Friday, July 31, 2009


Judd Apatow's Funny People is the big release for this weekend. I am pretty excited to see it. The trailers haven't blown me away, but I've really enjoyed Apatow's work up to this point, and I am curious to see him get more serious and introspective, which is what I've heard Funny People is. I'll be away this weekend, so not sure if I'll be able to see it over the next few days, so if not, it'll be a mid-week thing next week.

Also, I am looking forward to (500) Days of Summer, the critically acclaimed new romantic dramedy with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. I'll be seeing that one next Monday or Tuesday night.

From Netflix, I've got the drugged-out looking Japanese import Big Man Japan. Can't wait.

The new Blu Ray is hooked up and looking extra-sweet. Popped in Coraline last night -- what a beautiful little film. And the 3-D at-home feature is actually pretty cool. And those opening credits of Watchmen -- geez, Lousie. Simply stunning. I can't wait to get my Blu Ray on in the coming months.


Lemmy Caution said...

Blu lucky lucky bastard !

Actionman said...

Yes...I was a lucky b-day boy yesterday. It's a very cool piece of hardware.

Joel said...

BluRays are awesome.

Hoping to see Funny People tonight. If not, maybe Sunday or Monday. Can't. Wait. Adam Sandler serious is something to behold.

Joel said...

I watched Coraline the other night. Amazing stuff. I'm a big fan of Henry Selick, who directed Nightmare Before Christmas (mixed both his and Burton's visions, I think) and the undervalued James and the Giant Peach. I didn't really like his Monkeybone for its childish humor, but I can't deny that it has its visual delights. Coraline is, I think, better than all of those. It's a wicked delight and one of the best animated films I've ever had the pleasure of watching.

Funny People tomorrow night for me. Really looking forward, despite its lukewarm reception.