Piranha (also available in 3D on Blu-ray): What can I say about this amazingly campy gorefest? You’re either going to love it or hate it, and I am firmly in the love it category. Set in a small town during the height of spring break, this thing packs in every ridiculous horror movie cliché it can, and then some. Particularly thrilling: Jerry O’Connell as a “Girls Gone Wild”–type director and Christopher Lloyd as a crazy marine biologist. It’s really worth watching just for the sheer amount of partying college douchebags who fall victim to the fishies’ razor-sharp teeth. Also: I love Elisabeth Shue forever and ever.
The Social Network: Everybody and their brother LOVES this movie, and while I thought it was good, I’m not planning to add it to my collection because I think it’s a “one time viewing” kind of thing. If you haven’t heard, this is about the creation of Facebook and the “did he or didn’t he steal the idea” legal battle surrounding said creation. The performances are pretty amazing, the story is compelling, and despite that fact that every single female (outside of Zuckerberg’s first girlfriend) is a completely ridiculous college stereotype, I enjoyed watching it, so I have to recommend.
The Freebie: Here’s one I haven’t seen, but I’m intrigued. This dramedy about the perfect couple who decides to dally in promiscuity right before their wedding got some pretty promising reviews during its film festival run last year. I’m willing to give it a chance, with the hope that it’ll surprise me. I have a weakness for talky relationship-focused scripts, so I’m betting a few tears will fall somewhere during this.