Diagnosis: Film – Sept 19 – 25

I want to start a new type of blog post wherein I look at what films are coming out each week to see if there’s anything worth watching. I used to do something like this with an old blog I wrote for. I would post the trailers to movies coming out that week, although I wouldn’t really make any kind of comment on them. With these posts I would like to give at least some kind of initial thoughts and present a diagnosis for your consideration. Of course, the tone probably won’t be very serious. Enjoy. Oh, and you can click on the title of the movie to go to the trailer.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
Director: Oliver Stone
Writer: Allan Loeb Cast: Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf

Didn’t see the first film, and frankly have no interest in seeing the sequel. Sally Sparrow is in this, but I can just get my fix of her in other, more interesting films. Diagnosis: Pass.

You Again
Director: Andy Fickman
Writer: Moe Jelline
Cast: Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis

Betty White is awesome, and on her merit alone I would probably rent this. Otherwise, meh. Diagnosis: Netflix Instant Play…if I’m really bored some Thursday night.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Director: Zack Snyder
Writer: John Collee, John Orloff, Kathryn Lasky
Cast: Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis

Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of…something. I bet this would look UH-MAZING in 3D. Diagnosis: Hahaha

Buried (Limited Release)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Writer: Chris Sparling
Cast: Ryan Reynolds

The trailer obviously can’t show a whole lot, but just the premise alone has me jonesing to see this film. Although, I can guarantee you right now I’ll be squirming uncomfortably throughout the duration of the film. Much dislike on the being in small, confined spaces. Diagnosis: Must See.

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins

Admittedly, I’ve seen nothing from Woody Allen. There, you can revoke my film cred. Happy? I see a trailer for any new Woody Allen film and pretty much think, “I should probably go watch Annie Hall now, huh?” Diagnosis: Let me know if this one is any good.

Howl
Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein
Writer: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Cast: James Franco, John Hamm

Clearly, I’ve been paying attention to film news because I didn’t really know this was a film. FAIL. I’m always onboard for any role James Franco plays that’s not Harry Osbourne. Diagnosis: Want to see

Waiting for Superman
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Writer:
Cast:

It’s a documentary about our education system. Calamity, as they say, will ensue. Diagnosis: If it’s not “inconvenient” to see..

Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (Limited Release)
Director: Gaspar Noe
Writer: Gaspar Noe
Cast: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta

Saw the trailer. Diagnosis: Sign me up!

Like Dandelion Dust
Director: Jon Gunn
Writer: Stephen J. Rivele, Michael Lachance
Cast: Mira Sorvino, Barry Pepper

Can’t really say I’ve heard of this one, nor can I say I’m entirely interested after reading the synopsis. Diagnosis: Hmm..

A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back To Autism (Sólskinsdrengurinn) (Limited Release)
Director: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Writer:
Cast:

Based off of the trailer, I would probably see this. Diagnosis: If I’ve got the time.

Friction
Director: Cullen Hoback
Writer:
Cast:

First of all, the trailer has Menomena playing throughout. Second of all, the concept seems kind of neat and it looks as though the results are just as interesting. But that could just be the strength of the trailer that’s grabbing me. Diagnosis: That kid touched her bottom.

  • YOU’VE NEVER SEEN *ANY* WOODY ALLEN MOVIE? *dead*

    *revives self*

    Okay, we’re going to get on that. But not with this one, which looks really not-good, especially in comparison to his best work.

    Enter the Void is starting this Friday for a week’s run at Nuart. I was planning to go see it and then report whether it was worth it, but if you’re already on board… It was a big RowThree favorite at last year’s TIFF.

    • Yeah, the trailer sold me pretty quickly. Looks like it will be quite a ride. :)

      Also, yes. I fail so hard at Woody Allen. May have to fix this ASAP.

    • Yeah, the trailer sold me pretty quickly. Looks like it will be quite a ride. :)

      Also, yes. I fail so hard at Woody Allen. May have to fix this ASAP.

  • YOU’VE NEVER SEEN *ANY* WOODY ALLEN MOVIE? *dead*

    *revives self*

    Okay, we’re going to get on that. But not with this one, which looks really not-good, especially in comparison to his best work.

    Enter the Void is starting this Friday for a week’s run at Nuart. I was planning to go see it and then report whether it was worth it, but if you’re already on board… It was a big RowThree favorite at last year’s TIFF.

    • Yeah, the trailer sold me pretty quickly. Looks like it will be quite a ride. :)

      Also, yes. I fail so hard at Woody Allen. May have to fix this ASAP.