Friday, October 3, 2008

a multitude of movies

I was going to do an update to this post from April to detail the movies that I'm interested in seeing for the rest of the year, but I haven't gotten around to doing that yet. However, since this weekend alone, there are five movies coming out that I want to see, I figured I'd start there.

"Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" - It looks like a really quirky movie, probably not quite as weird as "After Hours", but it reminds me of a less weird version of that movie. I've liked Kat Dennings in the movies I've seen her in so far, and I thought Michael Cera was good in "Juno".

"How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" - I'd seen the standee on this, and it didn't really do anything for me, but I loved the trailer. And there's a boatload of people in it that I like - Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges and Megan Fox.

"The Express" - This is the sort-of real-life "feel good" movie that was very popular to release some time ago, but that genre seems to have died down a bit. This trailer looked really good, though, so I want to see it. Also, I found out recently how the real story actually ended, so I'm curious about how much they're going to tell in the movie.

"Rachel Getting Married" - This movie has gotten a lot of buzz from the film festivals, and Anne Hathaway is supposed to be amazing in this, and the story sounds good, so I want to see it. It looks like this movie is only opening in New York this week, so I might have a reprieve anyway.

"Flash of Genius" - When I first saw the trailer, I thought it was interesting, but I wasn't sure I was interested enough to actually see it. The more I've seen the trailer, the more interested I've become, but the only problem I see is that with too many other movies I want to see, this one isn't high on the list, so it may drop out of theatres before I have a chance to go.

And that's not even counting movies that are already out that I haven't had a chance to see yet, like "Lakeview Terrace" and "Igor".

On any random weekend, this many movies to see would be bad enough, but this also happens to be a very busy weekend, so I expect we'll get one movie in, but we'll be lucky if we can squeeze in two.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The good news is that "The Express" actually comes out next week. The bad news is that "Rachel Getting Married" is playing at the Arclight.

I know, I'm not being helpful. :)

I feel your pain, though. There are four on my list for this weekend and three more that come out next weekend. I don't know when I'm going to find the time.