Two articles, here and here, about Darren Aronofsky's upcoming The Wrestler, about an aging low-level wrestler striving to pay the bills. It definitely sounds like it has potential. I walked out of The Fountain, and wasn't even a fan of his previous film, the well-liked Requiem for a Dream, despite admiring Hubert Selby, Jr.; the excesses of both films bothered me immensely, with The Fountain seeming a ridiculous act of excess - "give him enough of a budget and he'll hang himself." The idea of Aronofsky yoking himself to a small-scale, human story seems well past-due, a good instinct from someone I was getting ready to write off. And what can I say, I used to really like Mickey Rourke - plus what's this about a 1980's hair-metal soundtrack? What?
Speaking of hair-metal, is anyone else kind of curious about this Anvil thing at the Cinematheque on the 13th?