Hey Moviedexers, this column and myself (Ivy), are new to the site, and psyched to be here! Between The Aisles is going to be a new weekly addition to Moviedex. While on my own blog, Do You Have a Flag? (cheerfuld.blogspot.com), I post movie news and trailers every day which can range from bad to good, this column will cover the best/most interesting new and previews from the week. Only the best for you guys. Hope you’ll enjoy getting your weekly movie bulletin here, and be sure to check back each Saturday for a new edition of Between The Aisles.
The headlines from this week’s Between The Aisles:
- Agora-Phobic Or Tastic?
– Pinto To Team Up With Allen
– Gondry Saves The Green Hornet
– The First Coming Of Rupert Friend?
- Gigantic Looks Kind Of Familiar…
– Is Monsters, Inc. Back In Business?
- Arrested Development Movie Will Happen… Or So They Say
Agora-Phobic Or Tastic?
It may not seem like there’s much to make of this trailer yet, but Alejandro Amenabar’s Agora could very well be the new epic you’ve been craving (though you’ll have to wait till December of 2009). The film takes place in Roman Egypt and follows a young slave, Davus (Max Minghella of Art School Confidential fame), who falls in love with his master, female professor and atheist Hypatia (Rachel Weisz). Swelling operatic themes in the background and larger than life shots signal that Agora could be the next big thing to take over theaters, or it could pull a 10,000 BC and fall completely flat. What do we think, yay or nay?
Pinto To Team Up With Allen
Rising Star Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) has already gotten her next big break. She recently stated that her next film will be with Woody Allen. It feels like Scarlett Johansson all over again. Supposedly Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins and Josh Brolin are also all aboard with Allen. So what will this new film be about? I’m thinking it will be about a marriage falling apart between Watts and Brolin, due to his affair with Pinto? And Hopkins can play the wise mentor that Watts turns to in her despair… thoughts?
Gondry Saves The Green Hornet
I’m sure you’ve already read this a million places before seeing it here, but did other blogs have this cool trippy picture? Michel Gondry has taken up the reigns of the The Green Hornet after Stephen Chow dropped out. The film written by Seth Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg, has a release date of June 25, 2010, not to be confused with The Green Lantern, set to release in December 2010. I’m all for the incredible Gondry taking a stab at Hornet. His films are like beautiful mind trips that get stuck in your head and are constant replay.
And things can’t get any worse for the movie, right?
The First Coming Of Rupert Friend?
You’ve probably seen this guy in the small role of Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, or with his lips constantly wrapped around GF Keira Knightley. But soon, you’ll be seeing a lot more of this awkwardly feminine, yet appealing leading man. I didn’t make too much of Rupert Friend in the beginning, but with all his upcoming films, he’s growing on me. Check him out in this slightly disturbing clips from his film Cheri with Michelle Pfeiffer, and in the trailer for Young Victoria. Get ready America, this Brit is going to big, or at least he’s going to try.
Gigantic Looks Kind Of Familiar…
So the poster’s yellow, Paul Dano’s in it, and to top it off they use the same goddamn music from the Little Miss Sunshine trailer! I think Mr. Dano and Alan Arkin (see my take on Sunshine Cleaning) need to go to Sunshine rehab. Clearly they’re addicted. None the less Gigantic looks right up my indie ally, and Dano is looking better than ever as that love stoned guy who gets hotter with time and patience. And apparently having Zooey Deschanel and John Goodman in your movie is the new trendy thing to do, although this is the first time together that I’m aware of. The love story will either be cute or annoying. I could see it going either way. See the trailer here.
Is Monsters, Inc. Back In Business?
Ask and you shall receive seems to be Pixar’s new motto as news breaks that plans for the long awaited Monsters, Inc. sequel are supposedly in the works (thanks for the scoop First Showing!). Director Pete Docter who just finished UP, the upcoming release from Pixar, hasn’t officially confirmed this sequel news yet, but I’m guessing the rumors are true. Next to The Incredibles (which practically has sequel tattooed on its… arm), Monsters, Inc. is the most requested Pixar film. Rabid fans are dying to know, so tell us Docter, is it true?
Arrested Development Movie Will Happen… Or So They Say
Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz has confirmed that the movie will be developed… yeah I know, we’ve been hearing that for months. Can we get some shooting dates? How about a plot line? Oh wait… it hasn’t even been written yet. That’s right Arrested fans, if you were hoping to see a movie happen very soon, chances are you’ll be disappointed. But at least now we appear to have confirmation that a film will happen, sometime in the next 5 years if we’re lucky. But never fear, you have your DVD sets to keep you in stitches till then.
“Tell me the truth, there’s been a lot of lying in this family.”
“And a lot of love.”