Upcoming Movies I’m Looking Forward To

by Ed Lau on October 31, 2007

Since it looks incredible, I’ll be in line to watch American Gangster when it comes out on November 2nd. However, the last time Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe were together, which was 1995′s Virtuosity, the results were…well, lackluster. That being said, American Gangster looks Oscar caliber and you can expect a review here on Friday or Saturday.

Otherwise, there are several upcoming movies I’m seriously looking forward to after a couple months of nothing but crap. I mean, this week’s best opening belonged to Saw IV. While I loved the original Saw, that franchise has overstayed it’s welcome. There are some flicks like Into The Wild, Gone Baby Gone and The Assassination of Jesse James, but who the heck wants to see crap like Mr. Woodcock and The Heartbreak Kid?

Juno

Arrested Development was so awesome that it’s tough to not want to see something starring both Michael Cera and Jason Bateman. Juno is about a family dealing with teen pregnancy and…well, it looks funnier than that sounds. Juno is played by Ellen Page, who most people will remember as Kitty Pryde from X-Men. Strangely, she seems like she might be the funniest one in the film, even amongst heavyweights like Cera and Bateman…and even Rainn Wilson (Dwight from The Office). It’s written by the guy that did Thank You For Smoking, which is another hilarious film I highly recommend.

I’m Not There

There seems to be all sorts of musicial biopics in recent years. I can’t really be sure about this one. I loved Ray but didn’t have much interest in Walk The Line. However, from the previews I’ve seen so far, Cate Blanchett does a spot on Dylan. I’m more interested really in how six actors playing one person (but not necessarily one character) works in this film.

The Rocket

I can’t get enough sports movies, really. Not only is this one about hockey but it’s about Maurice Richard, who was one of the greatest of all time. Richard was one of the greatest goalscorers of all time. He wasn’t a big guy even by the standards back then but he had the kind of passion and determination that legends are made of. One story that has stuck with me all these years after hearing it as a kid was that Richard, after getting knocked out by his head hitting the ice during a game against the Boston Bruins, he came back out near the end of the game with a bandage over his left eye and blood still dripping off his face. He got on the ice and raced all the way down the ice, scoring the game winning goal, even though he looked woozy and probably had a concussion. Up to his death, he says he can’t remember anything that happened that day in 1952.

Wristcutters: A Love Story

This quirky movie reminds me of the style of another one of my favorites, Little Miss Sunshine. It takes place in a weird afterlife reserved for suicides where Zia, who kills himself after breaking up with his girlfriend, ends up after killing himself. He finds out that his ex-girlfriend also killed herself and sets out to find her. Watch the trailer and I’m sure you’ll agree that it looks interesting.

Harold and Kumar 2

Well…duh. I mean, anything with NPH is bound to be badass.

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Mike Olbinski November 1, 2007 at 11:59 am

Wristcutters looks great…and Juno should be awesome. Agreed about Bateman and Cera…Arrested Development was one of the best comedies ever.

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Mike Olbinski November 1, 2007 at 4:19 pm

Hey Ed…I was wondering if you could drop me a line, I’d like to ask you a question and your contact page isn’t working so much :)

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derek November 2, 2007 at 12:30 pm

I cannot wait to see Harold and Kumar 2. The others on the list I am not all that interested in although The Rocket might be a cool sports movie as Richard was an unbelievable player.

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