A question for the gallery this week: does anyone ever watch the trailers that I link to, especially for the independents that you’ve never heard of? I’m not going to stop, I’m just wondering.
As for movies this week, in non-general release news, I’m looking forward to a 70mm screening of Lawrence of Arabia this weekend. I’ve never seen a 70mm non-IMAX film, and Lawrence is sort of the king of 70mm films. There are also 70mm screenings of TRON, Vertigo, and The Wild Bunch, although the latter two weren’t originally shot in 70mm, so there’s less appeal there. And I don’t really care about TRON, to be perfectly honest.
Anyway, on to the movie I will see:
The Dark Knight (trailer)
Director: Christopher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige)
Not much to say that hasn’t already been said. I think we’ve all been looking forward to this one, and now it’s finally here (unless you’re Swedish), and it’s just a matter of going to see it.
Movies I might see, in order of preference:
The Last Mistress (trailer)
Director: Catherine Breillat (Romance, Fat Girl, Sex Is Comedy, Anatomy of Hell)
Asia Argento sure seems to be busy these days. This is at least the third US release she’s been in this year. Unfortunately, I missed the chance to see the only one I really wanted to see, Olivier Assayas’ Boarding Gate, but I may go see this tale about class rivalries and, I gather, provacative sex scenes.
Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File
Director: Andrei Nekrasov
Documentary about former KGB agent and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, who died from radiation poisoning in 2006 after making a series of spectacular accusations against the Russian government.
MC/RT: not listed/50
Movies I do not care about, in alphabetical order:
Elsa & Fred (trailer)
Director: Marcos Carnevale
Argentinian film about an old man who rediscovers his zeal for life after meeting his new neighbor.
Mamma Mia! (trailer)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Not in this life, and not in the next.
Space Chimps (trailer)
Director: Kirk De Micco
Not in this life, and not in the next. By the life after that, however, I anticipate coming back as a chimp (I’m really going to be a bastard in my next life), so this will probably look pretty good to me.