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12:44 AM |

...part 2

As you may know from part 1 I love movies, and it really looks like 2008 will be a good year to spend some time in the box office. The screen writer's strike may affect the release dates of movies in 2009 if a resolution is not reached (another subject for another time), so it's best to enjoy what is already, ready. So what's on deck???


Yes, those that graced us with the Matrix trilogy have brought the classic series by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida to life. Starring Emile Hirsch (that kid from that bad movie The Girl Next Door), Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman and Matthew Fox as Racer X, the movie is set to be released May 9, 2008. The colors and the effects in this movie remind me of another animation turned live action movie that I can't remember the name of (no seriously, I can't and if you know let me know). The effects look good and I think it was smart of them to keep with the fantasy element than to attempt to make it true to life.

I have yet to see the first one, not out of lack of desire, just a lack of time. This next installment appears to be as enchanting as the first. The children return to a very different Narniam 1300 years later.
The Golden Age of Narnia has become extinct, Narnia has been conquered by the Telmarines and is now under the control of the evil King Miraz. With the help of the Narnians, led by the mighty knights Peter and Caspian, the children embark on a remarkable journey to restore magic and glory to the land. in this one and new adventures ensue. This movie is set to be release May 18, 2008.

Just before Harrison Ford is too crippled to make another, Lucas Films have gotten one more Indiana Jones out of him. It's my hope that this movie does the others before it justice and respectfully closes out this franchise. I am also glad that Mr. Ford agreed to don the legendary hat, leather coat and whip one more time because I have a feeling that good ol' George may have tried to create one with out him. (the horror!). Because production of this just wrapped October 31, 2007 there's no trailer I can find out yet. They haven't even gotten fully into editing yet. Either way this movie is scheduled to be released May 22, 2008.

Let's not forget ol Sly Stallone when speaking of revivals. He is back as Rambo and he's still kicking ass and taking name. He's hired to take some do-gooders "trying to help" the people of Burma up a river. Then the chaos and killing ensues. Stallone looks to be in shape and ready. However I don't foresee this one being as graceful a conclusion as the Indiana Jones saga. Look for this one January 25, 2008.

In other notes, Nicholas Cage states that he's willing to do a Ghost Rider 2 (another movie I didn't see...wonder how he was in it). They are also confirming actors to star in the upcoming GI Joe movie. Ray Park will take on the role of Snake Eyes. Sienna Miller has already agreed to her role as the Baroness. Where's my popcorn......