Jump to content


Photo

Lotsa movies coming up


  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#1 Strangeluv

Strangeluv

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 6248 posts
  • LocationTrinidad & Tobago

Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:01 PM

Just using this thread to point out some of the notable cinematic releases within the next few months.

September 26
Blindness
D: Fernando Meirelles
Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal
Miramax Films

Posted Image



Synopsis: An epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one sweeps through an unnamed contemporary city and pushes society to the brink of breakdown.




September 26
Choke
Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston
D: Clark Gregg
Fox Searchlight

Posted Image



Synopsis: Self-loathing sex addict Victor Mancini pretends to choke in restaurants in order to get the attention and affection he desperately seeks. His "saviors" often feel responsible for him afterwards and even send him money, which helps him pay for the constant care his damaged, schizophrenic mother, Ida, needs. While he works at Colonial Dunsboro and struggles to make ends meet, Victor is surprised to find himself falling in love with one of Ida's doctors, Paige, the first woman he'd rather like than sleep with.




September 26
Miracle at St. Anna
D: Spike Lee
Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso,
Omar Benson Miller, Matteo Sciabordi,
John Leguizamo, Naomi Campbell,
Joseph Gordon Levitt, James Gandolfini
Touchstone Pictures (Disney)

Posted Image



Synopsis: Four soldiers from the army's Negro 92nd Division find themselves separated from their unit and behind enemy lines. Risking their lives for a country in which they are treated with less respect than the enemy they are fighting, they discover humanity in the small Tuscan village of St. Anna di Stazzema.




September 26
W.
Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn
D: Oliver Stone
Lionsgate

Posted Image



Synopsis: A drama about the formative years of U.S. President George W. Bush.




October 24
Changeling
Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich
D: Clint Eastwood
Universal

Posted Image



[hide=Synopsis]
Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative drama based on actual events: Changeling. In the film, Christine Collins’ (Jolie) prayers are met when her kidnapped son is returned. But amidst the frenzy of the photo-op reunion, she realizes this child is not hers. Facing corrupt police and a skeptical public, she desperately hunts for answers, only to be confronted by a truth that will change her forever.

Los Angeles, 1928: On a Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, Christine said goodbye to her son, Walter, and left for work. When she came home, she discovered he had vanished. A fruitless search ensues, and months later, a boy claiming to be the nine-year-old is returned. Dazed by the swirl of cops, reporters and her conflicted emotions, Christine allows him to stay overnight. But in her heart, she knows he is not Walter.

As she pushes authorities to keep looking, she learns that in Prohibition-era L.A., women don’t challenge the system and live to tell their story. Slandered as delusional and unfit, Christine finds an ally in activist Reverend Briegleb (Malkovich), who helps her fight the city to look for her missing boy. Based on the actual incident that rocked California’s legal system, Changeling tells the shocking tale of a mother’s quest to find her son, and those who won’t stop until they silence her.[/hide]




November 14
Quantum of Solace
D: Marc Forster
Screenwriter: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis
Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench
Columbia Pictures (Sony), MGM

Posted Image

Synopsis: Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's water supply.




November 14
The Road
Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron,
Kodi Smit-McPhee
D: John Hillcoat
Dimension Films, The Weinstein Company

Synopsis: The post-apocalyptic nightmarish road trip of a man who tries to transport his son to safety while fending off starving stragglers and marauding packs of cannibals.




November 21
The Soloist
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Rachael Harris
D: Joe Wright
S: Susannah Grant
DreamWorks Pictures (Paramount)

Posted Image



Synopsis: In "The Soloist," an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. "The Soloist" is directed by Joe Wright (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and Oscar® nominee for Best Picture "Atonement").




November 26
Milk
Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco
D: Gus Van Sant
Focus



[hide=Synopsis]
His life changed history. His courage changed lives.

In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans. Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk under the direction of Gus Van Sant in Milk, filmed on location in San Francisco from an original screenplay by Dustin Lance Black, and produced by Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.

Milk charts the last eight years of Harvey Milk's life. While living in New York City, he turns 40. Looking for more purpose, Milk and his lover Scott Smith (James Franco) relocate to San Francisco, where they found a small business, Castro Camera, in the heart of a working-class neighborhood. With his beloved Castro neighborhood and beautiful city empowering him, Milk surprises Scott and himself by becoming an outspoken agent for change.

With vitalizing support from Scott and from new friends like young activist Cleve Jones (Emile Hirsch), Milk plunges headfirst into the choppy waters of politics. Bolstering his public profile with humor, Milk's actions speak even louder than his gift-of-gab words.

When Milk is elected supervisor for the newly zoned District 5, he tries to coordinate his efforts with those of another newly elected supervisor, Dan White (Josh Brolin). But as White and Milk's political agendas increasingly diverge, their personal destinies tragically converge.
Milk's platform was and is one of hope - a hero's legacy that resonates in the here and now.[/hide]




November 28th
Slumdog Millionaire
Irrfan Khan, Dev Patel
D: Danny Boyle
Fox Searchlight

Posted Image

Synopsis: An illiterate kid looks to become a contestant on the Hindi version of Who Wants to be A Millionaire in order to re-establish contact with the girl he loves, who is an ardent fan of the show.




December 5th
Frost/Nixon
Matthew MacFadyen, Michael Sheen
D: Ron Howard
Universal Pictures



[hide=Synopsis]
Oscar®-winning director Ron Howard brings to the screen writer Peter Morgan's (The Queen, The Last King of Scotland) electrifying battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the untold story of the historic encounter that changed both: Frost/Nixon. Reprising their roles from Morgan's stageplay are Frank Langella, who won a Tony for his portrayal of Nixon, and Michael Sheen, who fully inhabited the part of Frost onstage in London and New York.

For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans.

Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Would Nixon evade questions of his role in one of the nation's greatest disgraces? Or would Frost confound critics and bravely demand accountability from the man who'd built a career out of stonewalling? Over the course of their encounter, each man would reveal his own insecurities, ego and reserves of dignity-ultimately setting aside posturing in a stunning display of unvarnished truth.

Frost/Nixon not only re-creates the on-air interview, but the weeks of around-the-world, behind-the-scenes maneuvering between the two men and their camps as negotiations were struck, deals were made and secrets revealed…all leading to the moment when they would sit facing one another in the court of public opinion.
[/hide]




December 25th
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton,
Director: David Fincher
Paramount Pictures



Synopsis: A baby named Benjamin Button is born with the soul and face of an 80 years old man. However, with each birthday, his appearance and behavior grow younger. He hides from who he is in order to be accepted by his family and society but ultimately comes to realize, with guidance from a wise old woman, that for his life to be complete, he must be himself. At the age of 50, he falls in love with a 30 years old woman... but how can they have a future together if he continues to grow younger and she older with every year that passes by?




December 26th
Revolutionary Road
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
D: Sam Mendes
Paramount Vantage



Synopsis: Frank and April Wheeler, a husband and wife in 1950s suburban Connecticut, dissatisfied with life, wish to move to France while their relationship deteriorates into an endless cycle of squabbling, jealousy and recriminations.

#2 Bill Murray

Bill Murray

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 6756 posts
  • LocationWales, in the land of the Brits

Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:33 PM

Oh man, Milk looks amazing. Sean Penn is looking awesome.

#3 Strangeluv

Strangeluv

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 6248 posts
  • LocationTrinidad & Tobago

Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:40 PM

Psyburn pointed this one out to me:

J.C.V.D.
Jean Claude Van Damme

Synopsis: Between his tax problems and his legal battle with his wife for the custody of his daughter, these are hard times for the action movie star who finds that even Steven Seagal has pinched a role from him! In JCVD, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to the country of his birth to seek the peace and tranquility he can no longer enjoy in the United States.

Apparently it's very good!

Posted Image



[hide=Review]
The Muscles from Brussels is back!

Being Jean-Claude Van Damme is tough. Sure, he is an internationally recognized celebrity (and possibly the world's most famous Belgian), but this star seems to have fallen from grace with a recent history of direct-to-video flicks. In a surprising yet crafty career move, Van Damme plays himself – with all his foibles in plain view – in JCVD, a rollicking action-comedy examination of the nature of fame.

Adding to Van Damme's worries are a parasitic agent, financial troubles and an emotionally fraught custody battle for his daughter in which the prosecuting attorney rips apart the action star's bone-cracking collected works to make a case for an unsuitable father figure. In order to clear his head, Van Damme returns to his family home in Belgium, where the myth of the indestructible hero hasn't been completely shattered.

After bouncing a cheque to his lawyer, Van Damme goes to a post office to make a wire transfer, only to stumble into a heist and be taken hostage. When the police catch a glimpse of the superstar in the middle of the chaos, they jump to the conclusion that he has finally snapped and pulled the robbery himself. Under the barrel of a gun, Van Damme is revealed to be an ordinary guy, filled with fears, contradictions and hopes. How can he live up to the legend he has built?

Both a madcap tribute to the star's martial arts moves and an examination of the true essence of a hero, JCVD makes sure that its subject is in on the joke, immersing him into a reality similar to that found in Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich. Aware of his limitations, Van Damme conveys a stoic deadpan that director Mabrouk El Mechri moulds into comedic gold. There is also a dramatic centre to the film, and Van Damme delivers a sincere and moving monologue that must be seen to be believed.

A hilariously entertaining, surprising film, JCVD tells the comeback story of a screen hero who has been on the receiving end of kicks that are getting harder and harder to take.[/hide]

It's already been released in France. Dunno if/when it's getting a wide release.

#4 XxNemesis29xX

XxNemesis29xX

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 1734 posts
  • LocationHoover, AL (USA)

Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:11 PM

No Harry Potter 6?!?!

Posted Image
-Official Progress + REVAMP II Release Thread-
http://www.gamingw.n...6278#msg1316278
-Mirror 1-
http://dmatter.org/d...phers stone.rar


#5 pburn

pburn

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 4936 posts
  • LocationNJ

Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:30 PM

You forgot more.

What Just Happened?

Sypnosis:
Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer (De Niro) who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

[dohtml]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.c...></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.c...UBg&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/dohtml]

Assassination of a High School President

Synopsis:
[hide]High School. Four of the most important years of your life. But it isn't always dances and keg parties and sucking face in your parents' mini-van. Sometimes it's ugly and hard and complicated. As complicated as a conspiracy to overthrow the president

Theres something rotten at St. Donovans High and sophomore newspaper reporter Bobby Funke (Reece Thompson) is on it like pink rubber bands on your little sisters braces. When senior hottie Francesca Facchini (Mischa Barton) solicits Funkes help tracking down a set of stolen SATs, Funke uncovers a story dirtier than the lunch ladys moustache. After he fingers the school president (figuratively) for the crime, Funke becomes one of the most popular kids at St. Donovan's High. No longer known simply as the freshman who was once tied to a giant snowman penis, Funke wins the respect of everyone from the Desert-Storm-hero-turned-educator Principal Kirkpatrick (Bruce Willis) to the kid that farts on him in Spanish class. When Francesca takes Funke to homecoming, even the in-school suspension delinquents turn nice and offer guidance on how to keep his boner in check during slow dances.

But high schools not always what it seems. As Funkes popularity grows so do his suspicions. Did the president really steal the SATs? Or is Funke just a pawn in a conspiracy as complicated as adolescence itself? Determined to find the truth, Funke digs deeper and unearths the sordid underbelly of St. Donovans. Student council members, college bookies, public school brats, everyone seems to play a part. Armed only with a learners permit and the spirit of Woodward and Bernstein, Funke must crack the case before it cracks him. [/hide]

[dohtml]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.c...></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.c...Yqg&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/dohtml]

[dohtml]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.c...></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.c...Uok&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/dohtml]
[dohtml]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.c...></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.c...Bak&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/dohtml]
btw strangeluv jcvd will probably never get an american wide release. Good European films never do.
Posted Image

#6 Strangeluv

Strangeluv

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 6248 posts
  • LocationTrinidad & Tobago

Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:33 PM

No Harry Potter 6?!?!


Dont watch dont read hori podi

#7 big ass skelly

big ass skelly

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 7865 posts

Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:42 PM

edited this twice, fuck this post

#8 pburn

pburn

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 4936 posts
  • LocationNJ

Posted 19 September 2008 - 12:14 AM

OH SHIT THE TRAILER IS FINALLY OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Synecdoche, New York
A theater director (Hoffman) struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

[dohtml]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.c...></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.c...vLM&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/dohtml]

Posted Image

#9 Wash Cycle

Wash Cycle

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 6886 posts
  • LocationOhio

Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:50 AM

the only one that looks good is 'The Soloist'

you also forgot those two soderbergh movies about che starring benicio del toro that are upcoming

Posted Image


#10 pburn

pburn

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 4936 posts
  • LocationNJ

Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:53 AM

the only one that looks good is 'The Soloist'

Are you serious? Like I can't wait for the Soloist but clearly it easily has the worst trailer out of all of them.

Like seriously how do the rest of these not look good.
Posted Image

#11 Strangeluv

Strangeluv

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 6248 posts
  • LocationTrinidad & Tobago

Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:55 AM

Nah I didn't forget. "Guerrilla" and "The Argentine" were only recently bought up by a studio and the release date is like next year, I think. I was only doing for the remainder of the year.

Also how can you say Milk doesn't look good

#12 Ryan

Ryan

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 7075 posts
  • LocationVirginia

Posted 19 September 2008 - 01:58 AM

damn. i want to see like half of those movies.

the soloist looked promising but then i saw it had jamie foxx
Posted Image

#13 Strangeluv

Strangeluv

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 6248 posts
  • LocationTrinidad & Tobago

Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:05 AM

I think Jamie Foxx is a pretty good actor when he's being serious (Ray, Collateral, Ali, Jarhead) and he looks really good in this too.

The Soloist actually reminds me a lot of Reign Over Me... except it's not do-gooder black guy Don Cheadle and crazy white bum Adam Sandler but do-gooder white guy Robert Downey Jr  and crazy black bum Jamie Foxx.

#14 pburn

pburn

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 4936 posts
  • LocationNJ

Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:11 AM

The Soloist actually reminds me a lot of Reign Over Me... except it's not do-gooder black guy Don Cheadle and crazy white bum Adam Sandler but do-gooder white guy Robert Downey Jr  and crazy black bum Jamie Foxx.

Joe Wright: "All black people are bums."

Hey what happened to that black guy in Atonement.
Posted Image

#15 Shinan

Shinan

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 2881 posts
  • LocationEkenäs, Finland

Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:35 AM

November 7th (or September 12th if you are UK and May 2009 if you are Finland)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
D: Mark Herman
Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend

http://www.apple.com...stripedpajamas/
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a fictional story that offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime. Through the lens of an eight-year-old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II, we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of Nazi commandant, and Schmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed wire fence, their lives become inescapably intertwined.

December 19th
Stone's War
D:Marko Mäkilaakso
Andrew Tiernan, Mikko Leppilampi, Jouko Ahola, Samuli Vauramo

http://www.firstshow...es-war-trailer/
In the frozen arctic forests, Captain Martin Stone is leading a finely-trained, elite platoon of American and Finnish soldiers as they attack an enemy bunker. Underestimating the enemy's strength, they are quickly beaten back into the forest. As they try to regroup, they are suddenly attacked by the same soldiers they had just killed a few minutes earlier. Forced to flee deeper into Russian territory, they discover one of the most terrifying secrets of World War II and realize they have woken a far more deadly enemy. Death is no longer the final frontier.
"I'm just a nationalistic Swedish-speaking Finn"
"Aivan, mutta suomalaiset juovat toki olutta."
I never forget an Insult nor do I forget a compliment.
Posted Image

#16 Artis Leon Ivey Jr

Artis Leon Ivey Jr

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 20067 posts

Posted 19 September 2008 - 02:19 PM

i was so excited about the soloist and then i saw its not the movie adaptation of my fav mark salzman book so FUCK IT.
brian chemicals

#17 headphonics

headphonics

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 6616 posts

Posted 20 September 2008 - 08:26 AM

man jamie foxx looks really bad in the soloist

#18 Ryan

Ryan

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 7075 posts
  • LocationVirginia

Posted 20 September 2008 - 07:11 PM

Am I the only one who thinks W. looks really bad?

I want to see quantum of solace, the road, milk, and choke really bad. The curious case of benjamin button and frost/nixon don't look too bad either.
Posted Image

#19 Rajew

Rajew

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • 1157 posts

Posted 20 September 2008 - 07:30 PM

That Stone's War movie looks and sounds really really good and I am going to watch it no matter how terrible it actually is. Probably twice.
don't mind me, just postin' after a few brewskies

somebody’s Barkley --- could be another’s Monopolo.


#20 DS

DS

    Advanced Member

  • Salty Members
  • 26236 posts

Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:10 PM

Wow, I hadn't even heard of Stone's War. Interesting.....
To Never Be Known Is The Worst Death




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users