Friday, September 18, 2009

Movie Fix Ahead

Confession: I haven't been to the movies in two weeks. I've been getting over the flu, I've been off-blog (sorry about that), I've been traveling -- my parents are moving -- I've been at the Oprah Winfrey show (more on that soon).

In short, I'm suffering major cinema withdrawal. I'll be seeking a double-feature fix this weekend.

I'll start with Bright Star which could nab Abbie Cornish a Best Actress nomination this coming February as the strong-willed love of a sensitive poet's short life. I'm a sucker for a good costume drama and sensitive man aren't so bad either. I'm also eager to catch The Informant! because the corporate whistleblower comedy looks funny in a really smart eccentric way and Matt Damon has unmistakably good comic timing that that 30 lbs weight gain couldn't possibly smother. Those are my top two choices.

I might check out the talk of the town (i.e. the internet) which will likely be the horror comedy Jennifer's Body starring straight boy fantasy girl Megan Fox. How will her fans react (en masse) to a film where she (literally) devours them?

We have so much more to discuss...

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3 comments:

Seeking Amy said...

I just got back from Jennifer's Body. It had some pretty funny parts but I didn't really feel like it was good money spent. I think Megan Fox though is actually pretty good in it. I know, I know...

Morgan said...

I just saw Bright Star for a second time (the first was at Telluride) and I liked it even better this time. I was very, very emotionally wrecked at the end. Abbie Cornish had better get nominated for awards up the wazoo, because she is incredible.

Chase Kahn said...

"Bright Star" is too slight to make an awards run. I liked the film -- Paul Schneider is fantastic -- but it didn't register or stick with me at all outside of the wonderful technical aspects.