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Top Ten Most Excited For In 2006?


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#1 of 34 Jake Yenor

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Posted January 02 2006 - 02:24 AM

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 of 34 Kristian

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Posted January 02 2006 - 02:35 AM

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

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#3 of 34 Daniel-M

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Posted January 02 2006 - 02:40 AM

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 of 34 Kain_C

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Posted January 02 2006 - 04:07 AM

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 of 34 Edwin Pereyra

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Posted January 02 2006 - 04:23 AM

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

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#6 of 34 Richard Travale

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Posted January 02 2006 - 05:26 AM

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

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#7 of 34 Cory S.

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Posted January 02 2006 - 06:26 AM

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

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#8 of 34 Kami

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Posted January 02 2006 - 07:44 AM

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 of 34 Andy Sheets

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Posted January 02 2006 - 10:01 AM

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 Posted Image

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

#10 of 34 Chuck Mayer

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Posted January 02 2006 - 10:46 AM

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)
Hey buddy...did you just see a real bright light?

#11 of 34 Kain_C

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Posted January 02 2006 - 11:17 AM

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 of 34 Marc Colella

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Posted January 02 2006 - 01:07 PM

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)

#13 of 34 Robert Anthony

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Posted January 02 2006 - 01:22 PM

My list lines up PERFECTLY with Chuck's, which isn't really a surprise. Especially Snakes on a Plane Posted Image

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 of 34 Nick C.

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Posted January 02 2006 - 01:36 PM

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)
later Pooh...

#15 of 34 Adam Lenhardt

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Posted January 02 2006 - 02:15 PM

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 of 34 John Bryant

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Posted January 02 2006 - 02:45 PM

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 of 34 Marc Colella

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Posted January 02 2006 - 03:01 PM

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


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 of 34 BrettGallman

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Posted January 02 2006 - 04:56 PM

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?)
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#19 of 34 Claire Panke

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Posted January 02 2006 - 06:59 PM

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 of 34 Brook K

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Posted January 02 2006 - 07:26 PM

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:
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