aug 12

Fimoculous Movie Preview

I don't know how it happened, but over the weekend I ended up researching upcoming movies. Let's call it the Fimoculous Movie Preview:


Prediction: Natascha McElhone will be the new It-girl. She stars in a movie I'm destined to love-hate in that B-way: Fear Dot Com (here's the trailer). Best line: "Can you promise me one thing? That you won't visit that site."

More new G-rated Iranian feminism: Secret Ballot (trailer).


The Trials of Henry Kissinger, a rendition of the Christopher Hitchens book. Certainly constroversial enough to land Hitchens a permanent slot on cable news talk shows through the winter.

Les Âmes Fortes. I dunno, but it's got Laetitia Casta and John Malkovich.


Frida Kahlo will be played by Salma Hayek in Frida. Sweet mono-brow.

Naqoyqatsi completes the amazing trilogy which included Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi. Directed by Godfrey Reggio with score by Phillip Glass. From the site: Naqoyqatsi depicts the ubiquity of technology in our world. It explores how everything from the media, politics, religion, and warfare to food, weather, sports, and medicine is situated in this "new nature".

In an odd match, Tom Tykwer, the guy who directed Run Lola Run, is taking on a Krzysztof Kieslowski screenplay, Heaven (a Guardian review). I can't think of two more different temperaments.

 Round II of BMWFilms shorts hits the street. John Woo (Mission Impossible II, Face/Off), Tony Scott (Spy Game, Enemy of the State, Top Gun) and Joe Carnahan (Walk Among the Tombstones, NARC) are the three directors this time around.


Atom Egoyan returns with a film celebrating his Armenian heritage, Ararat.

Hitchcockian claustrophobia times ten, Phone Booth will take place entirely within and around a single New York City phone booth.

Eminem has been getting rave reviews for his upcoming movie, 8 Mile. The site has a couple trailers that could be music videos (what's the difference?).

In Film Threat, Steven Soderbergh described Solaris as "a combination of 2001 and Last Tango in Paris." Gulp. Features more of that It-girl Natascha McElhone.


Scorsese is back with Gangs of New York. I fear a dud.


Prozac Nation finally arrives. Or, actually, Christina Ricci finally returns.

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