I just watched the trailer for Sweeny Todd and it looks like it is going to be awesome. Admittedly, I have never seen the play version, but have heard good things about it.
The movie is directed by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp and Helene Boman Carter starring. I think they have amazing on-screen chemistry with one another, so it should be a good movie; it comes out around Christmas.
In other news, Own the Night comes out tomorrow!
I saw the previews for that a few times in the theaters and it looks like it is going to be great. The movie has Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix starring in it as two brothers with two very different lifestyles. Wahlberg plays Joseph Green, an up-and-coming officer in the NYPD, and Phoenix plays Bobby Green, a nightclub manager who tends to see a lot of illegal things at the club he works at. Bobby gets into some trouble with the head-honcho Russian gangster who owns the club, and things get worse when he finds out about his brother’s NYPD affiliation. I hope to go see it this weekend!