Movies, upcoming, a wishlistCinema 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.
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."
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.
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.