Monday, July 24, 2006

Coming attractions

I know some people are defiantly against watching movie trailers coz they don't want to spoil the fun of watching the actual thing when it opens (Emilee shuts her eyes and ears when they come on- it's funny...) But I absolutely love them. Which is why I never mind the many, many, many trailers they put you through before a movie begins. And so for those of you like me, here's a list of the movies I can't wait to see when they open in the Fall and Christmastime. For those of you not like me, just close your eyes...

1) The Fountain
Darren Aronofsky's follow-up to Requeim for a Dream and π. We saw this before Lady in the Water came on and I thought Jude was going to jump out of his seat from sheer anticipation.

2) American Hardcore
I think Jude and Eric will enjoy this, although I'm not sure if it'll open here in Ann Arbor. About some of the pioneer punk bands of the early-'80s without whom Nirvana and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers would have never gotten their sound.

3) Running with Scissors
Augusten Burroughs' autobiography on film. Looks a little like American Beauty (it even has Annette Bening who, with Joan Allen and Julianne Moore, has come to perfectly personify surburban neurosis and malaise ), but even quirkier and funnier I think.

4) Science of Sleep
Michel Gondry and Gael. Enough said.

5) Volver
Ok, I'm not too sure about this. I liked Bad Education and Talk to Her, but I'm really not a huge Penelope Cruz fan. We'll see...

6) Scoop
This looks hilariously deadpan. With Scarlet Johansson as a geeky journalist. Jude's convinced Woody Allen's got a crush on her ever since putting her in Match Point.

7) The Prestige
The new Christopher Nolan movie with Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman. I hope it's as mind-bendingly exquisite as Memento and Insomnia. And, Batman Begins was really good too.

8) Little Miss Sunshine
Fluffy I know, and technically more a summer movie than Fall, but who cares? It looks adorable and what can be more entertaining than a neurotic family road-trip to a kiddie beauty pageant??

9) Charlotte's Web
I know, I know, do we really need another film version of Charlotte's Web? And Dakota Fanning annoys the *&$# out of me. But it's got Julia Roberts as Charlotte's voice and Steve Buscemi too! And with John Cleese, c'mon...

Ok, and this next one doesn't open till next summer, but if you haven't seen the trailer, YOU HAVE TO! The high-def trailer is only 2 minutes long I think but takes almost 5 minutes to download. But so worth it... When it was over, Jude and I thought our heart had stopped beating. I can't wait...
10) Spiderman 3


E. Cook said...

The irony that the "American Hardcore" trailer is hosted by, and links back to their homepage at Sony is not lost with me.

(But I'll still go see it.)

Anonymous said...

Are you sure this isn't the list for "How many movies is Hugh Jackman in this year?" Wow.

Watching movie trailers is like shopping. Either for books or perfume. With books, you read the back to find out if you'd like the story. With perfume, you run away from the sales people.

Anonymous said...

BTW: Your Nick Drake poem's formatting looks a little off since pear-ization.