Thursday, March 20, 2008

Top Summer Movies to Look Forward To

I am in a listing mood today, so I am going to post my usual list of most anticipated films of 2008. Please note I am not including the fall yet, since I haven't seen many trailers of fall movies yet. So this list covers now through August, in order of release.

The Ruins (April 4) - The novel scared the hell outta me. A very fresh tale of the horror genre, and quite possibly one of the most disturbing premises ever. If the film is anything like the novel, it's gonna be creepy as hell.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (April18) - Yet another comedy by the Apatow group. No reason why it won't be really really funny.

Iron Man (May 2) - I love Jon Favreau as a director. Never was a fan of the comic, but the movie looks promising, and I like seeing Robert Downey Jr in pretty much anything.

Prince Caspian (May 16) - Not sure how much of the Narnia series is going to translate into film. I consider some of the books unfilmable, but I will stick it out until they fuck it up. This one looks like it will be good though, assuming they don't keep trying to make it the next "Lord of the Rings".

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May 22) - Can this day come fast enough? Obviously my most anticipated film of 2008, and my god did the trailer make me feel like I was a kid again! The iconic shot of Indy picking up his hat off the ground...holy shit! I was grinning like a kid again. Harrison Ford is the man, and we all know it!

The Happening (June 13) - The latest M. Night Shyamalan movie. The trailer and the premise of the movie is really interesting. I think it could be his best film yet.

Wall-E (June 27) - Is it even possible for Pixar to make a bad film? This one looks like alot of fun, and I am just amazed by the realism of their animation.

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army (July 11) - Benn waiting for this one for awhile. I love the casting, the story, and the director. Should be a kick ass year for comic book films.

The Dark Knight (July 18) - Damn this movie is gonna rock my socks off! Heath Ledger as the Joker screams perfect casting, and I have said that from the beginning. It's just going to be a bittersweet movie to watch since it's his almost-final (and quite possibly his greatest) performance.

Choke (August 1) - Finally a new movie based off a Chuck Palahnuik novel! Is has Sam Rockwell in the lead role. So here is hoping it's as good as Fight Club.

1 comment:

Jared said...

That's awesome that they're making Choke into a movie. I read Survivor and finished half of Rant on audiobook. I'm sure that will be a great movie, but I'm gonna read the book first just to be sure.

Oh and the Dark Knight is certainly going to be the shit.