-decent and also like it might be centered around gambling and drug cartels. Exciting. And then there was this one:

I won’t lie to you, based on the assumption that we would be shown previews for movies similar to the one we were seeing, I thought this was a parody of something Liam Neeson probably starred in, featuring daughter-napping. I thought that level of over-acting had to be on purpose. But alas. Perhaps this will be a step in the right direction for Selena Gomez, but I can’t help but think that it’s definitely not for Ethan Hawke. But then again, when was the last time Ethan Hawke did anything culturally relevant? Divorce Uma Thurman circa 2002.

~ Hilary Lyon Axle Hatchet

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