A Silly Parlor Game
Michael Slezak at PopWatch has an interesting little question up now regarding the rest of 2006's slate of films. Noting that Movie City News has already put out a list of the 20 leading contenders for Best Picture, he asks readers to decide, were they limited to seeing just three of them, which three they would be. My choices?
Dreamgirls (Big, brass musical about a thinly disguised Supremes) - I'm a musical theater fan, sure, but I've never seen Dreamgirls, nor do I know the score. Still, the cast and crew have me very curious, and I'm hoping against hope that this will be a hit (and not the final nail in the coffin of the film musical that's already been hammered by The Producers, Rent, and The Phantom of the Opera).
Apocalypto (Epic, Mayan, violent, shrouded in mystery) - I'm basically a sucker for anything Mel. And after his insane, should-have-been-a-disaster (and-flop) Passion of the Christ I just have to see what he's up to.
Flags of Our Fathers/Red Sun,Black Sand (Clint Eastwood's World War II epic two-fer) I loved Million Dollar Baby, and am very curious to see Eastwood do epic.