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TOP 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2006 - A LIST Thread
« on: January 01, 2006, 07:54:50 PM »
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okay this year i'm going to setup a few brief rules for this.  you dont have to list TEN films, but you do have to list your films in order of  how badly you're dying to see them, (even if its only 3 or 4.) 

OR you can list one film that you're dying to see the most but in either case you should explain why.  it can be brief.  and PT will not have a film out in 06, if he did let's assume that tops everyone.  try to keep it realistic.   here's mine...

1. Inland Empire
because lynch has attained kubrick-like God status for me.  (what a difference a few years makes!)  when i first came to xixax, lynch was the only one of the directors with forums who i was not already in love with.  but after seeing all his films (and especially his show Twin Peaks) i became a convert.  so even though i saw Mulholland Drive in the theatre a few years ago i had no idea how special that was until much later.  so now, i'm dying for whats next.  a new lynch movie will trump all others this year, and the fact it's so 'secretive' makes it even more desirable.  i hope it finds a release before 07.

2. The Fountain
because the delays have only made me want to see it more.  it was on my list last year at #9 and i said "if there was a concrete date or a little more info it might be higher up!" and now that another year has passed and a teaser trailer has been unleashed the film is near-mythic for me.  anything less than the best of the year will be a letdown.

3. Superman Returns
because unless a Kong-like overhype kills it, it should be huge.  and even though Batman is my hero, i'm still interested to see if Bryan Singer can pull this off.  the first Superman is arguably still the best superhero film of all time but it was a quarter century ago, and i hope Singer can give us a Superman to believe in.

4. Zodiac
because before he fell off the planet David Fincher was one of my favorite directors working today.  and unless it's a Guero to Se7en's Odelay, it should be a welcome return.  it seems like an eternity since Fight Club, and though Panic Room was a nice exercise it's been far too long without him.  hopefully he can prove he still deserves his own forum.

5. Marie Antoinette
because sofia coppola is my favorite female filmmaker and she's two for two with landing movies in my top 3.  she's working with dangerous material, but if the trailer is any indication she may break me from my fear of white wig movies.  fingers crossed.

6. The Science Of Sleep
because i have not seen a better film since i saw Eternal Sunshine nearly 2 years ago.  i think we all remember the last massive xixax love-in for a film and my hope is this is more Sunshine and less Nature cause it could really go either way. 

7. A Scanner Darkly
because it still looks amazingly cool.  but as Sin City and Sky Captain have taught me, looks can be deceiving.  this one was also on last years list and somehow managed to fall a spot so my expectations are probably more realistic.  which since i'm so mixed on linklater, is a good thing.

8. V For Vendetta
because i bought the hype.  admittedly, there is NO WAY this would be on my 10 if it werent for the recent AICN screening and subsequent RIDICULOUSLY positive reviews.  a march release delayed from november, a graphic novel by alan moore turned into a film, first time director, NO WAY.  but here it stands.  so let's hope it's good.

9. The Departed
because i'm about 80% in love with recent scorsese films and something always holds me back.  being a remake is sort of a bummer, but the original being so good hopefully he can squeeze some new life out of it.  jack nicholson playing evil in this is about all i needed anyway.

10. Southland Tales / Miami Vice / Cars / Grindhouse / Babel / Art School Confidential / Mission Impossible III / Sunshine / Monster House
because donnie darko ruled but domino was a letdown / because the trailer sells the style of the film over the action / because if it wasnt pixar, i would say it looks AWFUL  :shock: / because anthology films almost never work, but the idea is still intriuging / because i dont know anything about this film yet / because i loved Ghost World but hated Bad Santa / because J.J. Abrams doing a movie (and using Simon Pegg) will be amazing for this Alias/Lost fan / because Danny Boyle in Space should be cool / because the creators of Scud had something to do with this!
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Re: TOP 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2006 - A LIST Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2006, 11:08:44 PM »
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1. The Fountain - Aronofsky was the first director I really latched onto. I saw Requiem on dvd and fell in love. It was before I really got into films, but even now it still holds up as incredible. Aronofsky is one smart fucker too. Just listening to him talk about films, it's enough to give one a film-induced erection. Also, like mod said, this script has been around FOREVER and I just wanna see what it's become. If it only sort of works, I'm fine with that, because I know Aronofsky would do something great someday. I'm sure this will be absolutely mind-blowing.
2. The Untitled Oliver Stone/September 11 Project - Because this will be so controversial, and probably not very good. I just want to see what kind of techniques/tact Stone utilizes.
3. Mission: Impossible 3 - I love the first film. I hated the second film. This looks good.
4. A Scanner Darkly/V for Vendetta - These have equal weight in my mind, for some reason. Not the biggest fan of Linklater or the Wachowskis, but these look way better than their other stuff.
5. Casion Royale - Bond needs some revamping, though I'm not sure if Daniel Craig will kill his career like Dalton. Hell, Brosnan is a bad actor, and his career basically is dead. Craig seems pretty good. Dalton was good too, just in bad movies. We'll see. I like Craig.
6. The Lady in the Water - A great actor in a movie with probably the most-likely-to-be-the-next-Ratner director. I mean, I like Shyamalan. But most think that, after The Village, he's on the steepest decline one could imagine. I think The Village is very good and very flawed. I think a lot works, but the twist is so insane and a lot is so hokey, if you don't buy into it. The film makes a hard sell. The Lady in the Water sounds like the dumbest movie to me. Like an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? We'll see. Bryce Dallas = hot and awesome
7. Marie Antoinette - Lost in Translation was awesome. This trailer was awesome. But I'm very uncertain.
8. Southland Tales - I think Kelly might be a one-hit wonder.
9. Nacho Libre/Tenacious D - Pick of Destiny -  I think Hess will prove if he sucks really bad or just kinda with this one. And let's see how well JB does after King Kong (he's got it going on)
10. Superman Returns/X-3 - They've both got SO much going against them. Beit a bad lead and bad outfits, or a bad director and Halle Berry. These will probably disappoint.
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Re: TOP 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2006 - A LIST Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2006, 02:56:49 AM »
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1. The Fountain
- No explanation needed.

2. A Scanner Darkly
- Because Philip K. Dick is a god.  The book is awesome.  The casting is awesome.  Linklater is awesome. 

3. The Science of Sleep
- Same reason as Mod.

4. Sunshine
- Cause I know little about it and 06' seems to be the year of Sci-Fi.

5. Marie Antoinette
- Some perverse fascination about Dunst having her head chopped off. 

6. Zodiac
- Fincher is great and Mark Ruffalo is one of my favorite working actors.

7. The Black Dahlia
- De Palma back to goodness? I hope so.  Casting Johansson doesn't hurt.

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Tideland / The Departed / Southland Tales / Inland Impire / Babel / Apocalypto / All the King's Men (is this out?)

All look/sound interesting and are made by Filmmakers that I admire.

I'll also give The Santa Clause 3 special mention because the second one was one of my favorite theater experiences of 2002.

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2006, 04:43:22 AM »
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1.) Oliver Stone 9/11 Project - My favorite filmmaker. Hopefully Alexander was just a hiccup.
2.) L'Enfant - Dardennes have yet to hiccup for me
3.) Volver - Bad Education proved that relying on visuals can be a weakness for Almodovar these days but a misfire by him is still fascinating.
4.) Cars - Pixar has been managing to top themselves every movie. The Incredibles was #1 for 2004 for me. Can they top that?
5.) Inland Empire - Weakness is now his empirical trust for digital but has last two films have been excellent.
6.) Apocalypto - Gibson has sparks of talent directing. Can he rough those edges out with a film of unlimited control and extravagance?
7.) Casino Royale - The weakness is that I am a Bond fan. Will this one have flair that none of the previous ever had?
8.) Miami Vice - Collateral was a train wreck. Has Mann lost sense of entertainment as well? I'm still rooting for him.
9.) The Sound of Sleep - Was Eternal Sunshine a fluke?
10.) Thank You For Smoking - Two of my favorite people, Robert Duvall and Dennis Miller, together at last.

I'm sure I'm overlooking some movies.

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2006, 04:51:15 AM »
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5.) Inland Empire - Weakness is his now empirical trust for digital but has last two films have been excellent.
dude, don't count that as a weakness yet. it's Lynch we're talking about here, i trust that he'll completely OWN the format and elevate digital filmmaking to a level beyond our wildest dreams  :inlove:

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2006, 10:00:33 AM »
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1.  The Science of Sleep -- I hated Human Nature, and I absolutley adore Eternal Sunshine.  I just hope he doesn't keep rehashing the same old visual tricks.   
2.  The Departed -- Scorsese.  I know it's kinda cliche, but he's my favorite filmmaker.  Aviator wasn't great, neither was Gangs of New York.  This would have been first, but I'm slightly less excited because of those pictures that were recently posted. 
3.  The Fountain -- I have a feeling that this movie will be awesome.  All his movies to date have been awesome, but not "masterpiece" quality.  I think he's got it in him. 
4.   Zodiac -- I'm not a big Fincher fan.  I think his best movie was his first, and it's been downhill ever since.  However, I still think Fincher has tons of potential and I think he can make a great film.  This looks good. 
5.  Grindhouse -- I wasn't really a Rodriquez fan until Sin City, but now I'm eager to see what he will do.  It's a guaranteed fun night at the movies. 
6.  Marie Antoinete -- Could be really great or really bad.  She's a good filmmaker. 
7.  Oliver Stone Project -- he's made some pretty bad movies but he gave us a few masterpieces.  I'll always go see his movies. 
8.  Miami Vice -- I'm a big supporter of Collateral.  I thought it was a visual feast.
9. Cars -- Pixar. 
10.  Mission Impossible III/Pick of Destiny -- cause I saw Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the trailer/cause I use to love Tenacious D.   

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2006, 11:12:03 AM »
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-  Superman Returns: Its my favorite superhero always and I've been waiting for this remake for years. I also want to see what Singer does. He did very good wit X-Men so I feel confident this will rock.
- The Departed: I loved the original Infernal Affairs. I even like the sequels, which were not as great as the first one but the whole story was excellent. Scorsese is one of my favorite directors and never lets me down, so I think this will be very good.
- Southland Tales: Not much to say about this but I've been waiting to see something new from Kelly since Darko. We'll see...
- The Fountain: This looks super cool.
- Inland Empire: I'm not the biggest David Lynch fan, but he hardly dissapoints.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest: The first one rocked, and I think this will be very good too. Depp is the best pirate ever.
- Mission Impossible 3: Cause Tom Cruise is still #1 and even though he lost his mind, he has every right to do whatever the fuck he wants!
- A Skanner Darkly: Dont know what to expect, but makes me very curious.
- Miami Vice: Trailer looks good. And Mann is always something to pay attention to.
- Da Vinci Code: The book is very good, but overrated. I think Hanks will make this movie good.

Others... Nacho Libre, Marie Antoinete, Cars, Casino Royale, V for Vendetta

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2006, 11:32:26 AM »
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I'm seeing Herzog's Wild Blue Yonder in a few weeks, that's my most anticipated 2006 film so far. 

End Game- some big budget b-movie thriller starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and directed by my favorite studio stunt coordinator right now, Andy Cheng (his hollywood works include The Rundown and The New World).

Dragon Tiger Gate - Donnie Yen is choreographing this film.

The Lady from Shanghai - wong karwai's first film without doyle.

inside man - spike's studio thriller.

and I'd like to see my own little movie finished soon.
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2006, 11:54:36 AM »
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Damn, I totally forgot Apocalypto. I think Mel Gibson is absolutely insane, like Riggs style, and directing is where we'll see it happen. It's weird, but I think the notion of Gibson as this crazy sonbitch really appeals to me. After the Fountain, this is the one.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2006, 12:49:19 PM »
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5.) Inland Empire - Weakness is his now empirical trust for digital but has last two films have been excellent.
dude, don't count that as a weakness yet. it's Lynch we're talking about here, i trust that he'll completely OWN the format and elevate digital filmmaking to a level beyond our wildest dreams  :inlove:

I don't give Lynch that much credit. When I say his last two films were excellent I mean they are the only films of his I even like.

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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2006, 01:19:45 PM »
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1) The Departed -- Scorsese is my favorite director.
2) A Prairie Home Companion -- Altman is my 2nd favorite director
3) Flags of Our Fathers -- Eastwood has been on a hot streak lately
4) Inland Empire -- I'll see anything by Lynch
5) The Fountain -- It'll be interesting to see what Aronofsky does with a big budget.  Plus, he's been absent for a long time.
6) Fast Food Nation -- I'll see anything by Linklater
7) A Scanner Darkly -- I respect Linklater because he tries different things.
8) Southland Tales -- Looking forward to follow up to Donnie Darko.
9) Bubble -- Soderbergh is always worth a look
10) Marie Antoinette -- Loved Sofia Coppola's first 2 films.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2006, 01:49:54 PM »
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I'm not a big Fincher fan.  I think his best movie was his first, and it's been downhill ever since.
Alien3?  :saywhat:
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2006, 02:10:22 PM »
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I'm not a big Fincher fan.  I think his best movie was his first, and it's been downhill ever since.
Alien3?  :saywhat:

Sorry, I forgot about Alien.  I meant Se7en.   And I wasn't really thinking about The Game either. 

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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2006, 02:44:02 PM »
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everyone forgot Fantastic Mr. Fox.

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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2006, 03:00:06 PM »
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imdb says status on that is "preproduction" and stop motion animated films usually take a looong time to film (corpse bride took over a year!), add onto that editing and scoring and marketing and i doubt there's any chance of that being out in the next 12 months.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

 

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