Well as if there were any doubt whatsoever, Wes Anderson’s new film is indeed a Wes Anderson film. I never get tired of his work and after Moonrise Kingdom I can only attest to him getting better. I love the fact that he’s using a new actor for his protagonist and Ralph Fiennes was a wonderful choice. Everybody has a mustache and Tilda Swinton was unrecognizable. I can’t wait.
This is the winner of the Grand Jury prize at Cannes and is a three hour lover story about two lesbians. That is boring. Yup. Boring. In all honesty this is probably a fine film about love but it didn’t strike a chord with me. I’ll most likely skip this one.
Alexander Payne’s newest film about a naive man from Nebraska thinking he won something. I’ve always been a fan of Payne but he makes such minimalist films that it’s not his direction that gets me excited but rather the performances he gets out of his actors. Bruce Dern already won best actor as Cannes and I expect it to hold up. I like acting.
The film looks like it’s going to be a B movie masterpiece but the coolest part about this film is that it was shot inside Disney without their permission. That’s just awesome. It’ll be one of the most unique films you’ve ever seen if nothing else.
Richard Ayoade who starred in THE IT Crowd and that horrible alien movie The Watch directs his second film after 2011’s Submarine. I love how the trailer doesn’t give much away. Jesse Eisenberg is actually an actor that I find to be capable of more than just the neurotic character he plays in mostly all of his movies. I think this is going to be fascinating.
Okay, I have to say, that trailer was pretty good. The film is being made by José Padilha who made the extremely well done Elite Squad movies and the greatly underrated documentary Bus 174. The film also boasts a great cast with The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman played Murph/Robocop, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Sam Jackson, Jay Baruchel, and Jackie Earl Haley. That’s a huge cast and a great director. I’m going to be very disappointed if this ends up being a flop.
I’m going to admit. That trailer looks like shit. I’m eager to see Bryan Cranston play another villian but it just came off flat for me.
I’ve been so busy at work that I haven’t had a chance to see any films recently/ Here are a couple trailers that came out recently…
I love Joaquin Phoenix. I think he’s one of the best ators working today and it looks like he’s going to deliver on this one. It seems a bit rom/com ish but every few years one comes around from a brilliant director and gets me. It happened when Sam Mendes made Away We Go and it could happen now with Spike Jones.
Okay so I have some mixed feelings on this and really it’s because of one person…Cameron Diaz. There is not one single film of hers that made me go “Wow, she was really good in this and made the film better”. I’m not a big fan of There’s Something About Mary or The Mask and I hated her so much in Gangs of New York that it made me not the like movie as much as I should have. Hopefully this is the film that breaks the chain because honestly, it’s set up not to fail. Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Ridley Scott, and the films author Cormac McCarthy. This is probably going to be the one film this year that will be a total disappointment if it isn’t amazing. Good luck guys.
Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on this years Argo. By that I mean a film that looks incredible well made by a very talented actor turned director that is starring in the film as well. Clooney fronts a team that honestly makes Argo seem pale in comparison. You have Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, and Bill Fucking Murray. You can’t go wrong with that. At all.
OH MY GOD I WANT TO SEE THIS SO BAD. It’s seriously looks fantastic. I’ve been waiting for Robert Redford to get back into serious acting and I think this is going to be it. Apparently it was a huge success at the Cannes Film Festival and should be hitting theater circuits soon but not soon enough.