Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cat And Mouse

My Man is a movie junkie, so it goes without saying that IMDB.com is one of our go-to web sites. Last night we were looking ahead at movies coming out this summer, and I noticed there is now a full-length trailer for Public Enemies. My Man is jonesin' for the new Terminator flick, and pretty much every woman I know can't wait to see Hugh Jackman half-nekkid in Wolverine. Me? I can't wait to see Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, Christian Bale as Melvin Purvis, and the added bonus of Billy Crudup as J. Edgar Hoover. The only thing about this movie that gives me pause is that it's directed by Michael Mann, who I personally find a little uneven as a director. He's done masterpieces (see: Heat), turned what should be good movies into ho-hum movies (see: Ali) and done outright, mind-numbing dreck (see: Miami Vice, TV show or movie - take your pick).

But it has Jonny Depp and Christian Bale - so I'm thinking it's not going to suck. Also, given the current state of the world economy, I'm thinking a movie about a Depression-era bank robber who captivated the public might be just the ticket. Release date is July 1.

8 comments:

Big Sis said...

OMG! Excuse me while I adjust my undergarments.....
My my my. Must convince the hubby we need to see this one.

Tracy said...

How can a movie suck with Christian and Johnny? IDK. :)

btw I left you an award on my blog. :)

Wendy said...

Big Sis: I know, I about wet myself when I first heard about this movie. Has Comic Book Guy dragged you to The Watchmen yet? We have gift certificates from Christmas still - so I'm thinking we'll see it in the next couple of weeks.

Tracy: I saw the award, and thank you very much!

Cathy in AK said...

It's times like these that our lack of a movie theater makes me crazy. By the time I get to The Big City, the movies I want to see will likely be gone. *sigh* Looks like another title to go on my "DVDs to rent in the future" list. (All forms of sympathy accepted.)

Blanche said...

Oh this looks good!! I agree Christian and Johnny.....that's a good thing!! :)

Wendy said...

Cathy: We used to go to the theater a lot back in our Michigan-livin' days. But now? We hardly ever go, and usually wait for the DVD. I'm not sure why either. Either Hollywood is turning out too much crap for our liking or else we're getting cheap in our old age.

Blanche: This is definitely the summer movie I'm the most excited about seeing.

Kristie (J) said...

Ah...but Michael Mann also did Last of the Mohicans and now THAT was a mighty fine movie!

Kristie (J) said...

And *gulp* I used to love Miami Vice - the television show. It was a must watch in our house.