View Full Version : Help me pick some films (that are not released yet) . . .

06-24-2008, 03:18 PM
OK guys,
I found a list of upcoming films and wonder if I should take a chance on any of them.
The ones marked in RED are films I am getting for sure, the rest are maybes . . . So I do not need convincing to get the red ones, so save your breath . . . :D
I had to have this split up into two posts because of size.
A good argument or reason will convince me to blind buy when they are available.

In a futuristic world, human beings have destroyed Earth and evacuated the planet, leaving the cleanup to an army of robots they've programmed to do their dirty work. Due to a mishap, the dutiful WALL-E is the only one left. But with the arrival of a female probe named EVE, the monotony of WALL-E's existence is broken -- and he experiences love for the first time. Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) directs this Pixar tale with a sci-fi twist.

Wesley Gibbon (James McAvoy) is just an ordinary guy, unaware that his long-lost father is one of the world's most notorious assassins. But when his father is killed, a mysterious associate named Sloan (Morgan Freeman) arrives, offering Wesley the chance to fill dad's shoes. Mentored by Sloan's deputy, Fox (Angelina Jolie), Wesley carries out the will of the mythological Fates, who see Wesley's targets in a magical loom.

Will Smith stars as Hancock, a down-and-out superhero forced to employ a PR expert, Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), to help repair his image when the public grows weary of all the damage he has inflicted during his life-saving heroics. Ray's idea of imprisoning the antihero to make the world miss him proves successful, but will Hancock stick to his new sense of purpose or slip back into old habits? Charlize Theron co-stars in Peter Berg's action comedy.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
The identities of Hellboy (Ron Perlman), Liz Sherman (Selma Blair) and Abe Sapien (Doug Jones) are exposed as they face a new threat: The Golden Army, assembled of long-hidden mythological creatures, is prepared to attack. As fantastic monsters and paranormal phenomena begin to take over, the trio races to destroy the army's leader, the vengeful Prince Nuada (Luke Goss). John Alexander co-stars in Guillermo del Toro's spellbinding sequel.

Journey to the Center of the Earth
On an expedition to track down a missing adventurer, archaeologist Jonathan Brock (Rick Schroder), heiress Martha Dennison (Victoria Pratt) and two others venture into the center of the Earth, where they find themselves in a world populated by prehistoric creatures. Set in the late 1870s, this adaptation of Jules Verne's novel follows the team as they trek bravely into dinosaur territory. Peter Fonda co-stars.

Meet Dave
Ingeniously disguised as a human, an alien vessel and its crew of miniature extraterrestrials lands on Earth looking for a way to save their planet from destruction. Eddie Murphy heads the cast in dual roles as the ship's commander and the spacecraft -- which promptly becomes infatuated with a pretty earthling (Elizabeth Banks). Gabrielle Union and Scott Caan also star in this comic sci-fi tale from director Brian Robbins.

The Dark Knight
Batman (Christian Bale) teams with Lt. James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to continue dismantling Gotham City's criminal organizations in this sequel to Batman Begins. But a psychotic new villain known as the Joker (Heath Ledger) threatens to undo all their good work. The star-studded cast includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Caine and Eric Roberts.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their trademark roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in this long-awaited sequel to the 1998 hit film The X Files: Fight the Future, based on the phenomenally popular TV series. Amanda Peet ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"), Billy Connolly and Xzibit fill out the cast, along with series regular Mitch Pileggi ("Stargate: Atlantis"), who returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner.

Step Brothers
Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) -- two grown men still living at home -- turn into jealous, competitive stepbrothers when their single parents marry in this Judd Apatow-produced comedy. Brennan's constant competition with Dale strains his mom's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage to Dale's dad (Richard Jenkins). Will the reluctant stepsiblings ever see eye to eye? And more importantly, will they ever leave the nest?

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The third installment in the Mummy franchise takes archaeologist Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) all the way to China, pitting him against an emperor (Jet Li) from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty, who's returned from the dead to pursue an evil quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his family -- including his wife, son and brother-in-law -- to quash the so-called Dragon Emperor and his abuse of supernatural power.

The Rocker
When a washed-up drummer (Rainn Wilson) from an 1980s supergroup reluctantly accepts a gig on the skins in his nephew's high school band, he discovers that his dreams of rock 'n' roll stardom haven't completely died. Can he take his new band, A.D.D., all the way to the top? Directed by Peter Cattaneo, this lighthearted comedy also stars Christina Applegate, Josh Gad, Jane Lynch and Emma Stone.

Swing Vote
It's Election Day, and the eyes of the nation have fallen on one beer-swigging couch potato named Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner), who, through no fault of his own, finds himself in the position of being able to single-handedly choose the next American president. Kelsey Grammer, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez and Dennis Hopper also star in this political satire from writer-director Joshua Michael Stern.

Midnight Meat Train
Bradley Cooper (Wedding Crashers) stars as Leon Kauffman, an ambitious New York photographer whose reckless search for a serial killer (Vinnie Jones) known as "the Subway Butcher" leads him down a dark and dangerous path. Based on a short story by horror giant Clive Barker, this spine-tingling thriller from director Ryuhei Kitamura also stars Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields and Tony Curran.

Pineapple Express
After witnessing an underworld murder involving a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez) and a drug kingpin (Gary Cole), straitlaced pothead Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) must go on the run with his dealer (James Franco) to escape the wrath of the vengeance-minded criminals. Acclaimed indie auteur David Gordon Green directs the stoner road comedy, penned by Rogen and his Superbad co-writer, Evan Goldberg.

Hell Ride
When rival bikers savagely murder his woman, Pistolero (Larry Bishop) and his cohorts Comanche (Eric Balfour) and the Gent (Michael Madsen) round up the crew and take to the streets in search of some old-fashioned revenge. Produced by Quentin Tarantino, this gritty nod to biker B-movies of the 1970s also stars Vinnie Jones and the legendary Dennis Hopper as leaders of the satanic biker gang the 666ers.

An American couple (Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer) seeking to smooth out their rough marriage buys a ticket on the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. But a chance meeting with two other passengers ends in an accidental murder and high intrigue. Ben Kingsley and Thomas Kretschmann co-star as two Russian police officers trying to solve the baffling case in Brad Anderson's taut and gritty thriller.

Tropic Thunder
Drawing inspiration from films like Apocalypse Now and Platoon, this war movie send-up from director and star Ben Stiller follows a group of dimwitted actors forced to become real-life soldiers when they're abandoned in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Stiller leads an all-star cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Nick Nolte, with Tom Cruise in an unforgettable cameo as a rude, crude movie mogul.

This creepy supernatural thriller from director Alexandre Aja stars Kiefer Sutherland as troubled security guard Ben Carson, who discovers malevolent spirits living within the mirrors of a fire-ravaged department store. When their murderous nature comes to light, Ben turns to his estranged wife (Paula Patton) to help him save their family -- and himself. The supporting cast includes Amy Smart and Jason Flemyng.

Star Wars: Clone Wars
Obi-wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and even Yoda defend the old Republic from evil forces in this Emmy Award-winning collection of animated shorts. The series, which originally aired on Cartoon Network, picks up where the live-action film Attack of the Clones left off, as the Republic engages in civil war with villainous separatists San Hill, Count Dooku and Durge.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Academy Award winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) stars in the latest effort from legendary filmmaker Woody Allen as a flamboyant painter who finds himself in the middle of a unique relationship with Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Christina (Scarlett Johansson), a pair of American tourists. Penélope Cruz (Volver) also stars as Bardem's insanely jealous ex-wife, Maria Elena, in this quirky romantic dramedy set in Barcelona.

Death Race
Jason Statham stars in this futuristic thriller as Jensen Ames, an ex-con turned speedway champion who's framed for a grisly murder and forced to compete in a grueling three-day televised car race against his fellow inmates. Sitting behind the wheel of a monster car outfitted with machine guns, flamethrowers and grenade launchers, Ames is in the race of his life -- and the whole world is watching.

Fly Me to the Moon
Three ordinary flies -- best friends Nat, IQ and Scooter -- have the adventure of their lives when they stow away on Apollo 11 for its trip to the moon. As friends and family anxiously watch the lunar landing on television, the trio makes a crucial repair that could save the mission. Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry and Kelly Ripa lend their voices to this charming animated feature, with a special appearance by real-life astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Babylon A.D.
Hard-boiled mercenary Toorop (Vin Diesel) accepts a risky mission to escort a virus-carrying woman (Mélanie Thierry) and her guardian nun (Michelle Yeoh) from Russia to China. But Toorop gets far more than he bargained for when a mysterious religious cult stops at nothing to kidnap the woman. Based on Maurice Dantec's novel Babylon Babies, this postapocalyptic tale of genetic mayhem also stars Gérard Depardieu and Charlotte Rampling.

Tenacious FBI agent Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce) is assigned to pursue Samir Horn (Don Cheadle), an ex-Special Ops soldier who joined the Al Nathir terrorist organization. But as he closes in, Clayton begins to second-guess Horn's true intentions. An intelligent and exciting spy thriller that also examines the beliefs and motivations behind terrorism, the film co-stars Jeff Daniels and Neal McDonough.

Bangkok Dangerous
Nicolas Cage stars in this action thriller as a lonely, cold-blooded assassin known only as Joe. While on assignment in Bangkok, Joe unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful local woman (Charlie Yeung), and finds himself questioning his violent ways. When the true nature of his assignment is revealed, Joe refuses to carry out the operation, and unintentionally sparks an all-out war with his former client.

06-24-2008, 03:19 PM
Righteous Kill
Academy Award winners Robert De Niro and Al Pacino star in this taut thriller as a pair of New York City detectives tasked with investigating a rash of vigilante killings linked to a case years ago, suggesting they may have put an innocent man behind bars. John Leguizamo, Carla Gugino, Brian Dennehy, Donnie Wahlberg and rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent also star in this crime drama penned by Russel Gerwitz (Inside Man) and directed by Jon Avnet.

Burn After Reading
John Malkovich stars in this dark comedy from Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen as Osbourne Cox, an ousted CIA official who loses his recently penned memoir into the hands of a pair of moronic gym employees. George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton round out the cast of this irreverent farce, whose title alludes to former CIA director Stansfield Turner's book Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence.

Lakeview Terrace
This dramatic thriller from director Neil LaBute follows Chris and Lisa Mattson (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) as they settle into their Los Angeles dream house -- only to be harassed by their off-kilter cop neighbor, officer Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson). Turner disapproves of the couple's interracial relationship and is determined to drive them away, but as the harassment turns violent, the newlyweds have no choice but to fight back.

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl (Maggie Grace) is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Now, her father, Bryan (Liam Neeson), a former soldier, must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, Bryan's task may be more than he can handle. Directed by Pierre Morel, this relentless action thriller also stars Famke Janssen.

Eagle Eye
Returning home after the shocking death of his overachieving twin brother, an aimless slacker named Jerry (Shia LaBeouf) finds himself inexplicably linked to notorious terrorist cell. Now, with the nation's law enforcement agencies hunting them down, Jerry and single mother Rachel (Michelle Monoghan) -- who's also been framed -- must work around the clock to thwart a political assassination and clear their names in the process.

Julianne Moore stars in this adaptation of José Saramago's gripping masterpiece in which a plague of blindness overtakes the residents of her entire city. All sense of order breaks loose in the mental hospital where the blind are being quarantined, and it's up to a woman (Moore) who's keeping her sight a secret to lead a group safely to the streets. Gael García Bernal, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh and Danny Glover also star in this psychological thriller.

Saw V
When Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) learns that his secret connection to Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) will be exposed, the forensics detective embarks on a hunt to eradicate everything that links him to the serial killer in the fifth installment of the grisly horror series. Jigsaw's legacy of torturous traps lives on and director David Hackl remains at the helm in this gruesome continuation of the franchise. Julie Benz and Scott Patterson co-star.

Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) is overjoyed when her young kidnapped son Walter is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the Walter who was returned to her isn't her actual child, the police captain (Jeffrey Donovan) has her committed to an asylum. John Malkovich co-stars as the crusading reverend who comes to Christine's rescue in this gripping, 1920s-set drama helmed by ace director Clint Eastwood.

The Brothers Bloom
The Brothers Bloom made a name for themselves as the world's best con men. Now, the younger (Adrien Brody) is ready to retire on the millions the pair has swindled. But when his brother (Mark Ruffalo) lures him into one last job, he reluctantly agrees. What he hasn't counted on, though, is falling for their mark, an adventure-seeking heiress (Rachel Weisz). Robbie Coltrane and Babel's Rinko Kikuchi co-star.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) have been platonic friends for years. When they both find themselves in financial hot water, they hit upon the idea of making an adult film to bring in some easy money. But when "action" is called, these two friends discover that unspoken feelings for each other may threaten the whole enterprise. Writer-director Kevin Smith helms this comic look at the line between friendship and romance.

In the days leading up to World War II, Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) inherits a sprawling cattle ranch in northern Australia. Threatened by land barons, she reluctantly joins her farmhand (Hugh Jackman) as he drives 2,000 head of cattle across the outback. While on the grueling trek, they witness the Japanese bombing of Darwin, which heralds Australia's entry into the war. Director Baz Luhrmann co-wrote this captivating historical epic.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The sixth year of Harry's (Daniel Radcliffe) education at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry kicks off with a bang when he inadvertently discovers a mysterious book that sheds light on the sordid life of the evil Lord Voldemort. Preparing for inevitable battle, Harry and Dumbeldore (Michael Gambon) turn to professor Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) for help in pinpointing the weakness in Voldemort's forces.

Four Christmases
Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon teams up with Vince Vaughn for this romantic comedy in which they play a pair of newlyweds forced to spend their first Christmas as husband and wife visiting each of their four divorced parents in a single day. Directed by Seth Gordon, the holiday season comedy boasts an all-star cast, including Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Carol Kane, Jon Favreau and Tim McGraw.

Based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel, Twilight follows the saga of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who moves to a small town to live with her father. At school, she meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire. Despite his cautions, Bella falls in love with Edward, which endangers her life when a coven of bloodsuckers arrives to challenge Edward and his family.

Yes Man
Based on the comedic memoir by Danny Wallace, this film stars Jim Carrey as Carl, a man who, as an antidote to unhappiness, resolves to say "yes" to everything that comes his way for a whole year. Initially, Carl's new practice proves successful in lifting his spirits, but soon he is confronted with unexpected and seemingly unbeatable challenges stemming from his unique self-imposed regime. Zooey Deschanel co-stars as Renee, Carl's love interest.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
David Fincher directs this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale set in the early 20th century that follows Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), a man who was born in his 80s and continually grows younger. The story throws linear conventions upside down to explore love, loss and memories from the perspective of a character living under incredibly unique -- and unexpectedly difficult -- circumstances.

Revolutionary Road
Based on the renowned novel by Richard Yates and set in the mid-1950s, this story follows the Wheelers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslett), a young couple in suburban Connecticut who tries desperately to confront the problems in their relationship while raising two children. Despite their best intentions, the couple's intense jealousies and arguments send them -- and the entire family -- into a heart-wrenching downward spiral.

The Spirit
After rookie Central City cop Denny Colt (Gabriel Macht) is murdered, he's mysteriously reborn as masked superhero the Spirit. Setting out to rid the streets of crime, he finds his archnemesis in the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson), whose quest for immortality imperils the entire city. Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes and Paz Vega co-star in this adaptation of Will Eisner's classic comic by writer-director Frank Miller (Sin City, 300).

Bedtime Stories
Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) is a down-on-his-luck guy who's always telling bedtime stories to his niece and nephew, and whose life is turned upside down when these fantastical stories suddenly turn into reality. Now, all the outrageous characters and situations that Skeeter has ever imagined have morphed into actual people and events in his life. But can he manage his own unruly fantasies now that they've come true?

The Christmas Cottage
When his mother is in danger of losing her home, young Thomas Kinkade (Jared Padalecki) learns some lessons about love and friendship as kindhearted artist Glen Wessler (Peter O'Toole) leads the community to help save the house. Meanwhile, the future "Painter of Light" begins to find his own style as an artist. Based on true events that led to Kinkade's popular success, this holiday bonbon co-stars Marcia Gay Harden, Gina Holden and Edward Asner.

Happily married Jessica (Sarah Michelle Gellar) deals with the fallout of a terrible tragedy when her husband and his brother both wind up in a coma after a car accident. Worse, when the brother awakens, he's convinced he's Jessica's husband. He seems to know details of Jessica's life that only his brother would be familiar with, and she soon begins to suspect a supernatural force is at work. Lee Pace and Michael Landes co-star in this chilling thriller.

Pride and Glory
A corruption scandal fractures a family of New York City cops in this generational drama about homicide detective Ray Tierney (Edward Norton), who's tasked with investigating a precinct run by his brother (Noah Emmerich). As if that weren't enough, Ray's fellow officer and best friend (Colin Farrell) may turn out to be dirty. Directed by Gavin O'Connor, the film features a high-octane supporting cast that includes Jon Voight and Jennifer Ehle.

The Brazilian Job
Gathering his regular crew of cronies for another caper, expert thief Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg) is back to pull off the heist of his career, this time in Brazil's beautiful Rio de Janeiro. Returning director F. Gary Gray delivers another fast-paced thrill ride in this action-adventure sequel to 2003's The Italian Job, with Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Seth Green and Mos Def reprising their original roles.

Trick 'r Treat
Four gruesome stories intertwine one Halloween night in a small suburban town. A high school principal poisons his candy. A band of mischievous kids uncovers a dark secret in the community. A masked stalker hunts down a young woman. And a cranky recluse must fend off the attacks of a demented trick-or-treater. Writer-director Michael Dougherty's scare fest stars Dylan Baker, Anna Paquin and Brian Cox.

Sin City 2
Cornering the market on sex and blackmail, Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) matches rich men with prostitutes before snapping their photographs and selling the pictures to their wives -- but he'd give anything to go legit. Robert Rodriguez continues to flesh out co-director Frank Miller's Sin City series of graphic novels with this gritty film noir co-starring Jessica Alba, Brittany Murphy and Rosario Dawson, a prequel to the first film.

06-24-2008, 05:05 PM
This summers comedy movies have been lackluster (Zohan dissapointed and looks like Love Guru is gonna be disastrous) but I have to admit that Tropic Thunder looks like its going to be freaking brilliant!

07-01-2008, 01:58 AM
I have to admit that I like fast cars and violence, but I will be skipping "Death Race". I thought it was supposed to be a remake of the original, but the trailer proved me wrong. It looks like someone saw "Running Man" and said "This movie would be great with cars!" The only problem is that this doesn't look half as fun as the original or "Running Man".

07-01-2008, 02:40 AM
Well when they come out you should see

Zack and Miri Make a Porno


Eagle Eye

Death Race

The Pineapple Express

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor


Tropic Thunder.

Just to clarify for you, you won't have a chance to take a chance on some of them since some aren't getting released for a year or so and longer to get to DVD, like Possesion, Pride and Glory, and The Brazilian Job (not even in production yet)

Frank the Tank
07-01-2008, 02:54 AM
The ones that I think look the best are:

Hancock (Bad reviews or no bad reviews, the trailers and promotion have been excellent)
Hellboy 2 (I thought the first was disappointing, but this looks amazing)
The Dark Knight
Pineapple Express
Tropic Thunder
Death Race (The original was a great cheesefest and hopefully this is the same)
Righteous Kill (I'm really hoping that this turns out to be good, but early reviews have been negative)
Burn After Reading
Lakeview Terrace
Zack and Miri Make A Porno
Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Revolutionary Road
The Spirit
Pride And Glory
Sin City 2

Sonny Corleone
07-01-2008, 04:06 PM
Step Brothers - R-rated, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly
Pineapple Express - You are a moron if you don't pick this up (it's probably going to be the best stoner comedy ever made)
Tropic Thunder - Just look at the redband nuff said
Transsiberian - Because The Machinist rocked

Hell Ride - Because Quentin Tarrantino's name is on it (although that doesn't mean it will be any good)
Mirrors - Because the last two Alex Aja movies were hardcore
Trick R Treat - Because the early reviews for it were all very positive and it looks like the first film to bring a real Halloween holiday spirit to it in a while
The Spirit I shouldn't have to explain this one... If you liked Sin City then you need to buy this without a doubt

Zack and Miri Make A Porno Kevin Smith hard-R comedy duhr
Eagle Eye - Because Disturbia was better than expected and the trailer rocks