Movie: The Great Gatsby
Summary: Do we really need to explain the plot? One of America's greatest writers crafts an impeccable character study that also manages to hold a mirror up to a rapidly evolving American society. Hollywood gets hold, amps up the love story, lands a gigantic budget. Deco decadence ensues.
Why We'll See It: As much as we love Baz Luhrmann, we can't deny that we're a little wary about this one. As a movie in and of itself, as a soundtrack, and as a visual experience, it will certainly be mind-blowing. But we're not sure if we'll ever be able to divorce ourselves completely from the incredibly complex, masterful source material. The film might add value to that, it might be considered scholarly blasphemy, but either way, this is one worth watching — if only because you know it's going to be the talk of the town all summer long.
Video: Courtesy of Warner Brothers.