Saturday, January 21, 2006

Movies Coming Soon

Okay, it's been a while since I did a movie update, and I have a bunch of posters waiting in the wings to show you all. So here are a few:

Tristan and Isolde
January 13th
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This movie is already playing, but I hadn't talked about it before, so I wanted to highlight it anyway. I always loved the Wagner opera and the legend. And I love medieval stories/movies.

February 10th
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I think that Harrison Ford is starting to show his age a little -- he looked a little frail the last time I saw him -- but I'm sure with makeup we'll never know. And I've like Paul Bettany ever since I saw him in A Knight's Tale as Chaucer. He nearly stole the show.

February 24th
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When I first heard about this one, I thought it would be an adaptation of the UK tv show I heard good things about, but it isn't. I know a lot of people didn't like the two Resident Evil movies, but I love zombies, and I thought Milla Jovovich was a great action heroine, so I look forward to seeing her again in this. And the costumes look awesome.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
March 31st
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Steve and I love animated movies, and the first Ice Age was great, so we'll definitely see this one. And that squirrel is just hilarious.

Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
July 7th
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Pirates was one of the best movies of the year in 2003 (can you believe it's been that long?) and Pirates 2 looks just as good. Love the costumes, love the revival of pirates in a fun way. And Johnny Depp made that movie -- I was glad he finally got a big blockbuster and some attention from critics.

Lady in the Water
July 21st
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The Village didn't get very good reviews, but I liked it. Joaquin Phoenix and Bryce Dallas Howard were both great, and she's in this one as well. Some people say the fact that there is a twist in Shyamalan's movies is too predictable, but it's not like we know going in what that twist will be, so I just enjoy myself.

December 15th
The book Eragon was written by a 19-year-old, and lots of those who liked Harry Potter enjoyed it. I didn't get around to reading it, but I am looking forward to the movie -- have to see anything with dragons. I just hope they do a good job with the dragons.

Charlotte's Web
December 20th
The original was one of my favorite movies, and one of my favorite books when I was a kid, and I think I could still sing Templeton's "the fair is a veritable smorgasboard, orgasboard" song, so I am looking forward to this new treatment. It was moved from June to December to capture the holiday family market, and probably to corner the Oscar for animated film.

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Kristie (J) said...

Ah yes - the next Pirates movie. I'm really looking forward to that one too. I don't get to a lot of movies but the ones I do see I tend to go the the show and see over and over (Pirates 3X, Walk the Line 2X, LOTR - 3X's each movie). I heard when they were making the second Pirate movie, they filmed a third one at the same time. I'm hoping that rumour is true!

CW said...

Yep, Kristie, they filmed Pirates back to back (like LOTR and the later Harry Potters). Yay! :)

I'd forgotten they were remaking Charlotte's Web. I still remember that song, too, and now I'll be singing it all day. Thanks a lot! ;)

jmc said...

Two cents from a lurker :)
I feel like I've seen the preview for Firewall about a million times; it was shown before Harry Potter, Walk the Line, Syriana and Munich. I'm thinking about skipping it, because Ford doesn't really work as an action hero for me anymore. Plus, one of his kids in the move is like 5 years old. He's 60ish. That kind of thing squicks me out; I know it happens in real life, but knowing that he'd be eligible for social security long before the kid hits puberty just bothers me.