Thursday, May 14, 2009
July Movie Preview
Public Enemies (July 1st)
Starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Billy Crudup
Johnny Depp plays notorious Depression Era bank robber, John Dillinger, in Public Enemies. Dillinger launched one of the most wild crime sprees in history. During the Depression, Dillinger robbed-from the rich without giving to the poor, deviating from the infamous Robin Hood style. No jail could hold Dillinger, as his charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to many. This endearment resulted from a lack of sympathy from the public for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. Christian Bale got into his character as J. Edgar Hoover’s agent, Melvin Purvis, by studying old newspaper clippings, ancient newsreels, and visiting Purvis’ son in South Carolina.
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (July 15th)
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
The wait is over! Originally scheduled to open November 21st, 2008 Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince is finally coming out. Financial issues caused the push back that sent fans going bananas. I’m not going to waste my time to tell you what the movie is about because I am sure fans already know. But I will disclose that I thoroughly enjoy Freeze Pops in the summer time.
(500) Days of Summer (July 17th)
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
Greeting card writer and hopeless romantic, Tom (Gordon-Levitt), falls for Summer (Deschanel) who does not believe in love. The movie follows Tom as he tries to win Summer’s heart over a span of 500 days. The story moves from the perspective of Tom, who goes from ecstatic giddiness one moment, indulging in a fantasy song and dance sequence at one point, to crippling depression the next. The soundtrack to 500 Days of Summer is worth mentioning too, as Regina Spektor, The Smiths, Black Lips, PAPER ROUTE, Feist and Spoon are just a few worthy mentions included.
Bruno (July 10th)
Starring Sacha Baron Cohen
Late last year you might remember hearing about all the fashion show sabotages. Top runway shows in Paris and Milan kept getting interrupted by a strange man and that strange man ended up being none other than Borat himself, Sacha Baron Cohen. Bruno is a British mockumentary produced, co-written and starring Baron Cohen. Bruno originates from Baren Cohen’s previous television series Da Ali G Show. Bruno is the third film based on characters from the show, following Ali G Indahouse and Borat: Cultural Lernings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
Funny People (July 31st)
Starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann
George (Adam Sandler) is a very successful stand up comedian who learns that he has an untreatable blood disorder and is given less than a year to live. Ira (Seth Rogen) is a struggling up-and-coming stand up comedian who works at a deli and has yet to figure out his onstage persona. One night, these two perform at the same club and George takes notice of Ira. George hires Ira to be his semi-personal assistant as well as his friend. Taking another direction than the usual slap-stick comedy made possible by Rogen and company, don’t expect Funny People to be as funny as other Apatow productions but more of a heart-felt comedy.