I haven’t really heard much of the story of this film from Hungary. But it’s been mentioned with movies like The Fall and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus as a movie that celebrates the power of stories and imagination. Even the trailer doesn’t say much about the story, there’s practically no dialogue at all. What the trailer does show however is the fantastic imagery. From what I understand the movie is the story told by a hungarian girl of how she traveled from hungary through europe to end up working in a an engish brothel.
The debut film of Quentin Dupieux aka Mr.Oizo and is the revenge story of a car tire that witnesses the carnage of a rubber tire burning. An thus ensues a killing spree by the tire making it the first killer tire movie. The trailer is wonderfully random and the movie apparently defies expectations. I’m really looking forward to this.
I’m Still Here
The (recently debunked) mockumentary about famous actor Joaquin Phoenix decent into madness and terrible rap music. I’ve been reading about this movie for a long time and it was just days ago that the director Casy Affleck admitted that the movie isn’t real. Apparently Joaquin Phoenix goes hardcore into the role and makes the performance of a lifetime. I wish they hadn’t admitted it wasn’t real. Would’ve been fun trying to figure it out while seeing the movie. But it still looks fascinating and hilarious.
James Gunn, writer of the Scooby Doo live-action movies has written and directed this movie. That might not sound too good but he also wrote and directed the fantastic movie Slither and wrote the script for the really enjoyable Dawn of the Dead remake. Super is about regular people (played by Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page) who tries to be superheroes with tragicomically disastrous results. And if the idea might not seem too original anymore with Kick-Ass and Defendor already released (and even Special which predates both those movies) Gunn apparently wrote the movie long before those movies were in production and he knows how to write darkly fun movies.
While the trailer makes this movie look like a great big monster extravaganza it’s apparently pretty low-key with the alien fauna ravaged quarantine zone of Mexico just being a background setting for the story. But the story is appantly really good and the glimpses of the CGI “giant monsters” are executed perfectly even though it’s a low-budget indie movie. It really does looks amazing and the fact that there’s seems to be more story than monster carnage makes it even more interesting. (don’t get me wrong, i love monster carnage, I just really like stories too)
You Are Here
I really have no idea what this movie is about (most reviewers who’ve seen the movie are apparently still not sure) but it’s been described as Kaufman-esque which is enough for me. The trailer starts a bit slow but then you just get caught up in the mood of it all. And that’s apparently how the movie is too. Just this weird mood thing that you get caught up in even though you have no idea what’s going on.
The debut movie of Richard Ayoade (of The IT Crowd fame) is a quirky welsh indie drama comedy about young love and has been described as a movie not unlike the kind Wes Anderson would do. And the first reviews from the screening at TIFF has been really good. People seem to love it all over. There’s no trailer out but you can watch four clips at the link below. I’ve only seen the first clip but it’s enough for me to be really looking forward to the movie.
I’m not sure what this movie is about but it looks like insane great bloody fun! It’s the first movie from Dawn of the Dead (remake), 300 and Watchmen director Zack Snyder that isn’t based on previous material. And while I’ve always enjoyed the visuals of Zack Snyder I’ve been anxious to see something of his that isn’t based on something else. For example, Watchmen looked amazing, but it wasn’t really a look that suited the source material. But in this movie he’s cut loose to do whatever he wants and what we get is nerdgasmic visuals of epic proportions! I’m guessing it’s all dream worlds created by the crazy blonde chick (even though they seem to be more of the kind a nerdy teenage boy would have).
Space Battleship Yamato
Woo space battles!!! Thank you Japan. It’s the live-action adaptation of the popular anime (Star Blazers in the US). No idea about the story but there’s big-ass spaceships and lasers and stuff. Enough for me. The director did The Returners which is a pretty okay sci-fi movie but with amazing effects for its budget. So he’s a perfect choice here as I think all the CGI is amazing in it’s scope considering this isn’t a big budget Hollywood movie. This premieres in Japan in December so I guess we’ll have to wait a bit for this one.
Now here’s a pretty interesting movie from Israel. It’s the story about this guy who creates (from his POV) the perfect life where he never leaves his home. He orders delivery food and just watches tv and surfs for porn all day. Everything is amazing until the landlord decides to sell the entire building which threatens to destroy the fantastic life he’s created from himself. He decides to fight back and defend his personal world.
Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec
Woo! Luc Besson is back! Back to making fantastic quirky live-action adventure movies! Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec is an adaptation of the really popular comic book from Belgium which is an indiana jones-esque story set in the 20’s. It’s about a kick-ass heroinne named Adele Blanc-Sec who battles mummies, dinosaurs and would-be suitors. I really love this type of adventure movies and this look so amazing and fun. With amazing Besson trademark sets, costumes and quirky characters. Hopefully this will spark an interest for english translation of the comics.
And lastly here’s a really cool looking mockumentary from Norway. It’s about this team of documentary filmmakers trying to uncover the truth about rumours of a government cover-up of the existence of trolls in Norway. The entire movie is filmed like a documentary and the CGI footage of the trolls looks amazing. Just check out the image below. Now that’s how trolls look like. That’s proper nordic trolls. If you’re disspointed by the lack of trolls in the trailer I have added two awesome clips where you see them in “all” their amazing glory.