This year's lineup looks to be a lot better than the previous winter season. With few trips to the theatre over the past three months I should have more than enough funds to see my top five of the rest of the year.
Could be the next Heat as far as I'm concerned. Ben Affleck was excellent in his direction of Gone Baby Gone and based on the trailer that premiered with Inception I have no reason to doubt him. An excellent ensemble cast featuring Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall and Chris Cooper
Darren Aronofsky has always chosen peculiar materials for his films and Black Swan, on the surface at least, seemed like one of those projects. Until the trailer debuted last week. If Portman's performance and Clint Mansell's score are anything like in the small sample we have seen then we have a winner on our hands.
The Social Network
Facebook. There was a time when that word wasn't even a blip on the radar of the American lexicon. Now, it's a way of life. Social networking has been prime for a satirization and David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin are the men to do it. I'm also excited for this because it gives Jesse Eisenburg a chance to display his dark side.
Ryan Reynolds is a magnetic presence. He just is. Whether it's been his scene-stealing turn in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, his indie turn in Adventureland or as Sandra Bullock's better half in The Proposal reynolds has been a hit recently. So instead of playing it safe he decides to make a film about a man buried alive in the middle of the desert with nothing but a lighter and a cellphone.
There isn't a whole lot more I can mention about the film so I'll just post something visual to convince those of you still on the fence.