Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What I'm DYING to see in the cinema

It sucks living in Australia, having to wait for so long for movies to get here from the US. Luckily, one of the most anticipated films of 2009, Avatar, is getting an earlier release here Down Under. So I cannot wait to see that, but it's quite hard to convince people to see it with me as the trailer makes it look stupid. Surprisingly, given the hype that it has, not a lot of people are aware of the film.

It is now referred to as the "blue people" movie because the title "Avatar" causes too much confusion as people automatically assume I'm talking about "Avatar: The Last Airbender" which is another movie coming up.

Another movie I'm dying to see is the AUSTRALIAN horror film: "The Loved Ones" (I'm so stupid I didn't see it when it was out here. Imdb says it was theatrically released in Australia in July. Damn). You know, the movie that got a lot of buzz after winning the Midnight Madness Award in the Toronto Intl Film Festival. After that, the buzz just dissipated, and it's not even getting a dvd release, as far as I know.

New Zealand director Jane Campion's new film, "Bright Star" is another one I'm excited about and I've already got a pass for it. Yay! But I have to wait till January. In preparation before seeing the movie, I'm going to read a sample of John Keat's works as I'm only familiar with the butterfly one.

Another director hailing from the beautiful country of New Zealand, Peter Jackson, has "The Lovely Bones" coming up, based on the novel of the same name by Alice Sebold. I read the book and I can't wait to see how it is translated into film. I've been monitoring reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and it seems that people have mixed feelings about it. I don't care though, it's still Peter Jackson, so as a New Zealander, it's practically a New Zealand citizen's duty to see this film.

What are your current movies to-see. Any that you are so excited about that you watch the trailers over and over again and get you even more hyped about it?? (maybe it's only me who does this). Any small, indie movies that I should be aware of that are coming out in the next two months?
Posters from Imp Awards

1 comment:

  1. I know the feeling. Even though I live in the UK, I live in a remote corner with a small chain of cinemas that gets blockbusters but rarely indie and foreign films. I normally have to wait for the DVD. Bright Star was finally released last week though and it was worth the wait



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