After what seems like YEARS of waiting (okay, MONTHS), there’s finally a trailer out for John Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer-winning The Road. And here it is. Strangely, it seems a little brighter than I would’ve expected, but maybe I was reading too much darkness into the book. Aside from that, it looks great, and I can’t wait to see it. The Road opens October 16th.
Haven’t done one of these for a long time, but I defend myself on the grounds that there hasn’t been hardly anything released yet this year worth watching. And Debbie, I promise I will write about American Idol tomorrow.
Apparently this is the response to all of last year’s unplanned pregnancy movies. Don’t ask me to explain why I guiltily want to see this. Probably something to do with my untold love for 30 Rock. Opens April 25th.
Son of Rambow
This has been knocking around festivals for a year or so, and just because it has a release date now doesn’t mean I’m overly optimistic about it coming near where I am. Ah well. The festival reviews have been glowing, and it looks as endearing as anything. Opens May 2 in limited release.
So when I first heard about this movie, I wrote it off as another stupid kids-TV-series-to-kids-movie thing. But then I saw the trailer. And remembered that it’s the Wachowski brothers making it. And it looks so totally awesome that it’s pretty much my most highly-anticipated movie right now. Look at it! It looks so gorgeous, like a futuristic 1950s. Opens May 9th.
More after the jump.
I’m not sure how Pixar keeps doing this, honestly. The new Wall*E trailer has charmed me so much that I suddenly want to cuddle and coo over a hunk of metal. This little robot guy has more personality than many actors I could name. The only thing that worries me is usually I like Pixar’s teasers, am turned off by the full trailer, then love the movie. Does the fact that I love this trailer mean that I won’t love the film? Hmm. But I gotta say, I’m not particularly worried on that point.
The Best Movie Trailer Ever. That’s all.
Haven’t done a trailer watch for a while. Most of the things I’m most interested in, especially this time of the year, are limited release films, and it feels weird to plug them when they come out when I know that I and most everyone I know won’t be able to see them for at least a few weeks, if then. So it’s sort of weird. But there are some things coming out that I’m super-excited about. Most of these are coming out in the next couple of months.
opens December 5th, limited
CURRENT MOST ANTICIPATED. I want to see it two months ago. Except if I had I couldn’t be enjoying the anticipation so much right now. Ellen Page is one of the best young actresses in Hollywood right now hands down, Michael Cera is adorable, plus Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner. And it’s a total festival darling of exactly the type that I always love. I’m also pleased that screenwriter Diablo Cody is getting as much attention as she is; screenwriters don’t get noticed as much as they should, and she was getting noticed even before the strike. Ooh, and I forgot until I just watched the trailer again–Thank You For Smoking was one of my favorite films last year, so I’m a fan of the director, too.
opens December 7th
After I see Juno, Atonement will become my CURRENT MOST ANTICIPATED. Of course, that won’t last long, since it comes out two days later. Ah well. The book is one of the best I’ve read all year, the cast is great, it’s the same guy that directed Pride and Prejudice a couple of years ago (which quickly became one of my favorite Austen adaptations), and pretty much every review I’ve seen from the festival circuit has been nothing short of glowing. Read the book, folks, then go see the movie. Simple as that.
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