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Summer Releases... and Into the Fall
Topic by: Eoliano
Posted: June 22, 2005 - 9:10 AM PDT
Last Reply: July 22, 2005 - 9:16 PM PDT

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Eoliano
post #1  on June 22, 2005 - 9:10 AM PDT  
It looks like the summer season actually has a lot to offer although it seems to be getting off to a quiet start, but Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated War of the Worlds is sure to give it a jump start. Of note, are several first-time directors with a couple by actors turned directors, Scott Caan and Lev Schreiber, new films by Ingmar Bergman (his last?), Sally Potter, a re-release of a Louis Malle film, the usual TV reduxs, a couple of
remakes by Tim Burton and Richard Linklater, not to mention Steve Martin's incarnation as Inspector Clouseau, and a new film by Terry Gilliam is always cause for celebration. Plus, lots of thrills, chills and screamers from the likes of Wes Craven et al, and scores of independent and foreign films to choose from, including a new films by Jim Jarmusch, John Dahl, Gus Van Sant, and Oldboy director, Chan Wook Park. And of course, more than enough Hollywood trash to wade through...

So what's on your must see list and what films are you most likely to avoid?

June

Bewitched (Nora Ephron)
Dallas 362 (Scott Caan)
Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle/re-release)
Land of the Dead (George Romero)
Lila Says (Ziad Doueiri)
March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet)
Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho)
Rize (David LaChapelle)
The War on the War on Drugs (Cevin D. Soling)
Yes (Sally Potter)*
A Decent Factory (Thomas Balmès )
Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)

July

Almost Brothers (Lúcia Murat)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audiard)
Modigliani (Mick Davis)
Rebound (Steve Carr)
Undead (Michael Spierig/Peter Spierig)
The World (Jia Zhang Ke)
Festival (Annie Griffin)
Sidewalk Astronomer(Jeffrey Jacobs)
The Beautiful Country (Hans Petter Moland)
Crónicas (Sebastian Cordero)
Dark Water (Walter Salles, Jr.)
Fantastic Four (Tim Story)
Murderball (Henry Alex Rubi/Dana Adam Shapiro)
Pure (Gillies MacKinnon)
Saraband (Ingmar Bergman)
A Wake In Providence (Rosario Roveto)
Hustle & Flow (Craig Brewer)
On the Outs (Michael Skolnik/Lori Silverbush)
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Andrew Douglas)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Tim Burton)
God's Sandbox (Doron Eran)
Happy Endings (Don Roos)
Into the Blue (John Stockwell)
The Reception (John G. Young)
The Warrior (Asif Kapadia)
The Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin)
9 Songs (Michael Winterbottom)
The Bad News Bears (Richard Linklater)
The Ballad of Greenwich Village (Karen Kramer)
The Devil's Rejects (Rob Zombie)
The Edukators (Hans Weingartner)
The Island (Michael Bay)
Last Days (Gus Van Sant)
November (Greg Harrison)
The Overture (Itthi-sunthorn Wichailak)
Shoujyo: The Adolescent (Eiji Okuda)
Summer Storm (Marco Kreuzpaintner)
The Three Rooms of Melancholia (Pirjo Honkasalo)
The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza)
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (Margaret Brown)
Must Love Dogs (Gary David Goldberg)
Night Watch (Timur Bekmambetov)
Oyster Farmer (Anna Reeves)
Sky High (Mike Mitchell)
Stealth (Rob Cohen)
Tony Takitani (Jun Ichikawa)
Wasabi Tuna (Lee Friedlander)

August

2046 (Wong Kar-Wai)
The Alzheimer Case (Erik Van Looy)
Asylum (David MacKenzie)
Breaking News (Johnnie To)
Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch)
The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)
The Cave (Bruce Hunt)
The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles)
Cry Wolf (Jeff Wadlow)
The Chumscrubber (Arie Posin)
The Dukes of Hazzard (Jay Chandrasekhar)
Formula 17 (D.J. Chen)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow)
The Great Raid (John Dahl)
Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
Hellbent (Paul Etheredge-Ouzts)
Junebug (Phil Morrison)
My Date With Drew (Jon Gunn,/Brett Winn/Brian Herzlinger)
Secuestro Express (Jonathan Jakubowicz)
A State of Mind (Daniel Gordon)
The Baxter (Michael Showalter)
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Mike Bigelow)
Everything Is Illuminated (Liev Schreiber)
Four Brothers (John Singleton)
Games of Love and Chance (Jacques Ouaniche)
Moonlight (Paula Vander Oest )
The Pink Panther (Shawn Levy)
Pretty Persuasion ( Marcos Siega)
PTU (Li Kuo-hsing)
Red Eye (Wes Craven)
The Skeleton Key (Iain Softley)
Supercross: The Movie (Steve Boyum)
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Chan Wook Park)
Underclassman (Marcos Siega)
Undiscovered (Meiert Avis)
Unknown White Male (Rupert Murray)
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (Keith A. Beauchamp)
Valiant (Gary Chapman)
ahogue
post #2  on June 22, 2005 - 10:29 AM PDT  
> On June 22, 2005 - 9:10 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So what's on your must see list and what films are you most likely to avoid?
----------------------------

Wow, that is one long list of movies. You didn't type all that in yourself, did you??


> ----------------------------
> June
>
> Bewitched (Nora Ephron)

I like Will Farrel, actually, but....it isn't calling to me.


> Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle/re-release)

Know nothing about it, but would like to see it.


> Land of the Dead (George Romero)

Curious but cautious would sum up my attitude. I liked his previous zombie movies for the most part, but I wonder what will happen now he's got a budget and CG effects....


> The War on the War on Drugs (Cevin D. Soling)

I'll look into this one based on the title alone.


> War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)

I usually stay away from Spielberg productions, but I figure I'll get dragged to this one. Maybe it'll be good? I won't place any bets.


> Fantastic Four (Tim Story)

Isn't everyone tired of comic books yet? Isn't it about time they went back underground?


> Saraband (Ingmar Bergman)

Course I'll see this.


> The Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin)

What's happening to Owen Wilson? Does he need another house that bad?


> The Bad News Bears (Richard Linklater)

I was subjected to the original, and I don't care who remakes it.


> Last Days (Gus Van Sant)

What is the last really good movie Van Sant made? Seems like it's been a while.


> Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch)
> The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)

These both look interesting, though I am less enthusaistic about Jarmusch since Dead Man.


> The Dukes of Hazzard (Jay Chandrasekhar)

Again, the original was more than enough for me. Doesn't ironic nostalghia ever get old?


> The Great Raid (John Dahl)

Curious to see another John Dahl film.


> Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)

No comment needed here.


> Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Mike Bigelow)

No way!


> Supercross: The Movie (Steve Boyum)

???
Eoliano
post #3  on June 22, 2005 - 11:05 AM PDT  
> Wow, that is one long list of movies. You didn't type all that in yourself, did you??

Mostly copied and pasted, but with a considerable amount of editing... Thankfully, it was much easier than my recent Samurai Festival post in the Criterion thread (shameless self-promotion), which was zapped by the server or my lousy connection and I had to redo it all over again. I usually save my text, but must have been feeling a bit cocky last night. [g]

> > Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle/re-release)

> Know nothing about it, but would like to see it.

Mentioned in the Criterion thread as an upcoming CC release, starring Jean Moreau with a great jazz score by Miles Davis.

> > War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)

> I usually stay away from Spielberg productions, but I figure I'll get dragged to this one. Maybe it'll be good? I won't place any bets.

Advance is good, much better than I expected and there's nothing but raves on IMDb, not that means anything.

> > Saraband (Ingmar Bergman)

> Course I'll see this.

It's a sequal to Scenes from a Marriage

> > Last Days (Gus Van Sant)

What is the last really good movie Van Sant made? Seems like it's been a while.

My money is on My Own Private Idaho.

> > Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch)
> > The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)

These both look interesting, though I am less enthusaistic about Jarmusch since Dead Man.

Same here re: JJ, though his films are always worth checking out. And as I said, any film by Gilliam is a treat, that, and the fact that it got made at all!

> > The Great Raid (John Dahl)

Curious to see another John Dahl film.

Ditto.

> > Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)

No comment needed here.

Natch!

It's a hidiously long list and no doubt incomplete, not to mention that I havn't even touched on the "Into the Fall" stuff yet... Coming soon!
ahogue
post #4  on June 22, 2005 - 12:14 PM PDT  
> On June 22, 2005 - 11:05 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > Wow, that is one long list of movies. You didn't type all that in yourself, did you??
>
> Mostly copied and pasted, but with a considerable amount of editing... Thankfully, it was much easier than my recent Samurai Festival post in the Criterion thread (shameless self-promotion), which was zapped by the server or my lousy connection and I had to redo it all over again. I usually save my text, but must have been feeling a bit cocky last night. [g]
----------------------------

There's some good inforamtion there. I'll have to start checking it regularly. But why is it self-promotion? Oh, you mean because you want people to stop ignoring your posts? ;)


> ----------------------------
> > > Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle/re-release)
>
> > Know nothing about it, but would like to see it.
>
> Mentioned in the Criterion thread as an upcoming CC release, starring Jean Moreau with a great jazz score by Miles Davis.
-----------------------

Sounds great!


------------------------
> > > Last Days (Gus Van Sant)
>
> What is the last really good movie Van Sant made? Seems like it's been a while.
>
> My money is on My Own Private Idaho.
----------------------------

That would be my call, too, although in fact I have skipped quite a few of his subsequent films.


> ---------------------------
> > > Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch)
> > > The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)
>
> These both look interesting, though I am less enthusaistic about Jarmusch since Dead Man.
>
> Same here re: JJ, though his films are always worth checking out. And as I said, any film by Gilliam is a treat, that, and the fact that it got made at all!
>-------------------------------

No kidding. Even his failures fail in good ways (unless they are not made at all).


---------------
> It's a hidiously long list and no doubt incomplete, not to mention that I havn't even touched on the "Into the Fall" stuff yet... Coming soon!
> ---------------------------------

I hope more cinema types respond here, because honestly I don't think I recognized more than 15% of the names on that list. I need to work more on keeping up to date.
Eoliano
post #5  on June 22, 2005 - 1:36 PM PDT  
> There's some good inforamtion there. I'll have to start checking it regularly. But why is it self-promotion? Oh, you mean because you want people to stop ignoring your posts? ;)

In a manner of speaking, yes, however the lack of interest is appalling. : - (

> > I hope more cinema types respond here, because honestly I don't think I recognized more than 15% of the names on that list. I need to work more on keeping up to date.

Once upon a time, there was a lot more interest in cinema around here, but the old timers have completely shied away from the boards which leaves me the only diehard, and even I'm beginning to lose interest. Every now and then, a fresh face appears but after a while they give up too and vanish into the void...

> > My money is on My Own Private Idaho.

> That would be my call, too, although in fact I have skipped quite a few of his subsequent films.

Not Even Cowgirls Get the Blues! [g]
Cinenaut
post #6  on June 22, 2005 - 1:54 PM PDT  
Wow, a documentary on John Dobson!

Sidewalk Astronomer (Jeffrey Jacobs)

John Dobson came up with a technique to make large, inexpensive telescopes using scrounged materials, like plywood.

How to make a Dobsonian telescope

This truly is the golden age of documentaries! I wonder if all these documentaries are a beneficial side-effect of reality TV?
ahogue
post #7  on June 22, 2005 - 1:58 PM PDT  
> On June 22, 2005 - 1:36 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > There's some good inforamtion there. I'll have to start checking it regularly. But why is it self-promotion? Oh, you mean because you want people to stop ignoring your posts? ;)
>
> In a manner of speaking, yes, however the lack of interest is appalling. : - (
>
> > > I hope more cinema types respond here, because honestly I don't think I recognized more than 15% of the names on that list. I need to work more on keeping up to date.
>
> Once upon a time, there was a lot more interest in cinema around here, but the old timers have completely shied away from the boards which leaves me the only diehard, and even I'm beginning to lose interest. Every now and then, a fresh face appears but after a while they give up too and vanish into the void...
> ---------------------------------

Yeah, for instance VexKitten seems to have disappeared already. This is sad, though I've seen it happen before in online forums (okay, fora). It goes in cycles, but often people don't have the patience to wait around to catch the next wave.

I wish certain people would come back. (Hint.)

Well, I'm not ready to give up yet. I have got a lot of good advice and had some interesting conversations here. And with only one exception no flaming; that's impressive.
ahogue
post #8  on June 22, 2005 - 2:14 PM PDT  
> On June 22, 2005 - 1:54 PM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> This truly is the golden age of documentaries! I wonder if all these documentaries are a beneficial side-effect of reality TV?
> ---------------------------------

Good question. It seems unlikely to me, though, because my guess is that the majority of reality TV fans probably don't go out to see a lot of documentaries.

Seems to me it has more to do with:

- AFAK, documentaries have only relatively recently started seriously bucking the idea that any film which is not as dry as a court transcript is not a true documentary. AFAK, this really started with Herzog and Morris and it's become quite a phenomenon. Documentary filmmakers are freer than they were to play around with ideas of truth and facticity which is great because the documentary form is the perfect place to do this. It also makes for films that someone might want to see apart from a detached educational interest, and it encourages the selection of topics that are interesting but might not have been considered appropriate before.

I realize that I'm leaving the Maysles and Pennebaker (and perhaps a few others?) out of this, but I think the cinema verite style, while it did implicitly question the medium and the genre's assumptions, was somewhat inaccessible for its own reasons.

- Michael Moore and the rise of the political documentary. Enough said about that, I think.
underdog
post #9  on June 22, 2005 - 2:40 PM PDT  
I'm probably the only one around who, of all the remakes on the horizon, is looking forward to Bad News Bears the most of them. Probably due to the Richard Linklater-Billy Bob connection.

Bewitched... well, it's a terrible idea, but it seems they've at least done the most creative thing they could to try to revive it - besides casting Will Ferrell of course, there's the weird meta concept. Still, I'm definitely putting that on my "wait for cable" list.

As for some of the others...

> June
>
> Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle/re-release)

As said in that Criterion thread, I can't wait. The music alone, and it's reputation as Malle's one almost-noir... sort of.

> Land of the Dead (George Romero)

Can't wait.

> March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet)

Heard they replaced the goofy French soundtrack which anthropomorphizes the penguins with a more sober music and VO narration (by Morgan Freeman) for American release. Looks beautiful, looks to capitalize on Winged Migration popularity, and I look to... watch it on DVD.

> Rize (David LaChapelle)

Lots of buzz on this doc. I'll wait for reviews.

> Yes (Sally Potter)*

I might say Yes, though Potter's track record since Orlando is spotty at best.

> Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

See what you can of this fascinating Thai filmmaker.

> War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)

Yep, the buzz is extremely good on this one. Despite my Cruise-ian misgivings, I'll likely see it on the big screen.
>
Of the July releases, I, too, can't place a lot of them (yet)... Looking forward to Dark Water just because of Salles previous work, Cronicas looks interesting, I'll pass on Fantastic Four (maybe on DVD or cable) because there are only so many comic book movies I can take, Murderball had good word of mouth at the SFIFF recently, Gillies MacKinnon is an interesting filmmaker so Pure might be worthy, Hustle & Flow looks like another one of those highly hyped n buzzed Sundance movies that doesn't excite me, but maybe..., Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks properly creepy and I suppose I'll see it unless word is terrible on it, Happy Endings sounds good for those who liked Roos' first movie, The Wedding Crashers looks absolutely terrible and misogynist (though I did laugh once during preview), The Bad News Bears (see above), The Island has a cool concept but it also has Michael Bay as director - can I forget all his previous films and hope for the best? Naw. November, liked Groove but can wait for that one, and I've heard The Aristocrats is not to be missed, hilarious if you like comedy (it's the one where a ton of different, talented people each tell variations of the same dirty joke - but supposedly is much more engaging than that sounds), Must Love Dogs sounds cute, wait for cable, and some of the international films look intriguing but I'll need to know more.

More on August soon...

C
Eoliano
post #10  on June 22, 2005 - 3:01 PM PDT  
> Wow, a documentary on John Dobson!

Wow! A post by Cinenaut in my thread! I'm duly flattered.

> Sidewalk Astronomer (Jeffrey Jacobs)

> John Dobson came up with a technique to make large, inexpensive telescopes using scrounged materials, like plywood.

> How to make a Dobsonian telescope

Dobsy had good ideas, but those sidewalk astronomers often point their telescopes in the wrong direction. ^=^

> This truly is the golden age of documentaries! I wonder if all these documentaries are a beneficial side-effect of reality TV?

I have no idea since I don't watch that much television, much less, reality-based programming which is anathema to me, but if they are, then something good has come from them.

By the way, there are quite a few documentaries on the above list and I had thought of pointing out which ones they are but ran out of steam.

> I realize that I'm leaving the Maysles and Pennebaker (and perhaps a few others?) out of this, but I think the cinema verite style, while it did implicitly question the medium and the genre's assumptions, was somewhat inaccessible for its own reasons.

I wouldn't go that far, Andy Warhol and Jonas Mekas, maybe, but not the Maysles or Leacock and Pennebaker, who always seemed mainstream and not the least bit avant-garde.

> - Michael Moore and the rise of the political documentary. Enough said about that, I think.

I think we covered that subject ad nauseam elsewhere on these boards.
Eoliano
post #11  on June 22, 2005 - 3:24 PM PDT  
> Bewitched... well, it's a terrible idea, but it seems they've at least done the most creative thing they could to try to revive it - besides casting Will Ferrell of course, there's the weird meta concept.

Kidman has got that pixyish nose and mischievous smile, but Shirley MacLaine couldn't possibly fill Agnes Moorehead's shoes no matter what size she wears.

> Still, I'm definitely putting that on my "wait for cable" list.

I'm waiting for The Cable Guy Too!

> As said in that Criterion thread, I can't wait.

That Criterion thread... sheesh, what a way to put it.

> Land of the Dead (George Romero)

Can't wait.

[g]

> Yep, the buzz is extremely good on this one. Despite my Cruise-ian misgivings, I'll likely see it on the big screen.

The next time he promotes a film they should make him sign a waiver preventing him from talking about certain subjects and just promote the damned film instead of making a fool of himself. On the other hand, I would have enjoyed seeing some of the reactions in the executive offices at Paramount and DreamWorks.
underdog
post #12  on June 22, 2005 - 3:37 PM PDT  
A good review for Rize in today's SF Bay Guardian...

"garishly stylish David LaChapelle is a different breed of picture taker and picture maker, and his debut is a different kind of movie...

Simply put, LaChapelle's Rize privileges Watts over Hollywood. Or, to borrow a linguistic fusion used by someone in the movie, it brings the two together to form Hollywatts. A documentary exploration of new urban dance styles, Rize has greater kinetic energy and visual splendor than you're likely to find in this season's big-budget blockbusters."
Cinenaut
post #13  on June 22, 2005 - 4:31 PM PDT  
May see in theaters because of the summer blockbuster/air conditioning effect:
War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)
Fantastic Four (Tim Story)
The Island (Michael Bay)
Sky High (Mike Mitchell) -- Sort of a live action Incredibles?
Night Watch (Timur Bekmambetov)

Looking forward to:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Tim Burton)
The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)
Everything Is Illuminated (Liev Schreiber)

Might be interesting?
November (Greg Harrison)
Oyster Farmer (Anna Reeves)

Movies named after REM songs:
Pretty Persuasion ( Marcos Siega)

Just the title makes me want to check it out
The Chumscrubber (Arie Posin)

The zombies of summer
Land of the Dead (George Romero)
Undead (Michael Spierig/Peter Spierig)

I saw a trailer for Stealth (Rob Cohen), which seems to be sort of Top Gun vs. Robo-Jet. ZZZzzz.

There was also a trailer for The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles), which is based on a John LeCarre novel. It looked good, if a bit depressing.

I'm curious about The Bad News Bears, just because it's Richard Linklater.

The Dukes of Hazzard's Jay Chandrasekhar is the guy who brought you Super Troopers. Is he trying to single-handedly bring back the days of movies like CannonBall Run, or what?

Another potentially interesting documentary: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Andrew Douglas). It's a tour of the South with quirky alt-country musician Jim White as the guide.

Eoliano
post #14  on June 22, 2005 - 6:07 PM PDT  
It's gonna take a while to hack through this list and separate the plusses from the minuses, but I'll take a quick whack at a few of them.

I'm usually interested in any film that has to do with the sea or even seafood but I'm not very curious about The Chumscubber which doesn't seem to have anything to do with fishing, so go figure, though I still like the title because it's ridiculously silly. I mean, why would you want to bother scrubbing chum in the first place? Also the Australian film, Oyster Farmer spikes my interest, but doubt it will make it to my local arthouse, but maybe IFC will pick it up.

Being an old John Le Carré fan I'll go see The Constant Gardener, especially since the choice of director is an interesting one. plus it has a good cast, and Ralph Fiennes too, who might be a good fit for a Le Carré character, although I haven't read the book.
Battie
post #15  on June 22, 2005 - 6:57 PM PDT  
> On June 22, 2005 - 9:10 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------

I actually went through this on another thread, but missing some of these movies. :P

> So what's on your must see list and what films are you most likely to avoid?
>
> June
>
> Bewitched (Nora Ephron)

No freakin' way. Dislike Will Ferrell (why does everyone seem to love him?--he was okay on SNL but is otherwise irritating) and absolutely hate Kidman. *mutter*

> Land of the Dead (George Romero)
> Lila Says (Ziad Doueiri)

Wanna see both of these, but it's doubtful I'll have the money until they're both out of theaters. Zombies...yay!

> Rize (David LaChapelle)

One wonders...did he add the "La" just so people wouldn't confuse him with Dave Chapelle? Actually, I saw a preview of this on TV, and immediately thought, "Whoa." I'll likely catch it on DVD.

> The War on the War on Drugs (Cevin D. Soling)

Eh?

> Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
> War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)
>

Seeing the second (I love big sci-fi and horror...and cheese), and will at least catch the first on DVD. I might change my opinion, but I've not seen a trailer or anything else. Just a summary.

> July

> Undead (Michael Spierig/Peter Spierig)

Australian zombies. ;)

> Dark Water (Walter Salles, Jr.)
> Fantastic Four (Tim Story)

First on DVD, second on cable, IF I'm bored. I'm seconding (or is it a third or fourth by now?) the comic book movies comment.

> The Warrior (Asif Kapadia)

What's this one about?

> The Devil's Rejects (Rob Zombie)

Never.

> The Edukators (Hans Weingartner)
> The Island (Michael Bay)

DVD.

> Must Love Dogs (Gary David Goldberg)

Gag me?

> Night Watch (Timur Bekmambetov)

Yes! Woot!

> Sky High (Mike Mitchell)
> Stealth (Rob Cohen)

Gag me on the first (damned comic book movies) and DVD on the second.

> August
>
> 2046 (Wong Kar-Wai)

DVD

> The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)
> The Cave (Bruce Hunt)

Not sure on the first...probably DVD on the second (unless I'm bored and have lots of cash--Not likely).

> Cry Wolf (Jeff Wadlow)

*mutters about stupid teenage slasher flicks*

> The Dukes of Hazzard (Jay Chandrasekhar)

...

> Red Eye (Wes Craven)
> The Skeleton Key (Iain Softley)

More DVD fun. :P At least Wes Craven seems to be going for a different kind of storyline this time. Ahh...I miss the days of Robert Englund.

> Valiant (Gary Chapman)

*mutters about CGI movies*



Actually, I don't know anything about the majority of those movies. Wanna illuminate them some, Eo?
Eoliano
post #16  on June 22, 2005 - 7:40 PM PDT  
> Actually, I don't know anything about the majority of those movies.

I made the list, not the movies y'awl, so that makes two of us! = ; - 0 ~

> Wanna illuminate them some, Eo?

Sure, if you come a little closer to the flame...

> > Valiant (Gary Chapman)

> *mutters about CGI movies*

It an animated comedy.

> > The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)

> Not sure on the first...

Don't tell me that you've never read or had anyone read a Grimm fairy tale to you when you were a wee lass? If that's true, then I truly feel for you. And haven't you ever seen a Terry Gilliam movie (we share the same birthday!), not even Brazil, The Fisher King, Monty Python & the the Holy Grail, or even Twelve Monkeys?

> > The Cave (Bruce Hunt)

> probably DVD on the second (unless I'm bored and have lots of cash--Not likely)..

Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

Hmm. Divers. Trapped. Underwater. I better bring my speargun for this one.

> > 2046 (Wong Kar-Wai)

> DVD

I'm a big fan of Wong Kar-Wai... watched it twice on DVD and plan to see it again in the cin-e-ma!

> > Must Love Dogs (Gary David Goldberg)

> Gag me?

You won't like it.

> > The Warrior (Asif Kapadia)

> What's this one about?

In feudal India, a warrior (Khan) who renounces his role as the longitme enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the Himalayan mountains. The tilte of the lead review on IMDb is "Boring," not that that means anything.

> > War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)

> (I love big sci-fi and horror...and cheese)

With your popcorn? Yuck! Wanna date?
Battie
post #17  on June 22, 2005 - 9:17 PM PDT  
> On June 22, 2005 - 7:40 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I made the list, not the movies y'awl, so that makes two of us! = ; - 0 ~
>

So you don't even know two sentences' worth? Piffle! I don't wanna surf the net. Waaahhh! *laziness oozes from pores*

> > Wanna illuminate them some, Eo?
>
> Sure, if you come a little closer to the flame...

Unless you're a strange tattoo artist, I'm declining...

>
> > > Valiant (Gary Chapman)
>
> > *mutters about CGI movies*
>
> It an animated comedy.

Yeah, I'm seeing a lot of those lately. Whatever happened to Bambi-like movies, eh? Now it's either animated comedies adults can watch, or animated movies with "special lessons." If I had a child...they would not be allowed to watch Nick in the morning. Nasty feel-good, morality lectures...

Okay, rant's over. >:P But I do miss traditional Disney animated features.

>
> > > The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)
>
> > Not sure on the first...
>
> Don't tell me that you've never read or had anyone read a Grimm fairy tale to you when you were a wee lass? If that's true, then I truly feel for you. And haven't you ever seen a Terry Gilliam movie (we share the same birthday!), not even Brazil, The Fisher King, Monty Python & the the Holy Grail, or even Twelve Monkeys?
>

*gasp* The Fisher King was good stuff! Now I have to see it. :P I was considering it because I like historical settings and one of the cuteys (his name escapes me--he was in Knight's Tale), but yeah...now I wanna see it in theaters. :P

I was read to lots as a child. But I can't tell you with any surety just what. I do, however, know what fairy tales you're speaking of. Kind of. (I used to have a book of Grimm's fairy tales...but it's gone now...)

> > > The Cave (Bruce Hunt)
>
> Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.
>
> Hmm. Divers. Trapped. Underwater. I better bring my speargun for this one.

LOL! Considering a foreign movie called Descent is also coming out this year...I fear that this is the crappy American remake-with-a-twist. Descent has women getting lost in a deep cave...and something's there. >;) Trailer was a lot more interesting (and less revealing) than The Cave's. I mean, who wants to see a trailer for a horror movie where they actually REVEAL WHAT THE MONSTER LOOKS LIKE!?

> > > 2046 (Wong Kar-Wai)
>
> > DVD
>
> I'm a big fan of Wong Kar-Wai... watched it twice on DVD and plan to see it again in the cin-e-ma!
>

LoL. I usually only like to see adventures, horrors, sci-fis, etc in theaters. If it's a drama, chances are I'll catch it on DVD unless I aboslutely can't wait.

> > > Must Love Dogs (Gary David Goldberg)
>
> > Gag me?
>
> You won't like it.

Doesn't it have Jennifer Aniston or something in it? Why is she considered good looking?

>
> > > The Warrior (Asif Kapadia)
>
> > What's this one about?
>
> In feudal India, a warrior (Khan) who renounces his role as the longitme enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the Himalayan mountains. The tilte of the lead review on IMDb is "Boring," not that that means anything.
>

LoL. Dvd. ^_^

> > > War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)
>
> > (I love big sci-fi and horror...and cheese)
>
> With your popcorn? Yuck! Wanna date?
>

LOL! No, no cheese on my popcorn. It does, however, taste good with a bite of chocolate.

And I'll date you if you 1) cook for me or, 2) pay for the date. :P

woozy
post #18  on June 22, 2005 - 9:33 PM PDT  
> I was read to lots as a child. But I can't tell you with any surety just what. I do, however, know what fairy tales you're speaking of. Kind of. (I used to have a book of Grimm's fairy tales...but it's gone now...)
>

Grimm fairy tales are the "classic" ones. The brothers grimm's didn't write them but collected them. They include Hansel and Gretel, Godilocks and the three bears, Snow white, etc. I think the include Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella but maybe not. Plus they include a lot of obscure ones, like Iron John (which later became a metaphor men's drumming circles *yawn*)

Anyhow, don't know much about the movie. Terry Gilliam always puts his spin on things. Ever read the original Baron Munchhausen?


> > With your popcorn? Yuck! Wanna date?
> >
>
> LOL! No, no cheese on my popcorn. It does, however, taste good with a bite of chocolate.
>
What's even better is if you forgo the popcorn and just eat the chocolate.

Cheese on popcorn's not bad. It's certainly better than brewyers yeast... (yuck ... freakin' hippie friends of parents and friends of self ...)

> And I'll date you if you 1) cook for me or, 2) pay for the date. :P
>

No cooking in the movie theaters! (and as long as I'm chaperoning, that's the only place you'll date. We must maintain decency and propriety, after all.)
shiori308
post #19  on June 22, 2005 - 11:34 PM PDT  
> On June 22, 2005 - 11:05 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> What is the last really good movie Van Sant made? Seems like it's been a while.
>
> My money is on My Own Private Idaho.
>
------

I thought Elephant was a pretty good movie. That was Van Sant wasn't it? But he would need more than that to make up for Psycho.


lizzoqops
post #20  on June 22, 2005 - 11:48 PM PDT  
Very nice list, E...made me do some research.

"Tony Tatakana" will be playing at the Ritz at the Bourse on 9/9. I'll be there. A newly released Ichikawa playing in Philly? How cool is that?

"2046" has a 8/5 release date. I'd like to see that in a theater, too. It may be a different cut than what I've seen, and that wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.

"The War on the War on Drugs" sounds interesting. The IMDB lists a 2002 date next to it. I wonder what that's all about.

Summer fun: Land of the Dead, Undead, Nightwatch. The original Dark Water didn't really do it for me, but some people think it's scary.

"PTU": The Johnny To PTU?

I saw "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" in the theater. "Memories of Murder" is good, I just re-watched that recently and it's much better the second time.

"The Alzheimer Case", a Belgian murder mystery, that could be cool.

Other stuff: "Kairo" will be released in theaters in August by Magnolia Pictures. An interesting interview with Kurosawa (I always find his interviews interesting):
http://www.dvdtalk.com/interviews/004275.html

And last but not least:
A crappy story about "The Brothers Grimm":
http://chud.com/news/3131

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