01 September 2010

Fall/Winter's Most Anticipated


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.

The Town
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

Black Swan
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.

Buried
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.

Tron Legacy
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.


5 comments:

CastorTroy said...

Looking forward to The Town, Buried, The Tree of Life and maybe The Social Network. I don't know what to make of Black Swan and Tron Legacy has done exactly nothing so far in trying to get me to the theater.

CMrok93 said...

Nice Round-up!! Out of all these, I'm looking the most forward to The Network. It looks like Fincher can make a dark film the right way, and that trailer is just compelling as hell!

Encore Entertainment said...

Of this lot I'm looking forward to Black Swan the most, with reservations. It's probably time to revamp my original list of anticipated films for 2010.

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Will said...

Looking forward to Black Swan and maybe The Town. It gave away quite a few plot points in the trailer though, so I'm unsure it's necessary to see it. Also, I refuse to see a Facebook movie regardless of director. I laughed at the trailer.

I'm most excited for Woody Allen's new one You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, and the Coen's True Grit.