21 Most Antipicated Movies of 2008

Blindness (August) - Fernando Mierrelles (Constant Gardner, City of God) directs this cast that has me all a-twitter. Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal star in the movie based on the Jose Saragamo story of a town that all suddenly becomes blind.

The Lovely Bones (TBA – could be 09) – Peter Jackson will direct this literary blockbuster’s adaptation. Saoirse Ronan, Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (November) - David Fincher directs Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt in this retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story about a man who starts aging backwards. Tilda Swinton also is in this.

The Time Travellers Wife (June) – Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams bring this story to the screen. Please let it be fun and good and not some summer sappy romantic fluff thing.

Mamma Mia (July) – Meryl Streep is the lead in Mamma Mia. Need I say more!

Australia (September) - Baz Luhrman’s epic with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

Where the Wild Things Are (October) – Spike Jonez directs Paul Dano, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, Lauren Ambrose and Catherine Keener in this childrens’ story favorite. Screenplay was written by hip lit guy, David Eggers.

The Reader (December) - In postwar Germany, a young man’s decades-long obsession with an older woman runs headlong into a war crimes trial, where he learns an awful truth. Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Directed by Stephen Daldry

The Dark Knight (July) – RIP Heath, RIP….

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (November) - I could see a Wes Anderson come-back with this animated film based on the Roald Dahl story. Cate Blanchett, George Clooney, Bill Murray and Anjelica Houston all do voice-overs.

Revolutionary Road (December) - Sam Mendes directs Kate Winlset and Leonardo DiCaprio (together again), also has Kathy Bates. A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Bring on the Oscars!

Doubt (December) - Playwright John Patrick Shanley tries his hand at directing his original work with all-star cast Philip Seymour Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, and Amy Adams.

Spring Breakdown (March?) – Despite being held off from 2007, I still might love this. Amy Poehler and Parker Posey together?!

Baby Mamma (April) – More Amy Poehler! A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate. Amy Poehler, Tina Fey.

The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspien (May) – I loved the books growning up and sort of dug the first movie. Bring on number two…

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May) – Yo Shia, take it highah!

He’s Just Not that Into You (August) – Based on the book, this Baltimore set movie has a great line up of stars. Ginnefer Goodwin (who I love from Big Love), Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connolly, Scarlett Johnanson, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck and Wilson Cruz.

The Box (TBA) – Richard Kelly, who directed Donnie Darko tells this story staring James Marsden and Cameron Diaz about a couple who discover a box that when opened gives them wealth, but also kills.

The Argentine/Guerrera
(TBA) - Benecio Del Torro. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Story of Che Guerrera

Silence (TBA) - Martin Scorsese directs this castless movies. No clue about any details, but I like Scorsese again after The Departed.

Body of Lies (October) – Ridley Scott directs Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. Get ready for a lot of Leo next year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, so I looked... damn me!

12:43 PM, January 23, 2008  
Blogger Matthew Barr said...

Yeah!! Charlie is back!!

1:05 PM, January 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Maryl Streep in Mama Mia. Could you elaborate?

7:07 AM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous chijimmy74 said...

All of those look lovely... on Netflix. I've seen like three movies this year at the theater and one of those was about vampires in Alaska.

9:27 AM, January 30, 2008  

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