Don’t get too excited. I’m not really here. I’m off this week spreading holiday cheer and you know…eating. So movies are taking over the blog for the next few days. Specifically movies that I want to see in ’11. We’ll be back to more or less regular programming on January 1st. If any of these interest you too let me know and we will yak it up when I get back. Hope you are having a great time wherever you are and whatever you are doing! Carry on.
My first thought on seeing this trailer is that Matthew McConaughey was doing his thing in yet another John Grisham movie. The slightly shady, wheeler dealer lawyer who all of a sudden gets THE CASE, is a role that he could play in his sleep. As it turns out the movie is based on a Michael Connelly novel, and if I hadn’t been hiding under a rock somewhere, I might have read The Lincoln Lawyer already. Connelly was also a writer on the script. The appearance of Ryan Phillippe, who looks to be finally entering the ranks of the grown and sexy, further piqued my interest and sealed the deal. I suspect that I have seen this movie before, but hey, one more time won’t kill me.
March 2011. Starring Marisa Tomei, Matthew McConaughey, Michaela Conlin, William H. Macy. Directed by Brad Furman.