December is traditionally a big movie season, as the Hollywood studios unleash a slew of prestige pictures looking for Oscar attention and potential blockbusters hoping to draw the holiday crowds. Which of this month’s movies are you looking forward to?
I’m dying to see ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’. It has a great cast, great source material, and the trailer is fantastic. I’m also curious to see what Brad Bird does for his live action directorial debut with the latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ sequel. It helps that I like the franchise. (Even the second one is a guilty pleasure of sorts.)
I’ll probably go to see David Fincher’s adaptation of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, though I’m (perhaps surprisingly) not all that excited about it. I liked the Swedish film a lot, but the trailers for this one look like a shot-for-shot remake that’s been Hollywooded up a little. It just looks like too much of a “packaged” movie assembled by a studio committee. Take one bestselling novel, add an A-list director who seems almost too perfectly suited for the material, pop in a ruggedly handsome leading man and a young ingénue, reap rewards. I hope to be proven wrong, but it really doesn’t seem like Fincher’s heart is in this one. We shall see.
What movies are you excited for? You may vote for as many options as you’d like.