Saturday, January 23, 2010

Coming Distractions January 26th, 2010

Bright Star: Keats biopic written & directed by Jane Campion (In the Cut, Holy Smoke, The Piano, etc.) There are so many screenshots of this movie of people kissing! Or almost kissing! Or in fields of beautiful flowers. How did Keats have time to write any poetry with all the smooching? I guess I have to watch the movie to find out.

Whip It: Drew Barrymore's grrl power directorial debut, with Ellen Page, Alia Shawkat (Maeby in Arrested Development. I like this actress. A lot.), Marcia Gay Harden, and a fabulously nasty Juliette Lewis. It's formulaic and it's fun. Plus, roller skates!

Surrogates: Bruce Willis & Radha Mitchell in a sci-fi murder mystery.

Soul Power: Footage of the music festival that accompanied "The Rumble in the Jungle," with too many artists to list. You should click the link, I don't wanna risk getting carpal tunnel.

Little Ashes: Dali biopic, with Robert Patterson as Salvador. Go here to check out some people who actually made some meals from that Dali cookbook I told you about so long ago.

Saw VI

The Escapist

Import Export: from Ulrich Seidl, the Austrian director of Dog Days. Known for his disturbing documentary style. I didn't like Dog Days when I saw it many years ago, but I'm always intrigued by his screen shots.

Pontypool: a thriller directed by Bruce McDonald (Highway 61, The Tracey Fragments, some episodes of Degrassi), one of my favorite Canadians (admittedly, I like a lot of Canadians). I'm excited! I'll let you know how it goes. Unless it's bad, and then I'll probably just keep my mouth (well, keyboard) shut.

Michael Jackson's This Is It

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

St. Trinian's

And the word of the day is: Panjandrum (n.): a powerful personage or pretentious official.

Learned any good words lately?