Coming Soon

I’ve just watched a bunch of movie trailers, courtesy of Timo’s Movie trailers. Here are a few that I like the look of-

Resident Evil: Extinction The original Resident Evil movie and Resident Evil: Apocalypse are simple pleasures, good looking, fast moving and featuring Milla Jovovich in a red dress. Sure the first one felt a lot like a video game (cut scen- fight- cut scene- fight etc. with ever tougher baddies), but it was far better than Doom. In this third part Alice, cloned and left for dead by the Umbrella Corporation must fight her way through a post apocalypse Las Vegas to find a cure for the zombie plague and get revenge.

Appleseed Ex Machina. I read the original manga years ago and have just added the first Appleseed movie to my Amazon rental list. This is obviously a cgi film, but it doesn’t make the mistake of trying for photo realism. Instead, the slightly flattened colours give each frame the look of having been painted. Absolutely stunning. The soundtrack to the trailer is annoying, but just ignore it and enjoy the pictures.

Beowulf Another cgi film based on the epic tale, co-scripted by Neil Gaiman. Buy Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf at Amazon.)

The Darjeeling Limited Typically oddball looking comedy from the guy who directed The Life Aquatic and The Royal Tenenbaums. Three dysfunctional brothers go on what should be a journey of discovery to India.

Right At Your Door. This is already available on DVD. I don’t know if it’s been re-released or just cropped up at random, but it’s been added to my rental list.

No End In Sight A documentary about the failed reconstruction of Iraq told through interviews with those involved.

The Last Legion This has the look of another King Arthur, right down to the British character actors and a sex bomb warrior played by Aishwarya Rai. The last emperor of Rome, a child who ruled for only a day, goes in search of Excalibur. High jinks ensue. (Alex and Damian have alerted me to the original novel the film is based on.)

Death at a Funeral Promising looking britcom.

2 Days in Paris American boyfriend and French girlfriend spend two days in Paris. The apartment looks a lot like the one from the end of Before Sunset, I swear.