I don’t watch nearly as many movies as I would like. That’s what family and working nights will do for you. But there are trailers, and these have caught my eye lately.
First, there’s “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” a documentary about an 85-year-old sushi master, who devoted his life to making perfect raw fish foods. It seems to be about mastering a craft, about dedication, about focusing, all things I have trouble with.
Here’s the trailer and a clip from the movie:
Next, I must confess that I’ve never liked Sean Penn. I don’t like his politics, I don’t like his cozying up to socialist dictators, I don’t like his behavior, period.
But then he channels Robert Smith of the Cure, mixes in a Talking Heads song, a Nazi past that I associate with “Everything is Illuminated”, and I want to see “This Must Be The Place.”
Simon Pegg is one of my favorite actor-writers, and although he only acted in “A Fantastic Fear of Everything,” it has that writers-caught-up-in-weirdness vibe that reminds me of “Stranger Than Fiction.” (A wonderful film).
And, since I just dropped a story about Jack Kerouac, “On the Road” and Kristen Stewart, here’s the trailer for that little movie:
So what are you looking forward to? Avengers?