Now that we’re entering the summer movie season, we’re being allowed some sneak peeks of what to anticipate during the year-end holidays. Two big titles expected to dominate the box office look quite promising thus far.
‘The Great Gatsby’
It probably won’t come as much of a surprise that I’m a big fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel about the prosperous illegal activities of the “Roaring ’20s.” This latest adaptation from Baz Luhrmann, which marks the seventh time the story has been brought to the big screen, looks to be quite entertaining. Hitting theaters Christmas day, the romantic drama promises an amazing production design, and the cast is none too shabby either. Luhrmann isn’t known for being a great director, but he can be visually impressive. Take his stylish camerawork and pair it with a proven, worthwhile story, and we may actually have a strong film. We’ll have to wait and see.
Finally, after a month of production stills taunting 007 fans everywhere, we get an awesome teaser trailer for the latest James Bond adventure, ‘Skyfall’. Ignoring the somewhat questionable title, which sounds too much like a videogame, the film so far looks like a significant improvement over ‘Quantum of Solace’ (which frankly is a much better title for a Bond flick). Granted, it’s meant as some kind of code word that catches Craig’s interest and sets things into motion, but still… Nevertheless, I love the mystery of the short preview and the way we’re given only small morsels on which to chew for a while. I can’t wait to see the next trailer.
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