Director Lasse Hallstrom ended the 90s on a hot-as-hell streak with Cider House Rules and Chocolat, then stumbled into the 2000s with soporific misfire Shipping News, which set the tone for a decade's worth of critical and financial failures. He entered the current one on a rebound with the crowd-pleaser Dear John, so hopefully this quirky-sounding little film here will by worthy of its really cool cast. Escpecially with McGregor, a favorite or mine, hot-off the Oscar semi-success of Beginners.
Impossible not to Love Kelly MacDonald, and David Tennant is one of those character actors that never -EVER- fails to deliver a highly entertaining performance. The quirky subject matter would make for a sore of a bore in Hollywood hands, but being handled by independent British ones make it a must-see for me.
Can't say I care much for director Tony Kaye who mastered the unwanted quality of being his own worst ennemy, but the rock-solid cast of this one added to a very gripping and off-kilter trailer sold me on accepting a screener to review. And so shall I in the next few days.
This year's Twilight/Harry Potter, for all intents and purposes. I usually loath being a lemming in a movie-going crowd, but paint me curious to see if it lives up to the Japanese jaw-dropper that clearly inspired the books, Battle Royale.
Saw the trailer, didn't do much, but it's the premise of it -and the early-Carpenter vibe- that sold me on putting this one down to the watchlist.
Actually seen it already, will be (trying to) post a review over the weekend.
I'm a sucker for off-beat documentaries (or just really good ones, like Ken Burns'). This one really intrigues me, so hopefully the very limited release scheme won't keep it from landing in my hands.