I really want to see Cloud Atlas. But it's not out here until February. February! It's ridiculous.
It's worth the wait IMO.
Some good stuff I've seen recently:
Heart of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - When Francis Ford Coppola was making Apocalypse Now, his wife was recording the film-making process as well as secretly taping their private conversations. This movie is composed of those clips. The filming of Apocalypse Now was notoriously plagued with problems from Charlie Sheen having a heart attack in the middle of the jungle, to Marlon Brando showing up too obese to film, to monsoons which destroyed the set, to going tens of millions of dollars over budget (which Coppola ended up fronting himself). Apocalypse Now is one of my all-time favourite films, and this is a really great companion piece to it. As the movie progresses the parallels between Coppola and Kurtz become uncanny (a man with way too much power stuck in a world of total anarchy). You really do start to worry for the guy's sanity by the end. 9/10
Bound - I saw Cloud Atlas last week and loved it, so I thought I'd check out what else the Wachowski siblings had done. Outside of The Matrix movies and Speed Racer, this is pretty much it. The Wachowskis have always been great visual directors but pretty bad at writing dialogue and this film follows that model. The story is very straightforward (a lesbian couple trying to rip off the mob for $2 million) so they try to spice it up a bit with gratuitous sex scenes and some really cool visuals. And for the most part, it works. The beginning is kind of slow, and the dialogue is often pretty bad, but once it picks up it really picks up. They also did a great job casting Richie from The Sopranos as the main villain as most of the tension in the film comes from wondering what he's going to do next, and that guy seems capable of anything. 8/10