Top Ten Most Excited For In 2006?

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  1. Jake Yenor

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    What are your top 10 films that you are looking forward to in the new year? Mine are:

    1. Superman Returns
    2. Casino Royale
    3. X-Men 3
    4. Clerks 2: The Passion of the Clerks
    5. The Fountain
    6. The Da Vinci Code
    7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    8. Marie-Antoinette
    9. Cars
    10. Eragon
     
  2. Kristian

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    Cars
    Casino Royale
    The Children of Men
    The Departed
    Lady in the Water
    Marie-Antoinette
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    The Prestige
    Superman Returns
    X3: The Last Stand
     
  3. Daniel-M

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    In no particular order:
    Casino Royale
    X-Men 3
    Mission Impossible 3
    Underworld Evolution
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    V for Vendetta
    The Da Vinci Code
    Ice Age 2
    Cars
    Munich
    Superman Returns
    A Scannder Darkly
    The Fountain
    Grudge 2
    Silent Hill
    Ultraviolet
    The Departed
    Southland Tales
    The Black Dahlia
     
  4. Kain_C

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    Why always restrict these lists to "10"?

    Excited about:
    Superman Returns
    Miami Vice
    The Fountain
    V For Vendetta
    The New World

    Curious about:
    The Da Vinci Code
    Casino Royale

    Not expecting much:
    X-Men 3
    Rocky Balboa
    Rambo IV
     
  5. Edwin Pereyra

    Edwin Pereyra Producer

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    In alpha order:

    Alpha Dog = Dir. Nick Cassavetes
    Art School Confidential = Dir. Terry Zwigoff
    Babel = Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu
    Hawk Is Dying, The = Dir. Julian Goldberger
    Illusionist, The = Neil Burger
    Sience of Sleep, The = Dir. Michel Gondry
    Sicko = Dir. Michael Moore
    Volver = Dir. Pedro Almodóvar

    ~Edwin
     
  6. Richard Travale

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    In no particular order

    Superman Returns
    Da Vinci Code
    X-Men 3
    Clerks 2: The Passion of the Clerks
    The Ringer
    Casino Royale
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    Mission Impossible 3
    Underworld Evolution
    Lady in the Water
     
  7. Cory S.

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    V for Vendetta
    The Fountain
    A Scanner Darkly
    Southland Tales
    Clerks 2 The Passion of the Clerks
    X3
    Superman Returns
    The Da Vinci Code
    Miami Vice
    Underworld Evolution
     
  8. Kami

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    In no particular order:

    X-Men 3
    Lady in the Water
    The DaVinci Code
    Superman Returns
    V for Vendetta
    Miami Vice
    The Fountain
    Pirates of the Caribbean 2
    MI:3
    Cars
     
  9. Andy Sheets

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    Uh, I don't know. Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pan's Labyrinth....

    I guess I'm kind of curious about the new Superman movie, and maybe Miami Vice. A lot of movies I'm curious about but very few that I'm actually excited for [​IMG]

    Edit: Ah, I forgot about the new Fincher and Eastwood films.
     
  10. Chuck Mayer

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    Why even 10?

    1) The Fountain (Aronofsky)

    I am also interested in:
    Zodiac (Fincher)
    Superman Returns (Singer)
    Cars (Pixar)
    Pirates 2 (Verbinski)
    Ultraviolet (probably be ass, but should have great action scenes) (Wimmer)
    A Scanner Darkly (Linklater)
    Miami Vice (Mann)
    Snakes on a (Muthaf***in) Plane
    Tenacious D: Pick of Destiny
    Casino Royale
    Good Shepard (Nicholson)
    Flags of Our Fathers (Eastwood)
    The Departed (Scorcese)
     
  11. Kain_C

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    Damn, forgot about Flags of Our Fathers. I guess by law that means you have to look forward to Lamps in the Wind too, which I do!
     
  12. Marc Colella

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    There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
    Paris, je t'aime (Assayas, Coens, Tykwer, Salles, etc)
    Hail Caesar (Coen Brothers)
    Babel (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
    Volver (Pedro Almodovar)
    L'enfer (Danis Tanovic, writing - Kieslowski)
    Rescue Dawn (Werner Herzog)
     
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    My list lines up PERFECTLY with Chuck's, which isn't really a surprise. Especially Snakes on a Plane [​IMG]

    Actually--I'm not anticipating Cars at all. And I'm probably going to give it a pass. But I'll add "Black Dahlia" because I'm a sucker for Ellroy.
     
  14. Nick C.

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    I'm as optimistic as they come, and aint no way PT Anderson gets a film done...

    2006 looks to be a terrific year, one of the best in recent memory, rivaling '99 and '01.

    Definitely looking forward to:
    Babel (Inarritu)
    Zodiac (Fincher)
    The Fountain (Aronofsky)
    Art School Confidential (Zwigoff)
    All the King's Men
    Marie Antoinette
    The Assassination of Jesse James
    The Good German (Soderbergh)
    Che (Soderbergh)
    The Good Shepherd (De Niro)
    Mission Impossible 3
    Flags of our Fathers
    Perfume (Tom Tywker)
    A Scanner Darkly (Linklater)
    Fast Food Nation (Linklater)
    Inside Man (Spike Lee)
    Da Vinci Code

    Doubt these will be out this year:
    Hail Caesar (Clooney and Coens "idiot trilogy")
    The Prestige (Nolan)
    Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
    Where The Wild Things Are (Jonze)
    Lady From Shanghai (Wong Kar-wai)

    And a few others I'd love to exceed expectations:
    Inland Empire (Lynch)
    The Science Of Sleep (Gondry)
    Southland Tales (Richard Kelly)
    World Trade Center (Oliver Stone)
    Lady In The Water (Shyamalan)
    The Black Dahlia (De Palma)
    Flight 93 (Greengrass)
    The Departed
    Sunshine (Boyle)
     
  15. Adam Lenhardt

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    1. Superman Returns
    Superman: The Movie is my favorite movie of all time. If this new one works even a quarter as good, it'll probably be my favorite film of 2006. Then again, Batman Begins is a tough act to follow...
    2. The Fountain
    This looks surreal and epic and poetic in a way I haven't seen since maybe 2001: A Space Odyssey. Should be a unique experience.
    3. V for Vendetta
    I dug the trailers, and I dug the style. I've heard very mixed things but for the time being I'm optimistic. Damn that's a cool Guy Fawkes mask.
    4. X3
    The trailer made the movie look even cooler than the two Singer movies. Ratner is accused of being pedestrian, but I thought his Family Man was a quiet little gem.
    5. Clerks II
    I'm a huge Kevin Smith fan, and I've been tracking the production through the web diaries. Looks like a new direction and I'm pumped.
    6. Rocky Balboa
    I'd love to see the old guy still have it in him. The whole approach to this film seems very different. Things like this just don't happen, and it's sure to be interesting no matter how good it ends up being.
    7. The DaVinci Code
    I read Angels & Demons and heard good things about this one. Ron Howard can be hit and miss but the trailer looked pretty good and the story is interesting.
    8. The Children of Men
    9. Catch and Release
    10. Charlotte's Web
     
  16. John Bryant

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    No order.

    The DaVinci Code
    Superman Returns
    X-Men 3
    Clerks 2
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    Lady in the Water
    Miami Vice
    American Dreamz
    Inside Man
    Cars
     
  17. Marc Colella

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    PTA has stated that he'll have a movie this year.
    If he does, I'm guessing it'll very late in the year.
     
  18. BrettGallman

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    Superman Returns
    X-Men 3
    Clerks 2
    Hostel
    Lady in the Water
    Underworld: Evolution
    Casino Royale
    Snakes on a Plane
    V for Vendetta
    A Scanner Darkly (wasn't this supposed to be out in '05?)
     
  19. Claire Panke

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    Unusually for me, I can't believe how many 2006 films I'm sincerely looking forward to, much less how many '06 flickers seem (at least today) considerably intriguing.
    Many of my favorite directors have something (at least potentially) scheduled for release.

    I'm always happy when Scorsese has one in the works - loved the original and like this cast. The fabulously talented Mexican trio of Cuaron, Inarritu and del Toro each has a film coming out, plus Almodovar, Linklater, Aronfsky, Lynch, Winterbottom, Spike Lee, Gondry, Jonze(maybe), Tywker, Anderson (maybe) and Soderbergh. They won't all meet expectations but what a year of anticipation! Actual films for adults...wow. I doubt Peter Greenaway's Rembrandt film Nightwatch will make it to these shores in 2006 but that would truly be an embarrassment of riches.

    Here's the sweet 17 (17!) I'm most excited about (in no particular order):

    The Departed (Scorsese)
    The Science of Sleep (Gondry)
    Volver (Almodovar)
    The Fountain (Aronofsky)
    A Scanner Darkly (Linklater)
    Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story (Winterbottom)
    Pan's Labyrinth (del Toro)
    The Children of Men (Cuaron)
    Babel (Inarritu)
    Inland Empire (Lynch)
    Art School Confidential (Zwigoff)
    Night Watch (Bekmambetov?)
    Brick (Rian Johnson)
    In My Father's Den (McGann)
    The Proposition (Hillcoat)
    The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Puiu)
    Perfum (Tywker)

    BTW, I know some of these are 2004-2005 releases overseas - but they are 2006 releases here in Amerikay. The Pledge sounds intriguing, being a Nick Cave penned Aussie western starring Guy Pierce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, John Hurt and David Wenham. I missed the Kiwi thriller In MY Father's Den on the festival circuit so I was happy to see it get US distribution.

    I'm eagerly awaiting these 2005 limited release films to finally make it to my city in '06:

    Cache (Haneke)
    Mrs. Henderson Presents (Frears)
    Bubble (Soderbergh)
    The Promise (Chan Kaige)

    I have cautious optimism regarding the following (although any of them could go either way):

    Inside Man (Lee)
    The Good German (Soderbergh)
    The Illusionist (?)
    Sunshine (Boyle)
    Rescue Dawn (Herzog)
    Lady In The Water (Shyamalan)
    The Black Dahlia (DePalma)
    The Wicker Man (LaBute)
    The Notorious Betty Page (Hamon)

    We'll just have to see.

    Still, a lot of filmmakers are NOT playing safe in '06, and I'd rather see an interesting failure than a box office behemoth bore.

    Last but not least, I'll go see these two no matter what:

    Cars - cuz it's Pixar
    Flushed Away - cuz it's Aardman (Wallace & Gromit, Creature Cmforst et al) and in spite of Dreamworks
     
  20. Brook K

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    Manderlay (though I suppose I should just buy the Danish DVD rather than wait around for a theatrical release)



    a new PTA film
    Inland Empire
    Volver
    The Fountain
    Cache
    The New World
    X3
    Inside Man
    Rescue Dawn
    The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
    MI3 (only because PSH is the villain)

    Horrified at the concept, yet intrigued because I'm a big fan of the director:
    The Wicker Man
     

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