Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Fanatic - INDIE FILMS coming to a theater near you

Now that the summer blockbusters are over

(I love me a blockbuster once in a while, but I love me an indie anytime)

it's time to get back into the good stuff!

Movies are no longer a cheap night out, so check the previews (forget the reviews) and get there early.

The one thing we are (almost) never late to are movies because we really, really love the little previews. Hate the commercials though, so you have to time your entry just right!

Here are a few little previews that might get you into a theater over the next few weeks.

No Impact Man is out now and is a good choice for 350 Action Day (tomorrow) if you can find it. It's a documentary about one NYC family's quest to leave no carbon footprint for a year. Am hoping my Indie cable channel which has indie in theater movies has this one for tomorrow.



A must see for music fans is Davis Guggenheim's It Might Get Loud. He brings together three guitar gods— Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White and listens to their stories and their music.



Before she was a famous couturier, Gabrielle Chanel had lived a whole other life. Coco Before Chanel starring Audrey Tautau (love her) is a must see for me.



Zombieland with Woody Harrelson looks like a hoot - I couldn't grab the trailer, but you can watch it here.

My sister and I watched the roller derby on Saturday afternoons and knocked each other around on our skates in the driveway afterward so I've always been partial to roller derby movies and this one has the totally amazing combo of Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page so Whip It seems like a must-see!



Psychic soldiers, George Clooney and Jeff Bridges - I'll definitely be seeing this one - The Men Who Stare at Goats!

Precious cleaned up at Sundance this year, winning both Jury and Audience Awards. Clareece "Precious" Jones is an overweight, illiterate African-American teen in Harlem about to have her second child. Precious gets into an alternative school where a teacher helps her change her life. Love the power of the teacher!



There are at least a dozen other great indies hitting the theaters within the next few weeks that you might not want to miss!

2 comments:

Bird Trouble said...

After seeing Zombieland, I wish my dad was more like Woody.

Tonya said...

Seems like this time of year is perfect to start watching a lot of movies, inside where it's warm!

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