|Identity Thief||Side Effects||WINNER|
(1 point per category)
|Clearest Title||Someone’s getting their identity stolen
||Something’s going to have side effects
||Both generic titles will split the point for clearest title. 1/2 point each.
Rated R for sexual content and language
Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence, and language.
|What are the kids going to watch this weekend? Both movies will split the point again - this time for being Rated R. |
(in haiku form)
|When he discovers|
His identity’s stolen
He will get it back.
|Girl Gets Medicine|
Murder, Drama, Sex Happens
Something about pills
|Identity Thief has a clearer plot. It will get the full point this round. |
|Best Trailer||+ Funny moments in the trailer|
+ Here’s hoping the whole movie is actually funny
- Unrealistic why main character takes capturing a criminal into his own hands
|+ Has a crazy plot- does the pill make her psycho or is she the victim|
+ Lots of star power, lots of wtf is going on moments
-Why can’t the movie be happier?
|This is a close call, but Side Effects had the more intriguing trailer. Point. |
|Coolest Lead Actor||Jason Bateman from Juno, Arrested Development, and Horrible Bosses||Rooney Mara from The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. ||Both stars will split the point for coolness. 1/2 point each. The two movies are still tied. |
|Best Cast||Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Jon Favreau (Iron Man), and Amanda Peet (2012)||Channing Tatum (Step Up), Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)||Melissa is awesome, but Side Effects definitely has the stronger cast. Point|
|Best Street Cred|
For the Production
|Director Seth Gordon also directed Horrible Bosses and Four Christmases. ||Director Steven Soderberg also directed Magic Mike, Ocean’s 11, Traffic, and Erin Brockovich. ||And the stronger director too. Another point. |