This movie is already getting so much buzz!
The film, which stars newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis, is about a young girl who tries to overcome immense odds to save her father and her bayou home after a biblical-like hurricane strikes. Dramatic! There are also sparklers and the title beasts, which kinda look like something out of “Where The Wild Things Are.” Only instead of being directed by Spike Jonze, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” looks like something Terrence Malick might have whipped up. (The film’s actual director is Benh Zeitlin, who also co-wrote the score which you can hear in the clip.)
A Sarah Polley film with Michelle WIlliams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby & Sarah Silverman
“Here” actually came out in 2011 and is now showing in selected theaters! If you are in New York, NY go to the IFC Center on 6th ave. The male lead Ben Foster you may recognize from action flicks such as X Men: Last stand, Contraband with Mark Wahlberg and The Mechanic alongside Jason Statham. Now it appears he is going the indie route with female lead Lubna Azabal a Belgian actress. The movie follows Foster- who travels across Armenia to map the landscape for a more accurate satellite reading where he meets Lubna’s character, an art photographer.
“Goodbye First Love”-a french film reminds of a less whimsical version of “Love me if you Dare”- with Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet and maybe a less heartening version of “Like Crazy” Basically a view on adolescent love. This film was also released in France in 2011 and is now coming to the U.S.
Not so sure about this one… Joseph, you don’t look quite like yourself. No comment for Bruce.
‘People Like Us’ – while I do not particularly care for Chris Pine and his most recent movie alongside Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy ‘This Means War’ fell alongside immense disappointment, I would be happy to give this new film a chance. The female lead is Elizabeth Banks, and despite the haters for her role of Effie in the Hunger Games I think she is a pretty good actress. This is not another sappy romantic comedy- Pine and Banks play long lost siblings; and while you might think this story line has been all played out- Chris Pine’s character as lead may double as the bad guy- watch the trailer to see if you agree.
‘Little Birds’- this is a sappy romantic drama/ stab at an indie-ish film, but I’m looking forward to see Kate Bosworth in a semi-challanging role- her last memorable role being surfer chick in Blue Crush. Sundance is buzzing about Juno Temple’s performance and although the second female lead Kay Panabaker has starred in her fair share of Disney’s made for TV movies- this movie looks kind of good.
Both films come out in June!
Throughout the history of American film blue jeans paired with a white t-shirt has been the unspoken rule for the bad-boy from the wrong side of the tracks that makes good. Perhaps it is the blue -collar feeling; that understated bare minimal look that a fitted white t and some worn down blue jeans makes a girl want to swoon. From James Dean and The Outsiders to almost every 80s flick and any Channing Tatum movie- the uniform has not been altered. The accessories have changed, the hair has been cut shorter but the blue jeans and white t-shirt have remained.
If you haven’t yet seen ‘The Hunger Games’ you might have at least heard the never ending line of controversy and buzz surrounding the film. Opening last weekend, it broke the record of pre-ticket sales overcoming Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II and continues to command sold-out shows across America. Despite the film’s somewhat inevitable comparison to the Twilight Saga (perhaps because of two boys fighting over one girl and the film adaptation of a novel in the teen fiction genre) the film seems to live up to the hype and is even amidst next year’s oscar buzz. What is shocking however is the racist comments that have been surfacing towards 13 year old actress Amandla Stenberg (shown below) who plays the character Rue. A gathering of moviegoers claim to be shocked and disappointed that Rue was played by an African American girl even though author of the Hunger Games series Suzanne Collins describes Rue has having brown skin and brown hair in her novels.