Opening this week in theaters is Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy. It’s based on a spy thriller book of the same title by John le Carré, and boasts a fantastic cast. I’m looking forward to it for sure.
Also opening this week are Young Adult, New Year’s Eve, and The Sitter, which are all fairly mindless-looking comedies. I’m most interested in Young Adult, because it looks like it will be the wittiest and most insightful. I mean the main character is beyond petty, but, that’s the point, right? The point of New Year’s Eve and The Sitter seem to be “pay money to see these and laugh!”
The movie that I’m really looking forward to is one that just had a new trailer released this week: John Carter. It’s about a guy from Earth that becomes a hero on Mars, (based on a series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of which is titled “A Princess of Mars.”) That’s why he can jump so high, because his muscles are accustomed to more gravity. It looks awesome, but it doesn’t come out until March.
One of this year’s movies that has been getting a lot of Oscar buzz is a black-and-white silent film called The Artist. I’m really hoping that I get a chance to see it soon. Just watching the trailer is making me think of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and how I marveled at how much storytelling it was possible to convey without dialogue.