Submitted by jim on Fri, 03/19/2004 - 11:33
- Coffee and Cigarettes: Good cast, but even more interesting is the way they appear to be grouped in the vignettes (Steven Wright and Roberto Begnini!). I have high hopes.
- Bubba Ho-Tep: A movie that should have opened on 2000 screens if ever there was one (he says, sight unseen).
- Dogville: After reading this shellacking, I had to watch the trailer. It's amazing how much (I assume) they left out of the trailer, presumably to trick those people that normally don't seek out Theater of Cruelty films.
- The Ladykillers: "We must have waffles. We must all have waffles forthwith." The first Coen Bros. movie I've been excited about since Fargo (although it turns out I loved O Brother Where Art Thou?, even if I didn't get all geared up for it (okay, I just read the reviews, which successfully dampened my enthusiasm. Still some compare it to The Hudsucker Proxy as if that were a bad thing, so I'll cling to s shred of hope)).
- The Last Shot: Good cast, although it looks like a rental at best, even if it is nice to see Alec Baldwin getting more work.
- Garfield: <cringe> Bill Murray as the voice of the eponymous cat is the only thing that might save this, although I fear it's just evidence that Lost in Translation was the only shot at an Oscar he's going to get.
- Around the World in 80 Days: I laughed, but I fear the best bits are in the trailer (which incidentally makes it look like Jackie Chan is a secondary character).
- Casshern: Wow, even without subtitles I want to see it. Very impressive sci-fi imagery.
- The Shape of Things: Whose "Theater of Cruelty" do you prefer? LaBute's, or Von Trier's? I've only seen one of each, but I greatly preferred the former, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
- The Notebook: I should probably watch this if for no other reason than to stop thinking of Ryan Gosling as the conflicted Jewish skinhead he plays (excellently) in The Believer. Love that ferris wheel scene.
- Starsky & Hutch: My wife wanted to see this until she saw the preview. "They shot a pony. That's the funniest thing they could come up with?" Snoop Dogg looks like the only good thing in the movie (okay, pigs can start flying now).
- Laws of Attraction: Could be fun. I tend to like Julianne Moore quite a bit better in comedy.
- Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself: Doesn't look too bad, but I guarantee the only funny bits are in the trailer, and this is yet another lame attempt to pass off a British droll drama as a comedy.
- Shaolin Soccer: Boy, this looks like a hoot. Crazy wire-work and Matrixish impossibilities taken to their inevitable extreme. Too bad Miramax is the distributor, and will chop it all to hell.
- Ella Enchanted: Watched because my 2-year-old is named Ella. Could be fun for family movie-night.
- The Alamo: Forgotten. Sorry, couldn't resist. Good cast, but the trailer suggests a Christmas release, while the website indicates April. Gee, I wonder why they pushed it from holiday/Oscar season to the spring doldrums? Probably tested it with audiences who didn't like the ending.
- Spider-man 2: Looks at least as good as the first one (which is not saying much according to one cranky Listologist I know :-). Love that interrupted kiss scene.
- Van Helsing: Between this trailer and The Mummy movies, Steven Sommers is a director that clearly doesn't care if his CGI looks like CGI. Phew, does this look bad! What Kate Beckinsale is doing in werewolf/vampire movies in back to back years, I have no idea. Why Huge Jackman agreed to that wig leaves me similarly baffled.
- The Polar Express: Love the source, ambivalent about this incarnation. Zemeckis at the helm only serves to reinforce my ambivalence.
- Hellboy: Like stooky, I could see taking in a Hellboy/Punisher double-feature. Clearly I can not be trusted to spend $20 wisely.
- 13 Going On 30: Big, but with Jennifer Garner instead of Tom Hanks. Y'know, she just might be talented enough to pull it off.
- Good bye, Lenin: They have comedy in Germany? A guy's mother falls into a coma right before the Berlin Wall comes down. She wakes up, but he's told she wouldn't survive another heart attack. Guy goes to great lengths to hide the fact that her world has changed. Gonna have to check this one out.
- Shrek 2: Every fiber of my being tells me this will reek of mediocrity, and yet both trailers I've seen look great.
- Alien vs Predator: I'm sure it will suck, but I'll see in anyway.
- The Day After Tomorrow: They had me until the very end, "brought to you by the creators of Independance Day." Kiss of death. I'll still see it though, and Jake Glyenhall (sp?) looks like he's in full-on "why me" Darko mode.
- The United States of Leland: I've already forgotten what this is about.
- The Whole 10 Yards: I was one of the five people that liked the first one, but man this looks bad even to me. I can't imagine how it looks to the other 249,999,995 people in the country.
- The Punisher: I want to see it. I'm a moron.
- I, Robot: Asimov, minus the brains. Looks like fun, and the robot effects look surprisingly interesting.
- Jersey Girl: Looks warm and inviting. I couldn't be more shocked.
- Kill Bill: Vol. II: Lousy trailer for what is sure to be a great movie.
- Zatoichi: Can't wait.
- Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow: I find the story behind this movie much more compelling than the trailer. I hope it's good.
- The Chronicles Of Riddick: Judi Densch?! Never give a serious British actor an Oscar, I say. Not if you want them to stay that way, anyway. Well, I guess they stay British.
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Will almost certainly be the best of the three so far.
- Troy: Achilles is supposed to be pretty, but not THAT pretty. Still, "is there no one else" is a line delivered in true Fight Clubbish fashion, so I won't give up all hope.
I finally got a cable modem, so I'm in movie trailer heaven.