Remember when movies released in spring were generally underwhelming? Me, too. But this spring, there are a number of flicks that I am genuinely excited about seeing. I don't understand it. What's happening to the world?!?
Already out: Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story. Love me some Gillian Anderson.
February 17th: Night Watch. How can something be simultaneously horrifying and gorgeous? Ask the Russians.
March 3rd: 16 Blocks. I'll probably wait for DVD on this one, but it's such a cool tiny concept and such a great little cast.
Also, Ultraviolet. I'm so damn excited. It's going to be so silly and dumb and action-y, but damn it, I love Kurt Wimmer. So damn excited.
March 17th: V for Vendetta. If the movie's half as great as the consistantly beautiful print advertising, I'll be thrilled.
Thank You For Smoking. When was the last time Aaron Eckhart got to smirk and smarm? Way too long ago.
April 14th: The Notorious Bettie Page. Who loves Mary Harron? Liz loves Mary Harron. Where you been, Mary Harron?
And then we're into summer. But what a spring! This isn't even including the enjoyably bad stuff, like Take the Lead or Basic Instinct 2 or Pulse. I'm tempted to say that I'm more excited about spring than summer. After all, every month of spring is a month that hasn't been ruined by Brett Ratner directing X-3.