I've also missed most of the (apparently) good dramas that have come out: Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, I'm Not There, and a few others. Now several of them are out on DVD, so that's cool, but I still haven't seen No Country For Old Men... because apparently, no one I know wants to see incredible amounts of violence as executed by Javier Bardem with a mop top hairdo. But I ask, why not?
The new crop of movies that I want to see are somewhat less serious. I've been hoping to see In Bruges with that gorgeous man whore, Colin Farrell. He actually maintains his smartass, Lucky Charms-ish Irish accent in this role, adding to the charm of what already looks like a fun movie. There's also Charlie Bartlett, with the really talented, rather disturbing kid from a "dead hookers!" episode of "Criminal Minds," and Robert Downey Jr., who I like in spite of myself. (P.S. I shamefully admit that I kind of can't wait for Iron Man to come out.)
But the one film I'm looking forward to the most (and which I'll hopefully get to see ce weekend avec ma mère), is Be Kind Rewind, a Michel Gondry flick. Gondry is the guy behind such movies as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, as well as a slew of music videos, such as the Foo Fighters' "Everlong," Björk's "Human Behavior," and Daft Punk's "Around the World." Eternal Sunshine is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. And while I didn't like it quite as much as Eternal Sunshine, The Science was tremendously creative and imaginative - I still don't know how they did a few of the things in it, in spite of the do-it-yourself feel. Gondry is just a weird little French man with ideas spilling out of his ears, and I love him for it. Check out the trailer for Be Kind Rewind below.