Here's my list of movies I am going to attempt to see in theaters before the year ends:
Burn After Reading September 12
Towelhead September 26
Miracle at St. Anna September 26
Choke September 26
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist October 3
Religulous October 3
Rachel Getting Married October 3
City of Ember October 10
Body of Lies October 10
W. October 17
Max Payne October 17
Doubt October 24
Synecdoche, New York October 24
Zack and Miri Make a Porno October 31
The Road November 14
Soloist November 21
Australia November 26
Slumdog Millionaire November 28
Milk December 5
Youth in Revolt December 5
Frost/Nixon December 5
Defiance December 12
The Day the Earth Stood Still December 12
Revolutionary Road December 19
The Brothers Bloom December 19
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button December 25
The Spirit December 25
Valkyrie December 26
The Wrestler ?
Burn After Reading, the Coen Brother's newest, is coming out tomorrow and is surprisingly going to be at the Dartmouth Mall so I'll probably end up seeing it tomorrow or Saturday which is awesome.
The movies I am looking forward to the most (in order of course):
1. The Wrestler, which is Darren Aronofsky's new movie. He also directed Pi, Requiem For a Dream, one of my favorite movies of all time, and the Fountain. Mickey Rourke is in it. I don't know if anyone knows who he is but he was Marv in Sin City if that helps? But Mickey Rourke is a pro wrestler who is losing his skills and getting old and such. Clint Mansell's score features guitar from Slash! You may recognize Clint's score from Requiem for a Dream, which has been used multiple times in trailers, such as LOTR: the Two Towers and Sunshine. They don't have a release date yet but it's almost certainly going to be in this year to eligible for Oscar yummies. A lot of the scenes are improvised as well and I have heard is has a very realistic quality to it which is awesome. I cannot wait.
2. Slumdog Millionaire, which is Danny Boyle's newest. He also directed Trainspotting, one of my faves, and Sunshine which I rented but never got to watch for some reason? But it's about an Indian boy (the country) who goes on to the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire because the girl he loves is a big fan of the show. Haha it doesn't sound like the best but I saw a clip and it looks great. Neither of these movies have trailers yet though, but probably sometime soon. This movie is going to be totally different, style wise, than anything I have likely seen before. I heard they shot a scene at the Taj Mahal entirely with a Canon SLR camera as to not attract attention. Awesome.
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Latest by David Fincher, who did Se7en, Fight Club, and Zodiac, who I also love haha. Some of you may have seen the trailer. I forget what movie it was shown at but the trailer is fucking amazing and should be watched by you guys right now if you haven't seen it! Here:
But it stars Brad Pitt. What else to say? Looks amazing.
4. The Spirit: Frank Miller, one of the most famous graphic novelists of all time, who wrote Sin City and 300, is directing this one, which is actually another author's graphic novel series. Scarlet Jo is in it and so is Samuel L!!!!!!! Plus a lot of hot women. Hah. It looks very similar to Robert Rodriguez's Sin City, no surprise there. Here's the trailer:
5. Milk: I already talked about it before. Gus Van Sant directs, who did Good Will Hunting and a few others.
6. Synecdoche, New York: I am a big fan of Charlie Kaufman's movies, who has written Being John Malckovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind and like two others I have not seen. But he is directing this one! I have heard it is very complex. Not a surprise. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Katherine Keener, who I feel is in like 40 movies that are coming out, LOL, Emily Watson, Michelle Williams, Diane Weist and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Hoffman is a struggling theater director who creates a life size replica of NYC in a warehouse and it revolves around that and his relationship with people I think. No trailer as of yet!
7. Che: Well I don't know what is going to happen to this movie. First off it's directed by the awesome Steven Soderberg! He did Traffic and some others! But it stars Benicio del Toro as Che Guevara! So it's basically 4 hours long. For a long time no one knew how they were gonna produce it, meaning no one wants to go see a 4 hour movie. At the Cannes film festival it was shown at two seperate movies. One of them is Che the revolutionary and the other is Che the diplomat. They recently just have someone buy it so it has a distributor but no release date and no trailer yet. haha figures.
8. W.: It's about da Bush! Obv! Awesome cast with Josh Brolin, who played the lead in No Country for Old Men, is playing big dubya, and he looks and acts surprisingly like him. Elizabeth Banks is his wife. She's going to be in Zack and Miri Make a Porno which I'll talk about in a second. Even bigger than those two actors is that it's by Oliver Stone! Legend! I am not crazy about him but he does make great controversial and political movies. No one knows what it's about, whether it's for or against the Bush Admin. But check out the trailer, which tells us nothing really haha:
9. Zack and Miri Make a Porno: Kevin Smith's latest! Starring Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks, they are room mates and to pay the bills they decide to make a porno. It has gotten very positive reviews so far and one calls it his funniest movie by far. Cool! I am not a huge fan of Smith but I do like his movies for the most part. The poster was banned in the U.S. Here is a link to the red band trailer and the poster, which is fucking awesome: http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/09/02/zack-and-miri-mnsfw-red-band-movie-trailer-and-poster/
10. The Road: The book is written by Cormac McCarthy who wrote No Country for Old Men. It's an awesome book. Read it! It's about a man, played by Viggo Mortenson, and his young son and there journey to the coast in a post apocalyptic world. No trailer yet. Charlize Theron is in it and she plays his wife who has almost no role in the book at all except for a few vague flashbacks to her. People think that it's going to focus on her a little bit more. No idea who the director is, and I don't know how good it is going to be. To recreate a scorched earth is going to be hard and I think Viggo isn't the greatest choice for the dad, although I don't know who I would pick. Sigur Ros is doing the soundtrack if your into them.
That's it. Sorry for these fucking long entries.