Shameless Advertisement #3 – October

1 10 2009

Thanks to all 6 people who voted in the poll (half of which only came with prodding).  Just in case anyone has missed the explanation, at the end of my monthly preview post, I ask readers to pick the movie that they are most excited to see from that month.  The winner of this poll is shamelessly plugged on the site.

We have a clear winner this time.  Each receiving 1 vote were “The Invention of Lying,” “New York, I Love You,” and “Zombieland.”

The shameless (if it is later shameful, I’m going to be angry) advertisement of the month of October is…

“Where The Wild Things Are.”  In the monthly preview, I wrote:

Finally.  This weekend will bring the long-anticipated movie adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s book “Where the Wild Things Are.”  And unlike “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” this looks like it will stay somewhat along the story of its source material.  The movie is cloaked in a fair amount of mystique, but most fans of the book are excited for the direction it is heading.  The film features an exciting collaboration between quirky director Spike Jonze (”Being John Malkovich”) and renowned writer Dave Eggers (”Away We Go”).  The technology, which involved the actors walking around in giant suits while filming, stays true to the look of Sendak’s book but gives them some upgrades.  The cast is phenomenal, featuring Catherine Keener, Forest Whitaker, Chris Cooper, and Mark Ruffalo.  The movie has even been talked about as having what it takes to be nominated for Best Picture.  But I only see this is as plausible if it can assuage the die-hard fans of the book.  I think they will be, because my entire theater burst out in applause after watching the trailer at the midnight showing of “Harry Potter.”  Regardless of what anyone thinks, I’m going to see it.

I also have a special treat to accompany this post.  You can check out the “Where The Wild Things Are” soundtrack before it hits stores here.

Have a great month at the movies!


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1 10 2009
theteencritic

I remember seeing the first trailer way back in March…and then watching it LITERALLY eight more times. If the movie sucks, then we can still say that it’s a damn good trailer. I don’t think the movie WILL suck, not with the pedigree in front of and behind the trailer, the look of the film in general, and the emotional content they could potentially knock out of the park. It’s that reason that I have it slipping into the Best Picture nominees this week. I can’t wait for this to finally come out.

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