I’ve gone through a period of time recently where, aside from Scott Pilgrim, I haven’t been all that psyched about some of the movies on the horizon. I like having things to look forward to cinematically, but nothing has quite tickled my fancy recently. Iron Man 2? Eh. Sex and the City 2? Don’t even get me started as to why this is wrong*. But then, I came across a couple of trailers for some French movies that looked kind of fun and they sparked my interest again.
Trailer #1: MicMacs
The director of Amelie does a movie where a guy gets shot in the head and joins a family of misfits to track down the people who almost killed him. Colourful circus antics abound!
Trailer #2: Les Aventures Extraordinaire d’Adele Blanc-Sec
The director of Leon brings us a movie where a female novelist/journalist investigates the occult, the walking dead and apparently a large pterodactyl.
I’m not certain they will be cinematic masterpieces, but they both have original stories and beautiful art direction that make me want to see what they’re about.
Ah, those wacky French people, is there anything they can’t do?
*Okay, here’s the thing. I liked the show as a girly guilty pleasure and the first movie was okay, but it really needs to stop now. If they’re trying to convince me that Big is the love of Carrie’s life, why is he always being such a dickbag to her? He’s ditched her for Paris. He’s broken up with her and quickly married someone else after saying he couldn’t get married again. When she had something good going on with Aiden, he swept in to screw up the relationship. Then, he left her at the alter and she still married him! And now he’s cheating? Really people? Is a grown man this big of a basket case? And if he is, why am I supposed to find him appealing? Can’t you just leave well enough alone? And why do you have to drag poor John Corbett into this again? Just let him live a peaceful life recording voice overs on his ranch with Bo Derek already! Bah!