like a lot of people, i am totally geeking out about the borat movie. i've been a fan of da ali g show for a couple years, and borat is possibly sasha baron-cohen's best character. originally i wanted to see the movie on opening night, but virago has other obligations friday evening, so we'll probably have to wait until saturday or sunday.
the borat movie isn't going to be another snakes on a plane, with tons of internet hype but poor box office returns and worse reviews. keep in mind: the people who are hyping the borat movie have actually seen the film.
but i'm also psyched about darren aronofsky's the fountain... i've been waiting years for the fountain and a scanner darkly to come out. scanner was finally released this summer, and now i learn that the fountain is due out nov. 22!
wired has an interesting article about aronofsky's quest to make "a film that would reinvent space without using CGI" and the monumental challenges he faced. reading about the technique they used instead of cgi—image quest 3-d's microphotography—has only gotten me more excited.
the only problem is... once i've seen these movies, what will i have to look forward to? other than new episodes of serialized tv dramas, that is. (my favorites this season are battlestar galactica and heroes. it's a good year to be a science fiction fan... unless you're a conservative looking to battlestar to reinforce your worldview, in which case you're probably feeling disillusioned.) ¶