The season is upon us – the film season for adults. As much as I enjoy some of the gloss big blockbusters, I am really looking forward to these offerings of the season:
- The Young Victoria – I like Emily Blunt and I love historical dramas
- An Education
- Bright Star (will try to catch this weekend)
- Nine (the Musical) – this film is more or less a curiosity, everything and the kitchen sink is in it … I cannot wait to see how it all comes together – hopefully
- The Road – I have been waiting for this film for a while for the following two reasons 1) Viggo Mortensen and 2) I have started reading the book and would love to see the transfer of the bleak work onto the screen
- Whip It – I love the “quirkiness” of Drew Barrymore in front of the camera and I anticipate that she works her same magic behind it as well
- Precious – am bracing myself for severe depression
- Invictus – Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman at it again; throw in Matt Damon for good measure = I’m sold!
- A Single Man – hopefully this is the film that will prove to a wider audience the talent and more importantly the range of Colin Firth; another interesting note: Tom Ford, he of the fashion world is at the helm
- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – obvious curiosity aside, I looked at the trailer and was genuinely intrigued. I usually run hot and cold with Terry Gilliam, but this looks like one that I have to see in my cinema.
- Sherlock Holmes – I have my reservations about this movie (Guy Ritchie) but I love the Sherlock Holmes story and it has been sorely missed from the big screen for some time.
And here are some family film offerings:
- Where the Wild Things Are
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
- A Christmas Carol
As you can see my list is MUCH longer than my summer picks. So far I have seen CoCo Before Chanel – a worthy enough film if not a bit plodding and slow in parts.
… I will try to keep you posted as to my progress in seeing these and probably several other films from now until the end of the year.