The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Last year David Fincher directed my second favourite film of 2011, and this epic re-adaptation looks every bit as textured and stylish as The Social Network. Anyone unburdened by children this Boxing Day should go and see what promises to be the penultimate great film of 2011. Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara star in this adult thriller as a journalist teams up with a computer hacker to hunt down a woman who has been missing for forty years.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Ethan Hunt tries to act surprised when he is forced to go rogue after IMF is shut down after being implicated in a terrorist attack. The violence here will be much more family friendly, and it’s worth mentioning that Simon Pegg is involved… job done. Stephen saw it and loved it, so it has our seal of approval.
Two things occurred to me while watching the trailer for The Girl Who Played with Fire. First of all I’m amazed that they are sticking to the stereotype of not featuring any dialogue in the trailer for a foreign film, surely the sequel to a well known foreign film with a much talked about American remake shouldn’t worry about people being afraid of subtitles?
Second of all it makes me really wish I’d seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so that I could drag along some poor fool, or “friend”, to see this with me when it comes out on Friday.
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This all happened yesterday but I was a bit distracted. In an interview with the BBC Emma Thompson revealed that Carey Mulligan is set to play the lead role of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.
While this is yet to be officially confirmed the adaptation was written my Thompson herself so she is likely to know the truth. The role was previously being fought over by both Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson, both of whom appear to have been beaten by the fresh new face. This is a sure sign of Mulligan’s new star power coming off her role in An Education in which Emma Thompson also appeared.
Fun though the Nanny McPhee films are for kids it’s nice to see Thompson returning to more adult films, the likes of which have won her awards in the past. More Mulligan isn’t a bad thing either, but can she sing?
Carey Mulligan is also rumoured to be in contention for the title role in the English language remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
If you’re not lucky enough to be going to the Whip It screening down in London tonight you’re going to need to know what’s coming out today in cinemas. Luckily I have that information…
Scorsese! DiCaprio! A US Marshall finally gets an assignment at the hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island. The trailer looks bloody terrifying but apparently the film slows after the start, getting bogged down in lots of dialogue. I reckon it’ll still make me wee myself though and it looks to be a good film so this is my blind pick of the week. Expect the title to be spoken within the first ten minutes.
I am a bit Bourne ignorant but this does not look dissimilar. Set around the search for WMDs in Baghdad Paul Greengrass directs Matt Damon through lots of action scenes punctuated with talky bits. Expect shaky cam, lots of shaky cam.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Something the trailer skirts around is that this is a Swedish film and you will have to do a bit of reading. The girl in question is a computer hacker who helps a journalist investigate the forty year old disappearance of a teenage girl. This investigation looks to involve at least one explosion. Expect… confusion.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
A rarity with it’s “U” rating, Hachi stars Richard Gere as a man who adopts a puppy. Expect not much else of consequence to happen.