Arthur Miller’s granddaughter has written and directed some unique female-centered stories (Personal Velocity and the underrated The Ballad of Jack and Rose), so hopefully the excellent Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder can elevate her newest film to another level, because the lifeless trailer makes it look like Lifetime-bound snooze-fest.
After that lame-brained publicity stunt with Eminem at the MTV Movie Awards, Sacha Baron Cohen has a lot to make up for. Thankfully, these Bruno clips look like a step in the right direction. Will the movie be as funny and offensive as it so desperately wants to be? The jury is out…
It Might Get Loud Director: Davis Guggenheim
Cast: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White
Opening: 14 August 2009
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Plot summary: Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos -– The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. Concentrating on the artist’s musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. The movie revolves around a day when Jimmy Page, Jack White, and the Edge first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play.
[Sony Pictures Classics]
When Oprah and Tyler Perry get together, you know it has to be important. This film received at standing ovation at Cannes and there is already deafening Oscar buzz for star Mo’Nique. Yes, from Charm School. Also, look out for the triumphant return of… Mariah Carey. One of the most hotly anticipated films of the year!