Saturday, November 14, 2009

Coming Distractions November 17th, 2009

More New Releases Than You Can Shake a Stick at.

Star Trek: It's here! Your wait is over. Though really, you probably should have seen it in the theater. It's just that type of big screen movie. (Welcome to my guide to how to alienate your blog readership & customers within 30 seconds.) Also, note Anton Yelchin in back of photo, he, for you wily, attentive readers, also played the precocious son on Huff.

Bruno: We have several things on a shelf behind the counter here at (off the) Waterfront Video. The leg lamp like the one from A Christmas Story used to get the most comments, but it has been given a run for it's money in the last few years by the I (heart) Kazakhstan sticker. Now Bruno's out. And that's my story. ( now with even more free associating than ever before!)

The Limits of Control: The new Jim Jarmusch film. I'm excited. Are you excited?

My Sister's Keeper: I really enjoyed the New York Times Magazine article with Jodi Picoult (whose book this is based on), though I've never read any of her wroks. Also, check out this amazing photograph of the author in her studio, with her son in the shadows on the left side. I've heard Abigail Breslin has been picked to portray Helen Keller in an upcoming biopic.

: 2 straight men decide to make a gay pornographic film. Do they go through with it?

Is Anybody There?: Directed by John Crowley, who also directed Boy A: a film I highly recommend about a young man who committed a serious crime as a young boy and has spent all his formative years in prison and now must try to readjust to life on the outside. Is Anybody There? has Michael Caine. He's often a winner. This movie looks pretty heartwarming, but I have some faith that Crowley might be able to put a twist on the old man/young boy friendship genre.

Franklyn: Though this movie got mixed reviews, I really enjoyed the first 30 minutes I've seen so far. A mix of 3 stories, it opens on a dystopian town (called Meanwhile) and Ryan Philippe as narrator quoting Seneca with,

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”

The Open Road: Justin Timberlake. Jeff Bridges. Baseball. Road trips.

Spread: Ashton Kutcher & Anne Heche in a self-proclaimed sex comedy.

Thirst: New movie by Chan-woo Park, director of Oldboy. Divided audiences at Cannes. I'm excited! Anyone seen it yet?

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard: Jeremy Piven & Ving Rhames

Margaret Cho: Beautiful: Did anyone get a chance to see her when she was in town recently? I hear it was hi-larious.

Dane Cook: Isolated Incident

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas - Oh man, they go even farther than they normally do. And I laughed, and laughed. And Danny DeVito gets birthed from a leather couch. So, so wrong.

1 comment:

Undead Molly said...

I am excited for Thirst! The original poster/cover art was a little different but it was censored.