Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Cannes Film Festival has Started!!! Hooray!!!

Ah..... It's that time of year again when auteurs and celebrities cross paths. That time of year when movies are made or broken. It's the Cannes Film Festival, the bestest festival in the world. The opening film of the competition is Fernando "I made City of God" Meirelles' Blindness, a favorite to win. Other big films that are in competition include Steven "I'm the youngest Palme D'or winner" Soderbergh's much anticipated Che, The Dardeness Brothers' Le Silence de Lorna, and Clint Eastwood's The Exchange. This is the full list:

The Jury's big honcho's this year include Sean Penn as President, Alfonso Cuaron, and Natalie Portman. The full Jury:
It looks like this year's winner will be an English-language film judging by the jury. Then again, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, beat out No Country for Old Men last year. There are always upsets afoot.

And we all know that the new Indiana Jones movie will be premiering. This will be make or break for the advertisers, as this movie will premiere on the 18th, and it will come out on the 22nd. Huh? If it's a stinker, that's not enough time for damage control, especially in the Internet age. The 4th Indy film has some good, like Cate Blanchett and Ray Winstone, and the bad; my arch nemesis Shia LeBouf is in here. Seriously, he's a fucking dork. How'd he get so big? It phases me.

Also, Woody Allen's new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona will premiere out of competition. Shame. The-Godfather-of-all-Self-Hating-Jews should come in competition to deal some serious pwnage. With it's awesome cast including Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and the supposed sex scene between SJ and PC, and the rumored threesome with the gang, Woody, well, got his wood on.

Anywho, the Cannes Film Festival will always be an interesting one, and I wonder what director will hold the Palme D'or over his head when the Festival ends on the 25th.

I CALL IT, FRIENDO: Blindness will be the big winner.

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