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WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 1/9/09

A new feature looking at potentially weird films that are currently in theaters, coming to DVD soon or in production. Visit the official sites to see trailers.

IN THEATERS (WIDE RELEASE):

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: An adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald story about a man who is born elderly, but grows younger as he ages. Starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, directed by certified weird director David Fincher (Fight Club). The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Official Site

Australia: Down-under epic is unlikely to be extremely weird, but magical powers of the Australian aborigines taken at face value have raised some critical eyebrows. Director Baz Luhrman (William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge) also has some weird leanings. Starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and a cute kid.  Australia Official Site

The Spirit: Appears to be a rehash of the comic book style of graphic novelist turned director Frank Miller’s cult hit, Sin City.  Reviews have not been kind, although they do occasionally call it “incomprehensible,” which sounds promising.  With Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johnasson, and Samuel L. Jackson.  The Spirit Official Site

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 1/2/08

A new feature looking at potentially weird films that are currently in theaters, coming to DVD soon or in production.  Visit the official sites to see trailers.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

Let the Right One In:  There’s a fantastic buzz about this Swedish movie about a 12 year old boy who falls in love with a neighbor girl who is a vampire.  It looks like an inferior Hollywood remake is already in the works!  Let the Right One In Official Site

Timecrimes [Los Cronocrimenes]:  Well reviewed Spanish time-travel Twilight Zone thriller.  Looks promising.  Los Cronocrimenes Official Site (Spanish)

Waltz with Bashir: Animated Israeli politically tinged film, described as visually inventive and surreal.  Waltz with Bashir Official Site

Repo: The Genetic Opera:  Gory sci-fi musical comedy about a future where organs are bought on the open market, and occasionally have to be repossessed.  Adapted from am underground LA stage play.  Very poorly reviewed.  Repo: The Genetic Opera Official Site

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.