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Dec 26, 2006

Movies I'm looking forward to seeing during the next 370 days or so

In no particular order.

Pan's Labyrinth: directed by Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Blade II), Pan looks to be one of the more visually stimulating films of 2007. It also looks depressing as hell. Should be great!

300: Did I say "visually stimulating?" This one takes the cake. Gladiator meets Sin City meets The Matrix? Something like that...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
: Though I can't necessarily say that this series keeps getting better and better (as the third, Prisoner of Azkaban, was the best yet), I also can't say that they're getting any worse. I'll be there for all of them, I'm sure.

Spider-man 3: Ditto, pretty much. The only thing that worries me about this one is that it appears to be heading in the direction that the original Batman series headed, which is "if we pile more and more stars into the movie, it will seem even better!!" We all know how that turned out. Granted, I trust Sam Raimi a hell of a lot more than I would ever trust Joel Schumacher, but when I see the trailer, I still can't help but worry.

: Two words here: David. Fincher. He has a Season Pass from me until further notice. Oh, and this one looks pretty good, anyway.

Fahrenheit 451
: This appears to just be in development, but I'm on board with the story already, and adding Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) on as director sure doesn't make it look any worse.

Blades of Glory: The next Will Ferrell comedy. This one tackles figure skating. Need I say more?

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End: For the most part, I didn't like the second one...but their evil ploy worked. I have to see how it ends for some reason. Perhaps this can wait and be a "rental."

Ocean's Thirteen: Hmmm...take an amzing cast, add Al Pacino (and Ellen Barkin) and subtract Julia Roberts (who looked like warmed-over death in the last one; mean, yes, but true)? Sure, I'm in. Oh, I'm also one of the few that has grown to like 12, though I didn't in the theater; on repeated HBO viewings, however, I've come to enjoy it quite a bit. Great soundtracks in this series, too (thank you, David Holmes).

The Bourne Ultimatum: Another series where the second couldn't match the first (and the super-shaky cinematography didn't help, thank you very much). However, I'm a Matt Damon fan, a spy movie fan, and a fan of the Bourne character, so I'm on board again.

Knocked Up
: The people whp brought you The 40 Year Old Virgin are back with this movie starring Seth Rogen (Cal from TFYOV). Rogen was probably the best part about The 40 Year Old Virgin, and it was pretty good. you do the math.

Grindhouse: Unfortunately, I think this looks awful, but it is a QT flick, and much like Fincher, I still have the Season Pass for his movies.

Smokin' Aces: The trailer for this looks like an over-stylized Tony Scott-wannabe movie (which is saying something, considering Scott's resume - Man on Fire, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, Crimson Tide, etc), but the cast is interesting, to say the least: Jeremy Piven, Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Peter Berg, Ray Liotta, Ben Affleck, Common, Alicia Keys and Andy Garcia among the largest names. We'll see.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
So, um, when is this supposed to come out? According to imdb.com, it's finally coming out in February aka "The Film Graveyard." Not a good sign.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Movie
: How to convince the wife to go see this with me? Gotta work on that...

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
: Ok, I'm cheating for this last one, as it doesn't come out until May 2008 according to imdb. But it's Fincher and Pitt, two of my favorites together again.

Now, about those other 30-40 movies I'll be seeing in 2007...

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Anonymous said...

I'm with you on Ocean's 12... disappointed in the theater (as Ocean's 11 is one of my absolute faves), but as I've seen it a few times the past 2 months on the dish I've started to like it.

On the Bourne front, I really enjoyed the 2nd one... the camera work took some getting used to, but the story and characters were good enough to make up for it.