I’ve been sick in bed for the third day now, and it’s not getting any more exciting. Thank the flying spaghetti monster for the internet. Or should I say Al Gore… Anyway, as you can read I could be posting more now with all this time, but my thoughts don’t exactly make much sense – less than usual, anyway. So instead I browse and make lists. Books I’d like to read but can’t get around buying yet, or upcoming movies that look interesting. Here are some picks (in a decreasing order) with two reasons each to watch:
Reason 1 and one of the best reasons to watch a movie on the big silver screen: Johnny Depp. And that would be enough on its own to spark my interest, but it looks exciting, too. And reason 2: Muse in the soundtrack. Good music. Release date for Germany: december 23rd – ugh.
I read the book and was blown away. A very unique way of writing and a chilling, suspenseful story. Now this could be a reason why not to see the movie, because usually film versions of books are disappointing. But the trailer pictures come pretty close to the pictures I had in my head while reading, so it’s worth a shot. Plus: Viggo Mortensen. Not only does he look good, but he acts well too. Release date for Germany: october 7th.
I know this isn’t along the tastes of many people, but what can I say – I’m a sucker for M. Night Shyamalan movies. Added bonus: study of human behavior! Wouldn’t watch this one alone or at night, though. Release date for Germany: november 25th.
Leaves of Grass
Reason 1: Edward Norton. In a double role on top of that. Reason 2: the Oklahoma dialect and people. Might just watch this one on the little screen, though.
The Social Network
Let’s face it: Facebook is huge. Ginormous. A new era. And it began only less than seven years ago. And I think Jesse Eisenberg is a good actor. So, let’s see how this movie turns out – in Germany october 7th.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Reason 1: psycho theme – gets me every time. Reason 2: the cast: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Lauren Graham, Jeremy Davies, Aasif Mandvi, …
Reason 1: Milla Jovovich (and Edward Norton, again). Reason 2: intrigues! Characters that aren’t black&white!