Thursday, February 19, 2009

Films Most Anticipated/Most Likely to Bomb in 2009

OK, so it's already late February, so I'm slow with these lists. None of the 2009 releases thus far would have been on it, so it doesn't much matter. Here goes.
  1. Watchmen--The best graphic novel ever I hope will be insane!
  2. Avatar-James Cameron's return to the multiplex should be a blast.
  3. Shutter Island reunites DiCaprio and Scorcese. Awesome.
  4. Inglourious Basterds-Tarantino!
  5. Star Trek. I trust JJ Abrams with my life at this point.
  6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: -I am a fan of Jackman and the character. Trailers are promising, though too revealing.
  7. The period crime drama Public Enemies from Michael Mann, starring Christian Bale and Johnny Depp. Niiice.
  8. Brothers Bloom, the sophomore effort from Brick director Rian Johnson. Should be cool.
  9. Sherlock Holmes--Guy Ritchie directs the re-emergent Robert Downey Jr. plus Rachel McAdams and Jude Law
  10. The Road-Excellent Cormac McCarthy (No Country for Old Men) book, cast includes Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall. Sounds like it should be awesome, but it's release was postponed from last November, which isn't such a good sign. I almost put this on the bombs list....
Bonus List: Most likely to Bomb in 2009
  1. Up, the latest from Pixar. No anthropomorphication seems like a departure for them. Their first bomb?
  2. If you heard that Spike Jonze was making a movie with Forest Whitaker and James Gandolfini, would you think that it was the children's classic Where the Wild Things Are? I love this book and am frightened that they will ruin it. Production stills look really strange.
  3. Wes Anderson wears out his quirky welcome with Fantastic Mr. Fox, a Roald Dahl adaptation. Although, having Blanchett and Clooney in the film could save this one.

1 comment:

upyernoz said...

i predict watchmen will be a disaster.

i also predict that i will see it in the theater, no matter how many people tell me it's a disaster.

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