Sundancing

Monday, February 2, 2009

So I was looking over the entries of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and I would like to share the trailers that have captured my interest:

Adventureland

It's going to be the Superbad of 2009! It has that quirky and awkward humor with a retro 70's look that has become very popular recently, especially with Superbad and Juno. Simply can't wait to run out of breath laughing my ass off!

Johnny Mad Dog

A grim drama about child soldier fighting in war-torn Africa. This film seems like it's going to be an eye-opener with regards to the harsh conditions in Africa. Unlike most movies that take place in Africa in which they have a heroic leading man saving the day from ravages of Africa. Instead this movie is approached from the point of view of a child soldier, and how a child is subjugated to the violence and barbarity of war. It's about time we have a documentary-esque film about the unfortunate conditions and war in Africa.

Rudo y Cursi

Two sibling go through a rivalry in the world of professional soccer. Produced by the two of my most favorite Latin-American directors, Alfonso Cuarón and Guillermo del Toro, this movie is sure to be an exciting and fun ride!

500 Days of Summer

Last but most definitely not least, 500 Days of Summer! By far the most addicting trailer out of the bunch, have seen way too many times and yet it never gets old! The trailer has a cool old school vibe to it with the voice over, that sounds weirdly similar to Morgan Freeman. The song used in the trailer, Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap is simply amazing and a perfect match for this movie. And one most not forget the two starring actors; Zooey Deschanel, who always manages to play the quirky and humorous love interest perfectly, and Joseph Gordon Levitt, who starred in my opinion in one of the best romantic comedies, 10 Things I Hate About You. This movie just doesn't look like a typical Hollywood Romantic Comedy/Drama but instead a whimsical journey through love.

Okay for now you must excuse me, I'm going to watch the 500 Days of Summer trailer 10 more times...

5 comments:

leneli said...

i've been using your entry to rewatch the 500 days of summer trailer over and over. thought you should know.

ProphetZen said...

yay!

h said...

Its a 500 Days epidemic! The trailer is so addicting. I've been watching it like crazy too plus loop The Temper Trap's Sweet Disposition like crazzzzzy.

I really want to see Johnny Mad Dog. I've seen the trailer for Adventureland before and you're right...it is the next Superbad :D

Je m'appelle Marielle said...

btw I'm H. there was a mix up with accounts.

ProphetZen said...

lol was wondering who is this random mysterious "H" person