Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Imaginarium Trailer, and Everybody Loves The New World

The new trailer for Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus was posted today. Thought you should know. I won't be watching it, because I saw the first trailer, and...sold. The headline at CHUD regarding the first trailer summed up my feelings at the time: "Dr. Parnassus shows Alice how it's fucking done." Honestly, I couldn't care less about Tim Burton doing Alice in Wonderland, but Terry Gilliam doing a...wait for it...original film? Sold, sold, sold.

Uh...what a more specific response to a comment my lovely girlfriend posted over at Facebook, I give you THIS. The article itself and the enclosed links should be enough to illustrate my point that The New World is, in fact, a film celebrated by many a cinephile. Not that I need my taste to be validated (it helps), but in discussing the best films of the decade, I wouldn't hesitate to question someone's exclusion of what is widely considered to be one of its finest films (spoiler - if you ask me, it's hands-down the best thing that's come out in the last ten least).

I watched a little over half of Looney Tunes: Back in Action and am loving it even more than I did six years ago (yeah, I saw it in theaters, what), but I have to run out for the day, so again, no Movie a Day for today. I totally anticipate making up for it tomorrow, though.

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