Monday, August 26, 2013

Upcoming Movies - Summer Previews

We're already half of 2013 and some of the films from Cannes and Sundance are making its way into the big screen. Just like yours truly I'm pretty quite sure that everyone is stoked to see movies that shows some promise, may it be mainstream or indie. I'm building up my list little by little before the award seasons and this preview page is just the beginning. Check it out!

La vie d'Adele / Blue is the Warmest Color (Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche)
Everyone who is an ardent follower of Festival de Cannes would want to see this year's Palme d'Or winner, whether they are gay or straight. I'm singularly eyeing this one out for several reasons. One, it was based on a best selling graphic novel. Two, I've never seen a Kechiche film before so I'm curious. Three, I'm in for exploring the complexities of human nature, I've always felt that it's a job and that's mine for the taking. Four, it is critically acclaimed and it won gallantly at Cannes. Five, it's in French. And last but not least, it's a love story...and I'm a sucker for any types regardless of its nature or gender.

Don Jon (Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
Since his comeback, JGL proved to be one of the best talent's in the movies. He has an eye for a good project and it is obvious in the string of successful motion pictures he did for the past few years. Based on his multimedia website HitRecordJoe Gordon-Levitt's abilities not only revolves around acting but also to other forms of creative endeavors. So it's only a matter of time for him when to write and direct his own. And here it is. Originally titled Don Jon's Addiction at this year's Sundance Film Festival, this is Joe's first foray into the world of film making and it sure looks like we are in it for a treat. Forget Scarlett Johansson, I'm all in for Joe. 

Ain't Them Bodies Saints (Directed by David Lowery)
Based on the clip I'm pretty sure you think this film is directed by Terrence Malick. Well, I think everyone did. since it gives off an impression and reminder of his several works like Badlands, Days of Heaven, Tree of Life and To the Wonder. But nope, this not a Malick film. I'm not really a fan of Western movies (or Casey Affleck in general), but the reviews were solid and good and that's how I roll. 

The Family (Directed by Luc Besson)
Whether you're a fan or not of Luc Besson you'll have to admit that this movie looks funny. Robert De Niro is playing another gangster character but this time around it's for humor and not just for the blood and the violence. It looks hilarious and over the top so I'm putting it up here as one of my must-see's. 

The Book Thief (Directed by Brian Percival)
I have the book where this movie was based on and it's not really the most easiest to read in my opinion. But you have to take in to account that it was set during the grotesque period of World War II. I'm really looking forward to this movie. I love children's books and this one is not an exemption. I just irked with the voice over narration in the preview, I think it's too 90s and we're way past that. So could someone take that goddamn thing off, please. 

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