Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Busy Weekend Ahead

This weekend sees the release of a number of films I want to see. Top among them, but one I will probably have to wait for a wider release for, is Howl's Moving Castle

Naturally, this kind of hope-filled animated adventure can only be followed by a film guaranteed to "scare the living hell out of me." Or at least that is what I hope High Tension will do. Based on "industry" reception of this film, High Tension director Alexandre Aja has been given the director's chair for the remake of the Hills Have Eyes. The original Wes Craven version of Hills was a fun romp when I was younger, so I hope the remake will be as entertaining/disturbing.

I don't really know what High Tension is about, except that the preview features a beautiful woman beating someone to death with a barbed wire coated 2x4 while Sonic Youth plays in the background. What more can you ask for?

Well, I guess you could ask for that song to actually be in the film, but that (like asking for the trailer song for Underworld to actually be in the film) is requesting too much.

Apparently the moral of the story, based solely on previews is either:

  • Don't go to a remote bungalow to prepare for College Exams.


  • or

  • Don't mess with college students who are willing to go to a remote bungalow to prepare for College Exams.


  • I look forward to finding out which.

    Speaking of looking forward. This week is also the release weekend for Doug Liman's newest big budget film Mr. and Mrs. Smith. A film with tropes which should be familiar to anyone who has seen both True Lies and Spy Kids, but directed by the cool as hell director of Swingers and The Bourne Identity. Think of it as a cool Spy Kids prequel. That's how I look at it.
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