A while back, I did a movies-to-see 2005 list, parts 1 and 2. Here’s part 3, inspired by the announcement of the Golden Globe nominees this morning (poll on this to follow, I think). This time, I’ll give little brief reasons for “why.”
Brokeback Mountain, which is probably my #1 want-to-see at the moment, and which I am beginning to despair of ever seeing. It’s in limited release starting next weekend, and expands wider in the weeks after that… surely the recent award nominations will get it pushed into more theaters more quickly. Right? Right?
Munich Daniel Craig! Eric Bana! Steven Spielberg! I’m going to be so fucking depressed by this movie.
Transamerica Felicity Huffman! I have yet to read a bad review of her performance.
King Kong Still going with “people as the reason for seeing a movie”: Peter Jackson!
Rumor Has It Though the cast is convincing — Shirley McClaine and Kevin Costner, in particular (I know, insert Kevin Costner jokes here, but then remember — I may actually be a William Shatner fan) — it’s the story that makes me want to go. It’s THE GRADUATE: THE SEQUEL.
The Family Stone I have been sold on this movie by seeing the same trailer for it 800 times, and every time, I laugh when they put up Luke Wilson’s name while he’s being handed a beer.
Mrs. Henderson Presents Dame Judi Dench!
Memoirs of a Geisha I did read the book, it was a long time ago, and now I must trust in Rob Marshall, who made me like Chicago when I didn’t think I would.
Match Point Uh. Dark and stalkery Woody Allen movie? Without Woody Allen in it? I need to see this movie just because the Woody Allen attachment is causing such cognitive dissonance.