This blog is going to mainly consist of me blogging about upcoming movies with the mention of random movies that relate that that genre. The movies by no means are the best of the best of that genre but just some random movies that I’ve seen and think are watch-worthy. Don’t be afraid to suggest movies to me, I love watching new movies. And argue with me if you must, I love to agree to disagree on the subject of movies!

I’ll start out with Roman Polanski’s Carnage which is set to be released on the 16th of December of this year (2011). The screenplay is by Yasmina Reza and apparently it was originally a play.  The plot follows two parents who set up a friendly meeting to discuss a dispute between their sons. Check out the trailer at IMDB:
I suck at blogging so bear with me, in the future I’ll have the actual video in the blog but for now I’ll leave you with a link. The movie features a random assortment of actors which in my opinion works out perfectly. I’ve always said to people that even if a screenplay is terrific on paper it is really up to the actors to turn it into a great movie, not the director. Of course directing is hard but IMO acting is much harder because not only do you have to figure out how to portray your character but you have to please both the story itself and the director. In Carnage’s case, Waltz, Foster, Winslet and Reilly all convincingly play their parts right. As a beginner screenwriter I can honestly admit that coming up with a story is quite easy but forming dialogues is very very hard especially in a comedy. I envy Carnage since its main mechanic is dialogue that furthers the plot. I also enjoy dark humor movies which brings me to my random list of movies that people should watch:1. Thank you for Smoking (This movie introduced me to Aaron Eckardt and I just fell in love with him and his charm. Katie Holmes also stars in this movie and her acting is actually pretty satisfiable compared to her other movies (The President’s Daughter…enough said). Its funny that she starred in The Dark Knight and then Eckardt starred in the second one, of course Holmes was replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal though.2. Office Space

3. Raising Arizona, I actually haven’t seen this movie but the premise is pretty funny and I’ve only heard good things about it. It is basically about kidnapping a child from parents who just had quintuplets but adds some humor to it. Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter star in this movie.

4. American Beauty…enough said

5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

6. The Dog Problem with Giovanni Ribisi, one of my favorite actors. He starred in Avatar. I’ve mainly seen him as a supporting character such as in Gone in Sixty Seconds with Nicolas Cage, Avatar, Flight of the Phoenix, Perfect Stranger with Halle Berry and Recently The Rum Diary with Johnny Depp. I only noticed Ribisi was in sixty seconds when I watched it recently. Although this movie can be a little boring, the character that Ribisi plays, Solo, is very interesting and what I think makes the movie enjoyable to watch. It is a great example of character exploration. The movie was directed and written by Scott Caan who I also like as an actor. Caan also acts in the movie playing his usual character. (He is one of those actors that usually gets typecast IMO but I think it works out for him in most of the movies he is cast in.

Honestly there are plenty of dark comedies that one could watch but these are just some random suggestions.