The Pirates! Band of Misfits -- Aardman Animation casts Hugh Grant as the voice of a seafaring rogue who covets one thing and one thing only. Cheap street punanny? Nope, the Pirate of the Year award. But good guess. (PG)[youtube aiaEQ2VZDpw] The Raven -- Reviewed this issue. (R)
Safe -- I swear to God I saw a TV spot for this pursuit thriller that listed its dramatic attributes as one-word ingredients (e.g., “Gangsters”), culminating in the minimalist, supremely persuasive “Statham.” But I’ve looked and looked, and I can’t find the ad anywhere online. So maybe one of those narrative components -- like “car chases,” maybe -- hit the cutting-room floor at the last minute, forcing Lionsgate to pull the ad lest they run afoul of consumer watchdogs? That would suck, since I was really counting on this movie to supply 100 percent of my daily dosage of Riboflavin. (R)[youtube Mv2VZi5RD6c]
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