Fah. Award season schmaward season. All things considered, there isn’t much I’m anticipating, because one by one they got struck out. And I’m a wee bit disappointed, because usually this is the movie season I look forward to the most.
There are some book adaptations coming out, but I’m not likely to catch them, mostly because I haven’t read them and I’m not likely to. So no Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo (based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret), and Breaking Dawn. I have read I Don’t Know How She Does It, but I didn’t love the book (and I don’t love Sarah Jessica Parker), so I won’t go.
Then there’s the Sherlock Holmes sequel. Sigh. I was so looking forward to it, but then I saw the trailer, and my interest flagged. Ditto The Three Musketeers, which quite frankly looks astoundingly awful. I’ll go to either if the reviews come back semi-positively.
And I think if Puss in Boots had come out a few years earlier I’d be more excited, but now I’m just tired of Shrek, even though Puss is easily the best character of the series. Iron Lady, about Margaret Thatcher and starring Meryl Streep, looks interesting, but Meryl Streep isn’t really one of my go-to actresses; I’d go socially but not especially.
Which leaves me with a grand total of one movie that I am going to see, come rain, shine, snow or sleet: The Adventures of Tintin. I am a huge Tintin fan, and the entire cast and production team look absolutely amazing. Steven Speilberg directing. Peter Jackson producing. And Steven Moffat co-writing (of “Dr. Who” and the BBC’s “Sherlock”). And then starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Cary Elwes, Nick Frost, Mackenzie Crook, Gad Elmaleh – it’s like half the roster of Cool British Actors (minus Gad Elmaleh, who’s a Cool French Actor). And then there’s the whole motion-capture feel, which judging by the trailer manages the compromise between comic book and reality very successfully.
Four months to go! Which fall movies are you looking forward to?
- Jean AAR