I HATE Gus Van Sant. Let me get that out of the way first. Now sure he has been involved with many films I liked, such as Good Will Hunting. But My Private Idaho and Elephant are probably two of my least favorite movies of all time. Well he is directing the Harvey Milk biopic (wondering who is Harvey Milk?). So I looked up the film because there is a lot of buzz about which celebrities are in it. Currently Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, and James Franco are attached/filming. But that is not the point of this post. It turns out there is a Gus Van Sant movie coming out soon. Paranoid Park. Heres the plot line: A teenage skateboarder’s life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard. I watched the trailer and I want to see it.
I never thought I would say this, but there is a Tyler Perry movie I am looking forward to. “Meet the Browns” looks like solid family movie, and Angela Bassett is always an amazing actress.
I’ve found a new band to adore. Vampire Weekend. Clever, cute, catchy music. They met at Columbia, sound a little like the Kinks, and have a song about grammar. You can check out their website, the songs Oxford Comma and M79 are available on it. They have another song Walcott which is insanely catchy and can I am sure my resourceful readers could find a way to obtain that song.
Cloverfield, the much hyped monster movie, might be coming back. After a killer first weekend (followed by a big drop off) the creators of the film are looking to further cash in on the movie by making a sequel. REALLY? I mean I thought it was okay, as a one time thing. If the monster survived the end of this movie, how exactly would anyone even try to kill it next movie.
You can read my early review of Cloverfield here.
At work I caught the Speed Racer trailer this weekend. It looks awesome, its shot in HD entirely green screened and Emile Hirsch is Speed Racer. Its shot to look anime-ish. I think it will be a fun movie, although I am not a big Speed Racer fan so I don’t care about fidelity.