Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Movies 2006

Get ready for these cinematic gems in 2006:

*Ultraviolet--release date February 24, 2006 (according to
Update (2-15-06)--saw a commercial saying March 3rd is the real date--sorry
Director: Kurt Wimmer Rated: PG-13
Kurt made an interesting movie in 2002 called "Equilibrium."
I saw the trailer for "Ultraviolet" before viewing "Underworld:
Evolution." It looks like another attempt to take us back to the
Spring of 1999, when "The Matrix" stunned many filmgoers.
This movie could be The One, or perhaps just "The Fifth Element 2."

*V For Vendetta--release date March 17, 2006
Director: James McTeigue
Another movie that hopes to lure the Matrices crowd (The
Wachowski Brothers are behind this Alan Moore graphic novel
adaptation). But a lot of the original source material reads like a
Sergio Aragones' strip--what's going on? The Brothers will fill in the
blanks, no doubt. Maybe a return to "The Professional" form for
Natalie Portman?

*Ice Age 2:The Meltdown--release date March 31, 2006
Director: Carlos Saldanha
I liked the original. I liked "Robots." Neither were perfect products
from the 20th Century Fox Computer Animation appendage, but they
were good. This will probably be just 'good' as well. (Have you ever
looked at the word good--it's a strange word)

*edoC icniV aD ehT--I mean The Da Vinci Code--
Release date May 19, 2006
Director: Ron Howard
I accidentally typed "The Da Vinci Coed" and thought, "Well, that
could be a movie of an entirely different nature!"
Tom Hanks stars in this novel-to-film version, probably done in a
Monster Maker(remember that toy?) fashion--add ingredients
and shake well until the resulting product resembles the
"action/thriller" mold it is trapped in.

*X-Men 3--release date May 28, 2006
Director: Brett Ratner
With Jackie Chan as Sunfire--I keed, I keed!
Maybe they'll include the Danger Room this time around?

*Cars--release date June 9, 2006
Director: John Lasseter
Will any of the characters fly end-over-end into a crowd of onlookers?
Who did Disney write their $7.4 billion check to? Could you deposit
said check at an ATM?

*Superman Returns--release date June 30, 2006
Director: Bryan Singer
Kal-El Soze (misspelled I'm sure)

Some others I couldn't find the release dates for--

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest; director: Gore Verbinski

Red Nails (see Joe's site)--on DVD
A Conan movie without Arnold Schwarzenegger?
It should be good then, right?

Arthur and the Minimoys; director: Luc Besson


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