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The Great Gatsby

17 Apr

As a follow up post to upcoming films I want to see, I forgot to include The Great Gatsby.  This adaptation from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, this is actually a remake of the film “The Great Gatsby” which starred Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the same director of Moulin Rouge and Romeo+Juliet, I now see the similarities of cinematographic style between the three films.  As a big fan of his adaptation of Romeo+Juliet, I am very excited to see how he takes on the Gatsby film.

Though it has been a while since I have seen the first Gatsby moive, I remember the pacing of it being rather slow and dragging along.  Just from the preview of this movie, it seems like pacing has picked up and the drama, sex, love, violence, and scandal have been amped up as well.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, Toby McGuire as Nick Carraway, and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan.  I think that DiCaprio and Mulligan are excellent choices to take on these roles.

Also the sound track to this film seems great, very modern but fitting to the time/setting of the movie.

I cannot wait to see this in theaters May 10, 2013!

Looking forward to…

11 Apr

42The Jackie Robinson Story: Opening tomorrow this is the true story of Jackie Robinson and how he broke the major league baseball color barrier by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.  I have never been one who is a fan of baseball or baseball films for that matter, like The Natural, but this movie looks like it has potential to be a great baseball flick.  see trailer

TranceNow playing, a psychological thriller about a conspiracy to steal artwork at an auction and the use of hypnotherapy to recover a memory about where to find the missing art.   Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, the opening Olympic ceremony, 127 Hours) and featuring Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy, and Vincent Cassel.  I love stories like this, ones that are very twisted and complex where everyone is playing each other, this looks like a very “edge of your seat” movie—though I may have to look away with some of the torture scenes because they look really gross and bloody.  see trailer

This is the EndComing in Summer 2013.  Featuring a great ensemble cast of James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel and appearances by Emma Watson, Aziz Ansari, Rihanna, Michael Cera, Mindy Kaling and so many more.  It is about six friends trapped in a house after some strange happenings occur in LA and all the crazy happenings that follow.  Looks hilarious!  see trailer