Friends With Benefits
What’s the best month for movies? Is it January or February, when the stream of awards contenders elevates the class of the multiplex for a brief period? Maybe May or June when the big blockbusters quite literally explode onto our screens? Well, based on the quality of what didn’t make this list, as well as what’s on it, one of the most interesting months of the year must be September. If you were to ask me why, you’d probably be expecting some form of in-depth analysis, which may be asking a bit much for my poor little brain at the end of a hard week – maybe it’s because we’re coming into festival season, the third of the great film seasons of the year, or maybe it’s because it’s the first month of the year ending in “ber”. Basically, I’ve got nothing.
What I have got, though, is a stack of quality trailers for you this month. As I said, the quality of what’s on the list is matched by what’s not. Some trailers, including those for Drive (which I have seen, and is, as the youngsters say these days, amazeballs) and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy will appear on my separate run-down of the trailers for the films I’m seeing at the Cambridge Film Festival this year. In addition, I’ve already seen Kevin Smith’s Red State, which I liked, but you probably won’t; there’s the British film that everyone’s talking about, Kill List, which apparently you should see as cold as possible, so I’m not going to inflict the trailer on you; the match up of one of the actors of the moment, Michael Fassbender with up and coming actress Mia Wasikowska, both playing in the dangerous regional English accent territory that Anne Hathaway fell foul of recently; and Tom Hardy / Joel Edgerton testosterone fest Warrior, which got very good reviews from the people that saw it at the secret screening that I failed to get into. Sorry, readers. Read the rest of this entry »