Looks good on paper.Was trawling IMDB again recently and was struck by a thought: Hollywood likes a good plan.
The following must have felt like bathtub surprises...as obvious and stunning as water displacement was to Archimedes.
Or they'll totally blow. But I hope not. Of course, I think I'll be entertained either way.
For Your Consideration (2006)
Christopher Guest's new do is a spoof on Hollywood itself starring his usual suspects joined by The Office's Ricky Gervais! Can't fail! Right?...
Conversations with Other Women (2005)
Unappreciated stars heaven here... Helena Bonham and Aaron Eckhart get to be all sexually tense and longingly brooding and tempestuous while having their travails and thoughts contrasted by the film's out of sync split-screen format! Oh, how can anyone really know anyone?
The Risk Pool (2006)
Lawrence Kasdan returns! With box office gold Tom Hanks! About a thief and gambler who has to safeguard his son. It's Road to Perdition only with the writer of The Empire Strikes Back. Can't Not Fail.
The Farnsworth Invention (2005)
Aaron Sorkin writes about American History applying his perfect-on-television gift of banter to the very birth of television itself. Greenlit before he finished the title page.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2006)
The timeless comedy classic remade starring certified-money-bringer Owen Wilson and directed by the man who helmed Mean Girls? Pinch me I'm dreaming! During the day!
Untitled Sunshine Project (2006)
"Get me the people who made 28 Days Later. Yeah, sure all of 'em." Danny Boyle and Cilian Murphy are joined by Michelle Yeoh and Rose Byrne in a sci-fi adventure about a team boldly marching toward death in order to save a dying sun! Backers are likely to literally defecate greenbacks.