Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Planning our Autumn Movie-Going

Editor's Note: Here's a little movie-going planning chart I purloined from the EW website. Handy, eh?

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Aug. 18 2006
The Illusionist with Edward Norton, Jessica Biel

Snakes on a Plane with Samuel L. Jackson

Trust the Man with David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup

Aug. 25 2006
Idlewild with Big Boi, Andre Benjamin

Invincible with Greg Kinnear, Mark Wahlberg

Sep. 01 2006
Crank with Amy Smart, Jason Statham

Idiocracy with Luke Wilson

The Wicker Man with Leelee Sobieski, Nicolas Cage

Sep. 08 2006
Lucky You with Drew Barrymore, Eric Bana

Sherrybaby with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ryan Simpkins

Sep. 09 2006
Hollywoodland with Diane Lane, Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck

Sep. 15 2006
The Black Dahlia with Josh Hartnett, Hilary Swank, Scarlett Johansson

Confetti with Martin Freeman, Jessica Stevenson

Everyone's Hero with Jake T. Austin

Gridiron Gang with Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson

The Guardian with Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher

The Last Kiss with Jacinda Barrett, Zach Braff

Sep. 22 2006
All the King's Men with Jude Law, Sean Penn

Feast with Balthazar Getty, Krista Allen, Navi Rawat

Jackass: Number Two with Johnny Knoxville

Jet Li's Fearless with Jet Li, Nakamura Shidon

Sep. 27 2006
The Last King of Scotland with Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy

Sep. 29 2006
Children of Men with Julianne Moore, Clive Owen

Flyboys with Jean Reno, James Franco

A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints with Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf

Open Season with Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher

School for Scoundrels with Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder

Sep. 30 2006
The Queen with Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen

Oct. 04 2006
Shortbus with Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, PJ DeBoy

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning with Jordana Brewster, Matthew Bomer

Oct. 06 2006
49 Up

The Departed with Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio

Employee of the Month with Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard

Little Children with Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson

Stormbreaker with Ewan McGregor, Alex Pettyfer

Oct. 11 2006
Running with Scissors with Annette Bening, Joseph Cross

Oct. 13 2006
The Grudge 2 with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amber Tamblyn

Infamous with Daniel Craig, Toby Jones

Man of the Year with Robin Williams, Laura Linney

The Marine with John Cena

Oct. 20 2006
Fast Food Nation with Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Catalina Sandino Moreno

Flags of Our Fathers with Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, Joseph Cross, Benjamin Walker

Flicka with Tim McGraw, Alison Lohman

Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman

The Prestige with Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson

Oct. 27 2006
Babel with Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal

Saw III with Angus MacFadyen, Tobin Bell

We Are Marshall with Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox

Nov. 03 2006
Borat with Sacha Baron Cohen

The Flock with Richard Gere

Flushed Away with Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause with Tim Allen, Martin Short

Volver with Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura

Nov. 08 2006
The Reaping with Hilary Swank, David Morrissey

Fur with Robert Downey Jr., Nicole Kidman

A Good Year with Albert Finney, Russell Crowe, Abbie Cornish

Stranger Than Fiction with Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Nov. 17 2006
Candy with Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish

Casino Royale with Daniel Craig

Come Early Morning with Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan

For Your Consideration with Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey, Christopher Guest

Happy Feet with Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy

The Hoax with Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden

The Return with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Adam Scott

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny with Jack Black, Kyle Gass

Nov. 22 2006
Bobby with Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins

Deck the Halls with Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick

Deja Vu with Denzel Washington

The Fountain with Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz

The History Boys with Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour

Let's Go To Prison with Will Arnett, Dax Shepard

Dec. 08 2006
Apocalypto with Rudy Youngblood

The Good German with George Clooney, Cate Blanchett

The Holiday with Jude Law, Jack Black, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz

Dec. 15 2006
Eragon with Edward Speleers

The Painted Veil with Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts

Dec. 20 2006
Charlotte's Web with Julia Roberts, Dakota Fanning

Dec. 21 2006
Dreamgirls with Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson

Dec. 22 2006
The Good Shepherd with Matt Damon

Night at the Museum with Ben Stiller

Notes on a Scandal with Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett

Rocky Balboa with Sylvester Stallone

Dec. 29 2006
Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger

Pan's Labyrinth with Sergi Lopez, Maribel Verdu, Ivana Baquero

I Could Never Be Your Woman with Michelle Pfeiffer, Saiorse Ronan

Jan. 12 2007
Alpha Dog with Justin Timberlake, Emile Hirsch

Pathfinder with Karl Urban, Moon Bloodgood, Jay Tavare

Editor's Note: Random thoughts on this list ----

1. I have obviously sloughed off on my movie-going because I don't recognize a lot of these titles. And how do we know the titles? Because of the trailers you see if you go to movies a lot. So, I guess I've been slipping.

2. Movie-going is a muscle, and I had better get MINE back in shape (let's not even TALK about any OTHER of my bodies non-muscles), if I have any HOPE of seeing everything that's of import this fall.

3. This list should be viewed like a marathon. Weeks with a Luke Wilson film, or a film with a list of one-named Rap people you are too old and too softpop to recognize can be your hiatus/rest weeks. Pace yourselves. It would be awful to go out of the way to push through a Josh Hartnett movie, only to miss the next week's Helen Mirren flic from viewing fatigue.

4. Who is Abbie Cornish and why is she in movies two weeks in a row?

5. The week of November 17 it will be necessary to all quit our jobs and just go to the movies. Just too darned many things opening that week.

6. Towards the end of December Rocky goes up against a Judi Dench/Cate Blanchett movie. What to do, what to do?????


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