If you're as big a Batman (or Abba) enthusiast as I am, it probably feels like all of your energy has been put into anticipating this one week. You've probably been hyped up on Batman (or Abba) for quite some time now... maybe years.
But there's a half-year full of movies left. So my question to you is, now that your system is drained of Batman (or Abba), what's the next movie you just can't wait to see?
There's still plenty of summer left and it will be giving us another hit of X-Files, the buzzed-up Tropic Thunder, the strange Apatow/Gordon Green mash-up Pineapple Express as well as Vicky Christina Barcelona, Woody Allen's tale of incredibly beautiful people doing... I dunno, something.
September gives us a few dips into awards season with the Coen comedy Burn After Reading, the Cannes troubled Blindness, a remake of The Women, another Pacino/DeNiro pairing with Righteous Kill and Miracle at St. Anna, Spike Lee's freshest joint.
If you're a fan of Kevin Smith or adult cinema October brings Zack and Miri make a Porno. If you prefer your comedies even more indie there's Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Mike Leigh makes us not cry for a change with Happy-Go-Lucky, Clint Eastwood shows off Changeling and Oliver Stone gets all nostalgic for the past 7 years with W.
November sees the return of 0o7, Baz Luhrman, Harry Potter and Cormac McCarthy with (respectively) Quantum of Solace, Australia, The Half-Blood Prince and The Road. And if that's not enough, Joe Wright is back with another movie (The Soloist) and Gus Van Sant teams up with Sean Penn for the awards-darling-to-be? Milk.
As usual December is pretty empty when it comes to prestige pictures. There's only the double playbill of Frost/Nixon and Doubt. Ed Zwick tries to at least be a bridesmaid with Defiance. Those Titanic kids reteam in Revolutionary Road and David Fincher takes on F. Scott Fitzgerald with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Finally if you're in the mood for the virginal romances of the undead (and Pushing Daisies has been cancelled) you can check out Twilight.
And not to forget that there are still some pictures without distribution plans like Che/Guerilla/The Argentine and Synecdoche, NY as well as about a hundred movies I haven't listed here.