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31 August 2011 @ 09:13 am
A Completely Unauthorized and Unsolicited Fall Movie Poster Preview  
I was perusing the 'net this morning, looking at the fall movie previews, and lamenting the fact that the summer movies weren't all that I'd hoped for.

Just so you know, I wouldn't hold out hope that the fall is going to bring us fantastic film experiences. Yet I blogged anyway.

1. A Dangerous Method: A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.

Could be fascinating. Or a yawnfest.



2. Footloose: In case you missed it in the eighties, they're doing it again. Please watch that version, tiny youths of today. It's worth the hour and a half investment of your time. In the eighties version, Kevin Bacon played the title role. That was way back before he started taking only bad guy or douchebag roles.

I miss those days.

I really, really, reallyreallyreally hope this movie doesn't suck as bad as I think it will.

Really, really.

3. Fright Night: A teenager believes his new neighbor is a vampire.

Okay, here's another 80's remake. Which goes to show what my college professor said is true: There are no new stories. They've all been told. And evidently Hollywood likes to retell them every twenty years or so.

However. Colin Farrell? David Tennant? Yes, please. ....But I dunno. I don't like horror movies, yet I liked the first Fright Night. Chris Sarandon was supah scary.

4. The Ides of March: An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. It's based on a play. (Not necessarily Julius Caesar.)

Hmm. Let's see. Title is a reference to a Shakespearean tragedy, but it has the lovely eye candy of George Clooney and Ryan Gosling. Yeah, I'm going, even if it does have to do with politics. (And I could really do without the "A GEORGE CLOONEY FILM" on the bottom of the poster. It seems self-serving George. Kind of a loser move.

5. The Skin I Live In: A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

I'm not going to this one based on sheer grammatical principles. And it looks really bizarre. Oh, come on, even if it WAS "The Skin in Which I Live," I still prefer Antonio in cartoon cat form.

6. Marilyn: I'm not doing a summary. You can figure it out.

I'm skeptical, is all I'm saying. Dear This Movie: Please don't suck.

7. Stay Cool: IMDB says this movie came out in 2009. I don't know what it's about. But Sean Astin has his hair in foils. Bold move.

That can't bode well, can it?

8. Texas Killing Fields: In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.

Raise your hand if you didn't know that Texas had bayous. Or that New Yorkers team up with Texans to collaborate all the time.

Bottom line: I live in Texas (though not in a bayou), I have a field across the street from my house, I don't like horror movies because I have an overactive imagination, and I will not be seeing this movie.

9. The Three Musketeers: Sigh.

Is that a little bauble hanging from Orlando Bloom's moustache? It's like the Louis the fourteenth version of a nipple ring, maybe.

10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.

They couldn't come up with a better title? It sound like someone with an identity disorder. "I'm an inventor! No, I'll hem your pants! No, I'll protect the country! No, I'm CIA!"

Gary Oldman is awesome, though. Even if the movie is crap (unlikely) he'll be amazing to watch, as ever.

11. What's Your Number?: A woman looks back at the past twenty men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love. (This poster is the scandalous FRENCH version. Ahem.)

Oddly enough, this is the one I hold out hope for. I know it won't be any good, cinematically speaking. But I love a romcom. And I have a thing for Chris Evans and his pectoral muscles. And his biceps.

But I'll wait to see those on video, most probably.
I am:: at the bar
I feel:: full of snark
Ayla: Intriguedabitofayla on August 31st, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Texas has bayous? Where? I reckon maybe near Galveston, etc. But really? And no true Texas officer/what-have-you would allow a yankee officer to help them. It's sacrilegious.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
I don't know. Galveston or somewhere on the Louisiana border?

Exactly. Becasue we all know how accommodating and cooperative Texas law officials are.
Leigh: GG masksleigh_adams on August 31st, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)

I don't understand why they had to go and rename Farragut North (the play The Ides of March is based on). I'll definitely be seeing it, though.

I also want to see We Need to Talk About Kevin. But it looks disturbing as hell.

Carrie Leigh: I don't follow events past the industriacarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
I like to see disturbing films at home so that I can hide under a blanket or walk away if I need to.
Adelagia: sherlock | blanketadelagia on August 31st, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
Ungh, I don't think I want to see any of these D:

Although maybe Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy for the Cumberbatch. It is a weird title, but the book has been a genre gold standard for years, so I guess it makes sense not to mess with it!

Alas, Chris Sarandon was actually Humperdinck, with the regular amount of fingers.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, and I typed Humperdink first, then changed it. Like above, not enough coffee for a comprehensive post.
Carmenhumbuggirl on August 31st, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
You've never heard of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy? It's a remake of a classic and based on a novel by John Le Carre. The title is based on a nursery rhyme.

I can't wait. Very excited.
Carrie Leigh: Awkward Luke and Darthcarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
Nope, never heard of it.

Now that I know it's a nursery rhyme, it makes more sense.

But if you'd never heard of it, wouldn't you think it odd?
Mala13oct on September 2nd, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
As a huge Le Carre fan, I say you shd try and read Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. It's an awesome book.

I know the rhyme and also used to sing the nursery rhyme to my kids as I was sung that as a kid. But that might be a brit school thing. Which is probably why you haven't head of it.

Carrie, as someone who watches about one movie in a theatre every six months, none of this appeals to me. :(
Katebutterfly_kate on August 31st, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
I want to see The Skin I Live In because I looooove Almodovar. He does make some truly bizarre movies. But I love him (and much of Spanish cinema) for that.

I saw the trailer for Fright Night when I was at the cinema at the weekend and it intrigued me (haven't seen the original).

And look at all that talent in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - that looks gooood.

But apart from that, meh. :D
Carrie Leigh: That's what she saidcarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
Colin Farrell intrigues me. ;)

And Colin Firth is in TTSS. He, John Hurt and Oldman are collectively more than enough to fork over the cash to see that movie.