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I'm Not There
aka "I'm Not There: Suppositions on a Film Concerning Dylan"
Starring: Christian Bale as Bob Dylan, Heath Ledger as Bob Dylan, Richard Gere as Bob Dylan, Marcus Carl Franklin as Bob Dylan, Ben Wishaw as Bob Dylan and Cate Blanchette (who looks more like Bob Dylan than Bob Dylan). Click here for the trailer.
In The Valley Of Elah
The new Paul Haggis written and directed film which is bound to win many oscars. I have to say I did not care at all for Crash. I noticed there was some subtle racism which made me feel really uncomfortable. You have to look carefully though. It's somewhere in the end credits. After the hair and makeup artists there's a little note saying: "I, Paul Haggis, hate black people. I do, however, have no opinion on the Mexicans". Anyways, here's the trailer.
George Clooney stars in a film I know knothing about but the trailer sure is exciting. I think it's a comedy of some sorts. Here's the plot synopsis: Michael Clayton is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. Though burned out and hardly content with his job, his divorce, a failed business venture and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.
See? Exciting stuff. It might need some car-chases, shaky-cam and an evil genius who's plan is to steal all the salt packages in every Supermacs all across Galway. The trailer is, as always, on youtube.
Gone Baby Gone
Directed by Ben Affleck of all people, this film has the promise of being amazingly good. Boston folk are calling it the best film set in Boston. That is one impressive feat considering the amount of amazing films set in Boston which includes Perfect Storm (apparently set in Boston), Sabrina The Teenage Which and Ice Princess). Here's the trailer.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck (again? he's so hot right now) in a film that is almost completely compressed into the following two minutes so you don't have to see the film: