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29 April 2005 @ 01:05 am
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I believe it was kirinn who was asking me awhile ago about what i thought the (potentially) interesting movies for this year are. Since i've got plans to see H2G2 tomorrow thanks to jmpava organizing a group trip i figured i should do this now before it moves out of the (potentially) category, given some of the negative reviews i've been hearing. (Said negative reviews which i have been seeking out in the attempt to lower my expectations before the event =)


Past:

Elektra - Jan 14 (could have been good, but i heard it wasn't. Though i know someone who might still be interested in watching it just for the actress =)
The Phantom of the Opera - Jan 21 (heard mixed things about it, but it certainly looks pretty. This was also on last year's list i believe =)
Constantine - Feb 16 (Not heard much about it. Looks like it could be pretty cool, also looks like it probably wasn't)
Robots - Mar 11 (Was funny and amusing but not great)
Steamboy - Mar 18 (Wait, that's out already? Damn. I heard second-hand that it's not so great, but hey, it's anime getting a somewhat mainstream release in america)
Sin City - Apr 1 (Heard it's supposed to be pretty good)
Kung Fu Hustle - Apr 8 (I think i remember hearing that this is pretty good)

Future:

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Apr 29 (Trailer looked great, reviews tend towards suckage. Not panicked yet)
Kingdom of Heaven - May 6 (The fact that it's about the crusades disturbed me at first, but i've been told it's not all "let's kill the infidels!" so there's some hope)
Madagascar - May 27 (Could be good comedy, could be the kind of comedy that just makes me wince, we'll see)
Howl's Moving Castle - June 10 (woot! more anime getting (i think) a box office release!)
Batman Begins - June 15 (Could be good, could suck. I wish they'd do a Batman Beyond movie though)
War of the Worlds - June 27th (sounds good in theory, not sure how the adapting to modern times bit will work out)
Fantastic Four - July 8 (I've heard some nasty comments about the trailer, but i didn't think it looked that bad)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - July 15 (another remake that could rock or suck)
The Island - July 22 ("A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a "harvested being", and is being kept along with others in a utopian facility." Sounds like a pretty generi SF filmc, but hey, it might be good =)
The Brothers Grimm - July 29 (This was on last year's list too. the "could be cool"ness is based on nothing other than Terry Gilliam doing the directing)
3001 - Aug 5 (Okay, this actually looks like it will probably suck, but i'm wondering if it has any relation to "the Marching Morons")
Pride and Prejudice - Sept 23 (Actually i don't really care, but i'm sure some people i know might)

Serenity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Sept 30!!!!!!!!! (Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Curse of the Were-Rabbit Starring Wallace & Gromit - Oct 7 (Is this actually coming out to theatres?)
Beowulf & Grendel - Oct 10 (can't tell if this is a "real" movie or not, but if it is it might be interesting)
Doom - Oct 21 (Hey, it could be go... no, nevermind, it couldn't =)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Nov 18 (Wait, they've got another one coming out this year? I hadn't realized that)
Underworld: Evolution - Dec 2 (Ooooohhh! I want i want i want! *lusts*)
Chronicles of Narnia - Dec 9 (So the question is will it be any good, and will i be able to withstand the christian imagery now that i know what it is?)
Beowulf: Prince of the Geats - Dec 9 (What is this, year of the Beowulf? Even less details on this one than the other)
King Kong - Dec 14 (Actually i'm not that interested in it so far, i just want him to get it out of the way so he can (hopefully) start work on the Hobbit =)


Of course since in most cases i'm judging by title alone it's quite possible i missed some good ones, especially near the end of the year where (in some cases) the details are currently pretty sparse.
 
 
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Pavajmpava on April 29th, 2005 08:23 am (UTC)
Well.... I'm pretty sure I've heard of a COUPLE of those...
Kallahkallah on April 29th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
Phantom was good.

War of the Worlds could be good - it's survived and thrived with rearranged settings before (cf the (in)famous radio broadcast, movies, and the TV series from the late 80s). I'm more worried about Tom Cruise.

The Island might be interesting.