Saturday, December 22, 2007

2008 Movies Again

I actually read through the list and here's what seems most intriguing:

Blindness by Fernando Meirelles, the director of City of God and The Constant Gardener starring Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover, and Alice Braga. A doctor's wife becomes the only person with the ability to see in a town where everyone is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband as her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder.

Burn After Reading by the Coen brothers starring George Clooney, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton. A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it. The date is merely "late 2008" which probably means post Thanksgiving.

The Changeling by Clint Eastwood, starring Angelina Jolie, Jeffrey Donovan, John Malkovich, Amy Ryan. Script by JMS of Babylon 5 fame. A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher (director of Se7en, Fight Club, and Zodiac) starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, and Elias Koteas. Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

The Fighter by Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain) starring Mark Wahlberg and Brad Pitt. A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid ’80s. I don't love the plot description but I'll see this regardless.

Frost/Nison by Ron Howard starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella.

The next Pixar film is WALL-E and two teaser trailers are up at the official site.

As far as sequels go, next year brings Rambo 4, Narnia 2, Indiana Jones 4, Batman 2 (or 6 depending on how you count), X-Files 2, James Bond 22, Harry Potter 6 and Star Trek 11.


grahams said...

Could be Batman 7... Don't forget the classic film with Adam West....

Howard said...

I figured someone would bring that up. I also considered all the serials from the 40s.