The 2010 NewNowNext Future Feature Competition is heating up. And the future is looking FIERCE
The NewNowNext Awards are all about the next big thing, so why honor a movie that’s already released? The “Best Future Feature” category is all about what you think is going to be the next big cinematic event. It’s kind of like a glamorous version of off-track betting.
From wizards to secret agents to some dirrrty dancing, there’s a wide range of flicks to choose from this year. Each of them have their own appeal, and one of them has Julia Roberts, so let’s review this year’s contenders.
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Eat, Pray, Love (Sony)
Julia Roberts Eatin, Prayin, and Lovin on the set of her new hotly anticipated film
Julia Roberts stars in this lady flick brought to you by Oprah’s Book Club, and I’m eating/praying/loving it lives up to the book. And by that, I mean, I’m hoping it’s 2010’s The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Part of me has a feeling that I’m only going to love 1/3 of this movie, and it’s the part about Julia Roberts getting fat in Italy but fingers crossed!! Also, can we talk about the men in this film? James Franco? Javier Bardem? Billy Crudup? I would Eat, Pray Love with any of them. It’s like, shut up Julia, do you really need to go get your palm read in Bali when you’re racking up all this man-meat state-side??
MORE AFTER THE JUMP!!
Burlesque (Screen Gems)
The one thing every rising Burlesque star needs is a motorcycle and a man to go with it
So say you’re a big hotshot Hollywood producer, and someone walks into your office with a pitch for a movie. “We’re going to cast Christina Aguilera as a Midwestern girl who comes to work in a Burlesque shows in LA run by Cher with Kristen Bell as an alcoholic dancer.”
Obviously in this scenario the person who just pitched this idea to you is GOD because WHO ELSE COULD COME UP WITH SUCH A PERFECT IDEA FOR A MOVIE?!? The trailer’s not out yet, but here’s an ET promo on the show that’s worth it just for Cher shouting “DO NOT MESS WITH ME GIRLS”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Warner Brothers)
Dear Lord, how did I miss this moment???@? Daniel Radcliffe star of “Deathly Hallows” visiting cast of “PROMISES, PROMISES”
You’re a wizard, Harry!! And you have been for the last 12 years. This first installment of the final Harry Potter adaptation promises to be magically epic with I’m sure its ample share of broomsticks, spells, and dark arts.
Here’s a short featurette about the film and a trailer:
The Kids Are All Right (Focus)
Oh hey Josh Hutcherson, glad you could join us for our chat about your new movie!
Julianne Moore and Annette Bening as lesbian moms? I’ll take it. In this film, the legendary actresses play a couple with 2 children (one of whom is foxy Josh Hutcherson) who hunt down their biological father. If these were my mom’s I don’t think I would ever want to know who my dad was, because it would be such a disappointment.
Oh wait, unless my dad was Mark Ruffalo. Let’s get this party started.
Angelina Jolie lookin’ SALTY and a little chilly on the set of her new thriller
Angelina Jolie is as bad-ass as usual in this spy thriller where she plays an agent named Evelyn Salt. Evelyn Salt gets accused of being a double agent, shoots a lot of people, and apparently dies her hair in this film. All of these things appeared to be quite traumatic judging from the trailer.