Monday, October 10, 2005

Upcoming Movies I Wanna See: Vol. 5


[ Click the title of the movie to watch its trailer ]

Daltry Calhoun (Sept. 25)
Comments: Now, you know I just gotta see this movie. The poster alone is orgasmic.
Green Street Hooligans (Sept. 9)
Comments: God, Elijah looks good in this movie. Check out the trailer for the shirtless tattoo scene. Finally!
Derailed (Oct. 21)
Comments: I love me some Clive Owen. Currently reading the book the movie is based on. I always enjoy Jennifer Aniston's movies, I don't care is she was one of the Friends.
Capote (Sept. 30)
Comments: God, this looks GREAT! How can I go wrong with this movie?! It has two of my favorite actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener! Plus, it's based on his incredible book, In Cold Blood!
The Family Stone (Nov. 4)
Comments: Hooray! Sarah-Jessica Parker finally returns to the big screen! I just love her. Also co-stars some other favorites: Diane Keaton and Luke Wilson...ROWR ROWR!

Also in the running:
Jarhead (Nov. 4)
Comments: I hate war movies as a rule (it's not a political thing, I just find them boring as hell), so I can probably suppress my viewing until it comes out on DVD. BUT, the main thing I love about this movie (and the trailer) already, is Jake Gyllenhaal in all his hunky glory. Siiiiiiigh. Dreamy. Plus, it's from the director of American Beauty, and I loved that movie, so it can't be half bad.

5 Comments:

Blogger Insensible said...

So how come Jarhead is the only movie without a representation in your collage?

Well having read the book I cannot wait to see this movie. Especially considering that I only recently heard that it was even made into a one in the first place.

Yeah a poster in the theater with a little bit of reading to find the "based on a book part". Gah I hope that they turn it all fucked up Hollywood ...

Um so aside from me being all gushy about the movie book thing, it's basically a private look at life in the green machine without the pretenses you usually see.

Monday, October 10, 2005 8:14:00 AM  
Blogger girlzoot said...

I know you aren't a big fan of so called "gay" films, but any interest in Brokeback mountain? Jake is supposed to be super hot in that, and you get the added bonus of him being naked with Heath Ledger in that one.

As an aside, Capote was wonderful.

Monday, October 10, 2005 3:37:00 PM  
Blogger sugarfoot said...

I was so happy to see Sarah Jessica is getting back in the game, too. She rocks. My socks.

Monday, October 10, 2005 10:55:00 PM  
Blogger Dennis! said...

I love me some Jake, so "Brokeback" and "Jarhead" are on my must-see list.

Speaking of SJP, I got hooked on "Hocus Pocus" on Disney last night. I had a vague recollection that she was in it before SATC. I have to say, she's not much of an actor -- her mannerisms as a witch were precisely the same as her actions as a New York City glamazon.

And having just watched the "Green Street" trailer, I find it amusing that he says something about how some things can't be learned "in any Ivy League university in the world." An exercise in redundancy, that, since there are only seven Ivy League colleges, and they're all in the U.S.

bvmifxo

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Stephen-
I write all my blog posts weeks in advance, creating their accompanying images at the same time. I only stumbled upon the Jarhead trailer after I'd made my collage, so instead of have an uneven collage, I opted to not use the poster for Jarhead.

Hmmm. I didn't know Jarhead was originally a book. I find it interesting how often people never seem to be offered that knowledge by the makers of the film. I also get annoyed when the completely neglect to mention when a movie is a remake. I notice they do this more with obscure titles, rather than more well-known films. For instance, the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley was a remake of the 1960 Italian film Plein Soleil (Purple Noon). That's always bugged me, so I know what you mean about the whole book-into-a-movie premise.

Jarhead's premise seems like an interesting new take on the typical war film, so I'm interested in seeing it. Esp. considering how outspoken Jake's sister is against the current war in Iraq.

Girlzoot-
Ohhhhhh yeah! You know, until you mentioned it, I had forgotten all about the film.

I read up on it about a month and a half ago over at IMDB and one particular aspect of the movie played out over and over again, in the comments forum: SO many people were upset that both the male leads (Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal) were playing GAY characters. OMG, you'd thought they'd been accused of incest or something. Their so-called "fans" seem to be really stuck on that aspect of the movie. While others were in such denial that they contend the movie isn't really about the main characters being "gay." Um, whatever gets you through the day, Dreamweaver. I'll never understand why some people get so infatuated with people they don't even know personally. I mean I think Johnny Knoxville is hot and all, but I'm not one of these people who hates his wife or the fact that he's not gay. LOL! I think when people get that wrapped up in a celebrity, it borders on cuckoo for coco puffs.

I also find it amusing that these same people whoa re so against Heath/Jake portraying a gay character, are probably okay with shows like Will & Grace or Queer Eye, but when the subject matter hits close to home, they show their true colors. Typical.

I saw the trailer and the movie looks really good. I really can't STAND Michelle 'squinchface' Williams or Anne 'there's something weird going on with my face, but you can't put your finger on it' Hathaway, but the story seems realistic and the film looks great. And though I normally don't 'get' what the appeal of Heath Ledger is, he looked GOOD in The Brothers Grimm and this movie as well.

So yes, I'll probably go see this movie at the theater, but I have a feeling it's going to TANK with mainstream America. It'll probably slink under the radar, so I'd suggest going to see it relatively quickly before it dies a slow death at the cinemaplex.

Sugarfoot-
I've loved Sarah ever since I first saw her in Square Pegs, Footloose, Girls Just Want to Have Fun and so on. She seems like she'd be a lot of fun in real life. She rocks my socks too! :)

Dennis!-
First off, I gotta say I love Hocus Pocus. I own the DVD and it's one of those movies I always enjoy watching when Halloweentime rolls around. It just looks soooo great. I love the sets, everything about it screams Halloween for me.

Wait, are you trying to tell me Elijah speaks in the trailer for Green Street Hooligans? I guess I wasn't paying attention. LOL! He purty. ;)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:58:00 AM  

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