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M2k
Apr 22nd, 2007, 01:02 AM
I guess this is the time, around Cannes and after Sundance, that we start to anticipate what would be the best films of 2007 :drool: from my limited knowledge I would have to say that these are my top picks :

The Golden Age ( The sequel to "Elizabeth" and this time around she WILL win her Oscar for Best Actress ) :hearts:
There Will be Blood
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Trade :sad:
The Lookout (Joshep Gordon-Levit's Oscar ticket )
Bella (I'm hearing wonderful things about this indi film and can't wait for fall )
La Misma Luna (another wonderful indie film with some buzz)

from the foreign front I hear director Aleksander Sokurov has a new film for Cannes "Alexandra". Let's hope this new film gets him some overdue love and awards :hearts: Plus I'm exited to hear what films come out of Spain, Germany, and Mexico this time around.

...any other films we should look for?

canoe.
Apr 22nd, 2007, 08:29 PM
Well I want to see Golden Age, but why did they have to cast Samantha Morton? Ugh. Hopefully, she has very few scenes. :fiery:

Monica_Rules
Apr 22nd, 2007, 08:33 PM
Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix

2nd trailer cma out today looks amazing.

Mon.
Apr 22nd, 2007, 08:40 PM
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End :rocker2:

Brαm
Apr 22nd, 2007, 08:51 PM
The Wind that Shakes the Barley is from 2006 :confused:

M2k
Apr 22nd, 2007, 09:23 PM
The Wind that Shakes the Barley is from 2006 :confused:


It went to Cannes last year but it will compete for next year's Oscar :hearts:


Also the trailer for The Goldern Age is here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=urt6JgwZ8Hw

Cate's landmark film :worship: after The New World I never thought I would see more beautiful scenery...but this one looks to be a real work of art.

M2k
Apr 22nd, 2007, 10:42 PM
Trailer for Bella :

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z3FCSSLXnYM

for those who loved Spanglish this will be the perfect companion film :hearts: Eduardo Verastegui has come a long way since his days in Telenovelas :o:eek:

Trailer for The Wind that Shakes the Barley : :hearts:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Hc61Cjmmbkg

Trailer for Trade: :sad: x :sad:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=842rjJ3wYw0

Trailer for The Lookout: :eek:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=d3nPEH7uByo

fnuf7
Apr 22nd, 2007, 10:47 PM
I'm most looking forward to the Harry Potter film :cool:

I don't care about Spiderman 3 cos I tried watching the first one & fell asleep & thus never bothered with the second :yawn: And I still haven't bothered watching the second Pirates of the Caribbean film so can't be arsed with the 3rd one of that either...and most other films I'm interested in are still in production or pre-production & so probably won't be out this year... :shrug:

IceSkaTennisFan
Apr 22nd, 2007, 10:51 PM
They may release Jurassic Park 4 earlier than expected. If that happens, I think it will be the most interesting of the year. Apparently, the first cast and director (Spielberg) are reprising their roles :woohoo: It can't be much worse than part 3.http://www.dinosoria.com/cinema/320---jurassic-park-4-conce.jpg

M2k
Apr 22nd, 2007, 11:04 PM
They may release Jurassic Park 4 earlier than expected. If that happens, I think it will be the most interesting of the year. Apparently, the first cast and director (Spielberg) are reprising their roles :woohoo: It can't be much worse than part 3.


---> :eek: x infinity :eek:

I wasn't even aware !!! fuck spidie and the pirates !Jurasic 4 is the film to see!!! :drool: when is it coming out???:drool: :drool: :drool:

Viktymise
Apr 22nd, 2007, 11:31 PM
There is supposedly a Scream4 in the making iv heard, but it think its for 2008 :p

Scotso
Apr 22nd, 2007, 11:47 PM
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End :rocker2:

:rocker2:

Scotso
Apr 22nd, 2007, 11:49 PM
They may release Jurassic Park 4 earlier than expected. If that happens, I think it will be the most interesting of the year. Apparently, the first cast and director (Spielberg) are reprising their roles :woohoo: It can't be much worse than part 3.

If the original cast and the director are returning, it might be a good movie.

but the second and third films... man... they were a disgrace to the original.

IceHock
Apr 22nd, 2007, 11:52 PM
lets seeeee


harry potter
spiderman 3
pirates of the carribean
halloween remake
the simpsons

Cat's Pajamas
Apr 22nd, 2007, 11:56 PM
ZOMG :eek:

Jurrasic Park IV :eek: I had no idea! :woohoo:
But yeah, II and III were :o


I also want to see Spiderman 3, Pirates 3, and the Simpsons Movie :p

Monica_Rules
Apr 23rd, 2007, 12:11 AM
Forgot about the simpsons movie.

Really looking forward to the bourne ultimatum and die hard 4.0.

Spiderman 3 :o Bore didn't like the first 2 so wont see it.

alelysafina
Apr 23rd, 2007, 12:53 AM
The Golden Age
Bella
Trade
HPOoTP

mapaliey
Apr 23rd, 2007, 12:58 AM
Potter...ootp
Poc.....

M2k
Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:07 AM
...though none of those films compare to the blockbuster "Dark Sheep" :speakles:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9hXqBJZD0xg


according to early reviews these gentle creatures are right down nasty :scared:

---> :spit:

http://thecia.com.au/reviews/b/images/black-sheep-poster-0.jpghttp://thecia.com.au/reviews/b/images/black-sheep-poster-2.jpg


:lol:

Marshmallow
Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:25 AM
...though none of those films compare to the blockbuster "Dark Sheep" :speakles:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9hXqBJZD0xg


according to early reviews these gentle creatures are right down nasty :scared:

---> :spit:

http://thecia.com.au/reviews/b/images/black-sheep-poster-0.jpghttp://thecia.com.au/reviews/b/images/black-sheep-poster-2.jpg


:lol:


:speakles: OMG... :spit:


But it was actually scary in the end. :o

ys
Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:28 AM
I wonder where is decemberlove these days.. She is the only person on these boards who was really on top of this stuff..

~Cherry*Blossom~
Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:39 AM
I wanna see Rob Zombie's Halloween and Hostel 2

Vincey!
Apr 23rd, 2007, 02:21 AM
They may release Jurassic Park 4 earlier than expected. If that happens, I think it will be the most interesting of the year. Apparently, the first cast and director (Spielberg) are reprising their roles :woohoo: It can't be much worse than part 3.http://www.dinosoria.com/cinema/320---jurassic-park-4-conce.jpg

:bounce: I can't wait to see that movie:bounce:
Harry Potter will be amazing too

austennis
Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:32 AM
Chak De India !!!

fnuf7
Apr 23rd, 2007, 11:48 AM
Trailer for the new Harry Potter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLud6yM47u8

:bounce: :cool:

mandy7
Apr 23rd, 2007, 12:34 PM
spiderman 3
pirates of the carribean 3
the simpsons

french fries
Apr 23rd, 2007, 12:35 PM
The Incredible Shrinking Woman starring Daniela Hantuchova

Sugar_Kane
Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:00 PM
Atonement

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ATtSfe_DaJU

Keira's 2nd Oscar Nomination.

korben
Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:57 PM
Live Free or Die Hard :armed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IfRb-sWuDk

mc8114
Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:58 PM
Ocean's 13
Shrek 3

Kart
Apr 23rd, 2007, 01:59 PM
I've been waiting for Spiderman 3 for ages but it doesn't actually look that good on the trailer :(.

AbeD
Apr 23rd, 2007, 02:46 PM
I've been waiting for Spiderman 3 for ages but it doesn't actually look that good on the trailer :(.

I agree, it looks bloated with villains and cgi, bah!

The film I'm most looking forward to is the latest by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), "There Will Be Blood". And, the Michael Bay crapfest, Transformers (only because of the nostalgia).

Kirilenko_Kamp
Apr 23rd, 2007, 03:11 PM
The Bourne Ultimatum:rocker:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:cool:
Pirates of the Caribean: At World's End:bowdown:
The Simpson Movie:lol:
Live Free or Die Hard:unsure:
Alien vs. Predator 2:armed:

Isn't there supposed to be another Indiana Jones movie in the works???:scratch:

Kart
Apr 23rd, 2007, 03:38 PM
Alien vs. Predator 2:armed:


Oh I didn't know that was in the making - I'm excited now :D.

Cashif
Apr 23rd, 2007, 04:08 PM
Harry Potter
spiderman 3
pirates of the carribean 3

Hachiko
Apr 24th, 2007, 09:32 AM
Curse of The Golden Flower, Pirates of the Carribean, Harry Potter, Golden Age, Saw IV and The Golden Compass.

ViennaCalling
Apr 24th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Shrek 3 :lol:

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 24th, 2007, 09:55 AM
The Golden Age, that's all I care :)

By the way, Jurassic Park will be release in 2008 and not likely to get all original casts returns to this sequel.

Hachiko
Apr 24th, 2007, 10:15 AM
Curse of The Golden Flower, Pirates of the Carribean, Harry Potter, Golden Age, Saw IV and The Golden Compass.

And The Banquet of course! It's gonna be a fantastic movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WowEhREg7A

jes_022
Apr 24th, 2007, 01:43 PM
Shrek 3
The Bourne Ultimatum
Pirates of the Caribean: At World's End
HP and the Order of the Phoenix

Mon.
Apr 24th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Shrek 3
The Bourne Ultimatum
Pirates of the Caribean: At World's End
HP and the Order of the Phoenix

The Bourne Ultimatum? :eek: Damn didn't know they were filming another one, I love Bourne :hearts: :lol:

M2k
Jul 17th, 2007, 02:30 AM
I think it's time to update my list :

http://www.listal.com/image/109008/180full.jpg
3:10 to Yuma
trailer:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZeroJ1BK6GQ
I hope Christian Bale finally get's some Oscar love with this film. :hearts:


http://www.listal.com/image/95271/180full.jpg
Across The Universe
trailer:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=bQ6d3m-GFyw
...can't say enough good things about this film :hearts: I love the song, and the movie about the song is going to kick ass!

M2k
Aug 8th, 2007, 04:48 PM
http://www.listal.com/image/91604/180full.jpg
Paprika:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fcUyB8hl8ro

http://www.listal.com/image/100308/180full.jpg
Into the Wild:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=2LAuzT_x8Ek


http://www.listal.com/image/109002/180full.jpg
No Country for Old Men:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TzRTujK1Qw4


The Bubble:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZeaeXQWEfM&NR=1

stevos
Aug 8th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Superbad :worship:

AleOrtu
Aug 8th, 2007, 06:35 PM
ISIDORO !!!!

http://fotograma.com/img/foto/pelicula/4194.jpg


and The Simpsons too.

darice
Aug 8th, 2007, 06:45 PM
9 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810900/) more days!

:bounce:

alfonsojose
Aug 8th, 2007, 09:12 PM
High School Trash :tape:

woosey
Aug 8th, 2007, 09:36 PM
didn't know they were making a follow up to elizabeth. i loved that movie. cate blanchett is fab.

i wonder if they're gonna do anything on how elizabeth allowed the slave trade to flourish under her reign.

darice
Aug 9th, 2007, 11:14 AM
High School Trash :tape:

it's not your kinda movie. :shrug:

cometz9
Aug 9th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Kite Runner

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_vantage/the_kite_runner/thekiterunner_bigposter.jpg


Rob Zombie's Remake of Halloween (2007)

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/dimension_films/halloween/halloween_posterbig.jpg

rated_next
Aug 9th, 2007, 06:50 PM
tons of great movies coming out in October through December like

Atonement
Reservation Road
The Kite Runner
Rendition
In The Valley Of Elah
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
etc.


so far this year, looks like Ratatouille and The Simpsons will battle it out for best animated movie at the Oscars

and Once looks to be the best movie so far this year (in terms of reviews), followed by Rescue Dawn and Away From Her

M2k
Aug 9th, 2007, 07:43 PM
tons of great movies coming out in October through December like

Atonement
Reservation Road
The Kite Runner
Rendition
In The Valley Of Elah
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
etc.


so far this year, looks like Ratatouille and The Simpsons will battle it out for best animated movie at the Oscars

and Once looks to be the best movie so far this year (in terms of reviews), followed by Rescue Dawn and Away From Her


I hope Paprika sneeks somehow in there :worship: By the looks of it it looks out of this world! I still can't forget the Academy for not giving How's Moving Castle the Oscar for best animated future :rolleyes:


Once is the other musical right? ...along with Across the Universe. I know it has major buzz, but I fear people will totally forget about ATU in favor of Once. :sad:

The Kite Runner is news to me...though the poster looks very artsy.Had a quick look at IMDB, and the sipnosis says a child gets rape *sigh* depression galore :tape: I always find these stories the hardest to watch. Last year there was some hype about the film Trade, about child trafficking, but the film company keept pushing the release date to later dates to the point that it has lost any hype it had.

Cat's Pajamas
Aug 9th, 2007, 07:48 PM
OMG their bringing Halloween back? :tape:

Rob Zombie is probably going to ruin the series with his remake. :o

Wintermute
Aug 9th, 2007, 10:02 PM
tons of great movies coming out in October through December like

Atonement
Reservation Road
The Kite Runner
Rendition
In The Valley Of Elah
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
etc.


Nice list! You really have to wait until the end of the year and Oscar season before any of the really interesting movies come out.

No Country For Old Men: Apparently a return to form for the Coen Brothers so I'm definitely there!
Link: Hi Def trailers (http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/nocountryforoldmen/hd/)

The Golden Compass: As a fan of the His Dark Materials books I'm almost more interested to see this just to check whether they screw it up or not. But it does have Daniel Craig and Sam Elliott (and Eva Green :hearts: ) in it so a bit of class might elevate it.
Link: Hi Def trailers (http://www.apple.com/trailers/newline/thegoldencompass/hd/)

Beowulf: Zemeckis follows on and vastly improves upon Polar Express by making fully CGI versions of Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie and others. You might ask what's the point of making CG characters as lifelike as possible when you could just use the real actors. I don't know either but it's a classic story so maybe won't turn out like Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.
Link: Trailers (http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/beowulf/)

There Will Be Blood: Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia) is one of those directors who divides audiences I think. He's also been criticised for stylistically ripping off Robert Altman and now with this one Terrence Malick. But hey, Altman's no longer with us and Malick makes one movie every ten years so if you're gonna steal, steal from the best. This has Daniel Day-Lewis in it and he's generally a mark of class so this is on my Must See list. I like that the trailer hasn't given too much away.
Link: YouTube teaser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYW2ltW5SPo)

Eastern Promises: Cronenberg follows up the superb A History Of Violence with this story of Russian organised crime operating in London. Viggo Mortensen and Naomi Watts star and this movie is opening the London Film Festival this year.
Link: (1080p) (http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?sid=38852422&sdm=web&pt=rd) (720p) (http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?sid=38852414&sdm=web&pt=rd) (480p) (http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?sid=38852407&sdm=web&pt=rd)

alias
Aug 10th, 2007, 08:24 PM
The Golden Age
Eastern Promises-Vincent Cassell and Viggio:hearts:
Beowulf
We own the Night
Invasion
American Gangster
The Assassination of Jesse James
Shoot Em Up
The Kingdom

sfselesfan
Aug 10th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Has anyone mentioned "The Other Boleyn Girl?"

http://www.realmovienews.com/movieimages/7040/7094/7094_still_1_f.jpg

Seems melodramatic but I like the cast. Any movie with Rue McClanahan in it peaks my interest. Portman redeemed herself with V for Vendetta IMO. Eric Bana will make a more convincing Henry VIII than Jonathan Rhys-Meyers (Henry was never an underwear model).

SF

Uranus
Aug 14th, 2007, 12:29 PM
I had no idea that Jurassic Park was back either! :eek:
I'm looking forward to seeing it. :)

I saw Transformers at the movies and I loved it.

M2k
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:36 PM
SWORD OF THE STRANGER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcbo_ha0xNI&NR=1

The Fox and the Child:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlDFPsDBgsw&NR=1


The Waitress:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP7IrJmK39U

Kart
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:49 PM
I've been waiting for Spiderman 3 for ages but it doesn't actually look that good on the trailer :(.

I actually really enjoyed it though when I finally saw it - though none of the others I went with liked it.

Still waiting for AVP 2 :hearts:.

CanIGetAWhat
Aug 25th, 2007, 10:55 PM
The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford - I never noticed how cute Casey Affleck was until now. :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pchyIrtyGE

Lust, Caution - Ang Lee is a GENIUS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzFaryO3DN0

The Golden Age - Cate Blanchett :worship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vITxj7Tq4f4

I'm Not There - Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale
:worship:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZGseissqX8

Eastern Promises - Naomi Watts and Viggo Mortennson :worship:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq_M8EOC4zA

ToeTag
Aug 26th, 2007, 12:36 AM
The Assassination of Jesse James (http://www.dtheatre.com/read.php?sid=4241)

Jogi
Aug 26th, 2007, 07:53 PM
can't wait for Jesse James & The Golden Age

also looking forward to The Golden Compass, loved the books ;) and the cast is great

CanIGetAWhat
Aug 28th, 2007, 12:42 AM
I'm getting very excited for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

I love this article.

Observations on "The Assassination of Jesse James"

By EdwardHavens (http://www.filmjerk.com/feedback.php)

June 14th, 2007

It would be unfair, as someone who proclaims himself to be a professional movie critic, to review an unfinished movie, especially being aware the cut I saw was one at least three being tested, and from all indication the shortest of the various cuts. Thus, I offer these comments about a film that had been riding high on my radar since it was first announced, and one that, even in this possibly truncated version (if one can indeed call a 140 minute film "truncated"), will likely be atop my personal list of The Best Films of the Year when it is released.

http://www.filmjerk.com/news/img/jessejames.jpg
Because I aim to have our weekly Early Report be the most comprehensive summary of upcoming releases, I employ many a way to track the hundreds of films which are in various forms of development, production and post-production, including test screenings. Not that I had even been to one in many years. So when I received an invitation to a screening of Andrew Dominik’s “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” I knew I had to take the chance of getting caught (and possibly being forever ostracized) by Warners operatives. Alas, no such slight occurred. I did not lie my way in. I did not wear any costume or disguise. I gave my true name when I called in my reservation, and I showed up at the appropriate place at the appropriate time, somewhat paranoid that I was being lulled into a false sense of security. As I often do in life, I put myself into a state of much ado about nothing, as I was checked in without incident and, along with my fellow screenees, eventually allowed to enter the theatre.

As I sat there, reading my book (Marshall Fine’s excellent 2005 biography of John Cassavetes, which I only recently got around to buying and still haven’t finished six months later), waiting for the film to begin, I couldn’t help but notice Ridley Scott (one of my filmmaking heroes) enter the auditorium. As one of the producers of the film, he had every reason to be there, and I was instantly struck by the irony of the situation. Twenty-five years ago, Mr. Scott was a nascent filmmaker who had just completed a unique and singular genre-busting work, and had gone through the same test screening process with the same distributor (although with all the turnovers at the top of the studios, it is unlikely he was dealing with anyone this day he dealt with then). “Blade Runner” was a tough sell to the public in 1982, as “Jesse James” will undoubtedly be in 2007, with one of the major stars of the day playing a familiar yet not quite recognizable archetype. Both films feature narration to help the story along and are quite a tough nut to crack if you’re not paying total attention, words I am certain the studio would never want to hear, even though the had to know exactly what they were getting in to when they greenlit this movie.

The name above the title might belong to Brad Pitt, and he does turn in the best performance of his career since “12 Monkeys,” but this is not his film. Remember, the full title of the film includes a second character, and it is Casey Affleck, as Robert Ford, who owns the screen by the time the film is over. His performance is so exceptional and so finely nuanced, many will start to think of Ben second when they think of an acting Affleck. While flashes of brilliance have been seen in Casey’s performances to date, nothing will prepare you for the powerhouse tour-de-force he gives here. Far too long, he’s been hindered with the “Ben’s brother” mark, and its about time he had the chance to smash that discourteous title. We have yet to see Ben pull of this kind of layered, nuanced performance. There are also exceptional performances from Sam Rockwell, Sam Shepard (in an all-too-brief appearance as Frank James), Paul Schneider and Mary-Louise Parker as Jesse’s wife Zerelda, practically the only female in the film.

One of the many things I love about this movie is also the one thing that has me the most torn about it, and that is Roger Deakins and the art of cinematography. To say Deakins has been one of the best shooters in the past twenty years is to state the obvious. However, with the mass acceptance of CG effects and the digital intermediary process, one can no longer be sure if those amazing vistas and awe-inspiring sunsets are the work of a true master or some geek at a workstation. Because this is Roger Deakins we are talking about, I only have the slightest of doubts that the entire look of the film wasn’t completely mapped out by the director and the cinematographer and shot as it was meant to be seen. For example, there is a scene early in the film, during a James Gang train robbery, where Jesse comes out of hiding in the woods after the train has been stopped, emerging through a thick cloud of steam, lid only by the pale moonlight. Of course, it wasn’t really the moon but likely a 10K light held high above the tree line by some kind of crane apparatus, but I suspect (hope against hope) that was the only artificial part of that shot. And it really is a beautiful shot, so striking in its immaculate simplicity, just a man and a train and an amazing shadow cast between the moon and the steam. There’s also something Deakins and Dominik do from time to time, an irising of the lens during a crucial changeover between scenes, which adds so much dramatic effect without much hassle. At first, these changeovers occur with some perfunctory but interesting narration (because there were no end credits, I do not know offhand who the narrator was, suffice to say that it wasn’t the great Sam Elliott, and whomever it was found the perfect note to deliver his information despite not being Sam Elliott), but after just a few instances, one has been trained to know what these iris flares mean, and one can accept them sans explanation.

And thus is the beauty of Dominik’s film.

”The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” doesn’t try to reinvent the western, so much as bring back to the same kind of timelessness which have made “The Searchers” or “The Wild Bunch” or the westerns of Clint Eastwood favorites for generations. Twenty years on, “Young Guns” feels like even more like the tired ‘80s movie we knew it was when it was first released. Twenty years from now, this film will not be a victim of its time. It will be still be watched and benefit from the attempt to not chase what is hip or hot today.

No matter what shape the final film takes, I do not believe it could be much different than the screening I saw. If it’s shorter (which hopefully it is not), there is a good chance Dominik will be able to retain most of the even flow without too much compromise. If it’s longer (which hopefully it is), there is a good chance the story and the characters will be even richer. Maybe we’ll even get to see more of Zooey Deschanel, who (despite her current second billing status on the IMDb, she does not appear until the final five minutes of the movie) could use a bit more exposure in a first-rate film instead of the gaggle of pretentious indie flicks she’s been doing lately. It has been my belief that a film will be seen by as many people as are interested in the film. Star power can help get people into the theatre, as can a good director, but in the end, people go to the movies to see stories that interest them. The best marketing will never interest those who already had no interest in the film, and flooding the market with television ads will not help a film that already has high awareness. If this were my call, I would do what Fox Searchlight did with “Sideways” three years ago: play the film at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, screen the film heavily with critics, open the film in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York a week after it plays NYFF, release slowly but surely throughout the winter and let the positive press and word of mouth drive the film. That would mean moving the film back yet another month, but that is the price one would need to pay.

No matter what shape the final film takes, I suspect it will be the best film the genre has seen since the days of Leone and Peckinpah. Yes, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” is better than “Unforgiven.” Better than “Dances with Wolves.” Better than “Silverado” or “Wyatt Earp” or any other Western in the past thirty years. I cannot wait to see it again for the first time.

The Western is back. Don’t blow it again, Hollywood.

tarheel
Sep 11th, 2007, 08:03 PM
3:10 to yuma!!

Natash.
Sep 11th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Atonement. :drool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATtSfe_DaJU

tarheel
Sep 11th, 2007, 09:32 PM
wow looks great, i hadnt heard about it yet. thanks for posting the trailer!

austennis
Sep 12th, 2007, 03:04 AM
The Golden Age, Jesse James, And the New Angelina movie about Daniel Pearl but cant think of the name..

M2k
Oct 12th, 2007, 05:40 PM
These are probably the whole Oscar category for best foreign film (along with China's "Se jie")

Persepolis(France)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rUp9o_CNo04

El Orfanato (Spain)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=LAlLMhSulLs&mode=related&search=

Alexandra (Russia)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-Rm_zM2Hk0s

Alexander Sokurov is one of my all time favorite filmmakers :hearts: :hearts:

M2k
Nov 12th, 2007, 05:09 AM
Well I'm going to see the film "Bella" later this month, and I'll get to chat with Eduardo Verastegui :D I'm also trying to get tickets for Paprika and "Mi Vien Rose".


...just found out that Russia won't send "Alexandra" for Oscar consideration :sobbing: I guess I'll have to root for Silent Light (Mex):devil: and Taxidermia (HUN):devil: bet the Academy won't have balls to nominate one of those:lol:

shap_half
Nov 12th, 2007, 03:18 PM
The Golden Age SUCKED!!

Saw Bella this weekend. Loved it. Spent a good chunk of the last half of it crying.

Also saw No Country for Old Men -- very good.

kiwifan
Nov 12th, 2007, 10:11 PM
Also saw No Country for Old Men -- very good.

Loved No Country for Old Men and American Gangster was also very good. :angel:

CanIGetAWhat
Nov 12th, 2007, 11:19 PM
The Golden Age SUCKED!!

Saw Bella this weekend. Loved it. Spent a good chunk of the last half of it crying.

Also saw No Country for Old Men -- very good.I HATED that movie also.

I saw The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford again the other day. It's still as powerful as the first time around. :worship: My No. 1 favorite of 2007. :worship:

M2k
Nov 15th, 2007, 05:50 AM
...in complete agreement. I really had high hopes for the G.A. but *sigh*


Saw Bella this weekend. Loved it. Spent a good chunk of the last half of it crying.

I'm just excited to see how this film fairs latter in the award season. :D Plus the thought that Eduardo Verastegui will be there :inlove:



The Assasination of Jesse James, American Gangsters, and No Country for Old Men are excellent choices too.