Friday, January 25, 2008

Lunchtime Poll: What'cha Waiting For in 2008?

Over the next six days we'll be wrapping up the 2007 party (FB awardage, actress psychic winners, Oscar win predictions) and then it's on to 2008 cinema! Plus: a second episode of the podcast and the annual Oscar Symposium with some new and some returning voices (here's the last one for a reminder).



So what are you most looking forward to this year?

I mean, besides Australia with the one and only Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) directing La Kidman again. Duh. We're all breathless for that. Baz isn't the fastest filmmaker in the world but since they've wrapped, he has more than enough time in post to deliver that cattle ranch epic (co-starring Hugh Jackman) for the next Oscar season.

59 comments:

eu said...

Blindness directed by Fernando Meirelles.

Anonymous said...

I'm highly anticipating Reservation Road!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, meant to say REVOLUTIONARY Road

ccopeland1976 said...

I think that Dirty Tricks (assuming it comes out this year) will be the bomb!

Anonymous said...

a streep cocktail.

gin: doubt
tonic: mama mia!

-ryansumera

NATHANIEL R said...

mmmm streep straight up

Luigi De Angelis S. said...

I don't care what people say, I've been an authentic Uma Thurman (who is to me what Michelle Pfeiffer is for you) fan for years and I also love Evan Rachel Wood, so my obvious choice is "The Life Before her Eyes".

Robert said...

I've been achin for Synecdoche, NY for 2 years now.

I haven't even really taken a good look yet of the prestige releases of 2008, other than knowing that Revolutionary Road and Australia are coming out.

Also, with the rest of the world, I'm looking forward to The Dark Knight but don't really know how to feel about all that right now.

Dave said...

Huzzah to another podcast! Loved the last one, and not just for Marisa Tomei- the chat between you, Nick and Joe was just as interesting. Can't wait for more.

My most anticipated is the obvious: Revolutionary Road. Also Wall.E and Richard Kelly's The Box.

El Gigante said...

I know that the names Apatow and Rogen aren't as beloved as other names on this blog but I can't wait for The Pineapple Express. An action stoner-comedy directed by David Gordon Green! Who wouldn't want to take a look at that?

Also I, like anyone else with two eyes and heart, am looking forward to Pixar's Wall-e.

Anonymous said...

hmm, continuing with my Atonement obsession: both of Keira Knightley's movies - The Edge of Love (she sings!!! and yes, she took lessons) and the Duchess. It helps that two of my favourite actors will be both be starring in those films as well, Cillian Murphy and Ralph Fiennes.

Also looking forward to Defiance, The Dark Knight, Wanted, In Bruges

AJ said...

well, it looks like Cheri might be a late 2008 release now, one of the producers just said it starts filming in a few weeks, and La Pfeiffer IS going to star in it!

NATHANIEL R said...

OH MY GOD where are you reading this. i can't see anything official

2008 is almost going to be too multi-orgasmic for all the best actresses in the world: STREEP, WINSLET, PFEIFFER, MOORE, and many more all with new films. man oh man

Julia said...

Well, a few days ago I would have said The Dark Knight...I'm still looking forward to it, but it's going to be pretty bittersweet now.

Lewis said...

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button!

AJ said...

Nat, a link with the producers quote was posted on the Awards Daily Film News forum in the thread "Pfeiffer to reunite with Frears, Hampton?"

I would post the direct link here, but it would get cut off :-)

Dave said...

I'm pulling for the long delayed "Spring Breakdown" with Posey/Dratch/Poehler.

Dave said...

I'm also sold on the buzz around "Hamlet 2".

Luigi De Angelis S. said...

Ravolutionary Road sounds extremely obvious (in my humble opinion). I know Kate Winslet is a good actress but it's just too obvious, it's extremely calculated for the awards season and that's something a little bit repugnant. I'm happy for U Nathaniel, because 2008 seems like a "girlie year" (in your own words) and you'll enjoy Pfeffeir's comeback, the growing Streepmania, SJP in SATC and Kate Winslet.

Kurtis O said...

Ugh, while I really wish I could copy and paste ryansumera's Streep cocktail comment, I'm looking forward to My Blueberry nights, Funny Games, Revolutionary Road, the much-heralded 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, and despite recent Earth-shattering news, The Dark Night. I remember first seeing this trailer and thinking how amazingly deep Ledger appeared to have dug into the role. All things considered - and I know it's a stretch, imagine if he ended up being nominated for, and perhaps even winning, a posthumous Oscar. Wouldn't he be the first to do so since Peter Finch?

Anonymous said...

The aforementioned "Synecdoche, NY" and "The Dark Knight." Also, I think Mike Leigh's latest is coming out this year.

Anonymous said...

I have to follow the Revolutionary Road trend. Sam Mendes, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kathy Bates... pinch me so I'll wake up!

Jaydawg2089 said...

THE DARK KNIGHT will be incredible. I hope and pray and even think possible that it could result in a Director Nod for Nolan. I don't think it's too outrageous.

Sammy Jo said...

The Baz, Revolutionary Road, Synedoche, NY and In Bloom with that terrible new name...The Life Before her Eyes.

Cheri is supposed to get started this spring, btw, as I just heard that Evan Rachel Wood had to pass on a role because she was doing the new Woody Allen comedy. Hope that is true!

Robert said...

If Peter Bogdanovich is to be believed (and I've seen no evidence of that yet) and The Other Side of the Wind will be getting a late 2008 release, then that would be my most anticipated of the year

VampireFaust said...

"Hellboy II" and George Romero's new film "Diary of the Dead"...

Middento said...

Blindness. I want to see what Mereilles, McKellar and the gang can do with Saramago.

Kamila said...

I am looking forward to:

Guerilla
Doubt
The Young Victoria
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Incredible Hulk
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Revolutionary Road
The Changeling
Blindness

Grover said...

Definitely *most* looking forward to The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons. Also looking forward to the Coen Brothers movie - Burn After Reading - and the new Indiana Jones movie.

DL said...

More than anything else, I'm most looking forward to Revolutionary Road - the book is so fantastic and Kate and Leo are going to ROCK. Other than that, I'm also looking forward to The Lovely Bones, Sunshine Clearing and The Road.

Ric said...

Actually, we are going to have Streep with a gin and tonic with a lime twist .. Dark Angel is scheduled to be released in April, Mama Mia in July and Doubt in December... Talk about Streepmania!

Anonymous said...

AUSTRALIA

Anonymous said...

AUSTRALIA

Andy Scott said...

I'm excited to see Doubt for 2 reasons: 1.) the obvious (Meryl Streep) and 2.) the possibility of an Oscar nomination not for Amy Adams, but for Viola Davis. She's sure to be incredible.

vv said...

I'm looking forward to Benjamin Button, Woody Allen's Barcelona film (even though Scoop was very disappointing..), and The Dark Knight.

Jordan said...

the dark knight, even though it's going to be an incredibly depressing filmgoing experience...and burn after reading, the new coen brothers flick. the curious case of benjamin button seems very interesting, as well. most everything else seems a little too oscar bait-ish for me.

Michael Parsons said...

Viola is in it!!!!! I am so there!!!

Michael Parsons said...

Gotta say I am looking forward to "Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger" just to see my Toni and see how Keisha Castle Hughes is

Deborah said...

Well, Quantum of Solace, duh. Hellboy 2. Vantage Point. Anything that looks good.

I'm such a baby. Everything excites me when I see the preview. Only later does reality set it.

mikadzuki said...

Tree of Life. Obviously.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button takes second place.

Anonymous said...

Blindness.

Blindness.

Blindness.

filmfan said...

MOORE

MOORE

MOORE

in "BLINDNESS"


dark knight, defiance, revolutionary road, body of lies, doubt...........

Kamikaze Camel said...

So, apart from Australia? Hmmm. There are almost too many to mention. The Reader (if it's 2008), Blindness, Revolutionary Road, Woody Allen's Barcelona movie, The Dark Knight, Doubt, The Lovely Bones (if it's 2008) and so on.

It'll also be interesting to see what Brad Pitt does with both David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and the Coen brothers (Burn After Reading). Particularly the latter, which along with Brad has George Clooney, Tilda Swinton(!!!), Frances McDormand and John Malkovich. Yes yes.

Brooke Cloudbuster said...

I'm looking forward to a variety of things coming this year; all which have already been mentioned. One that hasn't, and so I'll throw it in the hat is REPO: The Genetic Opera!

Organ reposession. Rock musical. Paris Hilton. Paul Sorvino. Sarah Brightman. Directed by Darren Lynn-Bousman.

How can this be anything but awesomely bad?

And add in Yoshiki Hayashi of X Japan fame doing the soundtrack, and we have ourselves a movie!

amir_uk said...

Australia and Revolutionary Road, obviously.

Be Kind Rewind - Gondry, I heart you!
Synecdoche, New York - Michelle Williams returns
The Young Victoria - Blunt's ready for her first nom
Keira double-bill
Cheri - if it makes it in time, great team
Doubt - Streep and Adams
The Reader - Winslet

And yep, Heath is going to make the Supporting Actor shortlist next year. It was one of the first things I thought when I heard the news.

Anonymous said...

In addition to many, many of the things listed above, I'm really looking forward to The Changeling. I love it, love it, love it when Angelina actually acts.

-g.m.

Kat said...

In addition to Australia I can't wait for the following to be released.
WALL*E sounds and looks beautiful.
Winged Creatures, purely because of the director, Rowan Woods, who is responsible for two extremely powerful films in The Boys and Little Fish. Sex & the City for nostalgic purposes. Where the Wild Things Are because of Spike and his source material. Coraline based on that very brief scene floating around the internet. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, because of the director, cast and synopsis. The Lovely Bones, because I loved the book.

Nick Davis said...

Tilda's Oscar

Zee said...

Miracle at St. Anna-Kerry Washington is in it now.
Doubt
Blindness
Push
The Dark Knight
The Reader-Winslet fan
Revolutionary Road-Only because of Winslet
Franklyn
Coraline
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Zee said...

I almost forgot Defiance too.

Ron said...

My 10 Most Anticipated:
1) The Dark Knight
2) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
3) La Terza Madre
4) The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
5) Diary of the Dead
6) Revolutionary Road
7) Iron Man
8) The Countess
9) Mamma Mia!
10) Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull

Anonymous said...

1) Australia
2) Revolutionary Road
3) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
4) The Dark Knight
5) The Lovely Bones
6) Doubt
7) Blindness

whip-smart said...

I am super-excited about Happy-Go-Lucky, The Young Victoria, The Brothers Bloom, The Duchess, The Reader, Blindness and Doubt.

I hated the book "Revolutionary Road" but I'm excited about the movie.

Also, check out my blog - I've got a rundown of supporting actress candidates this year. Comment if there's any I've missed, and I'll add them.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Oh yeah, duh, WallE.

Why am I the only person to have mentioned Burn After Reading? Especially after the year the Coens had in '07 I thought everyone would be all over that like spread on bread. And set photos were seen aaaages ago so there's no reason to think it'll be delayed unless the Oscar season set them back.

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to seeing the Kidman-Urban baby:)

Anonymous said...

Miracle at St. Anna. Kerry Washington & Joseph Gordon Levitt...count me in.
Guerilla & The Argentine
Life is Hot in Cracktown
Blindness
Doubt

Carl said...

I am a blockbuster whore, so I am eagerly anticipating seeing whether the Indiana Jones franchise has any creative steam left. Ditto for Marvel dipping into the vault for "Iron Man" (isn't Robert Downey Jr. perfect casting?) And I have a soft spot for the Harry Potter series, which delivers consistently and should post the big number in November.

But what I am really waiting for in 2008 is any movie at all that generates some serious, passionate devotion in my movie-going soul. As good as 2007 was, it failed to deliver for me a movie that made me want to say, "This is why I go to the theaters and plunk down a sawbuck!" I liked 2007 a whole lot...but I miss the love.

amir_uk said...

State of Play. How could I forget State of Play?!

Kevin Macdonald directs Crowe, Affleck, Mirren and McAdams, adapted from the superb BBC miniseries. Bound to be amazing.

amir_uk said...

...and Brideshead Revisted! Hello! They were filming it during my last days in Oxford and it looked very good. Plus it's being photographed by the Hot Fuzz's DP (can't remember his/her name, Jess something) - and that film looked great.