Sunday, January 18, 2004

Trailer Watch

I've often thought that Hugh Jackman and I have lots in common - dashing good looks not being the least of our similarities. I'm actually quite jealous of Hugh. If I were going to pick a screen name, Hugh Jackman would be at the top of my list. "Hugh" in and of itself is not a great name -- but it in some sort of lingual chemistry it becomes phosphorescent when combined with "Jackman." What an awesome name. Plus, you can parse it up to make it even sweeter: Huge Ackman! Anyway, now Hugh has a new movie coming out. Looks pretty sweet.

Also, we have the re-release of The Battle of Algiers an excellent movie, if you've not seen it. There's also a new remake of The Stepford Wives trailer here, with IMDB on the original here. William Goldman, the screenwriter behind the original is nothing short of fabu. Frank Oz, director of the remake hasn't done much in terms of directing, but what he has done is generally enjoyable (even if not cinematically powerful), including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bowfinger, and What About Bob? All comedy classics, I think.

In the clever concepts category is Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Not really sure what to make of this, but it appears to be a "futuristic" movie created from a vision of the future 50 years ago. Of course, I could be wrong about whether that actually is the concept, but that's what it looks like to me.

Finally, The Girl Next Door looks idiotic - that said, the premise may be irresistible (Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy gets girl, girl turns out to be a porn star).

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