Thursday, December 20, 2007

2008 Watch Out For List, or How Amy, Meryl and Kate are back

Stars I Love

A star can make or break a movie (can you imagine Devil Wears Prada without Meryl or Pretty Woman without Julia?) and on occasions I'll find myself flocking to certain movies just to see my favourite stars act their way into (or out of...) a movie. Here's a list of who I'll be chasing at the multiplexes next year:

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Release Date: March 7, 2008 (limited)
Lee Pace (of Pushing Daisies fame) and Amy Adams (one of my new favourite people after Enchanted and Junebug viewings) in the same movie!? After watching the trailer I had to stop myself from smiling (why is it that Lee and Amy do this to me?) That said, it is refreshing to look forward to watch movies where women's promiscuity is embraced in a comedic fashion.

Mamma Mia!
Release Date: July 18, 2008

I will follow Meryl Streep anywhere she goes (and yes, that included watching Lions for Lambs... snooze). And really, what movie with ABBA songs will not make me happy? (Yes Priscilla and Muriel I'm looking at you!) I have yet to see the stage version but with the recent Broadway-Hollywood hits we've seen in the past two years I'm hopeful. (Bonus: Dominic Cooper hottie alert!)

onary Road
Release Dat
e: December 19, 2008
The World's favourite tragic-ridden boat lovers are back again under the directorial gaze of Kate's very own Academy Award Winning Director Husband Sam Mendes. The story? According to IMDB: 'A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.'

The List (Formerly The Tourist)
Release Date: April 25, 2008

Why do I feel as though a) I haven't heard of this movie outside my occasional IMDB stalking of its main stars (Ewan, Hugh and Michelle Williams), b) feel as though it's been in production/ post-production/ release hell for, well... forever and c) still think the idea of Ewan and Hugh involved in some sort of 'mysterious sex club' is endlessly alluring?

The Young Victoria

Release Date: TBA 2008

I'm not a big fan of costume dramas (I am one of the few who hasn't seen the allure of Blanchett's Elizabeth, or Rhys-Meyer's The Tudors for example) but I will watch Emily Blunt in anything. Especially if she's surrounded by an amazing supporting cast: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Paul Bettany, and Jim Broadbent.

Baby Mama

Release Date: April 18, 2008

If you are not yet in love with Tina Fey, there is something disturbingly wrong with you. Seriously: SNL, Mean Girls and 30 Rock should have wooed you by now. Catch her next year in this comedy about surrogate pregnancy.

1 comment:

Amanda Reaume said...

Manuel. You are frightening me. You come across as too sweet and excited and happy in this post. Please be more bitter. Season with cynicism. Thanks.

P.S. Love you and miss you...