maandag 18 oktober 2010

Must-See Fall/Winter Movies

The fall is my favorite season. Especially when it's raining outside and I'm sitting in the house with my warm slippers on, candles burning, a cup of a tea and a good book or movie. This fall (and winter) promises us a lot of good films and these are the ones I'm most looking forward to see.

"The Town"
A movie written and directed by Ben Affleck. I'm usually not a fan of him as an actor, but as a director he's very good. Look at "Good Will Hunting" and "Gone Baby Gone". This movie seems very good.

It's about a guy who's trapped in a coffin with just a lighter and a phone. When I saw the trailer it kinda grabbed my attention. It's a bit like the CSI episode "Grave Danger" which was the best season finale ever. And with Ryan Reynolds playing the leading role it's even more appealing to me.

Clint Eastwood directed this movie, with three seperate storylines. Matt Damon plays a psychic who can contact the dead and this ruins his relationship with the character that Bryce Dallas Howard plays. The other storylines star Cecile de France as an anchorwoman who survived the 2004 tsunami and twin actors Frankie and George McLaren as Englisch boys in London around the 2005 subway bombing. Just like Ben Affleck, Eastwood is more appealing to me as a director.

"127 Hours"
James Franco stars as Aron Ralston, a hiker who find himself trapped in an isolated canyon after a fallen boulder crushes his arm while hiking in Utah. Danny Boyle directs this seemingly interesting movie based on true events.

"Due Date"
There is actually just one thing that drew my attention in the first place: Robert Downey Jr. I love that guy!!!! He plays an uptight businessman who has to make it home just in time his wife starts delivering their baby. A wannabe actor, played by Zach Galifianakis, acompanies him, wether he likes it or not. Just a pretty standard comedy, but with Downey Jr. you never know... so maybe not that standard after all.

Denzel Washington (one of my favorites) and hottie Chris Pine star as engineers on a train with toxic chemicals. It's a bit like "Speed", because the train can't stop and stuff like that. The trailer looked kinda exciting and it's Washingtons fifth movie with director Tony Scott.

"Black Swan"
I think this is one of my favorites on this list. The one I'm looking forward to the most. Natalie Portman plays an ambitious dancer competing for the lead role in Swan Lake. Her goal is threatened when another dancer, played by Mila Kunis, joins the company. Their competitive relationship soons turns very dark.Darren Aronofsky directs this film.

"The Fighter"
Great cast in the first place: Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams. It's about an Irisch boxer, Wahlberg, who returns after a long retirement. Bale plays his crack addicted half- brother and Adams is his girlfriend.

"True Grit"
Not a western fan at all, but the fact that the Coen Brothers directed it and it stars Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, makes it interesting for me.

"Blue Valentine"
I think this will be one of those movies people are going to forget but it's so freakin' good. It stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as Dean and Cindy. Their six year relationship is seen through a series of time-shifting scenes. Their early happiness quickly turns rocky when Cindy's ambition creates a rift between her and Dean, who is content and puts his focus on Cindy and their child.

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