Directors Quick Poll - Top 5 most anticipated upcoming 05 films

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  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Quick Poll - Top 5 most anticipated upcoming 2005 films

    1. Sin City - Big Frank Miller fan & from all indications Rodriquez doesn't pull any punches

    2. Star Wars Revenge of the Sith - What can I say, I grew up with the films and this is supposed to be the pay-off of this trilogy.

    3. Batman Begins - dig Christopher Nolan & the cast is stellar. Will hopefully erase the memory of Batman & Robin

    4. King Kong - Loved PJ's LOTR trilogy and he should do well with this one. The only drawback is Jack Black.

    5. War of the Worlds - Spielberg + classic Sci-fi tale = should be interesting at least

    I know all pretty much pedestrian mainstream picks & no foreign/indie/arthouse fare, but there it is. [​IMG]

    What are your top 5?
     
  2. ZacharyTait

    ZacharyTait Cinematographer

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    Mine would be:

    1) Untitled Steven Spielberg Project - Drama about the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Games and the aftermath. Easily the frontrunner at this point for the Academy Awards next year.

    2) Elizabethtown - Cameron Crowe hasn't stepped wrong yet. All of his films were in my top 10 for their respective years with Almost Famous #1 in 2000. Terrific cast with Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon, Bruce McGill.....

    3) War of the Worlds - Steven Spielberg's sci-fi films are among the best ever made. His last sci-fi, Minority Report, was my #1 for 2002.

    4) King Kong - After the LOTR trilogy, Peter Jackson is on my Short List of Director's that I will see anything by.

    5) Batman Begins - A dream cast plus being under the direction of the man who gave us one of the best films of the last several years, Memento, equals a must see for me.

    It's no coincidence that the 4 director's above are on my short list.
     
  3. FrankT

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    I agree completely (SW for me would be #1 though) my list would include the same films:


    1. Sin City - Big Frank Miller fan & from all indications Rodriquez doesn't pull any punches

    2. Star Wars Revenge of the Sith - What can I say, I grew up with the films and this is supposed to be the pay-off of this trilogy.

    3. Batman Begins - dig Christopher Nolan & the cast is stellar. Will hopefully erase the memory of Batman & Robin

    4. King Kong - Loved PJ's LOTR trilogy and he should do well with this one. The only drawback is Jack Black.

    5. War of the Worlds - Spielberg + classic Sci-fi tale = should be interesting at least
     
  4. Elizabeth S

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    1. Batman Begins
    2. Memoirs of a Geisha
    3. Match Point (Anything with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.) [​IMG]
    4. The Island
    5. A History of Violence

    Just a random list of things of strong interest as my memory is pretty bad.
     
  5. Michael_Q

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    1-Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith - I am a Star Wars freak, and the trailers look spectacular.

    2-Kingdom of Heaven - Ridley Scott rarely disappoints, and I am ready for a great epic after some recent letdowns (Troy, I am looking in your direction).

    3-Sin City - Need I say more?

    4-Cinderella Man - I had no interest in this one until the trailers were released. I think this one could pick up some Oscars. Howard, Crowe, and Giamatti could easily be in the running.

    5-Untitled Spielberg Olympics Project - This is on the list mainly out of curiosity. It doesn't seem like Spielberg material to me for some reason, and I am interested to see what he does with it.
     
  6. Kevin_F

    Kevin_F Stunt Coordinator

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    I am not sure of any other movies that are coming out this year, but I like your choices Jim, however, I would change the order around:

    1. Star Wars III
    2. King Kong (Peter Jackson is hot right now)
    3. War of the Worlds
    4. Batman Begins
    5. Sin City (Only because I am unsure of the other major releases coming out this year)
     
  7. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Cinematographer

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    Well ... I'm a Sci-Fi/Fantasy nut, so my Top Five are:

    King Kong - Not only to see the new Peter Jackson "reimaging" but also due to the fact that it will finally prompt the DVD release of the original 1933 version. (Yeah ... I know the studio is stating that it's just a wild coincidence that we're finally getting the original on DVD at the same time that the new movie is ramping up for its theatrical debut. Pu-lease!!!)

    Star Wars - Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - For all the usual reasons.

    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Don't Panic! It's almost here!

    Batman Begins - I'm ready for another stylistic entry into the Batman movie franchise.

    Serinity - The continuation of Firefly.

    Honorable mention: War of the Worlds - Although, I'll probably wait for the DVD ...
     
  8. Brook K

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    This probably won't get a 2005 release in the U.S so I doubt I see it this year, but if I could see only one movie coming out this year it would be:

    Manderlay - The 2nd film in Lars Von Trier's America Trilogy

    A distant 2-5

    Twilight of the Dead - or Dead Reckoning, or whatever the final title is for Romero's 4th Dead film

    Howl's Moving Castle - since this has now been delayed until Summer.

    Cache - Michael Haneke's latest starring Juliette Binoche and Daniel Autueil. Probably another one that won't get a 2005 US release though.

    Revenge of the Sith - though I'm expecting to be disappointed after the craptacular episode II.

    I'm hoping Sin City is good, but the bloom is off the Rodriguez rose for me. I hope Batman is good, but I was much more interested in seeing The Dark Knight Returns or some well known comic story than another movie reinvention. King Kong....? WOW, if it weren't for Spielberg directing, I probably wouldn't even bother seeing it.

    I forgot to mention Wallace and Gromit
     
  9. Carl Johnson

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    Revenge of the Sith is my #1 all time most anticipated title ever. Episode I was a severe letdown (didn't make it into my top 100 films ever list hence it's no longer a part of my DVD collection) and Episode II is my all time favorite film (hence why over the past year or so why films 2-100 on my best list have been neglected because #1 gets all os the airtime) this should be a good year. I'd like to see Batman Begins, but considering it's the followup to one of the worst movies I've ever seen (Batman + Robin) I won't be holding my breath.
     
  10. Walter Kittel

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    My single most anticipated title of 2005 is The New World. I really admire Terrence Malick's work and my expectations are very high for this film.

    Sin City - One of my more anticipated films based on the trailers. Great look to the film, hope there is more than just style to burn.

    The Fountain - Considering Aronofsky's devotion to this project I am expecting something pretty special.

    The Brothers Grimm - Terry Gilliam's next film is reason enough.

    A Scanner Darkly - I enjoyed the visual design of Waking Life. Combine that technique with a Phillip K. Dick work and I am there.

    Also worth mentioning:

    Memoirs of a Geisha
    All The King's Men
    Megalopolis
    Elizabethtown
    Brokeback Mountain

    - Walter.
     
  11. Kirk Tsai

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    1. Revenge of the Sith
    2. 2046
    3. Howl's Moving Castle
    4. The New World
    5. Old Boy

    Manderly takes fifth if it comes out in the US this year.
     
  12. Adam_S

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    1. Star Wars
    2. King Kong
    3. Howls Moving Castle
    4. Chronicles of Narnia
    5. Elizabeth Town
    runners up: Everything is Illuminated, The Producers

    other films of note coming up:>)
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Hitchhikers' Guide
    Sin City
    2046
    Jarhead
    Brothers Grimm
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    (Vengeance)
    War of the Worlds
    Batman Begins
    Cincerella Man
    New World
    Fountain
    Longest Yard
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith
    Island
    Corpse Bride
    Wallace and Gromet
    Weather Man
    Eros
    Major Dundee
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Madagascar
    Shark Boy and Lava Girl
    Herbie Fully Loaded
    Bewitched
    Hooligan
    Hustle and Flow
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Pink Panther
    Oliver Twist
    Serenity
    Chicken Little
    Legend of Zorro
    Rent
    Three Extremes
    MirrorMask
    Walk the Line
    Zathura
    The Great Raid
    All the King's Men
    Che
    In her Shoes
    Ask the Dust
    Shopgirl
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Bee Season
    Brokeback Mountain
    Proof
     
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    Sin City
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galazy
    Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
    War of the Worlds
    The Brothers Grimm
     
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    [​IMG] , but not for the squeamish [​IMG]
     
  15. Arman

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    I've already seen most of the films that I've been most eagerly anticipating to watch this year like the magnificent 2046 (my #2 in 2004 and could end up as my #1 for 2005), Steamboy, Millions, Downfall, and The Ballad of Jack and Rose [plus maybe within 2 days, a few others in my signature next up list]

    2005 World/US Release (hopefully!)

    1. The Lady from Shanghai (Kar Wai Wong)
    2. Eros
    3. Paris, je t'aime (Assayas, Coens, Godard, Van Sant, Salles, Tykwer, Medem, Gondry & co.)
    4. Last Days (Van Sant)
    5. The Bad News Bears (Linklater)
     
  16. SteveGon

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    BB isn't a follow-up/sequel to Batman and Robin (thank goodness!), but rather a starting-over, an origin tale.
     
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    Sin City
    Batman Begins
    The Brothers Grimm
    The Fountain
    Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith
    Havoc (If its ever released)
    The Corpse Bride
     
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    Sin City
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Brothers Grimm
    The New World
    Batman Begins
     
  19. Brook K

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    I have a new one to add - The Aristocrats a documentary that premiered at Sundance. Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette take an old dirty vaudeville joke and get 100 different comedians to talk about the joke and tell it in their own style.

    Werner Herzog has a new documentary, Grizzly Man, about a guy who loved to track and study bears but was eventually maimed and killed by one.
     
  20. Kachi Khatri

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    1. Batman Begins - An dark and gritty origin story from the director of Memento promises to help us forget all the previous instalments.

    2. Sin City - Frank Miller's holy grail and very faithful to the graphic novel. Plus an added touch by Tarantino.

    3. Star Wars Episode III: R.O.T.S. - We need to see what made Darth Vader so damned pissy.

    4. A Scanner Darkly - Another film version of a Philip K. Dick story, but let's hope this one does not suck like Paycheck.

    5. The Island - Well, this is Michael Bay, without Brukheimer breathing down his back, so you never know. Good cast, so it may be worth a watch.

    Honorable mention:
    Land of the Dead - A sequel to the classic trilogy that should raise the bar against all the zombie movie clones Romerio inspired.
     

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