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Spring ’08 Sneak Preview

Well, ain’t that just always the way . . . I post a few random trailers from around the internets, and a few days later Apple opens the floodgates and lets a whole lot more rush out. I certainly had no intention of compiling another group to post when I started running through them, but some of these look fantastic and I just couldn’t refrain from sharing. This batch is geared a little less towards the fan boys . . . no comic book adaptations, cartoons, or sci-fi. Here they are:

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Frances McDormand is a plucky out-of-work nanny. Amy Adams is an aspiring actress juggling three different boyfriends. The result looks hilarious. Both actresses are so much fun to watch . . . and, wow, Adams is a hot property these days (not that that’s surprising).

In Bruges – Dude. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are mismatched hitmen trying to hide out in a Belgian tourist town. Ralph Fiennes is their extremely cranky boss. And, like some kind of awesome bonus, the whole trailer is punctuated with the artwork of medieval Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. I watched this trailer three times consecutively, cackling madly throughout. (Bonus: Spot the common denominator between Bruges and Miss Pettigrew.)

21 – It’s . . . Good Will Hunting joins Ocean’s 11? Well, certainly more of the latter than the former, but with Kevin Spacey in a major role, I’m definitely interested. Could be pretty good, or just another slick-but-shallow post-Oscar release. Only time will tell.

The Other Boleyn Girl – I first heard that this novel (which I’ve been meaning to read for some time) was being made into a movie almost a year ago, and supposedly it was supposed to be out already. Well, delays happen, but now there’s a firmer date. We’ve got Eric Bana as Henry VIII, Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn, and Scarlett Johansson in the title role . . . interesting. Not having read the book, I can glean nothing of value from the trailer. Guess I’ll just have to wait and listen for the buzz . . . But, again, I’m definitely interested.

The Orphanage – Oh, man . . . a distinctive-looking foreign horror flick produced by Mexican genius Guillermo del Toro? I am so there. This one is already a mega-hit in Spain, and it’s coming out real soon here . . . like next Friday. With any luck, I’ll be able to catch while I’m out on the west coast for the holidays.

Anyway, that’s it for now. I’ve got to head out to catch Sweeney Todd and then the traveling begins. I’ll comment on it when I have a chance.

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~ by Jared on December 21, 2007.

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