Here's the latest crop of flicks that I'm really looking forward to seeing when they finally receive a release near or around me. They all look pretty amazing.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
The book is amazing, and by all accounts in the international and U.S. press, so is the film. I'm especially looking forward to seeing the character of Lisbeth Salander on the screen because she's such a terrifically compelling creation. Of course, it's in Swedish with subtitles, and looks to be a pretty direct translation from page to screen. The book is kind of a mixture of ZODIAC and SE7EN, with a healthy dash of techno-savvy geek-punk thrown in for good measure, giving it a journalistic quality that would be right at home with David Fincher (who has been in talks to helm an American remake, which I don't think is a great idea, but if anyone has to do it, it may as well be Fincher).
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Directed by Edgar Wright, and based on an insanely popular graphic novel series, SCOTT PILGRIM follows a twenty-something slacker who plays in an indie-rock band and who falls for Ramona, who just happens to have seven evil ex-es that he must defeat if he is to be with her. It's an amalgamation of hipster-chic, videogame in-jokes and unadulterated manga lunacy that looks to be handled deftly by all parties involved. This trailer is pretty amazing.
George A. Romero's SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD
Romero's latest opus follows the first-ever recurring character in one of the DEAD films, as he reaches a small island with two warring families who are fighting over what to do with the members of their families who have come back from the dead. It looks gory, gooey and downright fun, and I cannot wait to see it - probably on VOD, where it's available long before theatrical release.
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS
The trailer speaks for itself. The directorial debut of the writers of BAD SANTA and BAD NEWS BEARS, a touching, awfully vulgar rom-com/con movie hybrid.