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.