L’amour fou (trailer)
Director: Pierre Thoretton
Personal Interest Factor: 1
Documentary about Yves Saint Laurent. “Guaranteed to satisfy the Francophile and the fashionista in one fell swoop,” screams the pull quote. Since I’m neither (although I do generally admire the French), I guess I have no need to see this.
The Tree of Life (trailer)
Director: Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World)
Personal Interest Factor: 10
Strange circumstances with two Palme d’Or winners opening here barely a month apart, but I wanted to see this since the trailer was released. It’s a very rare trailer that makes me want to see the movie more each time I see it, especially since I’ve never considered myself a huge Malick fan (after seeing Badlands a few months ago, I’ve now actually seen all of his films). I can’t really explain why I find the trailer so intriguing, except to say that there are so many shots that seem so … artful, I guess. Anyway, I’m surprised to find myself awaiting this so eagerly, but here I am. This poster is one of the greatest in years, incidentally.
X-Men: First Class (trailer)
Director: Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass)
Personal Interest Factor: 7
Reviews are reasonably strong, and the trailers don’t suck as much as I expected. Longtime readers will know that I’m extremely suspicious of any movie starring James McAvoy, and after Kick-Ass I’m not exactly Vaughn’s biggest fan. But at any rate, it’s almost certainly better than Ratner’s X-Men movie was, so what the hell.