Wednesday, March 2, 2011

3 for March

January was pretty sparse. February got the ball rolling a bit but was underwhelming overall. But now we're into March and March is where 2011 starts to build some momentum. Y'all (it's alright for me to say that on Texas Independence Day, right?), I am REALLY excited about what the next few months are going to bring and March is just the appetizer.

3. "Rango" - Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
Gore Verbinski's foray into animated features brings us Depp in the form of a cowardly lizard who takes on villainous animals in an Old West setting. The studio has been pushing this pretty hard (beginning last summer) which makes me a bit nervous. But the assemblage of voice talent is impressive and it just looks cool for lack of a better term.

2. "Battle: Los Angeles" - Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Michael Pena
This combination of "Independence Day" and "District 9" finds a group of Marines making a last stand against alien invaders in Los Angeles. I'm expecting heavy action, little story but you never know and anyway, the footage from the trailer looks INCREDIBLE. Plus, neither Michael Bay or Jerry Bruckheimer is involved so that's always a plus.

1. "The Adjustment Bureau" - Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Slattery
Based on a Philip K. Dick story, this movie follows Matt Damon as a politician and his ballerina lover, Blunt, as they try to stay one step ahead of a secret society of powerful men whose job it is to read the future and keep everyone on the right track. This was supposed to open last fall and I've been dying to see it for several months. Smart sci-fi is a big seller around here. Smart sci-fi with Matt Damon mixed in is almost too much to hope for.

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