Tuesday, February 28, 2006

March 2006 releases

+ Aquamarine - from the YA novel by Alice Hoffman
A tale of friendship and mermaidism targeted at teen girls. The first major film for Sara Paxton, star of TV's "Darcy's Wild Life." Cute! We LOVE that show!!!

+ The Heart is Decietful Above All Things - limited release, from a J T LeRoy novel
Talk about deceit! Will the recent reveal of LeRoy's non-existence drum up interest in this film, first premiered at Cannes in 2004? Probably not.

+ Ask the Dust - limited release, from a novel by John Fante
Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek have been pushed back and back, and are finally granted a limited release.

+ Evil - limited release, from a novel by Jan Guillou (Swedish title: Ondskan)
Premiered at Cannes in 2003, a film you're not likely to see in a theater near you.

+ V for Vendetta - from the graphic novel by Alan Moore
Studio execs are thinking it's the next Sin City, and unexpected break-out hit. We're thinking it will be better!

+ She's the Man - based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" ...loosely
Amanda Bynes vehicle which barely comes close the play it claims as inspiration.

+ Thank You For Smoking - limited release, from the novel Christopher Buckley
The tobacco industry did not support the making of this film. Starring Aaron Eckhart.

+ A Scanner Darkly - from a novel by Ray Bradbury
Buzzworthy for Bradbury fans and Richard Linklater fans alike. Don't forget Keanue Reeves and Winona Ryder fans too.

You have been BOFed!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

February 2006 releases

New! With descriptive information!

+ A Good Woman - from the Oscar Wilde play, starring Helen Hunt
Hunt's 'return to the big screen.' Shown around the world since 2004, the film is at last available to US audiences is limited release.

+ Curious George - the famous H. A. Rey character gets animated

+ Freedomland - from the novel by Richard Price
Thriller stars Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore and Edie Falco

+ Night Watch - from the novel by Sergei Lukyanenko.
Limited US release of the 2004 Russian film (Nochnoy dozor). The forces of good and evil do battle in present-day Moscow. With subtitles. In wide release March 3.

+ Tsotsi - limited release, from a novel by Athol Fugard
Following a few days in the life of the leader of a violent gang in South Africa. With subtitles.

January 2006 releases

The first BoFs of the year. A light month to start what may become an exciting year!

+ Nanny McPhee, from the Nurse Matilda series by UK author Christianna Brand
+ Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, adapted from Laurence Sterne's "unadaptable" novel 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Esq.' -- in limited release in the US, at least for now.