This is a good week to see films, for the most part. Got a few in this bunch I would go see, and a few others I am kind of interested in seeing. Nothing really struck me as a pan except for a few that you’ll read about below. Let’s get to this without further delay.
|The Social Network
Director: David Fincher
Despite the suspiciously glowing reviews on RottenTomatoes, I’m still interested in seeing this. And it’s not because I’m all that interested in Facebook. I am interested in the story the filmmakers have devised. It’s not like this is actually how it all went down.
Director: Christian Alvart
Horror film month is approaching soon and with it a slew of films where randy youths get chopped to bits and people deal with tangible demons. It’s pretty much my favorite month for mainstream B horror and attempts at something better. This doesn’t look like the later.
|Let Me In
Director: Matt Reeves
It’s a remake. I liked the original, but some positive reviews have turned on the curiosity. So much for my stance on remakes.
|Ip Man (Yip Man) (2008)
Director: Wilson Yip
If I see the phrase “one man defies an empire” one more time, I’m gonna scream. Didn’t we get that same description for Hero as well? Seriously. Time to get new copy.
Director: Catherine Corsini
As much as I love tales of infidelity and woe (I don’t), the trailer just doesn’t grab me. I think after the third shot of the lady running away and the mean ol’ coot of a husband staring off into the distance, I decided not to seek this one out. But I’m a guy…and I like punchy-kicky-shit and cocoa puffs.
Director: Alex Gibney, Heidi Ewing
Admittedly, I’ve grown into a bit of a documentary person. Not sure when that happened, but the few on my Netflix Instant Queue remain there for a definite reason. Now there’s this one and the trailer has piqued my interest.
Director: Chris D’Arienzo
Not entirely sure on the premise, but the trailer makes me think that this could either be really fun or really suck.
Director: George Hickenlooper
Did they just say “show me the money” in the trailer? *shoots self*
Director: Adam Green
There’s a Hatchet 1?! Wow. The trailer promises a lot, but I think the B horror nature of it has won me over already.
Director: Drake Doremus
Saw the trailer to this before Enter The Void. I’m kind of curious.
Director: Max Bartoli
The trailer wasn’t working for me, but the premise seems interesting enough. Really, anything that starts with “on a routine mission” promises some degree of calamity.
|Sex Tax: Based On A True Story
Director: John Borges
I question the “based on a true story” subtitle. I also see the National Lampoon logo on the poster and…there goes any interest in seeing this gem.
Director: Darren Flaxstone, Christian Martin
There’s a lot of plot to sift through on the synopsis on RottenTomatoes. Um..this might be a wait for Netflix for me.
Director: Pare Lorentz, Sean Stone
It’s a documentary.
|Is It Just Me?
Director: J.C. Calciano
I feel like I’ve seen this plot play out in other films, but it sounds like it could be a fun film nonetheless. But honestly, who these days is silly enough to use a shared computer for online dating sites?
|Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers
Director: Chip Mabry
I’ve got this constant fascination with Roller Derby. Meant to see Whip It with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore, but forgot. I think I would probably be more interested in this, however, as it’s real Roller Derby folk.
|The Hungry Ghosts
Director: Michael Imperioli
The synopsis didn’t grab me initially, but watching through the trailer kind of grabbed me.