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This is what a post looks like when I don’t input a title. Interesting. So, to follow-up on my review of The Heartbreak Kid, here’s a rundown of the trailers attached thereupon.

27 Dresses – Written by red-hot Hollywood commodity Aline Brosh McKenna (Devil Wears Prada), and starring Katherine Heigl (fresh off her Emmy) and James Marsden (fresh off being incinerated in X-Men 3), this flick looks like it’ll be well worth taking your date to if my wife’s reaction is to be at all trusted. Heigl plays the lovelorn perpetual bridesmaid forced to plan the wedding of her sister to the man she loves. I have a thought on the usage of weddings/marriage in modern romantic comedies, but it’ll need more time to percolate. Moving on.

P.S. I Love You – Quite possibly the most original idea I’ve seen in a long time. Hilary Swank plays the grieving widow of Irishman Gerard Butler. When her grief begins to consume her, she starts receiving letters from her late husband. Arranged before his death, he’s set up a series of tasks and adventures for her to make sure her life doesn’t end just because his did. The preview makes it look good; I just hope the film lives up to the promise.

Dan in Real Life – Steve Carell in a dramedy? Preposterous as that may sound, I believe this movie will win him a whole new demographic of fans as a widower who is struggling with his children and his parents. This is a film whose TV spots will almost certainly contain the famous hyphenations of “heart-felt” and “feel-good,” and with good reason. Plus, any trailer using “Let My Love Open the Door” by Townsend is a shoo-in for me.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – Great googly-moogly! Johnny Depp is perfection already as the vengeful barber, and Helena Bonham Carter as his pie-making partner in crime. Round out the cast with Alan Rickman and Sacha Baron Cohen, add Tim Burton’s darkly twisted style, and this movie looks like it’ll be a splendid holiday feast. Depp is so great as Todd, it’s going to leave you asking “Jack who?” Did I mention it’s a musical?

And that’s the good stuff for you, my friends. This holiday season is going to have some good theater crack, so line up and have your credit cards ready.

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