2009 Movie Excitement


In my research for the upcoming release of the next 5 films for the heap.‘s sci-fi list, I came across two movies that I am VERY excited for. If you remember, a week or so ago I posted some thoughts about one of my favorite short movie segments from French film Paris Je t’aime. If you want to check out the original post, click the line here: Paris Je T’aime post. Well, it turns out that they are making New York, I Love You, which will also be a compilation of various love stories from the 5 boroughs of NYC! If you absolutely loved Paris Je T’aime, there’s a GREAT chance you will love this film. PJT made use of the cultural diversity which exists in the villes of Paris, and there is no doubt that New York, I Love You can only improve upon this important aspect, especially with the city’s historical background being what it is.

Still not convinced? Then you really need to check out the cast. You can see it on the above link to the IMDB page, but of course, I’ll list some obvious stand outs: Shia LaBeouf, Cloris Leachman, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christina Ricci, Orlando Bloom, Kevin Bacon, John Hurt and others. That’s pretty star-studded to me. Look out for it February 13, 2009, which I’m guessing is not a coincidence. Guaranteed to be a great date movie, and definitely enjoyable if you are a romantic movie sap like me.

Here’s the official trailer. It looks pretty sweet.

fast and furious

And now, something entirely different. the heap. also LOVES bad movies… at least the ones you can tolerate, make fun of, and make timely pop culture references about. The Fast and the Furious, which came out all the way back in 2001, is one of these movies. It’s one of my personal favorite movies, but don’t ask me why. There’s just something about it that is captivating, and well, to me it was just entertaining. The two sequels… not so much. I can barely stand 2 Fast 2 Furious and haven’t see too much of Tokyo Drift.

Yes, there will be a fourth installment of the franchise, though disappointingly not called something like “4 Fast 4 Furious.” Just simply, Fast and Furious. It’s slated for a June 5th, 2009 release, and boy, I am really excited. Don’t think that I am expecting an Oscar winning film. I am expecting it to be AWFUL. But that’s the main appeal of the movies. They are awful and very over the top! But perhaps as a saving grace, the original cast is reunited. Yes, Vin Diesel resurrects Dom Toretto and Paul Walker continues his role as Brian O’Conner. Don’t forget about Michelle Rodriguez as Letty and Jordana Brewster as Mia… they’re back too! And as always from ANY Vin Diesel flick, you can expect tons of explosions, shooting, shotguns, and of course, unrealistic driving and plot situations (I’m looking at you XXX). Anywho, here is the official trailer! It’s halfway decent!


The heap Exclusive Update: Polito’s to Open in September

This one is for all you University of Notre Dame Alumni who are returning to the South Bend area this Fall for a football game, or for you heapsters. who are lucky enough to still be going there! I received a comment from Polito’s owners! They were kind enough to share the new pertinent information on the contacts as well as the new location for Polito’s! If you haven’t the clue of what I’m talking about or you can’t remember, refresh your memory here: Burned Pizza

Here’s the Info:

We will be re opening soon (target date of Sept 5th)!!! The new location is 401 North Hickory Rd South Bend, IN 46615. 574-243-5385. Same hours same great food! We should have a web site up and running in about 1 more week. At the new location we will have a 10% student discount with vaild student ID, as well as wi-fi availability and wine!

Thanks to our source who commented! We’ll post a link to the website when we get it!