It's been a while since I've checked this blog and I feel like something new should be posted. So there... happy?
Just kidding, but honestly there isn't much to write about. This summer is going on and I honestly can't say much, by last year I had already seen some really good films like Up, the Hurt Locker, Startrek, the Hangover and others. This year the only good films I've seen are Shutter Island, Toy Story 3 and Get Him to the Greek. I'm honestly having trouble convincing myself to go to the theater's, it's that bad. Me, not wanting to watch movies, that's just wrong.
Even the Cannes film festival seemed to have let down all of it's visitors, warning us that not only have Oliver Stone and Woody Allen once again proven that their filmmaking talent is a thing of the past, but that the only films with any promise what so ever seem to be foreign, and knowing myself I'll have to hope they come to TIFF if I'm ever going to see them... if I even want to. Nothing against foreign films but honestly, a film with a talking catfish sex scene doesn't sound like my cup of tea.
Hopefully Inception will come and turn this year around, because honestly I doubt Eclipse or The Last Airbender will do much. The one good thing I can say is that this September looks to be very promising with such films as the Adjustment Bureau, The American, The Town, It's Kind of a Funny Story, as well as whatever TIFF has to offer. As well their are a lot of films that are still without release dates or distributors, if these get picked up and hopefully released before 2011 begins then who knows, the second half of this year may make it possible for me to get over the horrible slate of films that the first half has presented us with.
If Inception is any good you may hear from me before the summer ends, if it's as big a let down as the rest of the year you may have to wait until TIFF for us to talk again.
P.S. If you'd like to know what I think will come out as the 10 best Picture nominees then here you go:
The Kid's Are All Right
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
Tree of Life* (if it ever comes out)
The Way Back*
* indicates a director nomination as well