Wednesday, 25 November 2009

THE COEN'S LATEST,ODD RAMBLINGS & WILD THINGS. . .

THE COENS' LATEST ... A SERIOUS MAN (NOV 20) Stars stage actor Michael Stuhlbarg as Larry Gopnik a mild mannered physics teacher in 1967 is a seemingly low-key affair from the brothers' Coen. But appearances can be deceptive, this is supposedly their least serious and most funny film in years.
MAY WELL BE WORTH A WATCH - BUNNY AND THE BULL (NOV 27) From the makers of The Mighty Boosh ( which I'm not a fan of admittedly ) - the cast of that make only fleeting cameos too. Looks like a quirky promising road movie of sorts. Part Carry On, Part Monty Python with the odd touches of The Mighty Boosh this could be an interesting film if you can find somewhere showing it.
COMING SHORTLY : WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (DEC 11) by Maurice Sendak was my favourite book as a young pup. The new film version looks a good 'un. Less a kids film, more a film about being a child. Early screenings suggested kids were frightened and upset and it appealed more to the grown ups. The fact it's helmed by Spike Jonze means you can expect odd and weird in equal measures. Getting James Gandolfini on board as 'Carol' seems a masterstroke too. These days the family themed films tend not to appeal to me but the trailer and early buzz suggests this one's a winner.
RECENTLY WATCHED : - Sir Michael Caine, 76 years young - dusts off the old 'mac and pulls out the guns and turns vigilante as HARRY BROWN a very recent widowed ex-serviceman who avenges the death of his pal by dishing out his own form of vengeance. Similarities with Clint Eastwood's last Gran Torino and shades of Jack Carter ridding the estate of the vile feral rats a great performance from Caine. 4/5 YHN

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