Here are some not as commercially (read blockbuster kind of promotional marketing) publicized movies that have caught my attention, they all look thrilling and intense!
Denzel Washington stars in this thrilling drama, need I say more? I have loved every movie of him that I’ve seen so Denzel definitely has a good track record with me!;]
“In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault, and what really happened on that plane?”
This film looks like a charmer. The trailer is much more appealing than the synopsis below:)
“A habitual sperm donor in his youth, David discovers that he’s the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named Starbuck.”
After the delightful experience of watching Ruby Sparks, I have grown a more positive inkling towards Paul Dano movies as I loved his performance in that film. And so seeing his name in the cast of For Ellen is what really caught my attention and got me watching the trailer. This movie is probably old news for those overseas, but For Ellen has yet to show in my country:(
“Aspiring rock star Joby Taylor (Paul Dano – THERE WILL BE BLOOD, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) has wanted nothing more than to “make it,” having flirted with fame but never crossed over into true success. In the midst of a low period in his life, he agrees to sign divorce papers with his estranged wife (Margarita Levieva – “Revenge,” “How To Make It In America”) in order to see money from the sale of their home, only to discover that by signing the papers, he will forfeit all custody of his six-year-old daughter, Ellen (newcomer Shaylena Mandigo). With a good-natured lawyer (Jon Heder – NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) unable to make headway in reversing the decision, and a girlfriend (Jena Malone – INTO THE WILD) that represents an era of his life that he might be ready to graduate from, Joby negotiates a visit with his daughter to explore whether he is able to walk away from his child, and whether it might be too late for reconciliation.”
What drew me to this film was the poster and the cute dogs in the first few minutes of the trailer. But to my pleasant surprise, at the end of the trailer I found myself feeling warm and glad to have stumbled upon this. This film looks like an endearing story revolving around the unlikely friendship between a young 21 year old and an elderly widow. The characterization of the roles look promising too. It gives off a warm, tender vibe that make me fuzzy wuzzy and charmed inside. But there’s definitely a deeper and more sombre aspect to it as well.
BACK TO 1942
Chinese history has led to some really strong and emotional storylines in films, especially during the war periods. Those usually tend to make me self reflect on life once the credits start rolling, hence I always keep a look out for such dramas as they can get really intense. Back To 1942 looks like it could be interesting:]
“Back in 1942, Henan Province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of at least three million men, women and children. Although the primary cause of the famine was a severe drought, it was exacerbated by locusts, windstorms, earthquakes, epidemic disease and the corruption of the ruling Kuomintang government.”
THE BIG PICTURE
A 2010 French film with the original title, L’homme qui voulait vivre sa vie, The Big Picture looks very appealing in terms in story and direction. A man who has it all commits a fatal mistake during a moment of rage, and from there his old life ceases to exist as he takes up the identity of the person he has killed and tries to hide from his past. The international release date on iTunes Movie Trailers says October 12, but I have yet to see it in my local theatres. I think it came out in the UK last year already. I certainly hope the local box offices and distributers in my island did not skip on this awesome title! I last saw Romain Duris in the french hit Heartbreaker and I really enjoyed it.