Welcome to this month's installment of Future Favorites, a look at coming attractions we just know we're going to love, love, love.
Francis Friel, The Projectionist
I am ready.
This is the best-looking black and white I've seen since A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT. All the little references here are making me love everything about this. The weird 2001 / ERASERHEAD score, slicing up eyeballs, trees in the moonlight.
Come in with the eyes.
Rosalie Kicks!, Old Sport
It's no secret: Your favorite old sport LOVES the Universal MONSTERS. In my opinion, these dudes have everything a girl is looking for. Frankenstein is definitely my dream date, Creature from the Black Lagoon would make the perfect grandpa, The Wolfman would be the perfect guy to strut around the mall with when I need to find that perfect little black dress and oh how super rad it would be to grab a bite with The Count.
Sooooooooooooo my first reaction to this Mummy reboot was: NO.
Then I got wind that Tommy C. was in this thing and immediately thought: NO. NO. At that point in time, I didn't really know Tommy C. other than for his jowls. I had no idea how fast he could run. I never knew he smiled. Or that his dark locks of hair were indeed real. I just kinda thought he was a creature...a mummy. Then I watched Top Gun and my life changed forever. Guys, he took my breath away and I was left having a Cruise Crush™.
I've watched this Mummy trailer five times and literally screamed with excitement (just like Tommy). I can't wait to CRUISE into theaters this summer and catch our pal Tommy C. in this exciting romp fighting all those gods and monsters with a beer-bellied Crowe at his side. No doubt about it old sport, this is going to be a favorite of mine.
Come in with the Cruise.
Jaime Davis, The Fixer
I've dealt with my share of heartbreak over the past year and a half: divorce, emotional torment, falling in love only to realize that timing was against me from the start...wah wah wah. Yes, I'm being a big baby right now. Yes, I've drank more whiskey this week than I would like to admit. And...yes ok fine, I did eat two pints of Talenti recently but that's only because it was on super sale at the Acme ($3.99 a pint! It's like damn, just give your shit away why don't you). Anyway, a broken heart makes me do silly things. But I realize this isn't The Jaime Show. Life Goes On. So Don't Cry for Me Argentina because My Heart Will Go On and all that. I'm gonna be fine. Someday.
Right now what else is a Sad Girl JD to do? WATCH MOVIES. THINK ABOUT NEW MOVIES. Yep, so that's what I'm gonna do. And the new Beauty and the Beast is right up my alley. Yeah it's Disney and it's probably overly saccharine and maybe a touch passé. BUT. As a bona fide Harry Potter N E R D I will watch anything with The Golden Trio in it (except maybe all the trash movies Rupert Grint keeps making. Christ, dude. Get it together.) So Emma Watson is in this? Sold. Is she wearing the gold dress? Oh, bitch is? Sold. That very British Cute guy from Downton Abbey is the Beast? Sold. But really you guys, all I need are Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Plumette, Cadenza, Cogsworth, Garderobe, and Chip to lift my spirits. Oh Chip...I could watch a whole three-movie trilogy about your adventures. The only thing missing is my honorary grandpa, Jerry Orbach, reprising his role as Lumiere (RIP). Too bad B & the B doesn't come out until March (insert sad face here). I'm off to find more movies to escape into.
Come in with the happy.