Friday, January 18, 2008

New movies for 2008

I am addicted to movies. When I am bored (like now) I like to watch movie trailer to see if there is anything out there to look forward to (since there is not much at the theaters now). Here is what I found tonight, a few that look like they might be worth the $10-15 it takes to go to a movie these days:


1: Strange Wilderness
Cast: Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill, Justin Long, Jeff Garlin, Kevin Heffernan
Plot: With the ratings dropping for a wilderness-themed TV show, two animal fans go to the Andes in search of Bigfoot.
Genre: Comedy
ReBecca's thoughts: Looks semi-funny.

No date: The Other Boleyn Girl [trailer]
Cast: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance, David Morrissey
Plot: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history, The Other Boleyn Girl tells the story of two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, who driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII
Genre: Drama / History / Romance
ReBecca's thoughts: Looks interesting. I am always waiting to see if Portman can do anything different than what she usually does. I want to like her but she sometimes comes across as flat and does not convey as much emotion as I would like.


7: 10,000 B.C. [trailer]
Cast: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Omar Sharif, Tim Barlow, Marco Khan, Reece Ritchie, Mo Zinal, Mona Hammond, Joel Virgel Vierset, Suri van Sornsen, Joel Fry, Nathanael Baring, Joe Vaz
Plot: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Genre: Adventure /Drama
ReBecca's thoughts: Awesome looking effects. Hopefully it will have a story line to go along
with them.


4: Nim's Island [trailer]
Cast: Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin, Gerard Butler, Alphonso McAuley
Plot: Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover - the world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim's Island.
Genre: Adventure / Comedy / Family
ReBecca's thoughts: Looks cute. Would probably be even more fun if I were 8. I'll still probably see it.


no date: Made of Honor [trailer]
Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Sydney Pollack, Kadeem Hardison, Beau Garrett, Richmond Arquette, Whitney Cummings
Plot: A guy in love with an engaged woman (his best friend) tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.
Genre: Comedy
ReBecca's thoughts: Looks good. My official wedding planning book said it is a popular trend right now to have a guy as your Maid(Made?) of Honor, and vice versa. And to have McDreamy as yours, when your other choice is just some guy with an accent, well....I think we all know how this movie will end (unless it has the popular "real" ending that Hollywood has been into lately, which is where he will just walk away and let her be happy). Predictable. Either way I will probably still go see it.

22: INDIANA JONES!! (need I say more)
Cast: Harrison Ford and Karen Allen are really the only ones that matter
Plot: Who knows! I hope it is good!
Genre: Adventure!
ReBecca's thoughts: Like a moth to the flame, I must go. Will I leave in tears? Quite possibly.


The Dark Knight [trailer]
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Eric Roberts, Anthony Michael Hall, Nestor Carbonell, Melinda McGraw, Nathan Gamble, Michael Jai White
Plot: Batman and James Gordon join forces with Gotham's new District Attorney, Harvey Dent, to take on a psychotic bank robber known as The Joker, whilst other forces plot against them, and Joker's crimes grow more and more deadly.
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller
ReBecca's thoughts: I was really blown away by Ledger in the trailer. Wow, he looks and sounds perfect! He might just steal the show from Bale who did an awesome job as Batman last time. I really do not like comic book movies and the first 4 (3? 5?) Batman movies were pretty bad over all. Batman Begins gave the series another life. Hopefully this can continue that.


You Don't Mess with the Zohan [trailer]
Cast: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Shelley Berman, Sayed Badreya, Alex Luria, Lainie Kazan, Alec Mapa
Plot: A Mossad agent fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.
Genre: Comedy
ReBecca's thoughts: Looks funny. I am a Sandler fan, and hopefully he can deliver another hit. If it is another Little Nicky, I might start to worry.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall [trailer]
Cast: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, Bill Hader, Kala Alexander
Plot: Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex... and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
Genre: Comedy / Romance
ReBecca's thoughts: Looks entertaining. It has the guy from "How I Met Your Mother" in it and he is proving to be an alright actor, so I am interested to see what his range is. Not that another romantic comedy shows range, but it could be a good performance. Maybe its just because all the people in the trailer look so warm, running around on the beach when it is 1 degree here (seriously, it really is 1 whole degree right now. Thats it!).

1 comment:

rorschach said...

Camilla Belle is hot!