Well, this tells you almost nothing. Still, it’s Carrie. I like Chloe Grace Moretz a lot, so I’m willing to try it out, even though I’m an enormous fan of the original and Sissy Spacek’s bug eyes. Besides, the director is a woman, which makes me inordinately happy. Also, I’ve heard that this remake plans to play it closer to the book. It’s been at least a decade since I’ve read the novel — I might have to read it again before this one comes out.
Hee. This looks kind of bizarre and strange, and clearly, I’m a giant superhero nerd, so I’ll probably watch this at some point. Whether it’s actually good or not remains to be seen, but Cute Boy God is in it, and he plays a possibly deranged superhero named Fridge! What’s not to love? (Besides: “nobody follows that rule.” Heh.)
While I’m not usually a mobster movie person, I am big on both vigilantes and fedoras, and this looks kind of stylish and silly and fun. The biggest acting draw, amusingly, is Emma Stone, who I just adore and want to see in everything. This movie will also be a two-fold reunion for her: Stone and Ryan Gosling were in Crazy Stupid Love together, and she was also in Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland. (Which I also adored.)
I’m a little less crazy about the prosthetics on Sean Penn’s face — I’m starting to worry that unnecessary prosthetics are going to be new pet peeve, after shitty CGI — but I suppose I can forgive them.
Save the Date
This is IMDb’s summary for this movie: a comedy centered on two very different sisters. Wow, guys. Thanks for fucking nothing.
I’m not sure about this trailer. I can be a sucker for indie romances, as well as sibling stories — especially sibling stories where the the sisters don’t seem to despise each other, even if they are different. But I’m mostly interested in this because I really like Allison Brie, and I’m interested to see her in more outside of Community and Scream 4. That being said, there’s nothing about this trailer that makes me dying to go see it. I figure it falls somewhere above an inspirational sports film but well below a Tarantino revenge flick.
And finally . . . Skyfall
Okay, so trailers have been up for Skyfall for months now, but I just haven’t cared that much to bother watching one. Now that I have . . . yeah, I’ll probably get around to seeing this eventually. It’s not that I dislike James Bond — I just don’t have much opinion one way or the other. I did enjoy Casino Royale, though, and Skyfall has a pretty good cast. (I’m particularly happy with Naomie Harris — and seriously, is Javier Bardem picking parts on how shitty his hair gets to look?)
It should be mentioned that I never saw Quantum of Solace. Everyone I talked to said it sucked, and I just couldn’t get past the name. Seriously, I just couldn’t.
Thankfully, I’m happier with this title. Hopefully, the movie will be better too.