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Into the Fall and Beyond: Upcoming Movies
Topic by: Eoliano
Posted: September 10, 2005 - 9:54 AM PDT
Last Reply: December 10, 2005 - 5:41 PM PST

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author topic: Into the Fall and Beyond: Upcoming Movies
Eoliano
post #1  on September 10, 2005 - 9:54 AM PDT  
Let's face it, with a few exceptions, the summer movie season was very disappointing, so much so in fact, that it made some of the season's lesser disappointments look reasonably good. Though hardly a complete list of upcoming films, I've compiled a batch of noteworthy titles from the special section in today's NYTimes that seemed of interest, and overall, it looks like a much more promising line-up than we were faced with last spring.

All the King's Men Steven Zaillian
Bee Season Scott McGehee and David Siegel
Breakfast on Pluto Neil Jordan
Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee
Capote Bennett Miller
Casanova Lasse Hallstrom
Corpse Bride Tim Burton
The Da Vinci Code Ron Howard
Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney
Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinémathèque (documentary) Jacques Richard
Hidden Michael Haneke
A History of Violence Wim Wenders
King Kong Peter Jackson
Match Point Woody Allen
Memoirs of a Geisha Rob Marshall
Munich Steven Spielberg
Oliver Twist Roman Polanski
One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern (documentary) Stephen Vittoria
The Passenger (rerelease) Michelangelo Antonioni
Pirates of the Carribean:Dead Man's Chest Gore Verbinski
The Promise Chen Kaige
Proof John Madden
The New World Terrence Malick
Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman

Discuss or cuss!
jross3
post #2  on September 10, 2005 - 10:05 AM PDT  
I'm really looking forward to Corpse Bride, but that's all I have high hopes for from the list. I'm probably going to see King Kong as well, but not because I expect it to be good.
Aeon Flux is supposed to be coming out. . . . eventually. The poster has been up at the theater for ages and ages. I have really low expectations, but I'm gonna go see it because I'm going to have to in order to discourage further attempts at live-action anime.
underdog
post #3  on September 10, 2005 - 10:28 AM PDT  
I'm looking forward to a few of those, including (too) the Corpse Bride, Hidden, the Murrow film by Clooney (Good Night etc), the Terence Malick film (such a rare occurrence!), even the Woody Allen film - though I'm guessing that it, like a lot of these others by top flight directors, will be a little disappointing. In the guilty pleasure category, King Kong and especially... the Pirates sequel. (quietly.) Oh, and The History of Violence, which, by the way, is David Cronenberg, not Wim Wenders (he did the end of violence), but you knew that.

Capote I've already seen, actually, and it's terrific. You will not see a more memorable performance all year than Philip Seymour Hoffman's Truman C. don't miss that one.

C
Eoliano
post #4  on September 10, 2005 - 11:10 AM PDT  
> Aeon Flux is supposed to be coming out. . . . eventually. The poster has been up at the theater for ages and ages.

Oops, that one somehow slipped under my rader.

> I'm looking forward to a few of those, including (too) the Corpse Bride, Hidden, the Murrow film by Clooney (Good Night etc), the Terence Malick film (such a rare occurrence!), even the Woody Allen film - though I'm guessing that it, like a lot of these others by top flight directors, will be a little disappointing. In the guilty pleasure category, King Kong and especially... the Pirates sequel. (quietly.) Oh, and The History of Violence, which, by the way, is David Cronenberg, not Wim Wenders (he did the end of violence), but you knew that.

Yeah, I knew that, but only caught that I inadvertently associated the title with the wrong director after I posted, well, I guess it can be corrected, but... ; - ) Just goes to show you what too much cinema can do to your brain, and btw, Wenders' Don't Come Knocking won't see the light of day until February. My must see films include those you mention, not to mention that we haven't had a film by Chen Kaige in so many years that it's difficult to imagine what to expect. Some titles that nevertheless beg for attendance like Da Vinci Code and Memoirs of a Geisha teeter-totter on the guilty pleasure side, while Antonioni's The Passenger is a must see (in case you haven't), though I might have to shell out a lot of gas money to drive to see unless my local arthouse picks it up. Anyhow, let's hope for the best, especially from those top-flight directors.

> Capote I've already seen, actually, and it's terrific. You will not see a more memorable performance all year than Philip Seymour Hoffman's Truman C. don't miss that one.

So I've heard, I mean, who could ask for such perfect casting?
Yowanda
post #5  on September 10, 2005 - 11:26 AM PDT  
The only movie I'm really looking forward to is Serenity, the Firefly movie. We don't really make it out to too many movies, so its got to be one we really want to see. I'll probably see Corpse Bride eventually, but I'm not going to rush out to the theatre.
ALittlefield
post #6  on September 11, 2005 - 7:23 AM PDT  
GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK looks great;now more than ever we need to confront the terrible legacy of McCartheyism...and THE CORPSE BRIDE looks good too!
Eoliano
post #7  on September 11, 2005 - 8:54 AM PDT  
> GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK looks great;now more than ever we need to confront the terrible legacy of McCartheyism...

Not forgetting that Emile de Antonio's Point of Order will be on DVD very soon.
IronS
post #8  on September 11, 2005 - 11:50 AM PDT  
The movies I'll probably watch are Corpse Bride and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire whenever that comes out. Otherwise, I may watch Pirates of the Carribean:Dead Man's Chest and King Kong because I suspect my bf will want to and I don't mind those.
Battie
post #9  on September 11, 2005 - 12:29 PM PDT  
I might see Aeon Flux just to see how they turned the radical animation style into live action.
ALittlefield
post #10  on September 11, 2005 - 3:13 PM PDT  
I think KING KONG will be good since Peter Jackson's been wanting to make it for years (before LOTR) and he obviously knows his way around CGI. Right away, I like his decision to make a period piece instead of updating it like the lousy 1976 remake did. I think it's safe to say that this version couldn't possibly be as bad as that one. (The sequel, KONG LIVES, is one of the great unintentionally hillarious movies!)
Cinenaut
post #11  on September 12, 2005 - 8:37 AM PDT  
Aside from the usual suspects (i.e. Corpse Kong and King Bride), I'm looking forward to Polanski's Oliver Twist.

Don't forget: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit -- Oct. 7

I'm curious about Domino, which might be good or might be a spectacular train wreck (I'm guessing the latter?) The screenplay is by Richard Kelly of Donnie Darko fame.
Cinenaut
post #12  on September 12, 2005 - 8:47 AM PDT  
Ha! Wow, Tony Scott is planning to remake The Warriors
Bowwow
post #13  on September 12, 2005 - 9:37 AM PDT  
> On September 10, 2005 - 11:26 AM PDT Yowanda wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> The only movie I'm really looking forward to is Serenity, the Firefly movie. We don't really make it out to too many movies, so its got to be one we really want to see. I'll probably see Corpse Bride eventually, but I'm not going to rush out to the theatre.
> ---------------------------------

Oh I am so going to Serenity. I have been waiting for that one for months!
underdog
post #14  on September 12, 2005 - 11:28 AM PDT  
> On September 12, 2005 - 8:37 AM PDT Cinenaut wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Don't forget: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit -- Oct. 7
>
D'oh - how could we forget about the next Aardman classic! It promises to be cracking good. Or at least, just seeing some of the stills from the film, and the coming attraction, brought a smile to my face.

As for The Da Vinci Code, I have a feeling this is one of those rare occurrences wherein the film is superior to the book. I have a hard time getting too excited about it, just because I'm so sick of the hype around the book - but given the cast and all, I could see the film being worth a watch.


Eoliano
post #15  on September 12, 2005 - 11:52 AM PDT  
> As for The Da Vinci Code, I have a feeling this is one of those rare occurrences wherein the film is superior to the book. I have a hard time getting too excited about it, just because I'm so sick of the hype around the book - but given the cast and all, I could see the film being worth a watch.

And what a lot of hype it is too, though for a while there, I thought the film was about to jockey the same horse. Yeah, it is a terrific cast, and I hope they finally solved the Mary Magdalene issue which was beginning to seem like a mini-replay of what Scorsese had to deal with after The Last Temptation of Christ, I mean really, are we living in modern times of what?
DLeonard
post #16  on September 12, 2005 - 1:25 PM PDT  
The new Ang Lee film, Brokeback Mountain, just won the prize at Venice, and I've been reading reviews which are glowing to say the least.

But I have a feeling this movie will have a hard time finding it's audience in the U.S. Perhaps some good ol' fashioned controversy courtesy of the far right would give ticket sales a boost.

Also been hearing some great things about The History of Violence and Capote.

One thing I don't understand is why King Kong seems to be getting the ho-hum attitude. Did people actually not like the Lord of the Rings movies and just went to see them because they had to, much in the same way people are going to the current Star Wars movies? Do the LotR fans think Peter Jackson was incidental to the quality of those films? Or is it the absence of quality actors like Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom that have folks unenthused?
Cinenaut
post #17  on September 12, 2005 - 1:46 PM PDT  
Any way you look at it, a big ape movie is a hard sell.

That said, I'm really looking forward to it.
Eoliano
post #18  on September 12, 2005 - 1:58 PM PDT  
> Any way you look at it, a big ape movie is a hard sell.

> That said, I'm really looking forward to it.

King Kong will be extremely entertaining, at least that's my impression having seen the trailer a couple of times. I can't imagine how many times I saw the original on The Million Dollar Movie when I was a kid... it must have been one of my favorite movies.
Cinenaut
post #19  on September 12, 2005 - 2:29 PM PDT  
The original is a masterpiece, of course, but think of all the bad ape movies it spawned over the years. Mighty Joe Young, anyone? Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton ask you to please forget that one.
Eoliano
post #20  on September 12, 2005 - 2:37 PM PDT  
> The original is a masterpiece, of course, but think of all the bad ape movies it spawned over the years. Mighty Joe Young, anyone? Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton ask you to please forget that one.

The original wasn't anything to go ape over either.
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