Monthly Archives: February 2007

Movies I’m looking forward to in 2007

Here’s the list of films I’m looking forward to this year, now that the Oscars are finally over. Some of these may not be Oscar-caliber, but they are ambitious and fresh (for the most part). Some of these I’m putting on for sentiment and others for necesity. Here we go.

Judd Apatow’s 40-Year-Old Virgin follow up. There is no way I’m missing this. I love the cast, and I love everything about it.

I have no choice. I was disappointed by the fourth film on many levels. Imelda Staunton should supposedly rock the shit out of this film. Ralph Fiennes was a great Voldemort and she should be a great Umbridge.

There are no words to describe the trailer. Go watch it if you haven’t seen it. It is tops in kick-assery.

This is coming out soon. I may not see it in theaters, but it’ll be on DVD by the end of the year so I’ll get to see it. It looks intense and original. I can’t wait.

Spiderman 2 was not as good as the first film. The trailer is both promising and annoying. I hope they fix things and “end” the series with a great feeling of legitimate closure. This whole Ben Parker being killed by the Sandman is true to the comics, but not to the films. They better explain what the hell is going on.

Too good to be true.

Great cast, overdone story, but I am interested. Who knows, it could be the next great detective killer.

I grew up watching the Simpsons. The movie may suck balls, but I have to see it because I have been waiting years for this. I’ve been waiting for this since the show was good.

Danny Boyle’s new film with Cillian Murphy about a dying sun. Could be a great sci-fi instant classic, like his horror film 28 Days Later.

Shaun of the Dead follow up? I would rather choke on a razor than miss this.

And now the Sundance films I’ve been following and am now very excited about.

Rocket Science: The most anticipated Sundance film for me. It has a cast of nobodies and could be the Thumbsucker of this year.

Broken English: I love Parker Posey. That’s basically why I’m excited about this. I also love the Cassavetes family and their ability to make fresh films. This one’s from daughter Zoe.

King of California: I’m not a huge Michael Douglas fan, but I love it when an actor like this does a quirky indie comedy.

The Last Mimzy: Two words: Rainn Wilson.

Teeth: A movie about a girl with teeth in her vajajay. I can’t wait. Plus, the lead girl there Jess Weixler is getting extraordinarily rave reviews for her performance.

Chapter 27: It is my Beatle fan right to see this film on Mark David Chapman, the killer of John Lennon. I’m probably the only fan not boycotting this film. I don’t know much about whether or not they’re making a hero out of him, but I’m very interested to make my assessment.

Delirious: Steve Buscemi as a paparazzi who takes Michael Pitt under his wing. It got pretty good reviews at Sundance, so I’m very happy about seeing this sometime this year.

Dedication: Justin Theroux (one of my favorite unknown actors) directed this film about comic book artists. I loved American Splendor, so if this is similar at all it could be a great new film for me.

Joshua: A film about me! Not really. I watched a clip of this film and the kid creeped the hell out of me. And Vera Farmiga is in it. Yum.

The Savages: I hope this film does well. I hope this film doesn’t suck. It has two great lead actors and got some of the best praises for the festival.

and finally

The Ten: I loved David Wain. I love Wet Hot American Summer and I loved The Baxter and the show Stella. The cast is his usual band of misfits and I have no choice but to be utterly happy about this film.

Well there you have it. I hope to see at least half of these.

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If you don’t already know….

Mr. Aaron Eckhart has been cast in the Dark Knight to play Harvey Dent. I LOVE THIS CASTING. SO MUCH. ARGHHH!!! This is very exciting.

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Joss Whedon on directing the Office…

I can’t imagine how amazing this will be:

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Adrien Brody SMASH!

Mr. Brody is possibly the new Hulk? If they are trying to reinvent this movie, I think this is a good idea. I do love Eric Bana, but this might add a darker tone. I trust Adrien Brody. Everyone should watch because next to it’s his best movie.

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Little Miss Buzz Lightyear

Well well well….

Well that little company called Disney, who has been trying to get Toy Story 3 to happen for years is now putting the film into production. It will be written by Michael Arndt, my new favorite screenwriter who wrote Little Miss Sunshine and is now nominated for his first Oscar on his first feature screenplay. That’s either an omen or just great news. I wish John Lasseter was attached to this project, but I’m happy to see that the co-director of Finding Nemo, Lee Unkrich, will be solely directing this project. I don’t know if they are going to go with the storyline about Japan and having Buzz go back to the factory, but whatever they do, both Arndt and Unkrich have big and talented shoes to fill. I wonder how John Lasseter feels about this. Toy Story was his baby and he has had huge successes since then, but I still feel bad for him. I’m not sure how much Pixar will have to do with this, but I really have high hopes. And I can’t WAIT for Ratatouille. Patton Oswalt. Pixar. Can’t go wrong.

This image, if you haven’t seen it before and don’t know what it is, is a promo shot when Disney first announced Toy Story 3 a while back and was connected to that original story line of Buzz’s recall. I don’t know if they are going to do that, but whatever they do, it better be good. And the fact that Joe Ranft is dead and cannot do any voices for this makes me really sad. That means no Lenny and no Wheezy. Joe Ranft was also a HUGE creative consultant. This movie might suck.

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I could post my reviews for 3 films I just watched but…

I need to post this video of Andy Dick being “escorted” off of Jimmy Kimmel.

Sorry

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