[05.01 UPDATE: Official Moon trailer linked.
04.26 UPDATE: Added All the Boys Love Mandy Lane(07.17) and The Cove(07.31).]
I know I've said it before, but I feel compelled to say it again: Savannah, GA's film-exhibition scene is less-than-ideal. And that's putting it mildly. You would think that the hometown to one of the biggest (if not the biggest) film schools in the United States could support at least one art-house movie theatre (and probably it can), but no such institution exists as of this writing.
Many of the movies I am most eager to see at any given time only ever see limited releases. So, once everybody in New York, L.A., and the rest of the major film markets get their fill, the little-films-that-can essentially disappear until the DVD-release months later. And little old me, well, I'm left in everyone else's dust.
But I shall not be deterred! Despite the debilitating lack of access, I cannot help but keep my ear to the ground, hunting down the latest and greatest films coming soon to a theatre hours and hours from me!
What am I looking forward to between now and the end of July? So glad you asked...
Now Playing (in certain places)
- Hunger (opened 03.20, apparently, but seems to have one of those goofy staggered/incremental release schedules) This looks terrific. Can't wait to see it.
- Forbidden Lie$ (just opened in NY; opens Friday in LA)
- Gigantic (just opened in NY) I'm not sold on this one. But Zooey's in it! And John Goodman, too! And Zach Galifianakis plays a homeless guy! Seriously, who didn't see that one coming?!
- Lymelife (just opened in NY & NJ)
- Sugar (just opened in NY & LA) I don't like baseball, but the sport does seem to lend itself pretty well to film. The Natural, Field of Dreams, A League of Their Own(yes, I like A League of Their Own), The Sandlot...the list goes on. And Sugar may very well be the next movie to make the cut. From the fine folks who brought us Half Nelson a couple years back.
- Fighting Dito Montiel's second film, the first having been A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Here's hoping Channing Tatum's first lead turn measures up to his great supporting role in the aforementioned Saints.
- The Soloist
- Tyson Mike Tyson documentary. Disgusting though he often is, Tyson is a fascinating character. Should be interesting.
- Moon Starring Sam Rockwell! Directed by David Bowie's son!
- Year One Because I like to laugh.
- Public Enemies Definitely a list-topper. Channing Tatum's in this one too, by the way. Dude gets more work than Zachy G!
- Bruno I'm a little worried that Sacha Baron Cohen might wear out the welcome of Da Ali G Show's characters and comedic style. I hope he didn't peak too soon.
- (500) Days of Summer
- All the Boys Love Mandy Lane Added this movie for one reason: Jonathan Levine, the man behind The Wackness, directed it. Horror/slasher movies generally don't do much for me, but The Wackness is so good that I'll give anything Levine made a chance until further notice.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Only music-hating Muggles aren't excited about this. Easily my most anticipated Summer 09 movie.