I think ASkars is the reason at least 50% of the people going to see SD will go to see it. As a True Blood fan, that was how I first heard about the movie, but from the trailers, it actually looks pretty awesome. I said in the True Blood thread that there's a chance the inclusion of Kate Bosworth will turn off a lot of people - the ASkars fans because of their (now defunct) relationship, and also because a lot of people, even aside from that, really don't like her because of the rumours surrounding her and that people have a hard time really knowing the reason she's still famous, since the only movie she's really known for is about 10 years old. But in any case, it does look good. And yes, especially because of ASkars (whose casting, the director says, is the one thing he feels really surpasses the original). And also initially because of ASkars' involvement, I'm intrigued by Melancholia, which I believe opens in November. Despite director Lars Von Trier's insanity at Cannes, it does seem quite well done, and Kirsten Dunst won the best actress at Cannes for it. Basically she's a depressed bride, and at her wedding reception (to Alex) they discover a planet heading to earth. Lars has said it's about the end of the world and there will be no happy endings. His movies seem to be the kind that whether you love them or hate them, they stick with you, and it's currently got a 76% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Straw Dogs hasn't been rated yet.