To celebrate the start of winter yesterday, I put together a list of the 10 films I want to see the most from now until March 20 (the end of winter). Some of these films may have come out in limited release, such as Shame or A Dangerous Method – but have not hit Long Island yet so I’m counting them as winter releases.
- Haywire – Soderberg, Fassbender and Gina Carrano. How would this not be #1?
- Shame – more Fassbender… and my favorite young actress Carey Mulligan.
- Coriolanus – I don’t know how this slipped past my radar, but it looks pretty awesome.
- Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – a month ago this would have been #1, but I may have seen one too many promos for it and since I’ve seen the original it all feels old to me.
- Act of Valor – this is right up my alley being that I dreamed of being a Navy SEAL one day.
- A Dangerous Method – even more Fassbender. Directed by David Cronenberg.
- Chronicle – this looks like the really good version of what a found footage x-men rip-off should be.
- John Carter – I am not so sure about this based on the trailer, but I’m in either way
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – the trailer was more moving than most films I’ve ever seen
- Rampart – I was a big fan of The Messenger and the same creative team brings us this, including Woody Harrelson as a bad ass
- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – a month ago this may have been in the top 3, but word everywhere is that this is a snooze fest. I still want to and will see it, but I’m not itching to do so.
- The Devil Inside – besides looking good, my friend Brent Bell directed this.
- We Need to Talk About Kevin – have been hearing really good things about this Lynne Ramsey film.
- Tin Tin – not that interested, but Spielberg and that creative team? Hard to not go see it.
- Loosies – Vincent Gallo is in it. That’s enough for me.
- Underworld Awakening – if you know me, you know I put out a werewolf book, so yes – I am a fan of this type of stuff.
- The Secret World of Arrietty – Miyazaki is the master.
- Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – this sounds pretty awful, then you find out that Renner and Arterton are the stars and it changes my whole perspective.