Friday, July 06, 2007

Friday fun with trailers

I would start by revealing that there's gonna be a movie about "Sex and the City," but that kind of just makes me say meh. I did watch some of the show, and maybe it's just a chick thing that I simply didn't get, but those four women weren't ever nearly as funny or shocking as they thought they were.

Now, if the HBO news were that David Chase was immediately gonna turn his limbo ending of "The Sopranos" into a movie, than you'd really set me off. As it is, what I'm really excited about is that the first three seasons of "Deadwood" are coming to the Telegraph's "treadmill cinema" populated by myself and Rodney Manley (who in my absence pitched in with a review of that "Fantastic Four" flick.)

In the meantime, it's Friday and I'm running late, so I'm gonna take the very lazy route and simply embed two sensational-looking trailers I found on YouTube today.

The first is for Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution," which I predict will be easily one of the coolest movies to come out this year. As best as I can tell, it's a spy movie set in occupied Shanghai, and young Wei Tang is simply one of the most beauiful Asian women to hit the big screen in a long time. Look for it in the U.S. beginning Sept. 28. Enjoy!



The next, and to me even more exciting, is an extended one for David Cronenberg's "Eastern Promises." He, Naomi Watts and Viggo Mortensen are joining forces for a tale that seems to be about the Russian mafia and some kind of white slavery ring in London, or other really seedy business. The ladies will want to note that, in the trailer alone, Viggo shows off his bare, tattooed chest three times or so, and everyone else will be happy to know that Vincent Cassel and Armin Mueller-Stahl both have pretty big roles in this one too (and the script comes from "Dirty Pretty Things" scribe Steven Knight.) Look for it in the U.S. beginning Sept. 14.



Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair

If this is old news to everyone in the world but me, please forgive me, but it certainly sounds cool (if entirely inevitable.)

It seems that, on November 6, we'll finally get to see Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" as one movie on DVD. A 247-minute movie, of course, but one movie nonetheless.

I can think of very few ways I'd rather spend a Saturday afternoon than by giving four more hours of my life to watching Uma Thurman kick ass for QT, so to this I can only say bring it on.

12 comments:

jeremy said...

It must be early--or too late for me--because, I can't for the life of me remember a Cronenberg flick w/ Naomi Watts.
"Lust, Caution" looks really good--I hope Lee can rein in his penchant for hit-you-over-the-head symbolism.

Reel Fanatic said...

You've called me out on this one, Jeremy, and I'm gonna correct it so as to avoid further embarrassment .. I was thinking of the equally beautiful Maria Bello, who of course starred in "A History of Violence" with Viggo

Emma said...

I wasn't even aware Ang was releasing a film this year before now! I'm in agreement, though, it will be extremely cool.

bill said...

Good news about Kill Bill. Do you know if it will have commentary tracks? Trying to answer that question I came across something I did not know:

Kill Bill The Whole Bloody Affair will have the colored [House of Blue Leaves] battle, not the B&W one. Cuz thats the original cut of the film. The Chapter 6 B&W will stay the same.

Reel Fanatic said...

I couldn't find very many details about the extras to come with the finally stitched together Kill Bill, Bill ... I'd imagine that QT will have the decency to include one, but I'm constantly surprised by the rather ridiculous way DVDs are often packaged

Mercurie said...

I never did get Sex and the City either. It seemed to me to just be a half hour dirty joke. And not a funny one either.

I'm happy to hear that Ang Lee has another movie coming out. And happier still that it is set in Shanghai. Maybe it's just me, but I can't help but feel his best films are generally set in China (although Sense and Sensibility is an exception).

Reel Fanatic said...

I'm with you Mercurie ... With Brokeback, he clearly tried very hard to have a strong sense of place in the American West, but I never really thought he got there ..

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Divinity said...

From what I glean from friends who watched Sex and the City, it was mostly about the fashion. Meh.
I watched the Kill Bill VOlumes years apart. I think watching it all in one go might balance out my reactions.
Did I ever tell you that my uncle went to school with Ang Lee in Taiwan and my grandfather was the school's principal? World gets smaller all the time, I think.

Reel Fanatic said...

I had no idea, Divinity, but that's certainly cool .. Have you ever met the man? The only movie director I've ever met was Susan Skoog, who spoke after she presented her fairly great movie "Whatever" at the Rehoboth Film Festival a number of years back

Divinity said...

I've never met him although my grandparents were sent tickets to the LA premiere of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon but didn't feel like going(!) can you believe it?
I haven't met many directors but I did meet Joss Whedon when he was in London for the Serenity premiere. "Meet" is a loose term. I was getting an autograph from Nathan courtesy of Summer. Joss was standing next to them. I got tongue-tied, smiled and ran away...

Reel Fanatic said...

I'm not sure I'd be able to talk to Joss Whedon either, Divinity .. I'd like to think I would scold him about how long it has been since he's directed anything for movies or TV, but I'd probably just smile and walk away too