Joe Johnston has signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation of Marvel Comics' Captain America, which is due in theaters on May 6, 2011. Out of all the heroes in the Marvel universe, Captain America will be the hardest one to turn into a cool live-action character, since he's essentially a guy who runs around with a shield. The last time they tried, they ended up with this.
Sunday Nov. 2
Gospel Hill (2008): Review here.
Strength and Honour (2008): Review here.
Monday Nov. 3
Fling (2008): Review here.
I Do and I Don't (2008): Review here.
Wednesday Nov. 5
Sukiyaki Western Django (2006): Review here.
* Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008): I think I may like this one more than The Dark Knight. Review of the DVD here.
Thursday Nov. 6
Synecdoche, New York (2008): Charlie Kaufman writes and directs this time, and the result is too much for puny mortals to digest, at least in one sitting. I didn't enjoy the actual act of watching it, but I haven't stopped thinking about it since, which must mean something. (Opens Friday).
Marley and Me (2008): Opens Christmas Day. Bring Kleenex. Like an entire box.
Sunday Nov. 9
The Seven-Ups (1973): The plot is a little underbaked, but the car chase lives up to its billing as one of the greatest of all time. It is insane. Also: You know you're getting older when cars from the early 1970s suddenly look cool.