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Movies, upcoming, a wishlist

Cinema today gets a lot of well-earned flack about quality but it's pretty easy to overlook the wheat with all the churning chaff. Whenever I browse through IMDB, however, I keep finding as-yet-to-be-released movies that tug at my focus. But this might say more about my tastes and, perhaps, easy-to-meet expectations than something worthwhile about the state of movies.

But don't these sound kinda interesting?

Inland Empire (2006)
A David Lynch mystery.

The Wicker Man (2006)
The 70s horror classic remade by Neil LaBute.

The Fountain (2005)
Aronofosky shapes a sci-fi epic spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories.

Lady in the Water (2006)
Shymalan's mermaid fantasy featuring Paul Giamatti.

The Illusionist (2006)
Turn-of-the-previous-century romance w/ Ed Norton and ... Jessica Biel?

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
4th-wall-busting ensemble comedy with...check out the wild variance in comic tones and approaches... Will Farrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Tom Hulce, and Emma Thompson.

Inglorious Bastards (2006)
Tarantino's long-awaited WWII epic.

Prime (2005)
Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep team up for a rom/com. Shaping up to be an excellent showcase for great actresses.

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Terry Gilliam. The tagline? "Eliminating Evil Since 1812."

Idiocracy (2005)
Mike Judge's new space comedy, formerly titled "3001."

Aeon Flux (2005)
An impossible task, maybe. Might fail big. Based on generally non-linear, slightly grotesque animated shorts.

Jarhead (2005)
A Desert Shield/Storm war memoir, likely to be divisive, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Linklater + Waking Life animation + Philip K. Dick = geek love.

Seems neat. Will check back on these after I get a little more time eased from work - and most of these'll be near or past release by then, I think.
posted at July 27, 2005, 12:19 AM


  • At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm not sure it's a good idea to depend on the IMDB for info about upcoming films. "Inglorious Bastards," for instance, doesn't actually have a release date, since it hasn't started production yet, as far as I know.

    You might find this site interesting (it's for players of the Hollywood Stock Exchange).

  • At 10:48 AM, Blogger Alper said…

    Hey, nice to see your list. I had a similar list lying around which this prompted me to publish.

    We have very little overlap but I do think your list is interesting as well. Must just have missed those.

  • At 7:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, Chris,

    I got here from your Elven and Hobbit name generators and was wondering if you had a way to put a 'Clear fields' button on it.

    Also, if you want to see what I used the name generator for go here: [URL={/URL]

  • At 6:17 AM, Blogger Selene Ermete said…

    Some of those sound good. I rather like the sound of "eliminating evil since 1812", but that probably says more about me than anything else.

  • At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Neil K said…

    I've been waiting for Idiocracy for a long while. Sounds amazing.

    And in an industry that thinks the Grinch needs a backstory, I have no hope for Aeon Flux. No offense to Charlize Theron, who will certainly do her best.

  • At 6:32 AM, Blogger Tojosan said…

    IMDB may not be the end all and be all, but it is good for tags.

    I've been using as that site often links to the official website as well as links to trailers, clips, and other fan sites with commentary etc.

    Of course, another link for action films, kinda focused though, is

    In any case, thanks Massless!

  • At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Tay said…

    I read the script for Stranger Than Fiction for my film course and it's actually really, really good.
    Too bad they cast Will Farrel for Harold Crick.


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