A couple of days ago I came across an entry in overthemoo's journal that sheds some light on the question how much musical there actually will be in Tim Burton's adaptation. She assembled a list of all the songs that are in the movie based on information available from reviews from an early screening and it's safe to say that there will be a lot of singing. Take a look here for the song list as well as links to further information about the screening.
Awake HD480p 48MB HD720p 120MB
Dramatic thriller about a man (Hayden Christensen) who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His young wife (Jessica Alba, not wearing fake contacts for a change) must wrestle with her own demons as a drama unfolds around them. Lena Olin plays his mother, Terrence Howard a doctor.
Sounds and looks a bit creepy but nevertheless interesting.
Love in the Time of Cholera HD480p 36MB HD720p 96MB 10 Clips
Hi-def quicktime version of the trailer for the big screen adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez' epic love story. The drama traces the Job-like vigil of Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem), who waits for more than half a century to claim the hand of Fermina Daza (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), the woman he loves. Dr. Juvenal Urbino is played by Benjamin Bratt. Also part of the cast are Javier Bardem, John Leguizamo, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Laura Harring, Hector Elizondo and Ana Claudia Talancón. Directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Donnie Brasco, Four Weddings and a Funeral).
Of course it still has the ridiculous voice-over but at least the picture looks better. And I totally forgot to mention last time that the movie features original songs by Shakira. For good measure, a link that leads to ten clips.
Mad Money HD480p 44MB HD720p 117MB
Comedic crime thriller about three female employees (Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes) of the Federal Reserve who plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.
Hard to say which one of the three characters is portrayed more implausible. Maybe I should make a poll.
The Sasquatch Gang 21 MB
Slacker comedy about a couple of fantasy/sci-fi aficionados (among them Justin Long) who stumble onto some huge footprints in the woods. A local cop, a reporter and a renowned Sasquatch authority investigate, while two neighbours hatch a scheme to profit from the situation.
I've lost count of how many movies copy the style of Napoleon Dynamite which I didn't find too funny in the first place but Long's growing popularity after Live Free or Die Hard may provide some interest.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Le Scaphandre et le papillon HD480p 46MB HD720p 113MB
Hi-def quicktime version of the US trailer for the autobiographical drama about former Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.
Directed by Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls). Cast includes Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Patrick Chesnais, Anne Consigny and Isaach De Bankolé. Movie was part of the official competition this year in Cannes where it got very good reviews and Schnabel won the prize for Best Director.