Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Poll: What Should I See Next?

Last week I got caught up on several reviews that had been piling up on me. If you missed them, you can follow these links to read what I had to say about Drive, Moneyball, 50/50 and the newly released The Ides Of March.

This weekend I am determined to see Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain in Take Shelter, with my backup film being Norwegian Oscar submission Happy, Happy (Sykt Lykkelig). Unless, of course, you can make a compelling case for something else. Vote for your favorite in the comments!

1911; Abduction; The Big Year; The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975; Blackthorn;

Dirty Girl; Dolphin Tale; Dream House; Finding Joe; Fireflies In The Garden;

Footloose; Happy, Happy (Sykt Lykkelig); Killer Elite; Labios Rojos; The Mill And The Cross;

My Afternoons With Margueritte; Point Blank; Real Steel; Take Shelter; The Thing;

Toast; Trespass; Weekend; What’s Your Number?; The Woman.

If your favorite movie isn’t here, feel free to recommend it anyway. It’s possible that it is not showing in my area, or that I have already seen it, but it’s also possible that you’ll become my new best friend for having recommended something new.


  1. Take Shelter seems to be the best movie of the bunch. I'm also hearing good things about that Footloose remake.

  2. Haven't seen Take Shelter but it must be good. I saw Real Steel and loved it but it depends on your love to action. If you do love it, you might enjoy it as well. People say that The Thing is rather solid too.

  3. Thanks Castor and Leysa! Both Footloose and Real Steel look like they might be fun breaks from my Oscar-chasing. (Although maybe we'll see a song nod for Footloose or a VFX/sound editing/mixing nod for Real Steel.) I'll definitely put them into the running for next week, especially if the limited releases for Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Skin That I Inhabit still haven't made it to my area.

    I might also check out The Thing. I sometimes do one Halloween-type scary movie (can't do more because I get too scared), so this might be the one!

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  5. Haven't seen any of these films yet, but "Toast" looks like a pretty good coming of age story. Just wondering, why is Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In" not there?

  6. Thanks David. Toast looked interesting to me too.

    The Skin I Live In would definitely be here, but it's not showing in my area yet. I'm hoping that it will arrive by next week.