Poolside with Deb
Deborah True Neal
"Why can't we eat cotton candy and sleep in? "
Finally got around to seeing District 9, which is way cool, don’t let Mark Sevi tell you it isn’t, and although I didn’t sit through all the credits I’m fairly sure there was a disclaimer stating no prawns were harmed during filming. But that’s not why I called…
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE trailers, good ones make you forget that the movie you just paid for and busted your ass to get to the theater at a reasonable time hasn’t even started yet…and the stuff before D9 kicked major tushie! OMG, are they are making better trailers (i.e. not giving away the entire plot in three minutes...”in a world where seafood’s not for dinner any more”) or is it that and the latest Nancy Meyers doesn’t quite work for the D9 demographics and I was spared that ilk?
Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, looks pretty good although I have no clue what it’s about…there’s an insane asylum, some crazy lady escaped and hides a note: Where is inmate #67?
“BUT THERE ARE ONLY 66 PATIENTS!”
“IS SHE SAYING THERE’S ANOTHER ONE?”
“YA THINK?” (The last line is what I would have said if I had been in the trailer)
So then there’s an island and I don’t know why he’s even there, but Leo looks like he’s dancing with a ghost or going crazy or into insane ghost dancing and he’s really getting confused and freaking out. I’m going see it just to find out what the heck is up. And what does the title even mean? The trailer doesn’t tell you squat. LOVE IT!
Oh, going further into the two degrees of Leonardo DiCaprio, King of the World James Cameron’s Surrogate intrigues me ever so slightly. I just realized last week that the people in the billboards are missing actual body parts, whoa, creepy. At first, second and third glance I thought maybe Bruce Willis was promoting a new fragrance line for men and women. Seriously, I really did think that. According to the trailer, you can have a robot android surrogate live your life and do the stuff you can’t, shouldn’t or don’t actually feel like doing and see it all through their eyes…except, one day, surrogates are murder victims…Bruce is involved he’s always getting in some kind of hot water…then people or I guess Surrogates just fall down square in the middle of the street, which is a cool scene. And it’s based on a graphic novel, so it’s gotta be kinda good, right? Remember Watchmen? Oh, wait…
Not a huge Bruce fan, or James Cameron after T2, but if it’s either this or New Moon and I have to watch a movie or die, guess where I’ll be?
Speaking of the which, let me say if you have a vampire script right now you better fish or cut bait, because we’re fixing to have a blood bath in the theater! Cirque du Freak: The Vampire Assistant looks like absolute campy fun and very different and I think John C Reilly is the only actor left in town who hasn’t actually played a vamp. But his co-star Willem Dafoe has definitely portrayed one of the coolest, creepiest movies vamps ever…I’m totally seeing it, even if Rotten Tomatoes rates it at negative 10.
Oh, and Zombieland has Woody Harrelson and ZOMBIES! I’m so freakin’ excited and was screaming “YES!” and am so seeing that!
Hey, by the way, who can tell me who to sleep with to get Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in a theater near me?
Two more, Law Abiding Citizen looks like an excellent tense thriller and has a total Charles Bronson revenge vigilante deal happening with maybe a supernatural spin, and I think it will be way better than that Taken movie with Liam Nielson where his daughter got kidnapped in Paris…movie heros don’t like it one little bit when you mess with their little girls…hey, Gerard Butler kinda looks like Liam. What the??? Jamie Foxx is in it too, just thought I’d mention it because I took the time to look up who else starred. You are welcome.
And lastly saw the trailer for Avatar and I don’t know what is and I don’t care to find out. Animated blue people running around, I wasn’t actually paying attention…if it’s between this and New Moon and I’ll die if I don’t see a movie, it’s been nice knowing y’all.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thrillers and Horror…c’mon, jump on in, the water is fine! And let me know how that whole Avatar thing works out!