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Shwicaz
10-01-2007, 05:51 AM
"For The Bible Tells Me So"


Official Site: http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/

Link to Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajBR0dq0XXk


Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? Director/co-writer Daniel Karslake's provocative and entertaining documentary brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a significant (and often malicious) misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families—including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson—we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child.


"My Kid Could Paint That"

Official Web Site (with trailer): http://www.sonyclassics.com/mykidcouldpaintthat/


In a matter of months, 4-year-old Marla Olmstead rocketed from total obscurity into international renown—and sold over $300,000 dollars worth of paintings. She was compared to Kandinsky and Pollock, and called "a budding Picasso." Many accused her parents of exploiting their daughter for financial gain. Then, five months into Marla's new life as a celebrity, a bombshell dropped. 60 Minutes aired an exposé suggesting strongly that the paintings were painted by her father, himself an amateur artist. Barraged with hate mail and ostracized around town, the embattled Olmsteads turned to filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev to clear their name. But would it turn out to be so simple?


"The Last Winter"

Official Website: http://www.thelastwinter.net/

Trailer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/thelastwinter/trailer/



In one of the most pristine landscapes in the world, a team working to exploit oil resources of Alaska is tormented by an unseen evil.

After one crewmember is found dead, a disorientation slowly claims the sanity of the other members of the team as each of them succumbs to an unknown fear. This creeping dread bursts open when a malevolent wind brings down a plane that approaches the station. Explosions and carnage wreak havoc on the team and all functions fail in the camp, forcing two of the members out into the cold on a desperate bid for survival. As these two journey to find help, they find themselves utterly alone in a world that is unraveling- either they are being stalked by an invisible herd of menacing phantoms, or they are going mad.

This chilling supernatural drama is the latest offering from Larry Fessenden, an acclaimed director of intimate horror spectacles, whose trilogy of Horror (NO TELLING, HABIT, and WENDIGO) tackles themes of contemporary life- environmentalism, ad*diction, class conflict, aggression, fear and madness.




"Into The Wild"

Official Site (with Trailer): http://www.intothewild.com/


After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch, Alpha Dog) abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. Based on a true story and the bestselling book of the same name by Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air. Co-starring Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, William Hurt and Marcia Gay Harden. Written and directed by Sean Penn (The Pledge, The Crossing Guard).


"Pete Seeger: The Power of Song"

(I can't seem to find a trailer for this one.....)



Pete Seeger, one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century, was the architect of the folk revival, writing some of its best known songs, including "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "Turn, Turn, Turn" and "If I Had a Hammer." Largely misunderstood by his critics, including the U.S. government, for his views on peace, unionism, civil rights and ecology, Seeger was targeted by the communist witch hunt of the 1950s and, in spite of his enormous popularity, banned from American television for more than 17 years. With a combination of never-before-seen archival footage and personal films made by Seeger and his wife, this authorized biography chronicles the life of the legendary artist and political activist. Includes appearances by Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Maines, Tom Paxton and Peter, Paul and Mary. Directed by Jim Brown (The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time).



Of all the movies listed above, the one I know most about is 'Into the Wild'. I read the book about 5 years ago, and it damn near blew me away. The fact that they decided to make the film, as opposed to doing a documentary-type film is not something I am sure I like, but I have been impressed with Sean Penn's previous writing/directing, so I am cautiously optimistic.

For The Bible Tells Me So looks to me, very absorbing, and something I can personally relate to.

The Last Winter has Ron Pearlman in it (a shoo-in for a 'must see'), and the both the trailer and the description set a mood. One that is right up my alley.


My Kid Could Paint That is a documentary about a story that I apparently missed, and has me intrigued.

The Peter Seeger documentary is one I will see with the hubby, as he is a fan. I really don't know much about the guy other than his music, so this will be an education for me.

Anyone seen/plan on seeing any of these.

Any other recommendations...?

add them here.

Shwicaz
10-01-2007, 07:06 AM
so I hear will smith wants to remake Karate Kid.......


(how is that unsubstantiated rumor thread more popular than this one about already completed good films....?)

Perhaps I should have titled the thread better. :(

DrMachine
10-01-2007, 07:21 AM
I expected all of these to be "gay themed" movies.

:lol:

Shwicaz
10-01-2007, 07:22 AM
surprised you, didn't I?

Garth
10-01-2007, 07:36 AM
so I hear will smith wants to remake Karate Kid.......


(how is that unsubstantiated rumor thread more popular than this one about already completed good films....?)

Perhaps I should have titled the thread better. :(

Because it is more fun to bitch and be snarky about things, as opposed to being positive about things.

MIKE D
10-01-2007, 07:39 AM
I hadn't heard of any of those except Into The Wild. Thanks for the heads up; I'll throw them on the Netflix queue if I can't find them locally.

Unicornucopia
10-01-2007, 08:21 AM
Because it is more fun to bitch and be snarky about things, as opposed to being positive about things.

Truth.

MIKE D
10-01-2007, 08:23 AM
Based on the blurbs in The Last Winter trailer, I also Netflixed other films in that director's catalog. Getting compared to early Carpenter is a heady compliment, so I'd like to see if I've been missing something by having this guy under the radar.

DrMachine
10-01-2007, 08:25 AM
surprised you, didn't I?

you did actually...maybe you should amend your title to reflect that...you'll get more responses

:lol:

Shwicaz
10-01-2007, 08:29 AM
you did actually...maybe you should amend your title to reflect that...you'll get more responses

:lol:


you can't change the titles after 20 minutes or so.

but the title says 'great upcoming films' it says nothing about any of them being gay.

If people have preconceived notions about my threads, then that's their problem.'


Of course, when someone makes a thread about these movies, I'll be sure to say 'already a thread about that' and post a link to here.

cause I am a bitch like that. :lol:

Binx
10-03-2007, 08:12 AM
Really looking forward to The Last Winter, cautiously optomistic about Into the Wild ( I also loved the book) and looking at Mike D's avatar, I can see I am not the only one looking forward to No Country for Old Men (http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/nocountryforoldmen/trailer/). I mean, I can't freaking wait. Huge Coehns fan and Cormac McCarthy fan, so there you go.

EDIT: oh, and Lust, Caution. (http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/lustcaution/trailer/) Ang Lee is a master, I really liked Tony Leung in Wong Kar Wei's films, and it has NC17 sex.

Mwstattel
10-03-2007, 08:22 AM
The two documentaries sound facinating.

WAKKAJAWAKKA
10-03-2007, 08:24 AM
"Into The Wild" Is Gonna Be Good, I Bet.

Wayno.

Shwicaz
10-03-2007, 08:29 AM
EDIT: oh, and Lust, Caution. (http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/lustcaution/trailer/) Ang Lee is a master, I really liked Tony Leung in Wong Kar Wei's films, and it has NC17 sex.

This one just arrived in our area (or it does this weekend). I may check that one out. Thanks for reminding me.

Rosemary's Baby
10-03-2007, 08:30 AM
I'm going to see Into the Wild sometime this week.

You didn't mention the two I'm looking most forward to.

Lust/Caution and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Binx
10-03-2007, 08:43 AM
This one just arrived in our area (or it does this weekend). I may check that one out. Thanks for reminding me.

I'm still trying to figure out who is going to be showing it here and when. That NC-17 rating will keep it out of a lot of theaters.

Binx
10-03-2007, 08:45 AM
I'm going to see Into the Wild sometime this week.

You didn't mention the two I'm looking most forward to.

Lust/Caution and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

But I mentioned the first one. ;)

And forgot about the 2nd. (http://jessejamesmovie.warnerbros.com/) Hearing great things.

Also The Darjeeling Limited (http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thedarjeelinglimited/). A lot of people are down on Wes Anderson of late it seems, but the 13 minute prequel has me intrigued.

Rosemary's Baby
10-03-2007, 08:55 AM
But I mentioned the first one. ;)

And forgot about the 2nd. (http://jessejamesmovie.warnerbros.com/) Hearing great things.

Also The Darjeeling Limited (http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thedarjeelinglimited/). A lot of people are down on Wes Anderson of late it seems, but the 13 minute prequel has me intrigued.

I'm blind.

Actually, I'd say the one I'm looking forward to the absolute most is There Will Be Blood by PT Anderson.

And you are correct, Tony Leung in Kar-Wai movies is amazing. Especially in In The Mood For Love, which is one of my favorite flicks.

Binx
10-03-2007, 09:43 AM
I'm blind.

Actually, I'd say the one I'm looking forward to the absolute most is There Will Be Blood by PT Anderson.

And you are correct, Tony Leung in Kar-Wai movies is amazing. Especially in In The Mood For Love, which is one of my favorite flicks.

That's another one I've forgotten about and is a must see.

Agreed re. In the Mood for Love. Kar-Wei really had everything come together in that film, the actors, the visuals (which he's always great at) the music, just amazing film making. Too bad his new one (Blueberry something???) got panned at Cannes.