#14: 30 MINUTES OR LESS
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson, Aziz Ansari, Fred Ward, Michael Pena
Release Date: August 12
Why we’re excited: Courtesy of The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg, once considered a poor man’s Michael Cera, is suddenly an awards contender. Who knew, right? Hats off to the guy, then, for picking a lowbrow, yet high concept, comedy as his first post-Social Network project. 30 Minutes or Less finds the actor playing a pizza delivery guy (hence the clever title) who’s forced by two crooks (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson) to rob a bank within a half hour. The last time Eisenberg collaborated with director Ruben Fleischer, the result was the excellent Zombieland. The only this could suck is if Swardson’s pal Rob Schneider makes a cameo. According to IMDB, so far, so good.