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Friday, October 20, 2006

Trolling thru the Movie Trailer Park

The fall season brings us many new films,some good,some bad and alot of Oscar bait. While you're checking the movie listings,here's a few interesting items to keep an eye out for,especially when the hit flick you want to see is sold out.

Pan's Labyrinth: This dark fantasy springs from the mind and talent of Guillermo Del Toro,the director known for such visually amazing films as Cronos,Hellboy and Mimic. Pan's Labyrinth tells the story of a young girl who escapes from the real life horrors of a facist society by entering a world created by her imagination and fueled thru the reading of books. No David Bowie wandering thru this maze but it looks pretty magical,all the same:

Eragon: The Christopher Paolini YA fantasy novel hits the big screen,with more pumped up action than was in the book but,hey,it's a dragon flick! We haven't had a really good dragon movie in a long time(that lame Dennis Quaid movie,Dragonheart,included) and with guys like Jeremy Irons and John Malkovich in period costumes,this should be fun:

Fur: The subtitle of this film is "An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus" which is a very accurate explanation of the plot. Nicole Kidman stars as Arbus and the film is directed by Steven Shainberg,who made Secretary,so you know this is going to be one hell of a creepshow kinkfest,arthouse style:

Children of Men: Clive Owen and Julianne Moore team up to protect the last pregnant woman on earth in this adapatation of a P.D. James novel. I didn't read the book but this trailer certainly looks promising:

Perfume:Yet another movie based on a book I didn't read but heard alot of good things about. The story takes place in 18th century France and involves a young perfume maker who gets way too interested in creating the perfect scent. The opening image of this trailer alone has enough bizarre imagery to make me want to check this bad boy out:

Well,that's all for now. See you next time at the cineplex and please save me some of that buttered popcorn(fake butter but so delicious)but keep the Jujubes!

1 comment:

PJS said...

I want to see Children of Men (what a cast!) and Pan's Labyrinth (probably). "Fur" looks interesting and the trailer intrigues me every time I see it, but it also vaguely annoys me for some reason I can't quite place.