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Jennifer's Body Trailer

Posted by: Matthew Turner 10/07/2009 @ 14:24
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Films seen so far this year: 226
Films seen this week: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Specials, Bruno, Fired Up, Soul Power, Ichi

Five Random Things I Found On The Internet This Week
It's been a fascinating week on the internet. Here's a handful of things I found this week (some of which are much older than
others).

1. Destino, a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali - if only someone had made a documentary about it.

2. Spoof trailer Must Love Jaws, which dates all the way back to 2006. Can't think why it's taken me this long to find it, particularly as I did a blog post about mash-up trailers a few months ago.

3. These never-before-seen photos of Marilyn Monroe.

4. This catfight from Carol Reed's A Girl Must Live. One day I'll compile a list of cinema's all-time great catfights. Suggestions?

5. And finally, the latest in the series of mostly amusing redubbed Downfall videos, in which Hitler reacts to the death of Michael Jackson.

Films I'm Looking Forward To: Jennifer's Body
This has Guilty Pleasure written all over it. Quite apart from the obvious (albeit male-skewed) appeal of a scantily clad Megan Fox vamping it up (literally), Jennifer's Body is written by Diablo Cody, so the script is likely to be peppered with Juno-style witticisms and coolier-than-thou dialogue. It also has a great cast that includes Amanda Seyfried, JK Simmons, Kyle Gallner and The OC's Adam Brody (if ever an actor was born to recite Diablo Cody's dialogue, it's surely Seth Cohen himself). From the looks of things, this has the potential to be a Heathers for the noughties, although it could also go horribly, horribly wrong. Favourite bit from the trailer - Amanda: “You're killing people!” Megan: “No, I'm killing boys”. Can't wait. Opens here on 28th October, just in time for Halloween.



Top 10 Films On Release This Week (as recommended by me)
Three new entries this week with Rebecca Miller's The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Borat-style comedy Bruno and Zatoichi-with-a-gender-twist samurai drama Ichi all making it into the top ten. Also, this is probably the last week to see Synecdoche, New York (one of the best films of the year) on the big screen as it's now deep into its second run, so catch it if you can. Drag Me To Hell is also likely to be leaving screens soon, though surely everyone's seen that by now, right? Right? Amusing Drag Me To Hell-related fact: the PR company gave out souvenir buttons to all the journalists going into the screening. Ha, bloody ha...

1. Drag Me To Hell
2. Star Trek
3. Synecdoche, New York
4. Public Enemies
5. The Hangover
6. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
7. Bruno
8. Ichi
9. Anything For Her
10. Rudo and Cursi

DVD of the Week: Bronson (out now, price £19.99)
This week's DVD of the Week is Bronson, starring Tom Hardy as notorious hard man Charles Bronson, who self-styled himself as Britain's Most Violent Criminal. Hardy is sensational in the lead role (and I say that as someone who's disliked 90% of his previous performances), particularly in the off-the-wall scenes where he presents his story as if it's an imaginary one-man stage show. His ringmaster's moustache is also a thing of beauty in its own right. It is an admittedly violent film but it's also thrillingly directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and features an extraordinary soundtrack.
Extras include: a director's commentary, a making of, cast and crew interviews and an audio introduction by Charles Bronson himself. Highly recommended. It would also make a terrific double-bill with Chopper.

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by  John Levis  10/07/2009 @ 16:01
Slapping, fencing, pillow fighting AND smashing crockery - I'm not sure anybody's going to beat the 'A Girl Must Live' catfight!
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