Monday, October 30, 2006

Movies-To-See List...

I couldn't sleep tonight and the insomniac in me found my way to the computer. I went to the upcoming movies page and wasted away my sleepless hours. Here are a
couple of movies that are on my "Must See List." Some of them appeal to my more serious movie-watcher sensibilities and others just look like pure visual fun.

Here are some pictures, links to websites and trailers, and descriptions provided by Apple's Movie Trailers:

Following his breakthrough feature, SECRETARY, director Steven Shainberg creates a ravishing imaginary portrait of the visionary artist Diane Arbus in his new film, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. Much as an actual Arbus photo transports us into strange and unfamiliar worlds, FUR travels through the looking glass to explore the transformation of a shy woman into a powerfully original artist. Nicole Kidman stars as "Diane Arbus," a devoted wife and mother whose innate talents and dark obsessions are profoundly at odds with the conventional life she leads in 1958 New York.

Notes On A Scandal
When Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett) joins St. George’s as the new art teacher, Barbara (Judi Dench) senses a kindred spirit. But Barbara is not the only one drawn to her. Sheba begins an illicit affair and Barbara becomes the keeper of her secret. NOTES ON A SCANDAL is a story of loneliness, loyalty, envy and love.

Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite.

Pan's Labyrinth
Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro delivers a unique, richly imagined epic with PAN’S LABYRINTH, a gothic fairytale set against the postwar repression of Franco’s Spain. Harnessing the formal characteristics of classic folklore to a 20th Century landscape, del Toro delivers a timeless tale of good and evil, bravery and sacrifice, love and loss.

Based on the Best Selling Novel, this is a story of how a young man with an extraordinarily heightened olfactory sense becomes a murderer in his quest for capturing the unique sublime beauty of young women.

The Fountain
An odyssey about one man’s thousand-year struggle to save the woman he loves. As a 16th century Conquistador, a modern-day scientist, and a 26th century astronaut, he searches for the secret to eternal life.

Based on the best-selling novel, this epic fantasy-adventure centers on a young man named Eragon whose destiny is revealed with the help of a dragon. Eragon, now a Dragon Rider, is swept into a world of magic and power, discovering that he alone has the power to save or destroy an Empire.

1 comment:

Reel Fanatic said...

Pan's Labyrinth is definitely on the top of my must-see list for this year, and "The 300," when it finally comes out some time next year, will just kick so much ass that it will blow every other movie right off the screens