I just bumped into this interesting trailer of the movie Hanna by director Joe Wright. This thriller starring Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Atonement) tells the story of Hanna.
I paraphrase: “Raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s has been raised with one goal only: Making her the perfect assassin. When she is sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe whilst chased by agents sent by a ruthless intelligence operative, played by Cate Blanchett, with secrets of her own. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.”
Looks like a proper thriller to me. In theaters this April.
Coming this March is the movie The Tree Of Life by Terence Malick, whom you might know of The Thin Red Line. The Tree of Life stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain in “a tale of a Midwestern boy’s journey from the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as a “lost soul in the modern world, and his quest to regain meaning in life.” Check out the trailer:
It doesn’t seem to be an ‘easy’ movie, but I am definitely triggered by the storyline and the way it is shot looks very interesting to me. All and all it has secured a spot in my ‘one to watch’ list for sure!
Another movie on how Facebook can change your life. Story: In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. Nev met a girl, Megan, online and they seemed to have something going. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most unsettling months of their lives.
I get a huge Blair Witch Project vibe here. Not sure what to think about it. Seems somewhat interesting. What do you think?
Zack Snyder, the director who also brought you 300 and Watchmen has another visual marvel coming our way. Sucker Punch is an action fantasy movie that takes us into the imaginary world of a young girl. This dream world provides the ultimate escape from her not so bright reality. “Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary… with potentially tragic consequences.”
Visually it looks like this is going to be a treat. Incredible graphics and I love the 1950′s retro-futuristic style. Let’s hope the story is any good and we have a winner!
Freakonomics is one of my favorite books ever. The authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner use economic models to explain things like why most drug dealers still live with their moms and what the similarities are between school teachers and sumo wrestlers. A must read.
And now its turned into a movie, and not by the least. The people making this movie are also the people behind Supersize Me, Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room, Jesus Camp and The King Of Kong. Which all happen to be among my favorite documentaries ever. Lots of favorites! Let’s just hope it doesn’t suffer from the ‘The book was so much better syndrome’.
A little heavy on movies this week. But hey, when they are this good who cares? The Social Network tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg and the rise of his Facebook empire. As the subtitle says ‘You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies’ it promises to be an interesting story, especially because the movie is directed by David Fincher whom we know of Fight Club. For now we have to settle with a teaser, but I’ll keep you updated on any new trailers.