I need to put another post up-top, cus I’m self conscious about my voice.
And… and! Now, as of today, there are no less than FOUR movies I really would like to watch.
One of them is out this very weekend. You know what I’m talking about girls? I bet you do. I’ll save that one and post it last… most distant first cus that happens to be the order of my interest, but -all- of these films may well prove worth viewing.
1. As featured on ‘Yahoo’ today, ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’- a whimsical new vision from Terry Gilliam, has floundered since the passing of a major, secondary character- Heath Ledger. But now, the film is finally completed. The movie has found international distribution, though an American distributor has not yet stepped up. Trailers and clips catch my attention the way Pan’s Labyrinth once did. I want to see this film, but it’s unclear when or how that will become a reality.
2. If you went to see the latest installment of the Harry Potter saga, you likely saw the ad for this much anticipated film version of the beloved Maurice Sendak story ‘Where the Wild Things Are‘. This movie also had a rocky ride getting to the distribution point. The project floundered until Spike Jonze signed on, and then focus groups found the film too scary for the target group of school-age children. After two false release dates, it is now slated to hit theaters in October of 2009… an auspicious date for little monsters everywhere.
(the song featured on this trailer is by Canadian indie group Arcade Fire.. ‘Wake Up’)
3. Okay, first, just how freakin’ great is Meryl Streep? There is no quantifying it. The woman is a believable Italian housewife, an authentically hateable Park Avenue exec, a goofball, a nun, a nutcase, a tough female aristocrat making it in Africa. And in every role, that fabulous face makes you, like, believe it. Add to the soaring stratosphere of Streep the sincere charms of Amy Adams, & how can you go wrong? I’ll admit, as a blogger and someone who has a rather developed appreciation of things-you-consume, this film is right up my alley. meet ‘Julia & Julia‘.
4. Lastly, we’re back to this film now playing in a theater near you. Despite my love of action and adventure, there’s something deeply satisfying about a well-executed romantic comedy, and Katherine Heigl has a talent for hitting this genre right outta the park. (I would be ashamed to admit how many times I’ve watched ’27 dresses’. Ashamed, and a little bit proud.) Here’s the trailer for ‘The Ugly Truth‘. Enjoy.