Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thursday Movies - December

We'll, we're almost at the end of the November program for Thursday movies, and there's been mixed success. Thanks to the big group who came to see The Prestige, the two or three who checked out The Wrong Man, and the just me who saw The Descent (you missed out!).

If you're interested, here's the schedule for the next month. As always, always Thursday nights, always Hoyts Belconnen, always $11, and always the closest session to 6.30.

November 30 - A Scanner Darkly
Richard Linklater's rotoscoped adaptation of Phil Dick's sci-fi drug odyssey. Starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr and Woody Harrelson.
December 7 - Casino Royale
A new James Bond, a new more gritty take on the franchise, but plenty of the old huge explosions, fast cars, and loose women. Stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.
December 14 - Eragon
A putrid-looking high fantasy tale of swords and dragons that fancies itself the next Lord of the Rings. Let's all go along and have a good laugh. Stars Jeremy Irons, obviously not yet tired of wading through chainmail-bikini muck.

On the 20th I'll be off to Perth, so movies are then postponed until January, but if you're interested in my picks for the intervening weeks, I'd recommend:

December 21 - Flushed Away
Aardman (creators of Wallace and Grommit) present their take on the town mouse and the country mouse via 3D animated feature. The only talking animal movie this holiday season that doesn't look like it will make me want to kill children.
December 26 - The Queen
Helen Mirren stars in a look into the British Royal Family in the wake of Princess Diana's death. Significantly better than the off-kilter premise might sound.
January 4 - The Return
For the first week in January we have Leonardo DiCaprio doing more "serious acting" in Blood Diamond, or Sylvester Stallone milking a dead cow with Rocky Balboa, but honestly I'd rather just go with this middle-of-the-road supernatural horror title starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Hit me up for more details closer to the dates.


Phrancq said...

I try not to argue with your movie opinions, as they're usually spot on.

Not this time, bucko. You will not convince me to go see that Sarah Michelle Gellar pile of crap. And go watch the trailer for Rocky Balboa. I wasn't interested until I saw that. It may just not suck.

GregT said...

I can be talked out of The Return. It does seem a little generic.

But in any case I'll still be in Perth so I probbaly won't be seeing anything that week.

lel said...

Eragon hey? We have toys for that at work dude. I'm on in dickson wed,fri and sun night this week..... i'll put some aside for you to *cough*takeforfree*cough*.
No chicken purchasing required.