Friday, June 18, 2010

Coming Distractions June 22nd, 2010

Green Zone

Director Paul Greengrass (most of The Bourne Series) is back with Matt Damon (all of The Bourne Series) for Green Zone in which Damon plays Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller who, according to the poster, is done following orders. After he discovers faulty intelligence and internal corruption, Officer Miller goes rogue in Iraq in this fast-paced action flick with an pretty solid rating on IMDB - check it out!

The Last Station

Christopher Plummer & Helen Mirren both got nominated for Oscars & Golden Globes for their turns as Mr & Mrs Tolstoy in this historical drama that illustrates the Russian author's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. Also featuring good ol' Paul Giamatti & James McAvoy.

The Maid (La Nana)

I (Pat) really want to see this Chilean movie that won for Best Foreign Film at Sundance & was nominated at the Golden Globes -- an "intimate, funny, & unpredictable" drama about a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years. Plus it's being released by my new favorite production company Oscilloscope Laboratories, started by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch who said "It's exactly the kind of film that we want to help get out there."

The Red Desert

Attention Criterion buffs: Michelangelo Antonioni's first color film (1964) also comes out on Tuesday. Antonioni (Le Eclisse, Blow Up, The Passenger) and his muse Monica Vitti bring you "mental breakdown amidst the stale, harsh setting of an industrial wasteland" - sounds like fun, right! For more info & a promo trailer thing check out the Criterion site.

Also hitting the shelves on Tuesday, June 22nd:

She's Out Of My League
Hung - 1st Season
Entourage - 6th Season
Remember Me
The Good Guy

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