Coming Soon-Ish: Wes Anderson, Inspirational Dog Movies, and Documentaries Produced by Keanu Reeves . . .

Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any trailers. Here are a few that have popped up in the last couple of weeks.

Moonrise Kingdom

I don’t love every Wes Anderson movie . . . although I’d like to give The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou another go . . . but there’s something about this trailer that I find hilarious and charming. It’s probably not that kind of movie that I’d go see in theater, but I’m interested in this one. Besides, it feels like it’s been ages since I’ve wanted to see a movie with Edward Norton in it.

Resident Evil 5: Retribution

Ah, I’ve missed the “Ha-ha, you thought this was an ad, didn’t you?” trailer.

I’ve had so many problems with this series . . . but I continue to watch it, which I suppose says something (likely negative) about me. Mostly, I’m intrigued by Resident Evil 5 because a lot of dead people keep showing up. Not the walking dead you’d expect, mind, but multiple characters who were killed and/or turned into zombies in previous installments and are apparently a-okay again now. IMDb lists an actor whose character was sliced into about eighty gazillion parts. I am confused by this.

Of course, some characters who I only wished had been sliced into about gazillion parts are also back. Really? Jill Valentine? Paul W. S. Anderson, why do you hurt me this way?

Darling Companion

PRO: Kevin Kline, Elisabeth Moss, Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins.

Also, lines like this:

Psychic Lady: “The women in my family, we have a gift. We see things.”
Diane Keaton: “Do you see him? Is he all right?”
Psychic Lady: “I see trees.”
Kevin Kline: “Wow, that . . . really pinpoints it.”

CONS: It’s a dog movie.

Also lines like:

Diane Keaton: “You know more about your patients then you do your own family.”


Kevin Kline: “We haven’t lost a person. We’ve lost a dog.”
Diane Keaton: “Love is love. It doesn’t matter if it’s a dog.

Probability of Seeing This Movie Without Being Forced to By Family: not bloody likely.

Jeff Who Lives At Home

Another inspirational family movie . . . but probably one I could stand to watch. I laughed out loud a few different times here, mostly at anything Jason Segel or Susan Sarandon said. Ed Helms and Judy Green round out a great dream cast. Also, there are no dogs. It’s not that I don’t like dogs, understand. It’s just that movies about dogs do nothing for me. The one exception is Homeward Bound, and that was a childhood favorite, and we all know it’s really about Sassy the cat anyway, don’t we?

Seeking Justice

I watched this trailer because I like Guy Pearce and, more importantly, because I was under the impression that January Jones’s character got murdered early in the film. Sadly, I misunderstood: January Jones lives. And while I’ve seen worse looking Nicholas-Cage-action-movie-of-the-season trailers before . . . Guy Pearce is simply not enough to get me to watch this film.

And finally Side by Side

I’m not a huge Keanu Reeves fan, nor do I watch a lot of documentaries, but this one where Keanu Reeves apparently talks to every director alive about the whole film vs digital debate . . . well, it seems kind of interesting. And I tell myself, Carlie, try to be objective here. Try to keep your personal distaste of 3D separate from your hatred of filmmakers who prefer it . . . but then I listen to James Cameron speak, and I’m like, Wow, you’re kind of an asshole, aren’t you?

Perhaps objectivity will be a New Years Resolution for 2013.

3 thoughts on “Coming Soon-Ish: Wes Anderson, Inspirational Dog Movies, and Documentaries Produced by Keanu Reeves . . .

  1. About RE5, I haven’t seen any of the previous Resident Evil live action movies, but I did play Resident Evil 4 with my roomie recently (well, more like watched her play, lol), and loved it. I also saw Resident Evil: Degeneration (which was animated, not live-action) and thought it was actually pretty good.

    I noticed Ada is in the new live-action movie, so that’s kind of cool. But no Leon? Sadface.

    Also I love dogs, but I can’t watch dog movies because I know the dog pretty much always dies in the end, and I would be left a sobbing wreck afterwards because I can’t stand seeing dogs hurt, even fictional ones. D=

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