Today's batch of releases has me making some serious cinematic confessions...
Confession #1: I'm not a big fan of Ben Affleck as a director. I think I saw Gone Baby Gone too close to all the hype. It was good, but I didn't love it. I really didn't care for The Town and was thrilled when Winter's Bone snagged a Best Picture nom over it. So I'm not extremely hyped for Argo, but I've heard many good things (like from Jess) and the trailer looks pretty damn good. I might wait for dvd, but with all Affleck directed films, I'll check it out eventually.
Confession #2: I wasn't crazy about Martin McDonagh's first feature, In Bruges. I still have a bitter taste in my mouth about the deceptive marketing campaign that made it look like a straight up comedy. I know I need to give it another watch (especially when I hear others talk about how awesome it is), but I just haven't gotten there yet. From what I understand, Seven Psychopaths is the straight up comedy it's being marketed as, so I will gladly check out it.
Confession #3: When we saw the fun, action-packed, end-of-summer flick Premium Rush on a bright Saturday afternoon, I did not expect to first be exposed to a horror trailer that would keep me up for a couple nights. Since then, I've been to a few other screenings that previewed the Sinister trailer, and I simply had to look away, like a big baby. That evil spirit is just too freaky, especially when he "comes alive" on Hawke's computer screen. Oh, hell no. I may be a big fraidy cat, but at least I'll be getting my beauty sleep.
Confession #4: I just don't find Kevin James funny...oh wait, neither does anyone else. Nevermind.