The Oscar Project
Happy Valentine's Day to all. I hope you have someone special in your life to celebrate with and perhaps go on a date to see a movie. There are plenty of new movies in theaters you can pick from as seen in my February 3rd and February 10th preview posts, but there are three films slated to hit theaters mid-week this week so I thought a special Valentine's edition of the weekly preview would be warranted.
We've seen plenty of Liam Neeson in ass kicking mode over the last 15 year or so since Taken first hit theaters, but this film takes him back to 1930s Hollywood. Neeson plays a private detective named Philip Marlowe who is tasked with finding the ex-lover of a woman. Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange co-star with Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje, Alan Cumming, Danny Huston, and Colm Meaney in supporting roles.
It might not have the all out action of a film like Taken, but it looks like Marlowe isn't afraid to get his hands dirty while doing his "investigating."
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey
I'm not going to lie, this movie looks creepy as hell, especially because of what it does to these beloved characters that have been a part of so many childhoods over the years.
Blood and Honey flips the script on the Winnie-the-Pooh characters, probably best known for their adaptation by Disney over the years, and turns them into homicidal savages bent on revenge against Christopher Robin for abandoning them as he grew older.
Supposedly shot for roughly $100,000 this could be the next breakout independent film to make a huge splash at the box office, something another horror film (The Blair Witch Project) did two decades ago.
Fair warning, if you are at all triggered by things relating to school shootings and similar events, don't even watch the trailer for this movie (or my preview video below honestly). This film is only getting a limited release tomorrow, and I can't see it ever going mainstream, but there will definitely be a niche audience for it.
The premise is a teen that falls in love with her teacher...and eating other people. It feels like the sort of film that could only be made in today's social media culture, but I'm not sure it should.
Please proceed with caution if you have any interest in this film.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?