Coming Attractions - The Holiday Edition
SKYFALL - My favorite James Bond is back in the latest installment, which so far has incredibly positive reviews. Though Quantum of Solace missed the mark, Daniel Craig remained charming throughout that film, as well as in its fantastic predecessor. Casino Royale is definitely my favorite so far of any Bond movie I have seen....so we'll see if it can be topped.
LINCOLN - Biopic on one of the most famous and influential presidents in America's history. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this film features a top notch cast lead by a Daniel Day Lewis who seems to have become swallowed the role. Additionally, you've got JGL, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field rounding out the rest of the cast. JGL is definitely the "it" boy right now....and if he's in the movie, you can bet there's some merit to it. Oh and Daniel Day-Lewis too.....he probably wouldn't be doing it either if it weren't good..but then again he did Nine.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK- The preview of this movie totally hooked me, plus Jennifer Lawrence is pretty darn likable. So far it's gotten nothing but great reviews, and it seems to be this is the indie (? maybe not) drama of the fall. Bradley Cooper is pretty hit or miss for me, but I'll reserve judgement til I see it.
LIFE OF PI - M. Night Shyamalan was supposed to direct this ages ago back in his prime. Now Ang Lee is at the helm. The details I know about this novel turned movie are vague, and I'd like to keep it that way so I don't have expectations one way or another....but I will say the cinematography in the trailer was breathtaking.
HITCHCOCK - I covered my feelings a bit HERE, but generally I'm excited for this one. It could be this year's My Week With Marilyn, in transporting us back to a classier time in hollywood. Hopefully this movie has a bit more to say than merely painting a portrait of a troubled artist. The story needs to stand on its own without relying on recreating other masterpieces.
SAVE THE DATE - The human drama in this movie is intriguing to me. A girl with commitment issues....I know a few of those! This film has an incredibly likable indie cast AND a cat. I just hope it doesn't dwell TOO much on the trashy side.
DJANGO UNCHAINED - From the trailer, Quentin Tarantino's latest definitely looks like it's of the same vein as Inglourious Basterds and that is a good thing. This movie looks crazy entertaining and the most FUN Leonardo DiCaprio has had with a role in a LONG time.
THE IMPOSSIBLE - Saw this trailer earlier this year....and it was breathtaking. Eyes glued to the screen in awe the whole time in this movie that focuses on a family's survival during the 2004 tsunami. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star.
Well. That's about it! Let the holiday film season begin!