Films I look forward to

Click on the titles to watch the trailers:

  • The Fountain
    I was lucky enough to be among the first to see two scenes of this eagerly awaited Darren Aranofsky film at the Cinema Expo in Amsterdam. Visionary stuff, dark and lyrical, with a strong emotional core. Absolutely my cup of tea!
  • Zwartboek / Black Book
    I’m not sure what to think of Paul Verhoeven’s choice for Independence Day DP Karl Walter Lindenlaub, whose type of blockbuster gloss I’m not particularly fond of. Still, this smells like vintage European Verhoeven.
  • The Black Dahlia
    Just look at it, dammit! Look at it! De Palma’s next masterpiece is just a kiss away.
  • El Laberinto del Fauno / Pan’s Labyrinth
    Adult fairytale by 24Lies favorite Guillermo Del Toro, which seems like a gorgeous companion piece to his previous Spanish film, The Devil’s Backbone (2001).
  • Sunshine
    Danny Boyle, the British director of Trainspotting (1996) and 28 Days Later (2002), does existential sci-fi? Oh yes… right now, please!
  • Borat
    Sacha “Ali G” Baron Cohen in what promises to be the most politically incorrect comedy of the year. His (in-character) speech during the Cinema Expo almost killed me!
  • The Science of Sleep
    French visionary genius Michel Gondry doesn’t seem to be holding back one bit with this playful romantic fantasy. Can’t wait!

Keep those Five Words coming, people! (See post below.)

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2 Responses to Films I look forward to

  1. Peet, the only thing I can say is, our Netflix “friends” ratings must be at 100% compatibility. I can’t wait for summer to be over! (Oh, and my five words are on their way. I promise.)

  2. David Lowery says:

    Same here — I’m really not looking forward to much else this fall.

    I’ve been covering The Fountain on my site ever since Brad Pitt was still attached — I can’t believe it’s only another month or so before I get to finally see it! That trailer has me salivating.

    Pan’s Labyrinth will almost certainly be amazing as well, and Borat cracks me up, both in his show and in the trailer. The film will probably run the joke into the ground…but maybe it’ll work.

    I’m seeing The Science Of Sleep next week, so maybe at that point I’ll finally stop watching the trailer for my daily fix of whimsy and imagination…

    I also think Alfonso Cuaron’s The Children Of Men might be quite good.

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