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ricky_BUTLER
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"your 2009 anticipation list."


          

Movies you're waiting on to make their theatrical debut in '09.

I'll start with five:

All Good Things
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1175709/
Goodbye, Solo
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1095442/
I Love You, Man
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155056/
A Serious Man
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019452/
Sugar
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0990413/

What say you?

List and link 'em up.

  

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A buddy of mine saw Sugar & said it was really good
Dec 28th 2008
1
all of those look worth checking out
Dec 28th 2008
3
Yeah, it's been getting good reviews since Sundance '08.
Dec 29th 2008
13
I Love You, Man? Really?
Dec 28th 2008
2
Well, it is *my* list.
Dec 29th 2008
14
Oh shit, I know a girl in Sugar.
Dec 28th 2008
4
^WHITE
Dec 29th 2008
7
      She goes to Duke. That's like double white bonus points.
Dec 29th 2008
8
Astro Boy & Sherlock Holmes at the moment
Dec 28th 2008
5
The Road, and Public Enemies
Dec 28th 2008
6
Got The Road for Christmas & hope to start reading it soon.
Dec 29th 2008
9
      you're in for a treat. it was by far my favorite book i read last year
Dec 31st 2008
31
RE: your 2009 anticipation list.
Dec 29th 2008
10
damn this is a hbo smorgasbord right here
Dec 29th 2008
11
RE: damn this is a hbo smorgasbord right here
Dec 30th 2008
18
      RE:
Dec 30th 2008
26
           No. I was hoping you did. Wondering if I should read it.
Jan 03rd 2009
35
Well, I'll be using this as a reference list.
Dec 29th 2008
12
You know anything of the play Nine is based on?
Dec 30th 2008
19
      It's terrific.
Dec 31st 2008
29
           RE: It's terrific.
Jan 03rd 2009
36
                I'm not worried about Dench, Cotillard, Loren, or Kidman...
Jan 04th 2009
38
RE: your 2009 anticipation list.
Dec 29th 2008
15
RE: your 2009 anticipation list.
Dec 30th 2008
20
I'll cosign most of these and add
Dec 30th 2008
16
That, too. And I'll add Up.
Dec 30th 2008
21
      I was about to knee-jerk it and say Star Trek, but then I remembered
Dec 30th 2008
27
i just saw Gomorrah the other night
Dec 30th 2008
17
      RE: i just saw Gomorrah the other night
Dec 30th 2008
23
I can't wait to see 9
Dec 30th 2008
22
I came her to post just that^
Dec 31st 2008
32
Films that might get an '09 release (some are longshots)
Dec 30th 2008
24
And Eddie Marsan as John Houseman?
Dec 31st 2008
30
i rally want to see Rudi y Cursi
Jan 04th 2009
39
Two words: Black Dynamite
Dec 30th 2008
25
RE: your 2009 anticipation list.
Dec 31st 2008
28
top ten
Dec 31st 2008
33
Enter the Void/Avatar/Thirst/Where the Wild Things Are...
Jan 01st 2009
34
Fromthe little i've read: Watchmen, Public Enemies, Funny People
Jan 04th 2009
37
The 60 most anticipated by the The Playlist
Jan 09th 2009
40

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1. "A buddy of mine saw Sugar & said it was really good"
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Here's my 5:

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1054606/

Sherlock Holmes

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988045/

Public Enemies

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152836/

Moon

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

Princess Ka'iulani

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1185344/

  

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3. "all of those look worth checking out"
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13. "Yeah, it's been getting good reviews since Sundance '08."
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But the problem is it's been stuck and will be stuck strictly on the festival circuit until April of next year.

I don't think we've had a truly great baseball movie yet, and I know that's a mighty heavy burden to put on Sugar, but if it's even half as good as I found Half Nelson to be, then it shouldn't have a problem qualifying in that department.

>Sherlock Holmes
>
>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988045/

Definitely. Guy Ritchie's last picture interested me not an inch (retread, retread, retread), but a story like Sherlock Holmes' seems like enough of a change. Plus, anything RDJ does is worth consideration at this point (ditto Rachel McAdams).

  

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2. "I Love You, Man? Really?"
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I saw the trailer, and I dunno, looks kinda ordinary.

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14. "Well, it is *my* list."
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Four reasons why I'm anticipating I Love You, Man.

1. I actually enjoyed the trailer. Not groundbreaking but I broke out a smile and a chuckle more than a couple times ("deep in my mouth", "you wanna get a corndog", the Andy Samberg / J.K. Simmons exchange, etc.).

2. Early test screenings have all been positive.

3. I used to not be a big Paul Rudd fan (he's the weak link in 40YOV, IMO), but after his string of Knocked Up, FSM, and Role Models, I've been converted.

4. Jason Segel is one of my two favorite contemporary actor persons (the other being Ryan Gosling). I've seen and been impressed by just about everything he's ever done. So, chances are I'd be anticipating any upcoming project of his. This one just happens to be I Love You, Man.

  

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4. "Oh shit, I know a girl in Sugar."
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This chick: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1668219/

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7. "^WHITE"
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8. "She goes to Duke. That's like double white bonus points."
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5. "Astro Boy & Sherlock Holmes at the moment"
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6. "The Road, and Public Enemies"
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and some other stuff i can't remember

  

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9. "Got The Road for Christmas & hope to start reading it soon."
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31. "you're in for a treat. it was by far my favorite book i read last year"
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i thought the movie was supposed to be out in November though? anybody know the deal with that?

  

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10. "RE: your 2009 anticipation list."
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I'm really, really anticipating #1-20 especially #1-14; anticipating #21-27; and will try to keep updated on the rest.


1. The Road

2. Sugar

3. Goodbye Solo –
clips and other stuff: http://www.noruzfilms.com/trailers.html
Love his 2 previous flicks, and this sounds great.

4. Revanche –
trailer: http://www.revanche.at/
synopsis: http://filmguide.afifest.com/tixSYS/2008/filmguide/eventnote.php?EventNumber=4391
The trailer barely shows any hint of festival synopses that call it a tight, well-constructed thriller with an art film sensibility.

5. Of Time and the City –
trailer: http://www.oftimeandthecity.com/video.php?id=50omm7zq0au
Just on the style of DVSL and TLDC, Davies is one of the greatest living filmmakers.

6. Funny people -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1201167/

7. Silent Light –
trailer: http://www.stelletlicht.com/
Scorsese called it transcendent, and it’s finally getting a limited release. Nearly everyone has raved about the opening and closing shots.

8. Public enemies

9. Lorna’s silence –
trailer: http://www.diaphana.fr/ba.php?pkfilms=171
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1186369/

10. Gomorrah -
http://www.ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=1196
’08 qualifying run, but limited ’09 release.

11. The Taking of Pelham 123 -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1111422/
The original is one of the greatest heist flicks, IMHO. Anticipating this to see how it’s remade.

12. This Side of the Truth -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1105299/
Gervais’ first feature-length as director and co-writer. Great cast.

13. Manure –
teaser: http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/12/26/sundance-teaser-trailer-the-polish-brothers-manure/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0985695/
I’m quite a fan of Northfork. Premise sounds promising.

14. Shutter Island -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1130884/
Great fuckin’ cast.

15. A Serious Man

16. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men -
http://www.briefinterviewsmovie.com/index.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790627/
Krasinski directs and adapts a David Foster Wallace book.

17. Youth in Revolt -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0403702/

18. Bruno -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0889583/

19. Nine -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875034/
DDL, Cotillard, and Cruz.

20. Avatar -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499549/

21. Big Fan -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1314164/
Oswalt and Corrigan

22. Stay Cool -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235807/

23. Whatever Works -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1178663/
Larry Fuckin’ David and Woody. Took long enough. And the great Patricia Clarkson.

24. The Year One -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1045778/
I’m curious to see a teaser. I don’t know how to visualize it right now. How much clothing will Olivia Wilde be wearing?

25. State of Play -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473705/
The original miniseries is very good and great at times so the compression and omissions could hurt. I also like ODIS and TTV by Macdonald.

26. The Missing Person –
promo reel (with music): http://www.quietearth.us/articles/2008/12/15/SUNDANCE-09-Cinematographer-promo-reel-for-THE-MISSING-PERSON
http://missingpersonmovie.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1105512/
Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan.

27. An Education -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1174732/
Sarsgaard and Hawkins.

28. Tokyo Sonata –
trailer: http://www.tokyosonatamovie.com/media.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0938341/
I’m not really a fan of the other non-horror KK, Bright Future, I’ve seen. But I’m a sucker for domestic dramas. Still not anticipating this one as much as Still Walking, though.

29. Don’t Let Me Drown –
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0760166/

30. Moon

31. I Love You, Man

32. Adventureland

33. Sherlock Holmes –
I know nothing of the comic book. Pretty much interested for now only because of RDJ and Marsan.

34. The Fantastic Mr. Fox -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0432283/

35. Where the Wild Things Are -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386117/

36. Broken Embraces -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0913425/
Cruz. Supposedly a little noirish.

37. Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

38. The Brothers Bloom

39. O’Horten -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0962774/

40. Knowing -
http://www.knowing-themovie.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448011/
I like Proyas and future-prediction stuff.

41. Julie & Julia -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135503/
Streep, Adams, and Jane Lynch.

42. Taking Woodstock -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127896/
Maybe.

43. Killshot -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443559/
Rourke, Lane, Thomas Jane, and Elmore Leonard.

44. The Soloist

45. The Goods: the Don Ready Story - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1092633/
Maybe.

46. Two Lovers – trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH3SdiqmnCc
http://www.wildbunch-distribution.com/site/twolovers/
Maybe.

  

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11. "damn this is a hbo smorgasbord right here"
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>11. The Taking of Pelham 123 -
>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1111422/
>The original is one of the greatest heist flicks, IMHO.
>Anticipating this to see how it’s remade.

Tony Soprano, Chris Partlow, Godfather from Gen Kill, Jackie Aprile Sr, AND Jr, Omar's boy, Renaldo, and Carmela's wallpaper man's little helper.

not to mention Denzel, Jesus Quintana, Vinnie Babarino, and of course, Luis Guzman

excellent (c) Captain america

>14. Shutter Island -
>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1130884/
>Great fuckin’ cast.

that director's going places too.

  

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18. "RE: damn this is a hbo smorgasbord right here"
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>Jackie
>Aprile Sr, AND Jr, Omar's boy, Renaldo, and Carmela's
>wallpaper man's little helper.

Wow. I didn't get that far down on the cast list. I stopped at Tony.

>excellent (c) Captain america

*In Sgt. Espera's voice* Yeah, dawg.

>>14. Shutter Island -
>>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1130884/
>>Great fuckin’ cast.
>
>that director's going places too.

Have you read the book?

  

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26. "RE:"
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>Have you read the book?

nope. good stuff?

  

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35. "No. I was hoping you did. Wondering if I should read it."
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You pick up the Generation Kill DVDs? If you did, how are the extras?

  

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12. "Well, I'll be using this as a reference list."
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19. "You know anything of the play Nine is based on?"
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I know that it's based on 8 1/2, but what about the play itself? Good?

  

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29. "It's terrific."
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The music is very Italian influenced, almost operatic at times. And the story... well, it's Fellini. I think it's a very well-executed melodramatic musical.

Here's a clip from when Antonio Banderas did Guido's first song from Nine at the Tonys. I didn't care too much for Banderas' performance, but it gives you a great idea of what you're gonna be looking at.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZDxvSU13vo

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36. "RE: It's terrific."
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Thanks.

What do you think of the cast and their roles? What are you thoughts on it so far?

  

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38. "I'm not worried about Dench, Cotillard, Loren, or Kidman..."
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...because they can sing and act.

I don't know about Cruz and Hudson's voices, or Fergie's acting.

When it comes to Day-Lewis? *sucks in through teeth* I'm nervous about the singing, because it's not easy, but if ANYONE can do it, it's DDL. I like the casting of Bardem a little bit more simply because of the European look Bardem has, but DDL is an outstanding second place.

It's very similar to Chicago in staging, so Rob Marshall should make it look and sound beautiful, with terrific choreography and gorgeous sets and lighting.

I'd say Day-Lewis would have to really drop the ball for this to not be a front-runner for many Oscars.

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15. "RE: your 2009 anticipation list."
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>3. Goodbye Solo –
>clips and other stuff:
>http://www.noruzfilms.com/trailers.html
>Love his 2 previous flicks, and this sounds great.

I saw Chop Shop about three months ago or so, and it's proven to be one of those movies that every time I think about it my reaction to it only keeps getting stronger and stronger (in the right direction). Anyway, I finally got around to moving Man Push Cart near the top of my queue, and I figure if that one and GS can deliver like people say they do, then that's about as successful a start to any American (does dude consider himself that?) film director's career in a good while.

>6. Funny people -
>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1201167/

Right. The Produced-By-Judd-Apatow-only banner took a couple hits this past year, but as writer-director he's still 2-2 for me (and then F&G of course was a HOF-level contribution). I'm just curious how dark he plans to make Funny People.

>10. Gomorrah -
>http://www.ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=1196
>’08 qualifying run, but limited ’09 release.

Yeah, looking forward to it in '09, but I was under the impression that it would be considered an '08 film.

>11. The Taking of Pelham 123 -
>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1111422/
>The original is one of the greatest heist flicks, IMHO.

Yup. How good Peter Stone's adaptation is often goes unnoticed (Stone in general should probably be more well known).

>43. Killshot -
>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443559/
>Rourke, Lane, Thomas Jane, and Elmore Leonard.

It's finally, finally getting released?

>4. Revanche –
>5. Of Time and the City –
>7. Silent Light –
>9. Lorna’s silence –
>13. Manure –
>16. Brief Interviews With Hideous Men -
>18. Bruno -
>26. The Missing Person –
>27. An Education -
>28. Tokyo Sonata –
>29. Don’t Let Me Drown –
>30. Moon
>36. Broken Embraces -
>39. O’Horten -
>40. Knowing -
>41. Julie & Julia -
>42. Taking Woodstock –
>45. The Goods: the Don Ready Story –
>46. Two Lovers – trailer:

The rest of these are exactly what I hoped this post would bring about: a bunch of stuff that wasn't even on my radar now taking up a spot. I'm on pace to see more films from 2008 than I did from 2007 (despite whatever difference in quality there might have been), and now I have a good start on what to look for in '09. Thank you, sir.

  

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20. "RE: your 2009 anticipation list."
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>I saw Chop Shop about three months ago or so, and it's proven
>to be one of those movies that every time I think about it my
>reaction to it only keeps getting stronger and stronger (in
>the right direction).

I really liked it the first time, but I rewatched it a few weeks back and it held up...I like it even more.

>Anyway, I finally got around to moving
>Man Push Cart near the top of my queue,

It's a mini-masterpiece to me. I think I like it more than CS. Don't you think lots of PTPers would dig CS? Lots may do, but I just figured there'd be posts about it.

>and I figure if that
>one and GS can deliver like people say they do, then that's
>about as successful a start to any American (does dude
>consider himself that?) film director's career in a good
>while.

Off the top, I think he's America's best young director right now.

>>6. Funny people -
>>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1201167/
>
>Right. The Produced-By-Judd-Apatow-only banner took a couple
>hits this past year, but as writer-director he's still 2-2 for
>me (and then F&G of course was a HOF-level contribution). I'm
>just curious how dark he plans to make Funny People.

Yeah, I'm also curious to see if the characters are a bit more mature. KU was an improvement in the visual department. But let's see if Apatow tries to make more cohesive pictures rather than the, to me, cut and paste approach as a result of test screenings. It's like he doesn't really think in terms of events/jokes in relations to each other and the whole. His stuff feels like a compilation some times. It's works in 40 YOV, but less so for me in KU.

>>10. Gomorrah -
>>http://www.ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=1196
>>’08 qualifying run, but limited ’09 release.
>
>Yeah, looking forward to it in '09, but I was under the
>impression that it would be considered an '08 film.

Yeah, I guess it's like 4M3W2D in that regard.

>Yup. How good Peter Stone's adaptation is often goes
>unnoticed (Stone in general should probably be more well
>known).

I'm afraid I've only seen Pelham and Charade. What else should I see?

>>43. Killshot -
>>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443559/
>>Rourke, Lane, Thomas Jane, and Elmore Leonard.
>
>It's finally, finally getting released?

What's the story behind that? Production troubles?

>The rest of these are exactly what I hoped this post would
>bring about: a bunch of stuff that wasn't even on my radar now
>taking up a spot. I'm on pace to see more films from 2008
>than I did from 2007 (despite whatever difference in quality
>there might have been), and now I have a good start on what to
>look for in '09. Thank you, sir.

*Nods*

  

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16. "I'll cosign most of these and add"
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796366/
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21. "That, too. And I'll add Up."
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049413/

But the question is, which are you anticipating more - Avatar or Star Trek?

  

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about Avatar, because Cameron's been working on it for so long
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17. "i just saw Gomorrah the other night"
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i liked it but it dragged on for way too long.



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23. "RE: i just saw Gomorrah the other night"
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I had it ranked higher in the '08 Winter Films Anticipation post because I was hoping it would get a wide release in December. But it dropped a little because I read that the narrative was kind of unsatisfactory for some critics - too many plots, sloppy storytelling, needs better editing. Still the subject intrigues me.

  

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22. "I can't wait to see 9"
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http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/9/

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9, nigga! 9! © Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/9/large.html

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24. "Films that might get an '09 release (some are longshots)"
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Another long post, sorry. If you don’t have time to browse right now, I’ll just highlight the oft-mentioned Tony Manero and the Sasha Grey film right now. I know there are Malick fans here. He's got a new one with Brad Pitt that shockingly might be out in '09.



35 Shots of Rum -
synopsis: http://www.tiff08.ca/filmsandschedules/films/35rhums
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1100048/
Finished 4th place behind The Wrestler; Goodbye, Solo; and Still Walking in a critics poll for TIFF 08. Denis is one of my all-time favorite filmmakers. Godard is one of my all-time favorite cinematographers. They make visually and aurally impressive and ambitious films that seep into you and entrap you slowly. Ozu is one of my all-time favorite filmmakers, and this is inspired by Ozu and particularly Late Spring, one of my all-time favorite films. Seems like a film with a lot of heart.


Ain’t Scared -
trailer: http://www.myspace.com/regardemoilefilm
synopsis: http://www.ifccenter.com/film?filmid=63209
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1063693/
Parisian housing project. The filmmaker is only 23 years old, too.


Still walking –
trailer: http://www.aruitemo.com/trailer.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1087578/
If you haven’t seen a Kore-eda film yet go see Nobody Knows and After Life.


In the City of Sylvia -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0809425/
“…much of its 84 minutes is spent lingering on a seemingly endless sea of beautiful female faces.” – Andrew Grant
I’m in. Haha. Even though lots of reviews have brought up that film academic term that irks me, the male gaze, I’m still very interested in this flick. Some say it has elements of Vertigo, but from what I gather, it’s like an arty enigmatic Rear Window in its use of editing and the part about a character looking at objects and people. The cinematographer Natasha Braier did amazing work in Glue and XXY.


Somers Town –
trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf1CI5jcJJg
http://www.somers-town.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172206/
Meadows and Turgoose.


Jerichow –
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1224153/
A German The Postman Always Rings Twice? Got some very positive reviews from Venice and Toronto screenings.


Dust of Time -
http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyArticle.aspx?intStoryID=42143
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765442/
Bruno Ganz, Irene Jacob, Piccoli, and Dafoe. Oh yeah, and the lovely Alexandra Maria Lara. The first installment in the trilogy was great. Angelopoulos is a master filmmaker who hasn’t fallen off.


The Beaches of Agnes -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1129435/
I wish there were more filmmakers like Varda. Was the top documentary in a critics poll for TIFF 08. Doesn’t really sound like what one would expect a documentary to be, though.


RR -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1261422/
I pretty much have no chance at catching this.


The Limits of Control –
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135092/
Jarmusch put together a fuckin’ great cast. Some cat named Chris Doyle is the DP.


Munyurangabo -
http://www.almondtreefilms.com/index.php?pr=Munyurangabo
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1031947/
Sounds like a hell of an ambitious project for one’s feature-length debut.


Lake Tahoe -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1101675/
Simply off of the strength of Duck Season. Rent that one now.


Lunch Break –
http://festival.sundance.org/2009/film_events/films/lunch_break
I’m pretty sure this won't be coming my way.


Prince of Broadway –
trailer: http://www.princeofbroadway.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1000769/


Tony Manero –
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1223975/
A serial killer obsessed with Tony Manero. A pretty popular film. Finished 3rd best undistributed film in IndieWire’s Critics Poll and 9th best unreleased film in Film Comments upcoming poll.
Some words used in reviews for the flick: crude, disturbing, magnificently deranged, shock, unique, brutal, facile. Someone called the filmmaking ugly, I think.


Linha de passe –
trailer: http://www.paramountpictures.com.br/linhadepasse/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0803029/


Art & Copy -
http://festival.sundance.org/2009/film_events/films/art_copy
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1333631/
I like Scratch and Surfwise.


South Main -
http://www.southmainfilm.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1189906/


Birdsong -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1143891/
Arty minimalist film on the Three Wise Men?


Tulpan -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436854/
Simply because it’s set and was shot in Kazakhstan. Also because of the positive reviews.


Estomago –
review: http://www.filmlinc.com/fcm/mj08/distributorwanted.htm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1039960/
“…one of the most arresting foodie films to come along in some time.”
I’ll keep an eye out for this. More Brazil.


Mukhsin -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0863091/
First, because it’s set and was shot in Malaysia. Second, it was in 2 critics’ top-ten of ’08.


Mutum –
trailer: http://www.mutumofilme.com.br/trailer.htm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848596/
Positive reviews. It’s set and was shot in Brazil. Called one of the gems of this year’s Film Society @ Lincoln Center Latinbeat program. I like a lot of what David Walsh doesn’t like, but I also like a lot of what he likes. It made his top-ten.


Treeless Mountain -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1143155/
Kim’s directorial debut is fantastic. It seemed like it was her, like, 3rd feature under her belt. Kudos for the sound design. I like her taste in films and directors, and she said this film references Nobody Knows and Andrei Rublev.


Four Nights with Anna –
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225290/
Reviewers brought up Rear Window, Chungking Express, A Short Film About Love, The Decalogue, and Bela Tarr. Some negative reviews, but there are some positive ones.


The Rest of the Night –
synopsis: http://www.tiff08.ca/filmsandschedules/films/restofthenight
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1223971/


Five Minutes of Heaven -
synopsis: http://festival.sundance.org/2009/film_events/films/five_minutes_of_heaven
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1238291/


Unrelated –
trailer: http://www.unrelatedfilm.com/unrelated_film_trailer.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1107850/
Trailer doesn’t look good, but it got positive reviews. It won the FIPRESCI International Critics Award at the London FF, and it also was Amy Taubin’s 4th best undistributed film of ’08.


Visages –
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262420/
Not a Tsai fan, but I do love WTIIT? and GDI. A great cast with the great Moreau and Leaud and the sexy (MILF? GMILF?) Nathalie Baye. Laetitia Casta is in it and I wonder if Tsai is gonna have her do some weird sexual stuff like in his previous films. I just don’t know what the hell to expect.


Liverpool -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1002539/
"This one struck me as a Bela Tarr movie left to die in a snowbank." – Ty Burr
Yikes. Some hate it, some love it. Color me interested. Los Muertos was interesting.


Tetro -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0964185/
I doubt it’ll be out in ’09. We’ll see, though.


The Girlfriend Experience -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1103982/
I don’t think I’ve seen it mentioned in PTP. Surprising since Sasha Grey is in it.


Splice -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1017460/
Brody and Polley. And I’m a sucker for DNA stuff.


Howl -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049402/
Great cast.


Charly –
synopsis: http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/Charly.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494045/
Some positive reviews.


Sita Sings the Blues –
trailer: http://www.archive.org/details/SitaSingsTheBluesTrailer2008
http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172203/
It’s on quite a few top-ten lists.


The Turin Horse -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1316540/
Inspired by the story of the cause or beginning of Nietzsche’s breakdown. Sounds promising. If anything, I expect to feel drugged while watching it.


The Tree of Life -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478304/
Not a Malick fan, but I’ll still watch it because there’s a chance I might like it. There are some moments in his films that I like.


Humpday -
http://www.humpdayishere.com/about.php
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334537/


The White Tape or the Teacher's Tale -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149362/


Mammoth -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038043/


Maradona by Kusturica –
trailer: http://www.maradona-lefilm.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454976/


Alexandra –
trailer: http://cinemaguild.com/alexandra/
On a couple of top-ten lists. I’ll watch any Sokurov.


The Headless Woman -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1221141/
Some praise it. Some hate it. Sounds enigmatic as hell. Her previous features were interesting and a little frustrating.


Me and Orson Welles -
http://www.tiff08.ca/filmsandschedules/films/meandorsonwelles
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1175506/
Even those who thought the film was mediocre praised McKay's performance. Efron's supposed to be good, too.


Hadewijch –
synopsis: http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyArticle.aspx?intStoryID=38943&Category=
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1257562/


Foster Child -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1031930/


I Love You Phillip Morris -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1045772/
Maybe.


Rudo and Cursi -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405393/
Maybe.


Happy Tears -
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219828/
Maybe.


Afterschool
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1224366/
Critics seem split on it. Some marvel at the techniques; some hate it.


Lion’s Den –
trailer: http://www.leoneralapelicula.com/index-en.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1022606/


I’m Going To Explode -
http://www.voyaexplotar.com/VoyAExplotar_trailer.mp4
http://www.voyaexplotar.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1080857/
I don’t know about this. But I’m gonna give it a chance because it got 12 mentions in IndieWire’s Critics Poll and finished tied as the 8th best undistributed film.


The Mugger –
review: http://www.filmlinc.com/fcm/so08/distributorwanted.htm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1006823/
http://www.films-sans-frontieres.fr/lassaillant/


Captain Ahab –
http://www.filmlinc.com/fcm/ma08/distributorwanted.htm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824298/


Princess Ka’iulani –
teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_lSJ3wrGPo

  

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30. "And Eddie Marsan as John Houseman?"
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After Happy-Go-Lucky, Marsan is all over my radar. Now, Me and Orson Welles has made it high on my list. Gracias.

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39. "i rally want to see Rudi y Cursi"
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I'm big fans of Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal. Plus it Alfonso Cuaran's brother directing. Hopefully the skills are good all around the family.

  

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25. "Two words: Black Dynamite"
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I know it's not a "serious" flick but it just looks stupid fun and the trailer is hilarious.

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28. "RE: your 2009 anticipation list."
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Gasper Noe's Enter the Void owns this post.

  

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All Good Things (Andrew Jarecki)
Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen)
The Box (Richard Kelly)
Funny People (Judd Apatow)
Nine (Rob Marshall)
Public Enemies (Michael Mann)
The Road (John Hillcoat)
Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese)
Whatever Works (Woody Allen)
Youth In Revolt (Miguel Arteta)

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34. "Enter the Void/Avatar/Thirst/Where the Wild Things Are..."
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...and Fincher's "Black Hole" if that comes out before 2010. Stephen King's "The Long Walk" won't come out this year I don't think so that is most anticipated for 2010 and beyond, and probably my most anticipated film of all. Darabont directing (he of many past King adaptations: Shawshank, Green Mile, the Mist) and Darabont says it's his favorite Stephen King story, as it is mine by a wide margin.

Anyway as for '09:

Enter the Void - Gaspar Noe's ("Irreversible", "I Stand Alone") new flick, shooting currently in Tokyo and the US, based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Looks like it will be less of an all-out shockfest than his previous films, probably still with moments that will dumbfound you though

Avatar - James Cameron's first movie since 1997's "Titanic". In development for like 15 years, Cameron had to wait for technology to catch up to his vision. I would bet a lot of money this movie will pwn and blow everybody away the same way T2 did in '92.

Thirst - Park Chan-Wook's (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, etc.) vampire flick. Nuff said.

Where the Wild Things Are - Everybody knows about this

Black Hole - Fincher supposedly tackling this graphic novel next, about a strange virus among young people, set in the 70's and VERY dark.

Great year for movies imo.

  

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37. "Fromthe little i've read: Watchmen, Public Enemies, Funny People"
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The Soloist, I Love You, Man, The Brother's Bloom, Bruno, & The Wolf Man

  

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40. "The 60 most anticipated by the The Playlist"
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They name a bunch that hasn't been mentioned yet in this post especially about past the half-way point starting with the "honorable mention" section and all the way to the end.

Forgot to mention earlier in this post in regards to the film Revanche that Criterion and Janus already snatched up the North American rights. DVD coming after theatrical release.

Too much for my short term memory to handle, but stuff of particular interest to me were the the Paul Feig, the Mike Judge, The Hangover, the cast of Jodorowsky's flick, and Bardem in an Arriaga-less Inarritu film.

http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2009/01/60-most-anticipated-films-of-2009.html

  

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