Sunday, June 14, 2009

"I was a big event."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It would appear that I have developed a habit of posting movie trailers. Sometimes, I post about them when there is a movie I'm dying to see. Every so often, I post about critically-acclaimed or award-winning films, in the hopes of encouraging others and myself to broaden our interests. However, once in a while there are trailers that I have been waiting to appear FOREVER. The Time Traveler's Wife and Shutter Island are two of these. Now, I'll be the first to admit that I was unable to commit to reading the first of these two books. Those of you who have read Time-Traveler's Wife should let me know if you think I should give it another try. I was psyched about the movie because it stars one of my "I'll see them in anything" actors, the lovely Rachel McAdams AND the increasingly appealing Eric Bana. The trailer DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. I was practically in tears by the time it was over, which could be one of two things: (1) I'm a hopeless romantic, to the point that a two-minute preview could make me cry! or (2) The use of a slow, devastating Lifehouse song pushed me over the edge. Who can be sure? Needless to say, it looks to be an entertaining film.

Now, I did read Shutter Island, which was penned by Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River. It's a very unusual and highly entertaining read, though completely in a different vein than Mystic River. It's not necessarily a book that I would have been desperate to see adapted, but when I heard that Leo DiCaprio was selected as the star, following the direction of Martin Scorsese, I was SOLD. Leonardo was a shocking omission from me "I'll see them in anything" post. I plan to write a future Top 5 specifically addressing his performances, actually. The rest of the cast is of the highest caliber: Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Max von Sydow, Mark Ruffalo, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams...quite hard to beat such an assembly, don't you think? I'm impressed that Scorsese is willing to take this story on, because it really seems to be out of his proverbial "comfort zone." You'll see what I mean if the movie is true to the book. The ending is shocking, but that's all I'll admit.

Just a bonus here, another highly anticipated film! Is there anyone out there that doesn't positively adore Robert Downey Jr.? There is something so very appealing about him...

I am now off to determine a spot for my SH and I to eat dinner. We arrived in Dusseldorf this evening, and I took advantage of the wireless (NOT free, I might add! My SH's work will be covering the 17 euros per day fee!) to write a quick post. I have been taking loads of pictures, despite having only been here for just under two days, and am looking forward to creating somewhat witty posts about our journey.

Maybe I'll read The Time Traveler's Wife after all...


3 comments:

The White House said...

Time Traveller's Wife looks really good. I read the book and for some reason it was tough to identify with the characters since he was come and go and come and go... I think the movie looks better!

David and Abi said...

I loved the book! I can't wait for the movie.

Andrea and Arthur said...

I agree with "The White House" comment. I didn't love Time Traveller's Wife. In fact, I don't think I ever finished it!