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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wanted


Some of us are looking forward to see this movie that was the opening film at the LA Film Festival. Found this comment that I want to record here, as I find it contains an interesting description of Hollywood cinema industry.

"When Wanted was announced as the opening night film for the Los Angeles Film Festival, there was a mild outbreak of head-scratching over the choice; why start a film festival loaded with independent and foreign film with a big-studio action movie?" writes James Rocchi at Cinematical. "The fact is that the opening-night LAFF premiere of Wanted - directed by a Kazakh director who made his name in Russia, loosely based on a series of comics by a Glasgwegian Scot, starring America's most notable movie starlet opposite a Glasgow-born lead actor and shot with Prague standing in for Chicago - doesn't say much about the LAFF as a film festival and doesn't say a single thing about LA as a real city, but it says plenty about LA as a company town with a global span. Wanted's a corporate product, but, thankfully, it's an excellent one - the two-fisted, double-barreled high-octane guilty pleasure summer action movie you've been waiting for. Wanted is speedy and spiffy and shiny as a bullet, and it's got about as much actual weight when it stops moving."

The movie starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, among others, looks okay for an "action" movie and this is one of the trailers, but if you want to see more go to the movie site here.

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