Sunday, June 25, 2006

Queue Adds

Time for the semi-regular "list of movies I've added to my Netflix queue" posting; thrilling, I know.

The Promise: Sprawling Chinese fable about a spoiled concubine cursed by a goddess to never know love

Fast Food Nation: It's a Richard Linklater film, so it goes in my queue regardless, although the inclusion of Avril Lavine in the cast does give me pause . . .

Lonely Hearts: True crime story starring John Travolta and James Gandolfini about the hunt for the "Lonely Hearts Killers" in the 40s

Down in the Valley: Ed Norton as a delusional "cowboy" who falls for Evan Rachel Wood.

Running With Scissors: A young man with unstable parents finds himself a de facto member of his mom's therapist's family.

The Covenant: Based on a comic book abour four young men who accidentally unleash an evil supernatural force

The Boondocks Season 1: While I've never really watched the show, I've heard nothing but raves about it.

These Girls: Drama starring David Boreanas of Buffy, Angel, and Bones fame and Caroline Dhavernas of Wonderfalls fame . . . okay, so maybe fame is too strong of a word to associated with Wonderfalls, even if it was one of my all-time favorite TV shows. Anyway, no idea what this is about (hey, I just find the trailers, I don't watch 'em), but the combo of those two makes it queue-worthy.

When Do We Eat?: Comedy about a Passover gathering which gets a little more interesting when the host accidentally takes a dose of Ecstasy.

Last Legion: Period piece about the decline of the Roman Empire

What We Did on our Holidays: Dark British comedy about a family vacation gone terribly wrong.

Quiet Kill: Basically Fatal Attraction with the genders flipped, this horror/thriller gets on my list for two words, and two words only: Claudia Christian. And if that name means nothing to you, then you must go out and rent the first four seasons of Babylon 5 immediately.

Go on.

I'll wait.

See? Ivanova rocks!

Wah-wah: Based on the life of British actor Richard E. Grant growing up in South Africa in the 60s.

Nearing Grace: Drama starring Gregory Smith as a young man dealing with the disintegration of his family following the death of his mother.

Keeping Up with the Steins: Satire about a shy teen who tries to use the lavish Bar mitzvah his father (Jeremy Piven) insists on throwing as an opportunity to repair the rift between his dad and grandfather (Garry Marshall)

See No Evil: A horror movie produced by the WWE and starring WWE Superstar Kane; how can I pass it up?

A Prairie Home Companion: I'm a sucker for Altman's character study style, and if anyone can do Garrison Keilor's work justice, it's him.

Pan’s Labyrinth: I was a big del Toro fan even before he knocked Hellboy out of the park; the super-freaky trailers for this one actually make me salivate in anticipation. Man, I hope they get to work on Hellboy 2 soon.

Step Up: Juvenile delinquent finds redemption through dance.

Breaking and Entering: Drama about an architect who finds his life changed by a young thief. Features Jude Law, Ray Winstone, and Robin Wright Penn.

Babel: Three seperate stories set in different countries, at least one of which features Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

Marie-Antoinette: I don't care if it did get booed at Cannes, it's got Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman, so it's a must-see.

Grudge 2: While I wasn't a huge fan of the first one, there was enough creepiness in it to make it worth my while, so I'll give this one a shot as well. Plus, it's got the excellent Amber Tamblyn, which is always a plus.

The Assassination of Jesse James DRAMA: Period piece starring Sam Shepard, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel, Ted Levine, and Brad Pitt as the titular character.

A Good Year: Ridley Scott film about an Englishman (Russel Crowe) who inherits a vineyard, only to have his ownership contested by an American woman.

Casino Royale: I'm not the world's biggest Bond fan, but I'm curious to see how Daniel Craig does in the role.

Southland Tales: The sophomore film of the helmer of Donnie Darko would be a no-brainer addition to my list even if it hadn't been described as a "comedy-musical-SF-thriller"

Flushed Away: Computer animated film about a posh rat getting swept into the sewers of London.

Dreamgirls: Big screen adaptation of the award winning musical loosely based on the Supremes.

Eragon: Adaptation of the best-selling fantasy series, which is probably known most for the fact that it was written by a teenager.

Bug: Ashley Judd in a drama about a woman and an unstable war veteran stuck together in a seedy motel room in Oklahoma.

The Messengers: Horror film from the Pang Brothers starring Dylan McDermot and John Corbett

Meet the Robinsons: Computer animated film about a boy genius who travels to the future.

Invincible: Mark Wahlberg stars in the true story of Vince Papale, the oldest rookie in NFL history.

Evan Almighty: Sequel to Bruce Almighty starring Steve Carell as a man being tasked to build an ark in preparation of a flood.

Slings and Arrows Season 1: Canadian comedy series about a misfit theater company.

Room 6: Horror film starring Jerry O'Connel and Christine Taylor

Galaxy High: I loved this show as a kid; curious to see how well it holds up.

The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. the complete series: Sadly I missed out on this show back in the day, so I'm glad to get a chance to catch it now.

NCIS Season 1: I never watched any NCIS until recently, but what I saw was entertaining enough for me to give the DVDs a watch.

Dreamland: Film about a young woman living in a trailer park who has to decide between staying to take care of her father or moving off to find her own life.

Straight Into Darkness: WWII horror movie featuring James LeGros

The Zodiac: One of several upcoming films about the Zodiac killer; I'm most interested in the David Fincher one, but this one has Rory Culkin, who has impressed me in the past.

Clean: Drama starring Maggie Cheung as a wannabe singer with a past of drug use struggling to get her life on track.


Redneck Diva said...

I can't wait to see See No Evil!! I was mesmerized during the whole Kane/Lita drama last year. I can't help but hate him and be drawn to him at the same time! It's twisted, I know.