Sunday, January 10, 2010
(above: “Season of the Witch”)
(above: “The Wolfman”)
Okay, so I was at the theater seeing “Sherlock Holmes.” I won’t even go into what I thought about that movie—I think I put it right beside “Fantastic Four" on the worth-my-time scale. But, the bright part of the movie watching was the previews. Two movies caught my eye. I love mood and atmosphere, so I was taken by both of these.
I don’t expect “Season of the Witch” (March 19th) to be terribly amazing. It stars Nicholas Cage. I don’t know who keeps thinking this guy is a lead actor, but somehow he keeps getting hired for the position. His godawful voice ruins the whole effect, if not his nonexistent acting skills (and nonexistent sideburns). I will forgive the movie for the casting just to see the mood and atmosphere that the preview promises. I’m not certain it’s worthy of seeing in the theater for me. I admit that I reserve that for only the holiest of holies (I tend to chew people out around me who are talking--yeah, I'm one of those people who shame them). I know, so why was I seeing “Sherlock Holmes” tonight? Probably because hubby and I have completely divergent choices in movies and he had free passes. That being said, at least I saw these great previews.
Now, “The Wolfman” (February 12th) promises to my eyes to be probably my favorite movie ever. That says a lot, but it has every element I’ve ever wanted to see in a movie. I could watch the trailer nonstop. I hope they didn’t screw it up, but even the transformations to wolf were well thought out. I just want to jump into that movie. Of course, I felt that way with the previews of “Sleepy Hollow” too. I did end up buying the movie just because I love the atmosphere, though the plot and characters are abysmal. Still, “The Wolfman” at least looks to have a real plot and amazing tension and hair-raising moments which “Sleepy Hollow” never had.
Well, my horror lovers, keep those marked on your calendars.
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