Monday, September 16, 2013

Most Anticipated Fantastic Fest 2013 Movies - Javi Edition

Y'all know the drill. Jonesy and I are going to Fantastic Fest in a couple days. It's gonna be a booze and movie filled weekend that will leave us recovering for the next three weeks. But the important thing here are the movies. Below are my five most anticipated movies. I'll be trying to highlight movies that I want to see, but also ones that I might not be able to see in the theaters. So obvious movies like ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, or A FIELD IN ENGLAND won't show up here.

We're going for the deep cuts, y'all.

Check them out after the break.

EEGA (dir. Srisaila Sri Rajamoul)
Because my less handsome Hispanic friend, @HatefulJosh is all about it, I want to check it out. The trailer makes it look like a crazy revenge thriller and looks right up my alley. It deals with a love triangle between an artist, a woman, and a real estate mogul who reincarnates himself as a fly to kill the artist so he can keep the woman for himself. 

GATCHAMAN (dir. Tduya Sato)
Gatchaman/Battle of the Planets was one of the anime from the early 90's that was popular in Mexico along with Saint Seiya (Caballeros Del Zodiaco) and Dragon Ball Z. While I did read a review that said the movie wasn't that great, I still want to see the story of a five person team of superhero ninjas protecting the Earth from the evil Galactors.

KID'S POLICE (dir. by Yuichi Fukuda)

When an evil organization, Red Venus, turns a group of elite cops into kids, they still have to stop their reign of terror. The movie is based on a TV show of the same name, and it sounds amazing. From what I've read, the movie maintains a lot of classic police movie tropes, but it just happens to have kids playing the cops. It might feel a little similar to the recently released I DECLARE WAR in the way that it will have children holding guns, but I'm not that sensitive.

SEPTIC MAN (dir. Jesse Thomas Cook)
A plumber that is kidnapped and turned into "Septic Man" after being exposed to some crazy sludge? Hell yeah! While SEPTIC MAN sounds like something goofy coming out of the Astron 6, and it's written by PONTYPOL author, Tony Burgess, which lends some credibility.

WITCHING AND BITCHING (dir. Alex De La Iglesia)
This is the follow up by the director of THE LAST CIRCUS, aka my favorite movie of 2011, and it's about a bank heist gone wrong in the most unusual of ways. There is some very crazy imagery going on and I will make this movie one of my top priorities.

ZERO THEOREM (dir. by Terry Gilliam)
Yes, this is a Terry Gilliam movie with a hot actor in its lead, but given the distribution of his last few movies, I'm afraid it might not be a really easy movie to track down. Considering how much I enjoyed even DOCTOR PARNASSUS, I'm definitely excited to see what Gilliam is able to do here.You can check out the synopsis below.
 Qohen Leth is an eccentric and reclusive computer genius who lives in an Orwellian corporate world and suffers from existential angst. Under the instruction of a shadowy figure known only as "Management", Qohen works to solve the "Zero Theorem" – a mathematical formula which will finally determine whether life has any meaning. Qohen's work in the burnt-out chapel that serves as his home is interrupted by visits from Bainsley, a seductive woman, and Bob, the teenage son of Management.


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