So far, 2008 seems like an above average year for movies. All summer, we’ve been fed by Hollywood with great stuff from the Apatow clan (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple Express), the now iconic Christopher Nolan with The Dark Knight, from Bekmambetov with the scorchingly awesome Wanted. Terrific stuff like Roger Donaldson’s The Bank Job and David Mamet’s Redbelt have come to us from across the pond. Marvel made history with the crazy success of Iron Man, and the disappointing, but still successful The Incredible Hulk. Lesser known and independent films have been just as bitchin’ this summer too: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Hamlet 2, Towelhead, the list can go on and on, and it’s not even October yet!
We still have so many movies to look forward to (click on the link to watch the trailer if it exists):
Blindness – (Dir. Fernando Meirelles, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffallo, Gael Garcia Bernal)
Quantum Solace -(Dir. Marc Forster, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench)
Revolutionary Road – (Dir. Sam Mendes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet)
The Road (less than two months away, and still no trailer?) – (Dir. John Hillcoat, Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron)
Australia – (Dir. Baz Luhrmann, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman)
The Wrestler – (Dir. Darren Aronosky, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei)
Valkyrie - (Dir. Bryan Singer, Tom Cruise)
Slumdog Millionaire – (Dir. Danny Boyle)
Changeling – (Dir. Clint Eastwood, Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich
Doubt – (Dir. John Patrick Stanley, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Phillip Seymour Hoffman)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (isn’t that music in the trailer from Beauty and the Beast?) – (Dir. David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton)
And it just keeps going and going. What film are you most looking forward to now that the film season is just about to climax? Why? What did I leave off the list?
The trailer to Revolutionary Road was released last week and can be found below. I can’t wait.