More Fall Movies and what to expect.
HOLLYWOODLAND – Did TV’s Superman, George Reeves kill himself or was he murdered in 1959? That’s one of the mysteries. But the bigger mystery is who in his right mind cast Ben Affleck to play Superman? Should be a riot.
A GOOD YEAR – A Russell Crowe comedy (isn’t that an oxymoron?). Re-teaming with Ridley Scott. Length issues forced them to cut all the jokes in GLADIATOR. Now they get the chance to strut out their funny boots. Crowe says doing a comedy puts him in a better mood. Hotel employees will be relieved.
THE GOOD GERMAN – George Clooney, bad guys in the 40’s.
THE GOOD SHEPHERD – Matt Damon, bad guys in the 40’s.
DEJA VU – Tagline should be “Been there, Done that.”
FLUSHED AWAY – Yet ANOTHER cartoon. This one is about a mouse flushed down the toilet. Will take you back to all your goldfish funerals as a kid.
THE RETURN – Aptly named film starring Sarah Michelle Geller. The “return” to television beckons.
I must pause for a moment. Ben Affleck as Superman????
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION – Christopher Guest and the Guffman Gang in a comedy about Hollywood. I know I’ll be laughing even as I tighten the noose around my neck.
COME EARLY MORNING – Stars Ashley Judd so it must be a kidnapping movie. I bet she does that annoying silent crying thing, like she’s choking on a grape.
CASINO ROYALE – Daniel Craig as the new James Bond. It’ll be hard enough living up to Sean Connery but in this remake of the late 60’s CASINO ROYALE he’ll have to make us forget about Woody Allen as 007. The conceit here is that this new version is really the “first” James Bond movie. We’re supposed to believe the previous twenty others never existed. I know the one with Denise Richards as a nuclear scientist didn’t.
THE DEPARTED – Martin Scorsese’s return to MEAN STREETS genre. I will RUN to see this movie. It’s Martin’s third film with Leo. DeNiro is getting jealous.
FLICKA – Why?
CHARLOTTE’S WEB – Again?
F_ _ _ -- A documentary about the “word”. Contains profanity.
BUG – A paranoid veteran holes up in a hotel room with Ashley Judd. I’m guessing she’s there against her will.
VOLVER – Penelope Cruz in her most difficult acting role. She has to get bad news AND cry.
The conclusion tomorrow. And next Monday, my Emmy review.