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.


houseofduck said...

you know, there is a theory that AE was never really lost. That it was all a cover for a spy flight for the American Military and that when it was done she was given a new Identity and lived out her days in New Jersey... And another one along the same lines, but in that one she ended up captured and was one of the many "Tokyo Roses" during the war.

Bit of a AE freak. Have read a lot of books on her and played around with the idea of doing a comic about her...

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I totally agree with you about "Where the Wild Things Are". I just might have to miss it altogether because it was my favorite book next to 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' (he drew pies...nine of them). I never saw ET because the hype could never live up to the awesome.

Amelia went down in the ocean. Because she was arrogant and 'no man' was gonna tell her how to do 'her flight'. I get that impression from all I have seen or read about her. She was a woman before her time and was always judged for being a woman and not for the aviator she was.

Michael May said...

It's not Dinosaur Island, but I'll totally accept Secret Spy Mission as a reasonable explanation/movie ending.

Hannah said...

Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing the movie "The Road".

It looks good!

Michael May said...

How did I miss that?!

Clearly I need a better source of information for what's coming out when. I'm looking forward to The Road too.


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