Monday, November 14, 2005

The Seven Weeks of Christmas

There's been no time to comment on the upcoming holiday releases, or even much inclination, since I'm excited by roughly half of them, and obsessively preoccupied by only one. In lieu of any such post—and again, I'm only talking about personal anticipation, not Oscar prognostication, box-office prediction, or whatever—the following pyramid pretty much sums it up.

You can keep your partridge and your pear tree. (Although, I'd easily take a pear tree over Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Ice Harvest, and the other non-starters that aren't even listed here.)



So what are you looking forward to?

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Blogger JavierAG said...

I'm so stupid I hadn't even seen "The New World" in that pyramid. I'm so glad that someone else is expecting this with the same degree of stupefying anticipation as nyself.

Wasn't the first teaser great or what??

7:13 PM, November 14, 2005  
Blogger Dr. S said...

I'm excited to see The Family Stone. Um, and Pride and Prejudice. I'm really feeling what it's like to be out in, er, "the provinces."

9:37 PM, November 14, 2005  
Anonymous goatdog said...

Syriana, Brokeback Mountain, and Match Point are at the top of my list. Still leery of The New World, and the teaser didn't change my mind, but of course I'll be there opening night.

The trailer for Rent makes me want to run out of the theater screaming, so that's out. Same goes for Aeon Flux--the first time I saw the trailer, I thought it was going to be one of those mock trailers that are actually reminders to turn off your cell phone.

Curious about The White Countess, 3 Burials, Mrs. Henderson, King Kong (although I wonder at Mr. Jackson's desire to release it at 3 hours plus, given the neverending ending of the final LOTR film). I'll see Walk the Line, although I cringe every time I hear Phoenix imitate Johnny Cash's singing voice in that trailer.

I'm behind on my anticipation--I need to check out some fall movie preview sites to figure out what some of these other films are.

9:39 PM, November 14, 2005  
Blogger par3182 said...

1. brokeback mountain
2. match point
3. the white countess
4. munich
5. syriana
6. walk the line

10:52 PM, November 14, 2005  
Blogger girish said...

Mostly "The New World" and "Match Point", I think.
I saw "Cache" with three friends and we all had our own (and strongly differing) takes on the film. An amazing movie. I'll definitely be seeing it again.

11:20 AM, November 15, 2005  
Blogger Dr. S said...

Okay, Nick, I know that you've said recently that you felt late to some party or another, but I have to say that I feel so, SO late to the Match Point party! Goodness. I think that somehow my brain has been taking the internet ad that I've been seeing and morphing this movie with Wimbledon; I honestly thought it was about tennis until I watched the trailer just now, and instead I see that it stars beautiful people doing nefarious things! Excellent! It's hard for me to believe, looking at that trailer, that this is a Woody Allen movie. But now that I've seen the trailer, I feel certain that everyone in blogoland has already made that point ad nauseum...

I'm also looking forward to Rumor Has It, because my brain likes to go on vacation when it's, well, on vacation.

4:12 PM, November 15, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear nick,

i refuse to believe that bee season ("i just...SEE the words") trumps scary-ass tilda swinton commandingly slamming down her white witch staff. i refuse to believe that we are not going to be watching these movies together. but maybe rent in d.c.? one can hope about these things...LOVE ANN

9:56 AM, November 16, 2005  
Blogger Dr. S said...

The trailer for The New World (on before P&P this afternoon) got me more excited about it than I'd been thus far. I feel as though I'm starting to catch up...!

8:19 PM, November 19, 2005  

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