Monday, December 12, 2005

Upcoming Movies...

Well, was just scanning ahead at upcoming movies, and if Hollywood thought this year was a slump - wait till next year. What a remarkable dearth of good flicks at the front end of '06. Now, that's a typical slow time for movies anyway, and there are some big blockbusters coming in spring and summer, but usually there's something to get excited about in the winter months. Not so much, this time. Even though there's nothing that sticks right out as a must see, there are a couple interesting options on the way:

Running Scared - Jan. 6? I'd put it on my radar for the plot, but it has Paul Walker in it, so that kind of cancels things out...

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada - Feb. 3. Tommy Lee Jones western. The trailer looks interesting and it got great reviews on the indie circuit...

Firewall - Feb. 10. The trailer for this Harrison Ford computer / thriller / theft pic looks intriguing...

...huh. I guess that's about it. 2 movies on the radar for the next two and a half months...that's pretty lean. Either I'm getting more picky in what I go to the theatre to see or Hollywood is really lowering the bar on quality flicks. Looks like it'll be a long wait till May for the next X3 movie, unless there's some hope in March and April...

...just looked - March and April are looking a bit better. The Sentinel, A Scanner Darkly, 16 Blocks, V for Vendetta, Don't Come Knockin', and Inside Man all having possibilities before the 'blockbuster' season kicks off with Mission Impossible 3 at the start of May.

Well, except for X3 in May, this upcoming movie year looks like a bit of a letdown for me after this past year of several highly anticipated and good movies that came out. Not surprising considering it'd be a hard act to follow of Sin City, Hitchhikers Guide, Batman Begins, and Serenity all in the same year - not to mention three I haven't even seen yet, but the trailers look great in Walk the Line, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and the Ice Harvest. Guess I'll be looking at DVD's instead of the theatre for the next couple of months...

Comments on "Upcoming Movies..."

 

Blogger The Original LRU said ... (December 12, 2005 4:41 PM) : 

I'm probably in the minority here, but with no TV, movie news is getting hard to come by.

I used to use Apple's Quicktime site for all new movie trailers, but with the new codec they are pushing, that avenue is now closed, since I don't feel like chasing the latest proprietary codec just for a few movie trailers.

There should be one main site, with all movie trailers, in multiple formats. Trailers are advertisement. They should be making it as easy as possible for people to download them, save them, and share them.

Without new trailers, I have a distinct lack of urgency to see much of anything at the theatre anymore.

 

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