Justin Quizon

Film fanatic who can't stop writing about/talking about/ and even make films. Follow me on Twitter: @JustinQuizon and on Tumblr: http://justinquiz.tumblr.com/

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My apologies on the lateness of this weeks Looking Ahead. I’ve been doing a poor job on time management this week, but I wanted to make sure that I’ll have something for you guys. I mean, you all want to watch a movie this Friday right? I’m still willing to be the guide to help show you movies I find the most interesting that will be coming out this week!  Interestingly enough, it will seem like a short week as I am only going to talk about three movies starting with……

DonVerdean

What’s it about? A self-professed biblical archaeologist who has fallen on hard times starts to bend the truth in order to continue inspiring the faithful.

My thoughts? I only truthfully have seen two Jared Hess films and my opinions on them are very much NOT the opinions of many other folks. I have seen Napoleon Dynamite….and I never really liked it. I have seen Nacho Libre….and I pretty much loved it. Not many people like Nacho Libre, and many people love Napoleon Dynamite. So it goes. I did not see Hess’s last film Gentlemen Broncos, and the reviews for that were not really….uh…nice, but it’s possible that he could be in a rebound with this film. The cast is pretty great, but my goodness Jemaine Clement might just flat out have the funniest performance with this role. He’s insanely funny in the trailer.

IntheHeartoftheSea

What’s it about? Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

My thoughts? This is visually stunning….something that I normally wouldn’t say about Ron Howard’s films. Now don’t get me wrong, I do like a good amount of his movies (Apollo 13 being one of my personal favorites.) but I feel he’s had his fair share of misses. But recently he’s been upping his visuals in his films and they have been looking amazing. I sadly still haven’t seen Howard’s last film with Hemsworth, (Rush) but I have heard nothing but good things about that film. Word on this film has been a bit too quiet, but I feel that there have to be a few things about this film that will be worth seeing.

TheBigShort

What’s it about? Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.

My thoughts? I am really intrigued with Adam McKay taking a more dramatic step with his current film. Primarily known for his work with Will Ferrell, it’s clear that this film will still have Mckay’s comedic edge but it will definitely be taking the events very seriously. It’s a hell of a cast, and everyone looks to be willing to create some fully fleshed out characters (especially Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale.)

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