John pressured me into this. Revolutionary Road is probably list-worthy, but I can’t say I know anything about it outside of that trailer.
10. The Soloist/Australia
These movies have Oscar bait written all over them. The Soloist has Robert Downey Jr, Jamie Foxx, retard musicians, the whole shebang. Austrailia has that weird war thing going on and it’s all romantic and shit. Plus, they used real Australian actors! The trailers haven’t left me that impressed, but let’s face it, we’re gonna see these movies.
9. Quantum of Solace
Casino Royale was an interesting bastardization of the 007 series that turned out to be an acceptable action flick (with the worst torture sequence in the history of cinema). This new film picks up moments after the last and promises lots of gritty action, I guess. And Bond walking around in the desert with a machine gun. The odds are stacked against Quantum of Solace, what with it having the stupidest title I’ve ever heard, but maybe a glimmer of hope remains.
8. Body of Lies
I like Ridley Scott, Russel Crowe, and Leo DiCaprio. Ridley Scott also seems to really like Russel Crowe too, but that’s beside the point. This film looks pretty intriguing, mostly because it seems like Crowe put on a lot of weight for the roll. That always is a good sign. We’ll find out soon if it was worth the weight, this one comes out in just a couple weeks.
7. Synecdoche, New York
Charlie Kaufman, what an interesting writer. With Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, he has created some of the most interesting cinematic
works in recent memory. Now Kaufman is stepping behind the camera and directing this latest feature. It stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman, so with these two Synecdoche, New York is guaranteed to at least be interesting.
6. The Brothers Bloom
Bloom is a lucky name
in film. This film goes as far as to put it in the title, so you know it must be good. The Brothers Bloom has plenty of positive hype behind it, not to mention a solid cast, that I’m anxious to see it. Plus, con movies are inherently fun. They just are, I don’t know why. Even Ocean’s Twelve.
5. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
We can’t get enough of Seth Rogen. Let’s just face that. Plus, everyone wants Kevin Smith to make a good movie again. It looks like he might have achieved something with Zack and Miri, the trailer’s charming. This is another film with a lot of good buzz sorrounding it, I can’t wait to check it out.
4. The Road
Cormac McCarthy = money in the wake of No Country for Old Men, but it looks like this film has more going for it than the author gimmick. Plus, Viggo Mortenson doesn’t mess around, that dude makes good movies. The film promises to be shocking, disturbing and a great Thanksgiving dessert.
Gus Van Sant brings us the story of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected in California. The film pairs Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch again, and brings James Franco and Josh Brolin into the mix. The trailer looks great and think movie will be as powerful as it is entertaining.
2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
It’s getting closer! We all saw that freaky trailer at some point, and we all know this film is going to kick ass. I feel like I don’t even need to explain why.
Who better than Oliver Stone to tell the story of the worst president ever? Especially in a heated political season, right around the election. Stone has a great cast, props especially for picking Richard Dreyfus as Cheney. The trailer’s good, the posters are funny, it’s gonna be great. I mean seriously, look at that poster. “A life misunderestimated?” That’s awesome!