|Posted on October 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM|
Very little this week but a few interesting smaller pictures.
Until the Light Takes Us
I don't know about you, but this looks pretty damn frightening. The whole Black-Metal story of Norway, Satanism and lots of violence apparently. I think I would be disturbed by this movie if I were to see it, which I probably will at some point. The subject matter is pretty serious and very, very dark. Sometimes documentaries are a million times more scary than any horror movie that comes down the pipe.
So we can call this the US version of Love, Actually? It appears the same formula and style, which I suppose is fine although derivative. Well, if there's anyone that can pull of sappy melodrama, it's Garry Marshall. The cast appears solid, but I feel like we've seen this movie a million time before.
Beautiful cinematography and sweeping vistas, you know the acting will be great and Mira Nair is one of those directors that is always under the radar but often delivers with quality filmmaking. Amelia Earhart is one of those historical figures that everybody is familiar with...yet nobody really knows anything about. I think this is going to be a very interesting biopic with polish. Why it's taken so long to get out I'm uncertain on (post production ended nearly a year ago), it could have just been difficulty with distribution, but it's good to see if finally arriving on the scene.
This sadly looks like another "me too" indie-dramedy about a quirky guy and his family. I think I'm just burned out on films like this right now because I really can't seem to get excited for this. View and decide on your own.
It's part thriller/chase movie part...family drama? I'll see anything with Gordon-Levitt in it, first off, but I think this movie is either going to be incredibly original or incredibly unbalanced (the trailer already is the latter). It looks intriguing. Did you ever see that movie Sliding Doors? Anyways...we'll see.