My New Year's Resolution: To See All These Movies

Spider-Man 3. I don’t care for Kirsten Dunst, so it should be interesting to see a different romantic interest in this film. I think Sandman is a decent choice for the bad guy – but I hope they get to Mysterio soon. He’s my personal favourite.Transformers. There’s always room for giant robots. I WANT THE ORIGINAL VOICES!!!

Pan’s Labyrinth is supposed to be really good! “Del Toro has said the film has strong connections in theme to The Devil’s Backbone and should be seen as an informal sequel and some of the works he drew on for inspiration include Jorge Luis Borges‘s Labyrinths, Arthur Machen’s The Great God Pan and The White People, Lord Dunsany’s The Blessing of Pan, Algernon Blackwood, Pan’s Garden, and Francisco Goya‘s Saturn Devouring His Son [4].”

No Country for Old Men is the new Coen Brothers Film. I hope it’s better than the last two, Intolerable Cruelty and Ladykillers. But if it’s half as good as The Big Lebowski or Miller’s Crossing I’ll be pleased as punch! But where is Buscemi, Polito and Turturro? It would be nice to see them back, no?

Gedo Senki, AKA Tales from Earthsea is a recent Studio Ghibli film. It wasn’t done by Hayao Miyazaki, but by his son. It’s based on the books by Ursula K. Leguin, of which I started to read one and it seemed decent.

Rarratouille. Cars is the only Pixar film I haven’t seen. The subject matter just doesn’t interest me. And there are way too many talking animal CGI movies, but with Patton Oswalt in the lead role, I’ll be there.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The first FF was dreadful. Terrible. Awful. So why am I looking forward to the sequel? Good question. I guess I just love Galactus a little too much.

28 Weeks Later. Follow-up to the UK quasi-zombie flick.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Why not?

My Name is Bruce. Bruce Campbell directs and plays himself in this sort of sequel to Army of Darkness. Should be fun.

Superhero! which is apparently to superhero films what Scary Movie is to the modern thriller. With Leslie Nielson, directed by David (Airplane!/Naked Gun) Zucker.

I’m not a Harry Potter fan. I have a problem with the writing (in the movies – never read the books) and only the adult actors interest me. For me the franchise is mostly about the fantasy connection. Here’s hoping that Order of the Phoenix will be better than the others.
No Wes Anderson film this year. Sniffle.

6 Replies to “My New Year's Resolution: To See All These Movies”

  1. I’m with you on Kristin Dunst. I always thought she was the worst thing about those movies.

    You may also want to consider some other films for ’07:

    Children Of Men
    Frank Miller’s 300
    I Am Legend
    Smokin’ Aces

  2. Ooh, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine in Children of Men – looks intriguing!

    I forgot about 300, but I’m worried it’s just a machismo fight-fest. Hope to be proved wrong.

    I Am Legend: another Will Smith scifi flick? I don’t think anyone will blame me for being sceptical after I Robot and Independence Day.

  3. Dude! Pan’s Labyrinth is a must see. I had the pleasure of sitting in on a Q&A with Del toro a while back, and, well.. the film is simply astoundingly wonderful and moving. I absolutely loved the faun. 🙂

    From what I’ve heard about 28 Weeks Later, it’ll be one to save for rental night..

  4. I’ve seen Children of Men and it’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in years.

    300 is certainly a machismo fight-fest, but it’ll be a quality fight-fest, and not “just” that either. The comic is great and they’re doing the “let’s make it as true to the comic as we can” thing like Sin City.

    Transformers if Michael Bay so I’m waiting to hear good things before I see it. I fear that I won’t.

    I like the style choices for TMNT I’ve seen so far. Could be good.

  5. Hi Toren,

    Pan’s Lab was great. I saw it in NY.
    Not only visually,but the sound was crazy.
    Really crunchy and creaky.
    Beyond the creatures (I wished there were more,)
    be ready to see lots of war violence.

    I also walked by the Ghostbusters firehouse.
    It’s a crappy night shot, but I’ll send it your way.


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