I Love You Beth Cooper
A high school nerd proclaims his love for the most popular girl in school during his graduation speech and in response she decides to give him the night of his life. In some ways this looks like a by the numbers high school comedy, but there's charm and wit at work here. And there's no denying the appeal of Heroes' Hayden Panetierre as the object of our protagonist's affection. Here's William's take on the trailer, and you can see the movie on July 10.
Lesbian Vampire Killers
This movie wears its Shaun of the Dead influence pretty obviously and it's hard not to love a concept like lesbian vampires. Fun little homage or humorless knock-off? Time will tell, but I'm feeling optimistic about this one. Two Welsh lads (one hefty, one not so much) have their hiking excursion interrupted by a pack of blood sucking lesbians. No U.S. release info for this one just yet.
Must Read After My Death - Using home movies, journal entries, and audio recordings film maker Morgan Dews paints a disturbing portrait of his grandmother's life during the 1960s. This looks darkly fascinating with a large helping of voyeurism. Here's James Rocchi's review of the film which goes into limited U.S. release on February 20.
Phoebe in Wonderland
Dakota Fanning's younger sister Elle stars in a story about a young girl who is sick of all the rules imposed upon her and who seeks inspiration from her drama teacher. Thematically this one reminds me a bit of Coraline. The trailer comes off as a bit pretentious so I'm not sure how I feel about this one yet. It goes into wide release on March 6.
Battle for Terra - Animated feature in which the last survivors of the planet Earth plot to invade an alien world and make it their new home. This intrigues me for being a lot darker than your average animated film. IMDB lists this on as simply Terra. Presumably this is an expansion of director Aristomenis Tsirbas' 2003 short film which is also called Terra. This one touches down on May 1.
Check out the trailer right here:
New this week on AOL Moviefone:
- Brothers at War - Documentary about a family with two sons serving in Iraq.
- Everlasting Moments - Finnish language film about a woman who finds respite from her abusive husband through photography.
- Dragonball Evolution - Live action feature adaptation of the classic anime.
- The Education of Charlie Banks - A college student is surprised when the boy who bullied him during childhood comes to visit.
- Madea Goes to Jail - Tyler Perry returns to his cross-dressing role of Madea who finds herself incarcerated with an interesting array of characters.
- Lorna's Silence - An Albanian woman marries a junkie to gain citizenship, but then plots to kill him when a more lucrative arranged marriage becomes possible. Here's the trailer: