Monday, March 13, 2006

Movie Releases, 3/17

After a long wait, V for Vendetta finally arrives. The original release date was last November, and a number of reasons were given for the push--the first was because of the July London bombings. Then, in Entertainment Weekly, producer Joel Silver said it was moved because it wasn't finished. Hopefully, it has nothing to do with reshoots or massive editing. I wasn't too excited about this back then--the trailers were pretty awful. Now, they've gone back and marketed this better. I think the push was an extremely wise choice, because now even I want to see it. The Wachowski Brothers scripted from the comic book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, and long-time second unit director James McTeigue gets his feature debut. Natalie Portman will probably set off a trend of women trying to look sexy bald. She might be one of the only women in the world who can do it.

Also arriving this weekend--Amanda Bynes in She's the Man. This is one of those ridiculous premises where suspension of disbelief takes a huge beating. Here, she's taking over for her brother at college while he whisks off to London. The comely Bynes still looks like a girl even after the "transformation." Still, there's a shot this could be funny, but I'm not banking on it.

And here's a movie I think is going to be really funny: Thank You for Smoking. Aaron Eckhart plays a tobacco lobbyist is what is sure to be a fun dark comedy. Well, I hope. This has a huge cast including Maria Bello, William H. Macy, Adam Brody, Katie Holmes, Sam Elliott, and well, just a ton more. Ivan Reitman's son Jason directs.


At 3/13/2006 12:03:00 PM, Blogger MaraJade said...

I can't wait to see "thank you for smoking". It looks really promising.

At 3/13/2006 04:35:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Will we finally see Allan Moore's work adapted well to the big screen, or at least better than "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?" Nothing against Moore, but when you think about it, "V For Vendetta" is a really lame title. I'm just saying.

At 3/13/2006 05:01:00 PM, Blogger MaraJade said...

I'm only enthused about it because I've been wondering for about a year now why Natalie Portman shaved her head.'s Natalie Portman. The plot looks pretty typical to me and I hope I'm wrong.

At 3/14/2006 12:18:00 AM, Blogger Jonathan said...

What's funnier than the bald head is watching the process of it growing back. Did anyone else see her on Saturday Night Live last week; it was in a very odd state. I have way too much time on my hands.

At 3/14/2006 08:39:00 AM, Blogger MaraJade said...

yea, you do. lol
One of my friends posted her gangster rap bit on our forum. It was funny I guess. A little odd, but that's SNL for you.

she looks very pixie-like with her hair like that. Fortunately she's got an okay face for it.

At 3/16/2006 03:21:00 AM, Blogger Binky Bear said...

I hope that after ANYBODY watches

Thank You For Smoking

that you will check out which is a site based around the idea of putting sex back into, it isn't's satire

my friends and i made it

Howard Campbell


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