Sunday, January 01, 2006

Movies to see this year.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year's eve. Ours was uneventful but we enjoyed it. We did get to see The Ringer this weekend, but that review will come later. As you may have guessed we've seen a lot of movie trailers lately. Some good, some bad. If they're at least okay you'll see a countdown for them on the left. If they're not, you'll see me make fun of them here. I'll review the most recent trailers first.

Superman Returns - Yeah, this one looks good. They even used the archive footage of Marlin Brando from the first film. This is going to be this summers Batman Returns. I can feel it. This one is supposed to be after Superman takes a five year break from Metropolis and moves back to find Lois Lane with another man, and that Lex Luthor (played by Kevin Spacey) still wants him dead. Stars Brandon Routh as the Man of Steele, and a very hot Kate Boswoth as Lois Lane. Honorable mention goes to James Marsden, who you may know as Cyclops from the X-men movies, who plays Frank White. This will be the summer blockbuster.

Underworld Evolution - Kate Beckinsale. Leather. Vampires. Werewovles. Kate Beckinsale. The second installment in the Underworld Franchise where Kate Beckinsale makes up for Van Helsing by slaying vampires in skimpy leather outfits. This is one I'm certain the wife will not go see with me.

The Worlds Fastest Indian - Based on a true story with Anthony Hopkins. It's about a guy who wanted to set a world speed record on his Indian Motorcycle. The preview looks pretty good, and seeing as how the tagline is "All my life I've been interested in things that go fast," I'm hooked.

V for Vendetta - brought to you by the Wachowski brothers. Surely they won't disappoint us with this one like they did the Matrix Sequels. Yes, I did like them but they drug on a bit in some places. This movie stars Agent Smith, or rather Hugo Weaving, as the leader of a rebellion against a Futuristic Totalitarian Britain. Also stars Natalie Portman with a british accent and a shaved head. I'm pissed because this movie was supposed to come out in November but they pushed it back to March 17th.

X-Men 3 - Yeah, the first two were good and I don't look for this one to be anything different. The original cast is back with a few extra's and should be another great installment in X-men series. Probably won't be as good as Superman Returns, but will hold it's own in May.

Pirates of The Carribean: Dead Man's Chest - The second installment in the Pirates of the Carribean franchise. They filmed the second and third together so hopefully they won't be a huge bomb, but we'll see. I'm looking forward to them.

Miami Vice - This looks like a good movie, but it doesn't look like Miami Vice. If you were to make a teaser trailer for a movie named after a popular 80's TV show, what is the one element you'd make sure to have in it? Just think for a minute. What is the one thing TV shows have that distinguishes them from other TV shows...Any ideas? THEME SONGS. The Miami Vice trailer should have opened with the two girls walking on the beach in bikini's and the cheesy 80's theme song playing in the background. It didn't. It looks like a sequel to Collateral, so it will probably be a good movie, but it won't be Miami Vice. Stars Colin Farrel and Jamie Foxx. Top billing (and oddly the driving duties) go to Jamie Foxx. Not sure why he's doing this one, but he did do Stealth so maybe it's in his contract now that he's won an Oscar that he has to do sucky movies twice a year.

Bloodrayne - Another Vampire movie with a really hot - though not Kate Beckinsale hot - vampire hunter. Also stars Ben Kingsley and looks pretty cool. Certainly a movie that Mike and I will see without women present.

Mel Gibson also has a new movie coming out called Apocalypto. I'm not sure what it's about, but it looks weird. Not likely something I'll see. My Night Shyamalamadingdong has another "thriller" coming out called Lady in the Water. I think it's about Mermaids, but I'm not amped up to see it either. Maybe next time Blockbuster screws up and sends me $40 worth of movies I'll watch that and the Village together.


Saw the previews to the new Pirates of the Carribean yesterday. can't wait for that one, but like you said lets hope they don't screw it up.

also saw a poster for Mission Impossible 3. Was going to go and look for a trailer on that one. Even though I'd rather that tom cruise dier quickly by trying to do one of his stunts I may have to go and see this.
posted by Blogger Chris D. at 9:45 AM  
I saw the trailer of MI3 just a few minutes ago. It looks pretty good, but I'm with you. Tom Cruise sucks. Hopefully he'll decide to hop on a space ship and take scientology with him in 2006.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 10:04 AM  
I'm not sure if I'm excited about Lady in the Water or not either. I loved The Village and Signs, but the preview for this one doesn't give away a lot. I'll probably wait and see what friends say about it before forking out the money to see it in the theater.
posted by Blogger Chas at 6:43 PM  
I wasn't real excited about seeing the village. I think his twist wore off at the end of Unbreakable. I might see the Village one of these days, but his new one I'm not so sure of.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 11:35 PM  

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