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Amelia

Since I was a kid, I have loved Amelia Earhart’s story. And when I heard they were doing a film, I was excited. But I am not sure this looks like my imagination, particularly with the casting of Hillary Swank as Amelia. I don’t see her as the larger than life heroine or as Richard Gere’s lover and wife. She doesn’t have that charisma or sex appeal. Is it just me? You decide. Watch this . Release date: 23 October 2009

Nine

I think musicals by their very nature are chick flicks, and “9” is a great one. I saw it on Broadway when it came out in 1982 with Raul Julia in the lead. The play was an adaptation of Fellini’s autobiographical film 8 1/2 starring my favorite Italian Marcello Mastroianni as the director going through a creative crisis surrounded by all his women — mistress, muse, mother, agent, etc. Now we’re coming full circle back to film with “Nine.” Daniel Day Lewis as Fellini looks great (though steamy Javier Bardem was supposed to play the role but backed out) and the women in his life are a fabulous group of actresses. I think director Rob Marshall did a fantastic job with “Chicago,” so I have my fingers crossed. The cast includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren, and Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson. But of course we have to wait until the Oscar race is on. Release Date: November 25, 2009

Twilight: New Moon

Since Mainsteam Chick mentioned it, I thought I should upload the trailer to the only real big chick flick of the year. Is this really all there is? I am seriously concerned about paper cuts now. In theaters November 20th.

The Chickflix of Summer

Where are the chick flicks in the summer? Why did summer become the place of big action/adventure films for boys and little else? When I went to see Star Trek, the previews were for the next Transformers, the next Terminator and GI Joe. They all pretty much looked like the same movie. Granted they tailor the previews to the movie, but in looking at the roster of summer movies, it is clear that the audience they are going for is teenage boys. What about the girls?

No Shirt Sherlock

I am sure Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would not approve of the upcoming Guy Ritchie version of his Sherlock Holmes. From the looks of the trailer, it is very 21st century, very effects driven, very silly. But I have to admit, I love Robert Downey Jr. and I wouldn’t throw Jude Law out of bed for eating crackers. So despite its oh-so-modern affectations, I am totally looking forward to it. In theaters December 25, 2009. Watch the trailer.