WATCHMEN…although i think i may be dissapointed, like i was with Sin City. but that Graphic Novel was so good, and the trailers make it looks so authentic to the original, i don’t care if Alan Moore doesn’t like it, i’m excited to check it out. and whatever was said about the DVD/Blu-Ray being longer and better, all i have to say is fuck yea!
also, although its from last year, Wendy and Lucy isn’t being released in Denver until March 6, so that’s high up on my list. probably higher than Watchmen, actually.
Almodóvar’s Los abrazos rotos.
2009 is looking packed full of good films from good directors. My most anticipated five:
Watchmen (Zach Snyder) – Hopefully the supreme Under the Hood/Black Freighter/Extended 3 1/2 hour version is fulfilling
Public Enemies (Michael Mann) – Bale vs. Depp. Nuff said.
Tetro (Francis Ford Coppola) – I have hope and Vincent Gallo as lead has me even more excited
Tree of Life (Terrance Malick) – Pitt and Penn? Oh, Hell yes.
Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze) – Childhood dreams to reality.
Other exciting prospects of 2009:
Horsemen, The (Jonas Akerlund)
Tokyo (Michel Gondry / Joon-ho Bong / Leos Carax)
Knowing (Alex Proyas)
Duplicity (Tony Gilroy)
Observe and Report (Jody Hill)
Crank: High Voltage (Mark Neveldine / Brian Taylor)
Disney’s EARTH (Alastair Fothergill / Mark Linfield)
Soloist, The (Joe Wright)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Gavin Hood)
Star Trek (J.J. Abrams)
Next Day Air (Benny Boom)
Angels & Demons (Ron Howard)
Up (Pete Docter / Bob Peterson)
Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi)
Taking of Pelham 123, The (Tony Scott)
Year One (Harold Ramis)
Whatever Works (Woody Allen)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Michael Bay)
Public Enemies (Michael Mann)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (David Yates)
All Good Things (Andrew Jarecki)
Funny People (Judd Apatow)
Shorts (Robert Rodriguez)
District 9 (Neill Blomkamp)
Taking Woodstock (Ang Lee)
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
Informant, The (Steven Soderbergh)
Nine (Rob Marshall)
Lovely Bones, The (Peter Jackson)
Avatar (James Cameron)
Christmas Carol, A (Robert Zemeckis)
Road, The (John Hillcoat)
Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze)
Antichrist (Lars Von Trier)
Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
Tetro (Francis Ford Coppola)
Informers, The (Gregor Jordan)
Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The (Rebecca Miller)
Tree of Life (Terrance Malick)
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The (Terry Gilliam)
Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodovar)
Ponyo on the Cliff (Hayao Miyazaki)
Forgiveness (Todd Solondz)
Fantastic Mr. Fox, The (Wes Anderson)
King Shot (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
Limits Of Control, The (Jim Jarmusch)
Human Factor, The (Clint Eastwood)
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (Werner Herzog)
Girlfriend Experience, The (Steven Soderbergh)
Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard)
Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Ninja Assassin (James McTeigue)
Mammoth (Lukas Moodysson)
Pedro Páramo (Mateo Gil)
Blood Meridian (Todd Field)
Thirst (Chan-wook Park)
Giallo (Dario Argento)
Serious Man, A (Joel and Ethan Coen)
Riot (John Carpenter)
Me and Orson Welles (Richard Linklater)
Enter the Void (Gaspar Noé)
Killing Pablo (Joe Carnahan)
Public Enemy Number One – Parts One & Two (Jean-François Richet)
Micmacs à tire-larigot (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Vengeance (Johnnie To)
Das Weiße Band (Michael Haneke)
Rain Fall (Max Mannix)
Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)
Book of Eli, The (Allen and Albert Hughes)
Green Zone (Paul Greengrass)
Chéri (Stephen Frears)
Order and Morality, The (Mathieu Kassovitz)
Matarese Circle, The (David Cronenberg)
Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie)
Robin Hood (Ridley Scott)
Alone (Bryan Bertino)
Wednesday (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)
The Limits Of Control! This new Jarmusch movie looks fantastic :)
ENTER THE VOID – Gaspar Noe
I know, I know – Noe is a VERY polarizing filmmaker but I will NEVER forget the experience of seeing IRREVERSIBLE at the Mayan Theater in Denver, Colorado
Nine isn’t technically an adaptation of 81/2 in the least. It ran on Bway for quite a while and was even revived shortly afterwards due to popular demand. Being a die-hard Fellini fan, I originally boycotted it on principal. I eventally saw it, and I think anyone who is a fan of the Fellini film will view this more as an homage than an adaptation. It basically takes off from where the film ends (sort of)…but it’ll be worth seeing without a doubt. The music is fantastic. Don’t be jaded folks.
I second Tree of Life.
None. film is dead. Looking at the past for inspiration.
- “Inglorious Basterds”
- “Shutter Island”
Scorsese’s Shutter Island. I am keen to see what he does with a so-so novel. Trying not to let my expectations get too high, since I guessed the twist in the book about 100 pages before author Dennis Lehane probably intended for me to.
Here’s an article on the film and book, with some inisght into why Scorsese might be drawn to this material:
I am not aware that Scorsese is already filming in Japan with Daniel Day-Lewis as previously posted here. Scorsese’s next project, now filming, is a George Harrison documentary. This suggests he and Thelma Schoonmaker have now finished cutting Shutter Island, which wrapped principal photography almost nine months ago.
I believe Silence starts rolling later this year for a late 2010 release.
Broken Embraces, The Tree of Life, The Dust of Time (Angelopoulos) and Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl (Oliveira)
Bruno Dumont’s Hadewijcht, the new HH, Haneke, Godard….
How can anybody can be excited to watch the new Snyder movie??? He is such an overated director..
Scorsese is my favorite director,so I can’t wait for his new movie(shutter island).I am also waiting for Inglorious Basterds,though I believe that Tarantino’s last really great film was Pulp Fiction(Kill Bill just good).
Public Enemies was filmed to a great part right here in my home town…. looking forward to that. Should be better then Mr. 3000 and Family of Cops also shot (partly) here in Milwaukee.
The Road – The book was pretty fantastic
This Summer season is looking awful. It is the same old garbage all over again. Other than Public Enemies, Taking Woodstock, Bruno and a few indies it is just the same old crap. The studios need to start getting original again.
Tree of Life
SpliceThe Imaginarium of Doctor ParnassusHarry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceDrag Me to HellDorian Gray
and everything else.
In addition to the list I posted in the other thread I only want to add this one:
SAMSARA (Ron Fricke). If it’s anywhere near as good as BARAKA it’ll freakin’ blow my mind!
I heard Tree of Life was pushed back…
The Limits of Control, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Moon, Surveillance, Shutter Island
The Limits of Contorl, give me! give me! gieve me!
I’m looking foward to Night at the Museum 2, i cannot be bothered with these big summer blocks, M0icheal Bay needs to tell a story not a special effects screening, i mean just look Transformers it cannot wow you when the shots are so close up that you dont know what you are seeing
James Cameron’s Avatar above all others!
Has Shutter Island been renamed Ashecliffe? Sounds very Brontë. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutter_Island_(film)
I’m still holding out a vain hope for David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Martin Amis’s London Fields. That will be my number one dream project until it gets made. http://news.softpedia.com/news/David-Cronenberg-Takes-on-Maps-Fields-8472.shtml
When the hell does the Mickey Rourke Diane lane movie come out. Ya Know the elmore leonard adaption
Fantastic Mr. Fox
500 Days of Summer
Alice in Wonderland
Tokyo (i think this already out?)
Where the Wild Things Are
The Lovely Bones
The White Ribbon.