Monday, October 05, 2009

What Looks Good: October Theatrical Releases

October 2

A Serious Man: Two words: Coen Brothers. More words: It's set in a suburb of Minneapolis and I'm curious to see if I can pick out landmarks.

Zombieland: How do you possibly resurrect zombie movies when even zombie-comedies have become cliché? Just making a straight-up, fun adventure movie seems like a reasonable tactic to me.

Whip It: Ellen Page + Roller Derby = I Don't Know If I Can Handle That Much Awesome.

October 9

Couples Retreat: I love pretty much everyone in this movie, it's set on a tropical island, and the trailer made me laugh. This is almost my most-anticipated movie of the month.

October 16

Where the Wild Things Are: My most-anticipated movie of the month forever. The trailer makes me all mushy and teary by itself. If this isn't the best movie I've seen in my entire life, I'll probably give up on film altogether. No pressure.

Law Abiding Citizen: My man-crush on Gerard Butler sends me to yet another movie I might not have otherwise been interested in. I am sort of a sucker for locked-room mysteries though, and How Is Gerard Butler Killing People From Inside Prison is a doozy of a locked-room mystery.

New York, I Love You: (Limited Release) The trailer got me on this one. That, and it's been a while since I've seen a Natalie Portman movie. And I'd like to see Bradley Cooper do something that doesn't involve his being stalked by what I can only assume is Sandra Bullock's obnoxious and somehow impossibly unattractive twin.

October 23

Amelia: I have very mixed feelings about this. I love Hilary Swank and I'm still attaching a lot of fondness to Amelia Earhart thanks to Amy Adams in Night at the Museum 2, but I'm preparing myself for disappointment if her disappearance isn't explained by either aliens or a crash landing on Dinosaur Island.

Astro Boy: Didn't I write about this last month? I sure did. Did they move it back or was I just wrong the first time? No idea. Anyway, my opinion hasn't changed.

Ong Bak 2: (Limited Release) I've been meaning to see the first one or really anything with the - by all accounts - incredible Tony Jaa in it. I'm not sure that this is the place to start, but I'm curious about it.
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