Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (trailer)
Director: David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1)
Personal Interest Factor: 6
I liked Part 1 well enough, but honestly I’m glad to be getting this series over with. It’s always been just good enough to keep me involved but never good enough to make me care all that much about it. Although, on the other hand, this is by default one of my most anticipated movies of the summer.
Director: Errol Morris (Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., The Fog of War, Standard Operating Procedure)
Personal Interest Factor: 9
Big fan of Errol Morris, who is one of the only genuinely challenging and cinematically inclined documentarians out there. This is about a woman charged with kidnapping back in the 1970s and subsequent media storm.
Winnie the Pooh (trailer)
Directors: Stephen Anderson, Don Hall
Personal Interest Factor: 5
I don’t think it’s all that likely that I’ll go see this, but I have to say, it doesn’t look bad. In fact, it looks downright classical, like something that would have seemed a bit quaint even when I was a kid.
Also this week:
Beautiful Darling – doc about Candy Darling, the Warhol superstar
A Love Affair of Sorts (trailer) – “first full length movie shot with a flip camera” … ick.
The Man Who Fell to Earth – reissue of Nicolas Roeg’s 1975 movie starring David Bowie as a weird alien
Public Speaking (trailer) – Scorsese’s Fran Leibowitz doc