San Diego Film Festival 2014: Upcoming Flicks

Hey guys just wanted to give everyone a little update. I got a press pass (woo hoo!) to attend the San Diego Film Festival. It runs from September 24-28th, which will take over my life starting tomorrow. Considering I do have to go to work all this week, I will try to fit in as much as possible, so I can give you guys some reviews on these upcoming movies. If only we could just watch movies and television all day and get paid, yes life would be grand. Well at least for me! There are tons of cool movies being shown and here are the ones I plan on seeing, check out the trailers below. I also plan on going to a film critics panel on Saturday, interested in hearing what they have to say. Jeffrey and Ben Lyons will be there so it should be pretty informative and engaging. This is my first film festival, wish me luck guys!

Wild
In Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club), Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (An Education) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. WILD powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures –as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

Project M
Four astronauts have to stay 1000 days in a space station around Earth in order to prove that a trip to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moon, is possible. The experience goes well until something happens on earth.

Laggies
Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind – while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan panics and- given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week – hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell).

Bad Country
When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter (Willem Dafoe) busts contract killer Jesse Weiland (Matt Dillon), he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South’s most powerful crime ring. So, when mob boss Lutin (Tom Berenger) orders Carter’s death and Weiland’s ID’d as a snitch, the two team up to take down the syndicate.

Little Accidents
In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets.

Big Significant Things
At 26 years old, Craig (Harry Lloyd) seems to be doing pretty well for himself. He has job stability, a supportive family, and is about to start a wonderful new chapter with his girlfriend. With big life changes on the horizon, what better time to lie to your girlfriend so you can go on a road trip by yourself to the south?

}}Melissa

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18 thoughts on “San Diego Film Festival 2014: Upcoming Flicks

  1. UGH. I need to move to where I can get in on some of this awesome film fest action!! All the cool kids are going to them nowadays!! Hope you have an absolute blast, lady!! I’m with Eric–Project-M looks particularly interesting. Can’t wait to see your feedback!!

  2. Woo hoo!!! A press pass, VERY cool dahling and so well-deserved!! Looking fwd to your coverage girl! I’ll be blogging about TCFF as well pretty soon now that schedule is formalized. We’ll also have WILD, as well as that Benedict Cumberbatch movie I’ve been anticipating 😀

      • It’s great that you are supporting a local film event, you go girl!! Yes, The Imitation Game is gonna be playing on the night before closing at TCFF, I’m sure it’ll be sold out so I’m gonna make sure I got tickets for my hubby. How come you can’t get tickets even w/ your press pass??

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