Trailer Talk - This Week In Movies: 'Zombieland,' 'Whip It' & More

September 28th, 2009 8:57am EDT | Evan Crean By: Evan Crean
ZombielandI've been going over my zombie survival plan and acquiring a variety of weapons in preparation for the arrival of "Zombieland" in theaters this week. Actually, I haven't been acquiring weapons since purchasing a gun is a lengthy process in Massachusetts, but I have been foaming at the mouth to see this zombie comedy since I watched the initial trailer several months ago.

Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson look like the perfect odd couple paired together in the hopes of survival. Eisenberg oozes the fraidy cat vibe in every clip I've seen of the movie, while Harrelson does his best macho redneck impression.

Other than this horror/comedy, Michael Moore annoys corporate America with a new documentary, while the Coen brothers present us with another dark comedy. Premiering this week are "Capitalism: A Love Story," "A Serious Man," "Zombieland," "Whip It," "The Invention of Lying," and "More Than A Game."

In a world where zombies have taken over the planet, the notorious scaredy cat Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) musters the courage to lead a group of survivors on a cross-country roadtrip to an amusement park where they hope establish a stronghold.

With miscellaneous behind the scenes experience, Ruben Fleisher steps into a more prominent position to direct his first Hollywood film. Frequent collaborators Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are responsible for the movie's screenplay. Actors featured in the horror/comedy include Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard, and Bill Murray playing himself.

WHO SHOULD SEE IT: Zombie aficionados, who crave the blood, gore, and gunfire of post-apocalyptic survival like me will fight off hordes of undead to see this movie. If you like horror movies that make you laugh, definitely find a way to catch this horror/comedy.

Watch "Zombieland Theatrical Trailer"