I have to remind myself to avoid too much information about a film (interviews, trailers) because when I enter the cinema, I’m looking for a fresh experience. So if you find my synopses compelling enough to see a film, I would advise against watching a full trailer. However, if you’re on the fence, that’s what the trailer is for.
Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. go on a road trip. Need I say more?
127 Hours (limited release)
Director Danny Boyle has tackled horror (28 Days Later), sci-fi (Sunshine), and melodramatic realism (Slumdog Millionaire). Though I found Slumdog the lesser of the three, this is a director willing to dive into worn paths and bulldoze fresh new territory. Re-creating Aron Ralston’s harrowing ordeal of extricating oneself from the clutches of a boulder (James Franco stars), I’m sure Boyle will make it powerful.
Despite the fact that Aliens vs Predator: Requiem was universally panned, I found it to be light years ahead of the original and part of that was due to the solid special effects work by directors, The Brothers Strause. There’s been considerable buzz concerning Skyline, but it’s up in the air if these guys can craft a quality story around the genocide of humanity.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (pt 1)
You don’t need me to tell you to see or avoid this film. The marketing behemoth for this thing will make sure your asses are in the seats.
I’ll definitely be checking out 127 Hours and Harry Potter, but Skyline and Due Date do nothing for me.
I’m also interested in seeing Morning Glory, Fair Game, Love and Other Drugs, Made in Dagenham, and The King’s Speech, although many of these will only be in limited release in November.
What about Unstoppable? Come on Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and the people who brought you Man on Fire? This shit is going to rock!