Friday, 29 July 2011


Whatever thoughts I had has been wiped out from my mind by this THIS-

and THIS

          2011, as said in The Film Experience Blog, is truly the Year of the Goz. Just last week I was saying how I thought after watching Drive's trailer that Ryan Gosling has the anti-hero action movie star thing down, and now he looks perfect in a political drama scenario. He might just be the best actor out there at the moment, and this year will be historic because of his talent. And fuck! He looks so good too.

          Speaking of good looks, I also love the idea of George Clooney as President. This film definitely has a very strong support cast, and I have no idea where my loyalties lie at the moment- Giamatti or Hoffman? This is gonna hurt! The trailer gave me Social Network-esque chills, and that's just not because Max "Divya" Minghella is in this too.

       So this makes me ask the question...what will be the "The Social Network" film for me this year? I think the following might become the candidates-
1) Tree of Life
2) Midnight in Paris
3) A Dangerous Method
4) Ides of March
5) Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy
6) Drive
7) Carnage
8) Hugo
9) The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
10) Melancholia
11) The Artist
12) Tintin
13) We Bought a Zoo
14) The Descendants

         I haven't seen any of these. The only films thus far that I saw and thought were actually good were Hanna and Jane Eyre. I enjoyed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2, X-Men: First Class, Captain America: The First Avenger and Bridesmaids also, but summer blockbusters and female-driven comedies don't get much love from AMPAs.

         Yes...random line of thought triggered by the AMAZING Ides of March trailer and poster over. What do you think will be your __________ film of the year? And HOW amazing will the Year of the Goz be?


  1. Wow. That looks fantastic. You're spot on about Gosling, after what was a bit of a rough patch following Half Nelson it looks like he's poised to string together a very nice run (Blue Valentine, Crazy Stupid Love, Drive, The Ides of March). Plus the rest of the cast includes three of my favorite actors out there. This one is going to be good.

  2. Glad to see the Gos finally breaking out and becoming more of a mainstream star. He was very much an indie darling for so long.

  3. @Dan- He is fantastic, isn't he? I think the rough patch was all part of his plan...right now it feels like he can do no wrong. The cast has some of my favourite actors should be very good.

    @Castor- Yes! I, for one, loves good mainstream stuff...and Gosling should do that for a while from now on.

  4. I think Gosling is going to be HUGE come the end of the year. I for one am really looking forward to seeing Drive. The Ides of March looks very good too.

    I think my The Social Network for this year will probably be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or J. Edgar. Mind you, Dragon Tattoo doesn't come out here until next year :(

  5. He will be HUGE!!
    Ooh J.Edgar...I forgot that. But isn't there a possibility of that coming out next year too? Also, isn't Dragon Tattoo the "Feel Bad Movie of Christmas"? I love that tagline!