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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Coming Soon - Here Comes The Summer 2

Part 2, gone for some lower budget movies today.

Lawless - dir. John Hillcoat
Starring: Shia LaBouef, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska



From the guy who's friends with Nick Cave and directed The Proposition and The Road, comes a film which some might be disappointed to learn is not a biography on yer one from Spartacus and Xena but actually about Depression-era bootlegging. The only drawback with this could be the accents grating and also the thought "it's no Boardwalk Empire" running through your head. Also good to see Jessica Chastain get some work, it's been a while.

On The Road - dir. Walter Salles
Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart



The director of The Motorcycle Diaries finally brings Jack Kerouac's book to the big screen and judging from the trailer he's assembled a good cast, it certainly looks great but will it be able to hold your interest for the entire duration or will it meander like most road movies too much? After enjoying The Rum Diary recently if it's at least as good as that I'll be happy, plus Salles' previously mentioned effort was rather good wasn't it?

Safety Not Guaranteed - dir. Colin Treverrow
Starring: Aubrery Plaza, Jake M Johnson, Mark Duplass



Time travel romantic comedies have a mixed record for every Peggy Sue Got Married and Groundhog Day you get a Time Travellers Wife, a Kate & Leopold and (apologies a bit of sick came up at the thought of this  one) The Lake House, but with enough indie cred in the shape of Plaza and Duplass (the man is slowly becoming my hero) we shouldn't be dealing with anything near the latter.

Take This Waltz - dir. Sarah Polley
Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman



Sarah Polley returns behind the camera to direct this dramedy about a woman in a happy marriage who starts to fall in love with a neighbour. While not exactly sounding ground breaking there's more than enough talented people involved to hopefully make it worthwhile.

Ruby Sparks - dir. Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Antonio Banderas



Coming across more Stranger Than Fiction than Weird Science, this is a film dealing with an author whose character/dream girl comes to life. Written by Kazan herself and starring her real life beau, Dano, the film's directed by the team behind Little Miss Sunshine and Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight, Tonight" video which Hugo ripped off in my opinion.

A Fantastic Fear of Everything - dir. Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell



Yes folks, THAT CRISPIAN MILLS co-directs a film featuring Pegg as an author of children's books who seems to become obsessed with murderers, being murdered and laundry apparently. Worth a look out of curiousity alone.


Part 1 - http://www.amawaster.com/2012/05/coming-soon-here-comes-summer.html