Most anticipated of part two

Posted by · 10:06 am · July 6th, 2008

MGM\'s Quantum of SolaceLooking ahead to the second half of the year, there are more than a few films floating to the top of my list of anticipations.  Here’s what I’d call the top 10:

1. “The Dark Knight” (hasn’t budged in six months)
2.“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
3. “House of Lies”
4. “Quantum of Solace”
5. “Appaloosa”
6; “The Brothers Bloom”
7. “Milk”
8. “Australia”
9. “Pineapple Express”
10. “Religulous”

Anticipating with caution: “W”
Movie I hope disappears before it releases the most: “Ace Ventura Jr.”

How about you?




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  • 1 7-06-2008 at 10:58 am

    Chad said...

    I could only find 9 films that I want to see (it would be 11 if I hadn’t already seen Pineapple Express and Man on Wire).

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Nights and Weekends
    3. American Teen
    4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    5. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
    6. Burn After Reading
    7. Milk
    8. Tropic Thunder
    9. Happy-Go-Lucky

  • 2 7-06-2008 at 11:16 am

    Mr. Gittes said...

    Is Paul Greengrass’ Imperial Life in the Emerald City/Green Zone not coming out this fall? If it is:

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    3. Imperial Life in the Emerald City
    4. Body of Lies
    5. Milk

  • 3 7-06-2008 at 11:48 am

    Billyboy said...

    1. “The Dark Knight”
    2.“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    3.“Synecdoche, New York” (If released)
    4. “Burn After Reading”
    5. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    6. “Quantum of Solace”
    7. “Happy-Go-Lucky”
    8. “Revolutionary Road”
    9. “The Road”
    10. “Tropic Thunder”

  • 4 7-06-2008 at 11:49 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Green Zone is next year.

    Good call on Nick and Norah, Chad. Huge fan of Vargas.

  • 5 7-06-2008 at 12:18 pm

    Chad said...

    I’m a big fan of Vargas, a huge fan of Cera and heard someone compare it to “Quiet City”, which I know we agree is an underappreciated gem.

  • 6 7-06-2008 at 12:23 pm

    Frank Lee said...

    01. “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
    02. “Doubt”

    Not much else . . . “Mamma Mia” as a guilty pleasure? Friends tell me “Revolutionary Road” is a great novel. Maybe “Tropic Thunder” and “The Soloist” because of Robert Downey Jr.

  • 7 7-06-2008 at 1:01 pm

    noveltyhat said...

    1. Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2. Dark Knight
    3. Synedoche, New York
    4. Pineapple Express
    5. Australia
    6. Burn After Reading
    7. The Brothers Bloom
    8. Happy Go Lucky
    9. Milk
    10. Bruno

    (also W with extreme caution)

  • 8 7-06-2008 at 1:08 pm

    noveltyhat said...

    forgot Hamlet 2.

  • 9 7-06-2008 at 1:17 pm

    Jack said...

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Quantum of Solace
    3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    4. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (come on, I know)
    5. House of Lies
    6. The Road
    7. Australia
    8. Burn After Reading
    9. Revolutionary Road
    10. The Soloist

  • 10 7-06-2008 at 1:57 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    In random order:

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Hellboy II
    3. House of Lies
    4. Tropic Thunder
    5. Grant Torino/Changeling
    6. Burn After Reading
    7. X-Files: I Want To Believe
    8. Benjamin Button
    9. Australia
    10. W (yes I know, but it’s too interesting not the be excited in some way)

  • 11 7-06-2008 at 2:29 pm

    The InSneider said...

    1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2. Tropic Thunder
    3. Milk
    4. Quantum of Solace
    5. Eagle Eye
    6. Revolutionary Road
    7. House of Lies
    8. Burn After Reading
    9. Changeling
    10. The Road

  • 12 7-06-2008 at 2:36 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Oh, The Road. Duh. Definitely on my list. I watched The Proposition again today…great, great stuff (that I admit I didn’t initially respond to three years ago).

  • 13 7-06-2008 at 3:34 pm

    Brian Kinsley said...

    1. Benjamin Button
    2. The Road
    3. The Brothers Bloom
    4. The Dark Knight
    5. Hellboy 2
    6. Tropic Thunder
    7. Pineapple Express
    8. Burn After Reading
    9. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
    10. X-Files

  • 14 7-06-2008 at 3:41 pm

    Joshua said...

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • 15 7-06-2008 at 3:47 pm

    Joshua said...

    1. The Dark Knight
    2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    3. Che (if picked up and released)
    4. Milk
    5. Synecdoche, New York
    6. Appaloosa
    7. Burn After Reading
    8. Tropic Thunder/Pineapple Express
    9. Changeling
    10. Zach and Miri Make a Porno

  • 16 7-06-2008 at 7:44 pm

    Adrianna said...

    1. Australia
    2. The Road
    3. Happy Go Lucky
    4. Skin
    5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    6. Hellboy II
    7. The Changeling
    8. Milk
    9. In the Electric Mist
    10. Motherless Brooklyn

    …and knowing what to expect, Harry Potter, and Mama Mia.

  • 17 7-06-2008 at 10:16 pm

    Liz said...

    Dark Knight, Quantum of Solace, Pineapple Express. That’s pretty much it. I don’t go in much for anticipation.

  • 18 7-07-2008 at 12:29 am

    cranly said...

    Would include The Dark Knight but I already saw it two weeks ago (not to gloat or anything…).

    1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2. Milk
    3. Changeling/Gran Torino
    4. Burn After Reading
    5. Che
    6. In the Electric Mist
    7. Synecdoche, New York
    8. Adam Resurrected
    9. The Road
    10. Happy-Go-Lucky

  • 19 7-07-2008 at 5:22 am

    Herbert said...

    Australia
    Benjamin Button
    The Dark Knight
    The Reader
    House of Lies
    The Road
    Harry Potter 6
    Bruno?
    Burn After Reader
    Tropic Thunder

  • 20 7-07-2008 at 8:48 am

    Marvin said...

    Me:

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    The Soloist
    The Road
    Australia
    The Dark Knight
    Blindness
    Adoration
    Gomorra
    The Argentine/Guerrilla
    Body of Lies
    Revolutionary Road
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    Brothers
    Synecdoche, New York
    Doubt
    The Young Victoria
    Burn After Reading
    Transsiberian

  • 21 7-07-2008 at 10:12 am

    mike said...

    1. TDK
    2. Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    3. Hellboy 2
    4. Tropic Thunder
    5. Burn After Reading
    6. Pineapple Express
    7. Quantum of Solace
    8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    9. The Road
    10. The Spirit
    11. Choke
    12. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
    13. Step Brothers
    14. Che
    15. Defiance

  • 22 7-07-2008 at 5:00 pm

    Proman said...

    I guess I’ll pitch in:

    1. Defiance
    2. Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    3. Adoration
    4. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
    5. Burn After Reading
    6. Synecdoche, New York
    7. House of Lies
    8. Happy-go-Lucky
    9. Pineapple Express
    10. “Quantum of Solace” (would be higher if they kept the same director or I liked the trailer)

    Possibly more.

  • 23 7-07-2008 at 7:01 pm

    Joel said...

    Man, I’m going through a Dark Knight obsession right now, but I’ll TRY to think of other movies I’m looking forward to.

    1. Tropic Thunder (I think this looks like a comedic masterpiece)
    2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (I loved the books and the movies; this is no different)
    3. X-Files: I Want to Believe (LOVE the show, it’s my favorite; this looks brilliant)
    4. Curious Case of Benjamin Button (I love the plot, the cinematography looks absolutely magnifcent…what else can I say?)
    5. W. (I wanna see how this turns out; nuff said)

  • 24 7-08-2008 at 4:57 pm

    Troy said...

    1. Burn After Reading – My favorite writers/directors, and after viewing the trailer, looks like it is going to be amazing.

    2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Not a huge fan of Fincher, but this movie looks like it is going to be great.

    3. The Dark Knight

    4. Synecdoche, New York – I love everything he has written, except Human Nature.

    5. Tropic Thunder

    6. The Road

    7. Pineapple Express

    8. The Soloist

    9. Frost/Nixon – No one else mentioned this?

    10. House of Lies

  • 25 9-03-2008 at 3:14 pm

    Chad said...

    Updated list for the Fall Season-

    1. Milk
    2. Nights and Weekends
    3. Burn After Reading
    4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    5. Synecdoche, New York
    6. Happy-Go-Lucky
    7. Slumdog Millionaire
    8. Ballast
    9. Zack and Miri Make a Porno
    10. High School Musical 3: Senior Year