anybody wanna watch this movie with me? @reremy-jenner
yes yes yes yes I’ve been meaning to re-watch this, and I’ve only just realized that a whole year has passed since I’ve last seen it. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
EVERYTHING MUST GO - May 13, 2011
Dan Rush || Will Ferrell, Glenn Howerton, Rebecca Hall
I’ve never been a die-hard Will Ferrell fan, but I’ve always loved him on SNL. I’m pretty excited to see him take on a somewhat more serious role in Everything Must Go; he’s a talented guy and it’ll be fun to see how he takes it on.
HESHER - May 13, 2011 Saw this on May 13, 2011. Read my rating here.
Spencer Susser || Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, Devin Brochu
I’ve been so excited for this movie since Sundance 2010; I’ve been waiting for it for over a year! I was lucky enough to meet director Spencer Susser last Saturday; such a quiet, nice guy. So happy that a release date has finally been put on this baby.
SKATELAND - May 13, 2011
Anthony Burns || Ashley Greene, Shiloh Fernandez, James LeGros
Not sure how this movie’s going to turn out, but I did hear some buzz about it from last year’s Sundance Film Fest. I’m not a big fan of the lead actors / actresses, but I’m really hoping that this movie will turn out to be a pleasant surprise.
THE TREE OF LIFE - May 27, 2011
Terrence Malick || Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
I was blown away by the trailer for this back in December (I think I was watching Black Swan?). I still have no idea what it’s about, but the website is so intriguing, and the images in the trailer were overwhelming and beautiful. I’ll probably be heading down to the LA County Museum of Art on before the film is released to revel in the “Elemental Cinema of Terrence Malick” screenings in celebration of his first film in six years!
SUBMARINE - May 27, 2011 Saw this in January 2011.
Richard Ayoade || Craig Roberts, Yasmin Page, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins
Saw this movie at Sundance 2011 back in January. It was witty, kinda kitschy, and sometimes incredibly sad, but overall a fun movie with plenty of Wes Anderson-ish charm to go around.
BEGINNERS - June 3, 2011
Mike Mills || Mélanie Laurent, Ewan McGregor Goran Visnjic
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a Ewan McGregor fan - I mean, who isn’t? I will literally watch anything touched by Mr. McGregor, and the fact that Mélanie Laurent is in this movie makes me that much more excited.
PROJECT NIM - July 8, 2011 Saw this in January 2011.
James Marsh || Bob Angelini, Bern Cohen, Reagan Leonard
Saw this beautiful documentary at Sundance, and it won the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award. Somewhat of a cautionary tale, but for the most part, a very moving picture of the manipulation of nature and subjugation of animals. I am not ashamed to admit that it made me cry more than once!
LUCKY - July 15, 2011
Gil Cates Jr. || Colin Hanks, Jeffrey Tambor, Mimi Rogers
Wanted to catch this at the Newport Beach Film Fest this week, but alas, AP testing just has to meddle with my fun! The plot for this seems so interesting, and I’m excited to see how Colin Hanks and Jeffrey Tambor work together.
ANOTHER EARTH - July 22, 2011 Saw this in January 2011 and August 3, 2011.
Mike Cahill || Brit Marling, William Mapother
This was my favorite movie that I saw at Sundance 2011. I can’t talk about it much without giving it away, but it’s so much more than your average sci-fi. In fact, I would hardly even classify it as a sci-fi; more as a drama with sci-fi elements. Everything about this movie is beautiful, and the people involved in it are so innovative. I can hardly even believe that the idea for this movie came out of someone’s brain; it’s that amazing. Got to hear Mike Cahill and Brit Marling speak; such incredibly smart and talented people. Watch this movie, guys. I mean it. It’s probably one of the best movies I’ve seen in my whole life, and I’ve seen a heck of a lot of movies in my 18 years on this planet.
THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE - July 29, 2011
Lee Tamahori || Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi
I’ve heard some pretty bad things about this movie, but I don’t care! Dominic Cooper as Saddam Hussein’s “son”? How could I refuse?
THE FUTURE - July 29, 2011
Miranda July || Miranda July, Hamish Linklater, David Warshofsky
One of the films that I missed at Sundance. Apparently, it’s told from the perspective of a cat? I have no idea how that’s going to work, but I’ve heard amazing things about it, so I’m psyched.
30 MINUTES OR LESS - August 12, 2011
Ruben Fleishcer || Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride
It’s going to be so great to see Aziz as a main player in a movie. Of course, we all love him in Parks and Rec, but I can’t wait to see him take on a different sort of character.
OUR IDIOT BROTHER - August 26, 2011 Saw this on August 26, 2011.
Jesse Peretz || Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer
Missed out on this at Sundance! It used to be called “My Idiot Brother”, but I guess they changed the name. Emily Mortimer is one of my favorite actresses, and Paul Rudd is one of my favorite actors, so this movie may be too exciting for me to handle, haha!
50/50 - September 30, 2011
Jonathan Levine || Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Anjelica Huston
I’m a huge sucker for dramadies, and 50/50 seems like a great one - the trailer was already enough to make me feel like laughing and crying at the same time. I’m also a huge Anjelica Huston fan, so the fact that she’s in this makes me more excited than I should be.
Title: Submarine (UK, 2010) ★★★½
Director: Richard Ayoade
Starring: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Page, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine
Date Viewed: January 30, 2011
Summary: A comedy which follows a 15-year-old boy with two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father for her dance teacher.
Saw ”Submarine” at the Sundance Film Festival last month. A cute, quirky, and very funny coming-of-age movie that takes place in 1970’s Wales. Witty, kinda kitschy, and sometimes incredibly sad, but overall a fun movie with plenty of Wes Anderson-ish charm to go around.