I’m actually in NY again this time around so who knows maybe I’ll actually see one of these while it’s part of the festival. I’m especially interested to see 2 Days in NYC the follow up to 2 Days in Paris, which I loved….and very curious to see Side by Side:
The Giant Mechanical Man
A pair of lost souls, played by Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina (yep, he’s silver), find each other amid the backdrop of monkeys, penguins, and a polar bear.
and April. I’ve been at home sick for about a week. Love a good old respiratory infection, and at the worst possible time…while trying to pack for our move. In a week. Anyway, I’ve been watching a lot of movies to entertain myself while couch bound. Unfortunately I won’t bother mentioning most of them because they were terrible, but I did finally see Hugo (very good but it was overhyped) and watched an absolutely fantastic documentary called Page One about the NY Times. Really truly love a good documentary. So I figured I’d check out what’s coming soon for hopes the movies can redeem themselves. These look like they will hopefully definitely not suck:
A New Zealand youth (James Rolleston) finds that his father (Taika Waititi) is a far cry from the heroic adventurer he’s imagined the man to be. Opens today
Marina thinks the human species is strange and repellent until a stranger enters her life.OPens March 9th
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Opens March 9th
From the director of Chocolat and the Oscar-winning® screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Opens March 9th
When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle—after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons. Opens March 16th
In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Opens March 23
Bully follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Opens March 30th
Developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, the company responsible for “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Food, Inc.” and “Waiting for Superman,” LAST CALL AT THE OASIS presents a powerful argument for why the global water crisis will Read More
I have to confess a love for vampire movies and t.v. shows, which is hard for me because I want no association with the most contemporary version of this culture. I do not subscribe to the Twilight/VampireDiaries/TrueBlood group of vampire folk. For many reasons, but mainly I just haven’t found any joy in the snippets I’ve seen (which is a euphamistic way of saying I thought they kinda sucked). Hey that’s my opinion. Oh and I think I’m a little old to be watching the CW for any reason, or movies about teenage vampires in love. I do, however, still foster a pretty serious Buffy addiction (which is completely contradictory to the preceeding statement, I realize) and was an avid reader of the Anne Rice vampire books when they came out…and just generally have interest in the longevity of the lore around vampire culture. I also really like history. Ergo, my surprise and curiosity on hearing that Tim Burton (need I even add that I like him?) is making a movie (based on the novel of the same title) called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. That sounds like a love child born to one Mr. Ridiculous and one Mrs Awesome. Awesulous? Ridicusome? The official description says ”Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest President, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the blood-thirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.”
Yes, of course. I’ve long thought that Lincoln’s beard was just a surreptitious hiding spot for his wooden stake, and that all along he wasn’t fighting against the southern slave states’ succession, that was just code for ‘vampires’. Just like having a strip club (or did I just make up that’s a cover for money laundering?). Ok so I’m very curious to see how this monstrosity of a movie turns out. Any one read the book? Any good/bad? Here are two movie posters recently released. I actually thought they were posters for the new Sherlock Holmes movie when I saw them. Oops.
I’m sure everyone has a time period that they hold as the pinnacle of fashion and aesthetic, for me that time period is the ’40′s but my second choice is the 20′s. How could it not be fantastic with things like Jazz, Art Deco….the Fitzgeralds? Good stuff. I’ve written here numerous times about the love affair I have with those two decades so it only makes sense I would be drawn to these images. They are fascinating to me not only because I love fashion from the 1920′s but I love the stills from the movie ‘The Artist’ which are so evocative of (what I imagine to be) the spirit of that time period. The movie ‘ takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on a declining male film star and a rising actress, as silent cinema grows out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies. ‘ Talkies of course being movies with people talking in them. The only silent films I remember seeing were with Charlie Chaplin, but I’m sure I must have seen others. The fashion comparisons are from a number of designers, you can check out more at Vogue.it
Are you inspired by the 1920′s? What’s your favorite fashion era?
I have this terrible habit of saying I want to see movies in the theater, but then when it’s time to actually go I usually postpone…indefinitely and end up watching them on demand at home. Sad I know. But I sit in the dark in front of a computer all day so it’s hard to convince myself to do that in my free time. That being said, here’s a list of movies coming out this fall that I will definitely maybe go see in the theater.
1. Ides of March:
A political thriller directed by George Clooney, and starring Clooney along side Ryan Gosling…and Philip Seymour Hoffman, Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Giamattie and Marisa Tomei (and lots of other people). I read that it’s takes itself a bit too seriously but I can seriously watch all of those people be kick ass actors any day.
Figured I’d get the other Ryan Gosling movie out of the way right off the bat…I do want to see it partially because of him and partially because I think this is one of a few movies that my husband and I will both appreciate. Yes he’s a stunt driver (point for husband), but other things happen too that don’t involve driving (I hope). Drug heists and love and noir. Can’t be bad.
3. J. Edgar:
A Clint Eastwood drama about the founder of the FBI starts Leo DiCaprio and sounds pretty good in my book
A comedy about a 27 yr old who is diagnosed with cancer (Joseph Gordon Levitt). Cancer could be funny…let’s see how this goes. Also has Seth Rogan and Anna Kendrick
5. The Big Year
This is a movie about competitive bird watching with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black. It’s either going to be the funniest movie I’ve ever seen or the worst movie I’ve ever seen. I’m willing to take that chance.
6. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
I can’t help it, this is a visually compelling movie to me and I love a little bit of Robert Downey Jr being drunk and neurotic.
What are you guys out there looking forward to seeing? Thoughts?