You can read my full recap of the marketing for Sideways at Film Threat.

This week, though, I decided to skip the most obvious target of derision, Ben Affleck’s new film “Surviving Christmas” and choose a movie I was actually looking forward to seeing: “Sideways” by Alexander Payne (About Schmidt, “Election”). Sideways stars Paul Giamatti (who was excellent in…well…just about everything but most recently in American Splendor) as a wine connoisseur taking his pal Thomas Haden Church (still trying to live down the years on “Wings”) on a weekend road trip just before Church’s wedding.