Wednesday, August 12, 2009

You ever notice that good movies come in waves? There is always a lull (sometimes a very very long lull) and then several come at once. Here are the ones that I've got my eye on.

Because I've had a soft spot for Julie Child since I was a little girl, when I watched her on Saturday morning with my mom. Right after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and before Yan Can Cook.

500 Days of Summer: Will probably have to wait for this to come out on DVD because for some reason Coeur d'Alene is not of the "select" cities playing it. Why is that? Idahoans are cultured people too, we can handle it. They send us every horror slasher movie made, but they seldom send us the good stuff. This looks to me to be similar in feel to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which was funny, poignant, thought-provoking, quirky, sad... all the good stuff.

Why BandSlam? Why not. It looks good, though I don't really know what its about. And its rated PG, which is surprising considering it has teenagers and a music festival of some kind in it.

I have really mixed feelings about this one. For some reason every time I see the preview it gives me that nervous/sick feeling in my stomach. I'm not sure if that is because this is one of the rare books that I didn't finish, and my attraction to the movie reminds me of my reading failure, or because I didn't care for the book. It lost me three-quarters of the way through because it was so depressing and I just sort of drifted on to other things. But now I keep seeing these previews, and the casting on this has to be some of the best EVER because seeing Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana as Claire and Henry has made me rethink the entire book and maybe, just maybe... I was totally wrong about it. I picked it back up the other night to check (I own it because my husband spilled a latte on it and I had to pay the library for damages... my first library book incident) and I read the last three chapters of the book. It had me crying in the kitchen while my children were running around like hoodlums, and I havn't even been invested in these characters for almost a year. Sooooo, I don't know where that leaves me. I don't want to see it, because it will be sad, but I do want to see it because darn it, I read the book and I always see movies of books I've read, and Rachel MacAdams is one of my favorites. She has to be one of the most stunningly beautiful women I've ever seen. Oh, to be a redhead.

Because it has GIRLS NIGHT written all over it. I am so seeing this movie opening weekend.

1 comment:

  1. "Julie and Julia" was a delightful movie. Meryl Streep captured the dialect and mannerisms of Julia Child in her usual talented way. Amy Adams was sweet, earnest and inspiring. The sets in Paris were lush and beautiful, the food glorious. The enduring love between Julia and her husband rarely seen on the modern screen.


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