|Yes, i am that bored
||[Jul. 2nd, 2006|12:37 am]
Movies I actually am looking forward to:
1) Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna; releasing 11 August 2006: Ok, so The director of Kal Ho Naa Ho, with Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, and not one, but TWO Bachchans. I think it's only missing Saif Ali Khan. Trailer looks awesome, with the amazing use of colour from KHNH apparent, as well as the melodrama and the SRK and Rani dreaminess.
2) Manoj N. Shyamalan's Lady in the Water; Releasing 21 July 2006: This films keep getting better and better, despite what THE MAN says. Probably the only guy who comes anywhere near the ballpark of creeping me out in a filmly way. Watching the trailer is almost superfluous, but definitely added to my anticipation.
3) A Scanner Darkly; limitedly-releasing 7 July 2006: Is there some law that I have to see Keanu the meat puppet in every cyberpunk movie? I mean, i guess he's a big fan, and noone else is. And all the writers want his loagy bod and cream their pantaloons when they hear he's attached to their silver-screen adaptations. I mean, Johnny Mnemonic? The Matrices? I'm waiting for them to do an 'enhanced' version of Bladerunner (à la E.T. or Star Wars) where they replace a fit Harry Ford with his pasty ass. But i'm that starved for decent sci-fi, and especially cyberpunk, that i'll put up with that. This is above and beyond linklater's propensity for preachy babbling, but I have faith he can pull it off. I mean he managed to finish the film without Robert Downey, Jr. going back to rehab or Winona Rider going back to jail. That's gotta mean something, right?
4) Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia); releasing 4 August 2006: I admit I don't keep up with Li's films that well, but the trailer gave me horripilation (my new favourite word). I don't know how my arrectores pilorum know which movies are teh awesome, but they usually do a pretty good prognostication job. Plus they hate THE MAN as much as Jet Li apparently does in this here film.
5) Idiocracy; releasing 1 September 2006: No trailer yet, but it's Mike Judge, and it's about stupid americans. Oh how they make me laugh with glee!
6) Black Dahlia; releasing 15 September 2006: Again, no trailer, but its a James Ellroy adaptation about the original Goth,
Fritigern Elizabeth Short. I know Casper will love it too because it has her flavourite actress in it, who coincidentally also has a chromatically-themed name.
What i'm NOT looking forward to:
1) Superman Returns: I'm more excited about Aquaman the TV series than seeing flying guy look even more like a page from the International Male catalog. Is it any coincidence that the intern at work what I thought was hitting on me was trying to get a group going to see this? Sorry, but after seeing The Lion King on Ice my tolerance is a little low. I mean, Aquaman can talk to fish, but its still better than if your superpower is (other than looking totally unrecognizable in glasses) getting the poopies beat out of you for two hours. If I wanted to see that, I'd skip the metaphor and watch SuperJesus or somethin.
2) PotC 2: To invoke Godwin's law, it rhymes with 'Nazi.' I kill the argument like so because I am the only person out there who is not home-schooled who is not looking forward to this movie, so any argument I make will fall upon deaf ears only. We all know I hate Horsey McToothsome, despite being tolerable in Pride and Prejudice, and am not suceptible to the vacuous charms of Mr. Bloom, but after the ending of the prequel, which was apparently written by the dead monkey, i just can't take it. Yes I know Johnny Depp was great and you love him all to undeath, but I don't give a care. he couldn't make up for the last piece of work, so I doubt he can uncrap the sequel anymore than Ewan could save Star Wars.