Monday, May 5, 2008

2008 Summer Movie Season Begins! 10 we want to see...

Hello Everyone!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

We hope that where ever you are, (including our Brothers and Sisters in those area recovering from weekend tornadoes and cyclones), that you are well and safe.

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Well, it's time for the 2008 Summer Movie Season! There are a lot of films coming out...too many to review at once, but here are 10 we are looking forward to seeing:

The Dark Knight
Obviously, the new Batman film is on the minds of many, with Heath Ledger's new interpretation of The Joker. It looks very interesting, with a strong cast, including Christian Bale and Gary Oldman.

Hellboy II
This is Guillermo del Toro's sequel and it looks like a fine romp. Falcon liked the trailer and hopes that the film has as much substance as it has strong special effects.

The Incredible Hulk
We hope this film is good; the last Hulk film wasn't. The trailer was okay, but Bruce Banner can be a very difficult character to portray on screen, even if he did start in a comic book. We hope this one rocks. We are cautious.

Iron Man
Falcon likes Robert Downey, Jr. and he really makes this film special. The soundtrack is fantastic! Very difficult effects and some impossible angles to capture make this film better than I thought it would be. You have to like this kind of's summer, you know what kinds of movies we get in summer...bang, bang! Our sort-ot-hero does make a point though, as he changes his mind about weapons and war.

Indiana Jones and the Kindom of the Crystal Skull
Harrison Ford and Shia LeBoeuf...sounds good to me. I am concerned that like a previous Indiana Jones film (Temple of Doom critically lead to the PG-13 rating)that Central and South American Native peoples be treated with a bit more respect and not stereotype. It is repugnant that we still have to worry about the treatment of sacred cultures on film in this day and age, but Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest proves its never to late to be gross and xenophobic. So, we worry...

The Cronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
It you have read C.S. Lewis' series, then this film adaptation of the book should be one of your favorites in the series. Falcon is personally happy that they found a young man who looks just like the Prince Caspian she always envisioned when reading the books. Yum. As for the story, this is a hard one to get in a 2 hour block, so I hope the compression does it justice. There's so little you can talk about on this project without giving something we won't.

Sex and the City
Hey, something that isn't fastasy or comic book adaptations! This should be a fun romp...same actors, and although the film Twin Peaks wasn't as good as the television series, this one should fare much better.

Sisterhood of the Trevelling Pants II
This should be a lovely departure for the summer months for those who want acting and a strong narrative from young women. Amerika Ferrera (Ugly Betty) is in this charming story again, and we hope that it will be just a wonderful for families as the first one. This is for tweens and older, not the extremely young ones.

Speed Racer
Very light fare with a good cast. John Goodman and Susan Sarandon...and some new bright fun faces we hope to see in the future. I liked Speed Racer the cartoon when I was a kid, and the movie looks like Tron meets Cars, so we will see how it goes. This should be appropriate for mosst audiences.

Star Trek
This is Star Trek, kind of the early years, including Pittsburgher Zack Quinto (Sylar on Heroes) as a young Mr. Spock. Falcon has ony seen a small teaser and looks forward to more. We hope this works.

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