With a few spare moments over the last couple of days/weeks, I've been hitting up the best site on the web for movie trailers (in glorious Quicktime, natch), Apple.com/Trailers. Here's my little upcoming film roundup, folks:
So I'm actually looking forward to seeing two Nicholas Cage movies. (I can't claim to be the biggest fan of his 100% intense emotive style of acting, but I'm willing to give the guy a break when he hops onto any intriguing projects. Here's two:
Lord of War and The Weather Man. The former being the latest from Andrew Niccol, writer/director of Gattaca and scribe of The Truman Show - it's good to see talented folks doing interesting work, and this one looks pretty cool, opening in theaters today. For some reason, I have a funny feeling that The Weather Man has a 50% or so chance of turning out to be another trailer movie... but at least it is a good trailer.
Oliver Twist, a story countless times told, this time seemingly quite well, by an aging exiled director. Ben Kingsley I'm sure will own his role.
The new Jim Carrey comedy; feast your eyes on this bad boy: Fun with Dick and Jane. Run, Spot, Run: The Movie I'm sure is in the making.
Walk the Line: mmmmm, brilliant graphic design on the official site by Shepard Fairey, befitting what looks to be a sharp, well-shot look at the Man in Black. Joaquin Phoenix is going to get an Oscar nomination or my name's mud.
What else, what else... Thumbsucker/The Chumscrubber. Hmm, both seem promising but... eh, they have a very similar weirdos-in-suburbia Donnie-Darko-without-timetravel feel to them. Not to mention nondescript, vaguely disturbing titles, both. They'll probably earn back their budgets on DVD, though.
Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang appears to be another spin on the "real cop/robber gets cast in fictional crime pic" comedy subgenre (Showtime with Eddie Murray and William Shatner a few years ago is an unmemorable specimen). This one might actually do it right. Experience the Downey/Kilmer zaniness.
Jarhead appears to be a pretty strong follow-up for director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition) and Jake Gyllenhaal, who stars as a marine having some kind of existential crisis while serving in Gulf War Numero Uno.
Flightplan... I liked it better when it was called The Forgotten, and didn't involve a jumbo jet.
Everything is Illuminated appears classy, yet just skewed enough to maintain one's interest. I think Elijah Wood is abiding by some secret contract he signed ensuring that he wear glasses in every part he takes, post-Frodo. Wait, no... I don't think he wears any in Green Street Hooligans (where's the trailer?)
The Fog remake... With this summer's Dark Water behind us, how long will it take for them to make a horror flick based on H2O's other physical form... has anyone claimed dibs on The Dark Ice? Maybe Deep Freeze...? Just askin'...
Capote Philip Seymour Hoffman goes for broke as the In Cold Blood author. Oscar nomination? 75% chance.
Good Night, and Good Luck (no apple.com trailer). Look out for George Clooney's B&W sophomore directorial effort about McCarthy's commie hunt, and the newsman who helped shed light on the damaging farce. Here's a link to the trailer, but caveat clickor, the large Quicktime link seem to break about halfway through, so I was forced to settle with the someone less-glorious WMV format. Secret link! Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic - Holy crap, funniest movie trailer I've seen, maybe ever. NSFW! http://2005.sxsw.com/video/movie_window.big.php?dir=2005_trailers&id=469&speed=hi And the Number 1 film I'm looking forward to seeing: Wallace And Gromit - Curse of the Were Rabbit. Clay is cool.
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