Saturday, October 08, 2005

Just some quick notes:

Try and catch David Cronenberg's A History of Violence. It's getting no promotion at all and will probably disappear come Wednesday.

I probably don't need to tell you, but The 40-Year-Old Virgin will destroy your lungs and jaw from laughing. Also make your bladder hurt from holding in pee.

Check out the Spanish Film Fest at Greenbelt 1, which ends on the 16th. They're showing some odd selections (Almodovar's All About My Mother? Not Bad Education? Not even Talk To Her?) but there are some real gems (not that All About... is bad, it's just... not new). I'm intrigued by Intacto, whose trailer was good, and the write-up of November has me interested. But the real attraction is the opportunity to see pretty much every film of the amazing Alejandro Amenabar: Tesis (Thesis), Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes), and Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside). The only thing not showing is the non-Spanish language The Others. Mar Adentro is a real departure for him, but it's a fantastic film and has made me cry each time I've seen it (twice on planes). Don't watch the pirated DVD if you don't want to be sorely disappointed; believe me...

I'm glad there are suddenly a lot of good movies to see. I haven't seen Dark Water yet (though I've heard it's not scary), or Corpse Bride, and I'm actually jonesing to see The Transporter 2 after some ridiculous fight scene was put online (the one with the fire hose). I'm excited about Wallace & Gromit & Andrew Niccol's Lord of War. I've seen Serenity; I wish they'd screen MirrorMask here. Something that skipped my notice is that it's got a relatively lower-than-expected Tomato-score (49%!). Anyway...

... carry on.

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