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General_Grievous
12-06-2007, 09:19 PM
It's that time of year again. The time where we start to look towards the new year and anticipate some of the movies that are coming out. So I thought I'd kick up my annual thread again. The list this year isn't as long as last year's, though.

Here's what I'm looking forward to for next year:

Cloverfield (January 18th) - Just to see what all the hype will lead up to. I think JJ Abrams aims to please, and hopefully this movie will be good. But it could easily either knock it out of the park or bomb.

Iron Man (May 2nd) - The trailer was awesome. I'm not even an Iron Man fan, but that doesn't mean I won't like it. I'm pretty excited for it.

Speed Racer (May 9th) - I may check this out just for kicks. I remember watching reruns of the show as a kid. I saw the trailer. It looks really...different. But it seems that they're keeping the basic elements of the show.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (May 16th) - The first Narnia film was great, and I expect this one to be just as good.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May 23rd) - Regardless of whether this will be good or not, it will still be awesome to see Harrison Ford donning the fedora one more time.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (May 30th) - Two things make me want to see this movie: 1. Kristen Bell is in it. 2. It's a Judd Apatow production. I'm sold.

The Incredible Hulk (June 13th) - Looking forward to this to see the jolly green giant actually do some fighting. Just expecting a popcorn movie here.

The Love Guru (June 20th) - Pure guilty pleasure movie, just to see Mike Myers play a new character. What can I say, I loved what he did in the "Austin Powers" movies and "So I Married An Axe Murderer". Hopefully this ends up more like that rather than "The Cat in the Hat".

WALL-E (June 27th) - New Pixar movie. 'Nuff said. However, I am a bit puzzled by the lack of voice talent. It seems to be a mostly dialogue-free movie.

The Dark Knight (July 18th) - I'm looking forward to this most. It could very likely become the best superhero film ever. The new pictures of The Joker look exceptionally creepy.

The Pineapple Express (August 8th) - Yet another Apatow-Seth Rogen comedy. It seems sort of like a "Cheech and Chong" type of movie. I can't get enough of these guys.

Bond 22 (November 7th) - After "Casino Royale", I'm really excited to see what else Daniel Craig will bring to the table as 007.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (November 21st) - I can't wait for this one. I know at this point there's still a while to go, but I can't believe that it'll be up to six films already.

Then there's two movies that I plan on seeing, but probably as rentals since I may not decide to catch them in theaters: Wanted, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army and The Punisher: Warzone.

But that's about all I can think of for right now. I'm sure there are a handful that I missed, but the ones listed are definitely ones I'll be watching.

JimJamBonds
12-06-2007, 11:07 PM
Indy and Pineapple's is what I'm most interested in.

decadentdave
12-06-2007, 11:09 PM
RAMBO!!!!!!!!

2-1B
12-07-2007, 01:37 AM
Rambo
Drillbit Taylor
Indy 4
Sarah Marshall
Pineapple
Batman Begins 2

JediTricks
12-07-2007, 11:38 PM
Fanboys - Kristen Bell plus Star Wars fanboy movie = awesome! The SDCC panel on it this year was fantastic, looks great.

Iron Man - almost everything they've done has looked right... except the trailer, which almost lost me till the end.

The Dark Knight - I'm getting a little nervous though, not digging a lot of the production stills so far.

Harry Potter 6 - if 5 hadn't been good, I wouldn't have this on my list, but thankfully it redeemed the cinematic series.

Son of Rambow - it sounds interesting.


I'm worried about:

Indy 4
Star Trek 11
Bond 22
Speed Racer

I'm disgusted by:

Get Smart
Superhero!
Horton Hears a Who (with Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell! What could possibly go wrong with that?)
Witless Protection (with Larry the Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy! What could possibly go wrong with that?)
The Hottie and the Nottie (a romantic comedy with Paris Hilton and... well, 'nuff said really.)
Meet the Spartans (a "300" parody with Kevin Sorbo and Carmen Electra! What could possibly go wrong with that?)

Don't care about:

Rambo 4
Narnia 2
Hulk 2
Punisher 2
Cloverfield
Semi-Pro (anything with Will Ferrell is lucky to escape my wrath since he is comedy's most overrated actor)
10,000 BC (does anybody care?)

Secretly interested in:

Run Fatboy Run (sounds like it could be lame but Pegg is funny and the premise is somewhat original, albeit sitcomy)
Big Stan (ok, this one has a good chance of sucking bad, but Deuce Bigalow plus Kwai Chang Caine? Could be funny!)
Starship Dave (Eddie Murphy as a robot starship shaped like a human and piloted by tiny aliens. Probably will suck but I liked Pluto Nash and everybody said that'd suck)

General_Grievous
12-07-2007, 11:56 PM
Forgot about "Fanboys". I'll be seeing that, too.

Rocketboy
12-08-2007, 12:06 AM
So far:
Fanboys
Cloverfield
My Blueberry Nights (Norah Jones? Natalie Portman? Jude Law? I'm there.)
Jumper
Semi-Pro
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hellboy 2
The Dark Knight
X-Files 2
The Pineapple Express
Bond 22
Zach and Miri Make A Porno

Iron Man, Speed Racer, The Punisher: War Zone, The Incredible Hulk all look like crap.

Mad Slanted Powers
12-29-2007, 11:06 PM
So far:
Fanboys
Cloverfield
My Blueberry Nights (Norah Jones? Natalie Portman? Jude Law? I'm there.)
Jumper
Semi-Pro
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hellboy 2
The Dark Knight
X-Files 2
The Pineapple Express
Bond 22
Zach and Miri Make A Porno

Iron Man, Speed Racer, The Punisher: War Zone, The Incredible Hulk all look like crap.I just saw the trailer for Jumper today when I went to see I Am Legend. Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson together again, and fighting each other again as well it seems. Looks like something I might be interested in.

I don't go to too many movies, but I'll definitely make it to Indiana Jones and Harry Potter. I guess if Star Trek is out in 2008 then I'll see that one too.

Iron Man looks interesting. I've not seen any of the Batman movies so I probably won't see Dark Knight. (Actually, I did see at least most of the first Michael Keaton Batman movie, perhaps the whole thing. I don't remember.)

Fanboys sounds good. A lot of movies interest me every year, but I often don't get out to see them. I don't like going at night, and the prices are higher then too. Saturday works, but I usually am out and about too early looking for Star Wars figures and beating the traffic to do my shopping. I'm often done before the movies start and I don't feel like waiting, or I feel like there are other things I want to do at home.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-30-2007, 01:53 PM
I'm mainly looking forward to:
*Harry Potter
*Indiana Jones
*Dark Knight

I'll probably see Fanboys; talk about a built-in audience. I still haven't seen the trailer on the Superbad DVD for Pineapple Express, so the jury's out on that one.

Cloverfield seems vastly overrated. Meet the Spartans, which I thankfully knew nothing about until those idiotic commercials, seems just disgustingly terrible - why do they keep making horrible parodies and doing them extremely poorly?

Bel-Cam Jos
12-30-2007, 02:14 PM
I'm mainly looking forward to:
*Harry Potter
*Indiana Jones
*Dark Knight

I'll probably see Fanboys; talk about a built-in audience. I still haven't seen the trailer on the Superbad DVD for Pineapple Express, so the jury's out on that one.

Cloverfield seems vastly overrated. Meet the Spartans, which I thankfully knew nothing about until those idiotic commercials, seems just disgustingly terrible - why do they keep making horrible parodies and doing them extremely poorly?Well, I should just send JJL his royalty check, as his list and comments fit me to a tee (tea? T?). I've gone to the movie theaters a lot less lately, due to work responsibilities, and the lack of interest overall on my part.

Kidhuman
12-30-2007, 02:18 PM
Iron Man
Hellboy 2
Narnia 2
Batman 2
Indy 4

Mr. JabbaJohnL
12-30-2007, 02:19 PM
Well, I should just send JJL his royalty check, as his list and comments fit me to a tee (tea? T?). I've gone to the movie theaters a lot less lately, due to work responsibilities, and the lack of interest overall on my part.
That would be just fine. :yes:

Jargo
01-07-2008, 09:06 PM
none of those listed so far would get me in a theatre sitting through it all. well, maybe WALL-e if it's a decent story. maybe Roojay can tempt me more with that one?

I can't get quicktime working on my system for some reason. apple software hates my config. so haven't seen a trailer in months. just the titles put me off though. it all seems very samey, very derivative and unimaginative from write ups though. I'm really tired of seeing the same faces in every damn movie too. 90% of the workforce in unemployment and all they can find is will ferrel and jim carrey :rolleyes Simon Pegg is starting to grate as well.

I want fresh meat. not the scraps from some ravaged carcass.

UKWildcat
02-21-2008, 07:22 PM
Pineapple Express :thumbsup:

General_Grievous
02-21-2008, 07:34 PM
What's the deal with "Fanboys"? It's going through some post-production hell.

Rocketboy
02-21-2008, 07:38 PM
The Weinsteins are taking what has the possibility of being a decent flick and butchering into the make fun of Star Wars geeks movie we all figured it's be.

JediTricks
02-22-2008, 09:41 PM
Supposedly they pulled the entire driving force behind the movie out, that of the buddy's imminent death before the release of Episode I, making them mere criminals who want to see it early. As much of a downer as that was, it was the very heart of the project, it made the characters' motivations important and relatable.

Rocketboy
02-22-2008, 09:51 PM
Well, we'll still probably get to see Kristen Bell in a Slave Leia costume.
:thumbsup:

JediTricks
02-22-2008, 11:57 PM
Ain't nuthin' wrong with that!

El Chuxter
02-23-2008, 01:04 AM
I'm not looking forward to anything this year. I hate all movies.





















But, if you want a serious answer, the big ones are:

Harry Potter 6
The Dark Knight
Speed Racer
Wall-E
Iron Man
Narnia 2

Jargo
02-25-2008, 12:14 PM
Still can't get any apple software to work on my system so can't view damn quicktime trailers. therefore i've not been keeping up to date with what's due out. Only movie I know I want to see is WALL-e. Coz I know even if I hate the story I'll love the artistry of the animation.
There again I'm tending towards nostalgic viewing of older movies rather than watching current ones. Kinda like revisiting old friends and picking out my cream of the crop ultimate collection.

General_Grievous
02-28-2008, 11:23 PM
Okay, after seeing the preview for "The Love Guru" (http://movies.aol.com/movie/the-love-guru/29105/video/trailer-no-1/2078553), I want to take it off my list. I'm convinced it will be a piece of carp.

TeeEye7
03-02-2008, 12:43 PM
It's sad, but going to the movies is not a pleasant experience any more: too many dill weeds in the audience. So, I'll just wait for the DVDs as usual. It's a lot cheaper than spending a mortgage payment for tickets and having a carppy time. That's why I don't particularly look forward to any movie. The theater experience (which I love) has been usurped from decent folks.

Until the ushers are permitted to exact street justice in the middle of the theater aisles, I'll just stay home, thank you.

Rocketboy
03-02-2008, 01:05 PM
It's sad, but going to the movies is not a pleasant experience any more: too many dill weeds in the audience. So, I'll just wait for the DVDs as usual. It's a lot cheaper than spending a mortgage payment for tickets and having a carppy time. That's why I don't particularly look forward to any movie. The theater experience (which I love) has been usurped from decent folks.Lately I've found that going to an early show during the week (Mon-Thurs) is always a great way to avoid most of the a-holes. Fewer people (which means your choice of seating and usually no kids) and cheaper tickets.

JetsAndHeels
03-02-2008, 01:19 PM
It's sad, but going to the movies is not a pleasant experience any more: too many dill weeds in the audience. So, I'll just wait for the DVDs as usual. It's a lot cheaper than spending a mortgage payment for tickets and having a carppy time. That's why I don't particularly look forward to any movie. The theater experience (which I love) has been usurped from decent folks.

Until the ushers are permitted to exact street justice in the middle of the theater aisles, I'll just stay home, thank you.

I agree with you 1000% on this. I do not go to as many movies as I used to because of people. In fact, I think if it were not for the people I could deal with the public better. :)

TeeEye7
03-02-2008, 01:51 PM
Lately I've found that going to an early show during the week (Mon-Thurs) is always a great way to avoid most of the a-holes. Fewer people (which means your choice of seating and usually no kids) and cheaper tickets.

We do this when we really, really want to see a flick. The LOTR trilogy was probably the last time we made the effort to go, and yes, it was during the matinée. This is excellent advice.


In fact, I think if it were not for the people I could deal with the public better. :)

lollollol Quote of the day! :thumbsup:

Kidhuman
03-02-2008, 05:51 PM
We do this when we really, really want to see a flick. The LOTR trilogy was probably the last time we made the effort to go, and yes, it was during the matinée. This is excellent advice.


Wat, didnt even see ROTS in theaters?

I usually run the matinée also. Its too expensive. The last movie I saw at night was POTC 3, only because I wanted to watch a movie and couldnt find one at WM, so I grabbed the kid and went on opening night.

Qui-Long Gone
03-02-2008, 08:58 PM
Anybody heard of this movie, The Fall?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQt0QjWHUjY

It's like Pan's Labrynth meets Lawrence of Arabia....

Looks awesome!