THE AMERICAN, and other movies...
Just saw The American, starring George Clooney. Loved it! Very slow moving and quiet, compared to most modern, mainstream films. But, wow, was it good! The priest (played by Paolo Bonacelli) was a great character! My father, however, said he almost fell asleep at times. But he was pretty tired already. I joked that it was the boobies *tee-hee* that kept him awake! They were nice. :-)
Off-head (an amalgam of "off-hand" and "off the top of my head"), I remember two trailers shown before The American. The first was for the eponymous Disney film about the racehorse Secretariat. Besides the horse(s), it stars Diane Lane as Penny Chenery, housewife turned racehorse owner/breeder. My parents and sister will love this film!
The other trailer was for a film I'll enjoy due to personal experience. It's Kind of a Funny Story stars relative unknown Keir Gilchrist, the seemingly omnipresent Zach Galifianakis, the wonderful Lauren Graham (I love Gilmore Girls, but missed it when it originally aired), and the equally charming Emma Roberts.
The film's one-line plot synopsis (the best kind of plot synopsis) from the Internet Movie Database is as follows...
"A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward."
I wasn't a teenager during my psych ward stays, but I still have a teenager's mind today. Kind of. Not a typical teenage mind, but I didn't have a typical teenage mind when I was a teenager either. The tagline for the film also connects with me...
"Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think."
I just really, really, REALLY hope this movie actually comes here. *sigh*
Tomorrow night I'll be going to see The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a lesbian couple whose teenage kids want to get to know their biological father, played by a personal favorite of mine, Mark Ruffalo. (He'll be replacing Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in Marvel Comics' Avengers film).
I'll also be seeing Resident Evil: Afterlife for a third time (maybe even a FOURTH time). The 3D is awesome! Of course, it's only the second movie (after James Cameron's over-inflated Avatar) to actually be filmed in 3D; rather than have the 3D added in post-production. Staying on the subject of 3D, I'm going to try and customize one of the pairs of glasses I kept from the theatre so that they just clip on my prescription glasses.
Opening on Friday here at Apollo Cinemas is the ultra-violent Machete, starring the awesomely awesome Danny Trejo! And though I'm more interested in seeing Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez, Lindsay Lohan apparently plays a GUN-TOTING NUN!
Also opening is the heist film The Town, starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. Word is good about this one, and from what I've seen I think it will be. (At least I hope so. Of course, I always hope a movie I'm about to see is going to be good.) The animated Lionsgate film Alpha and Omega opens as well. But, to counteract any quality films, we also get Vampires Suck, which I'm not even going to link to. ;-b