Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Week In Awesome! Anti-Christ & More

Here are five things that I got excited about this week.
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1. Anti-Christ theatrical trailer - A trailer for the new horror movie that's causing quite a stir on the film festival circuit can be found here. Some pretty disturbing horror images in the trailer for the movie starring Willem Dafoe, directed by Lars von Trier (Dancer In the Dark).
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2. At the Movies - Disney thankfully put the kibosh on their newly revitalized At the Movies program that pushed it into trashy Entertainment Tonight territory (Ben Lyons = ugh), and have now given the reigns over to excellent reviewers A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips for some intelligent discussion of film every week.
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3. The Vampire Diaries TV show - The CW launched a new romantic thriller television series this week, brought to us by Kevin Williamson, the mind behind previous teen hits like Dawson's Creek. The series is based on the pre-Twilight young adult novels of the same name from twenty years back. that have been rereleased in wake of the Twilight phenomenon. And this series also probably wouldn't have seen the light of day without the help of Edward and Bella.
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4. Whiteout in theaters - Although early reviews have been mostly negative, I loved the graphic novel that this movie is based on, so I'm hoping for a decent adaptation for the film starring Kate Beckinsale.
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5. 9 in theaters - A dark post-apocalyptic animated movie that expands a much-revered short film sounds like it would be really cool. But again, early reviews have been mixed. But at least the visuals look stunning.

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