19 December 2007

December 2008 - Movie Update

Well, I never caught The Darjeeling Limited...it closed at the local Muvico the day before I could use my passes. Still no movies seen since Harry Potter V. I'm starting to wonder if I've fallen so far behind that I'm just going to give up and wait for everything to come out on cable or DVD. Even The Golden Compass has such bad buzz that it doesn't seem worth the trip.

Anyhow, here's my top 20-or-so to see. The ones in bold are still in the theatres or haven't been released yet.

1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2. The Dark Knight
3. The Darjeeling Limited
4. Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End
5. Idiocracy
6. Children of Men
7. The Departed
8. The Golden Compass
9. Stardust
10. Invincible
11. Pan's Labyrinth
12. Hot Fuzz
13. Crank
14. National Treasure II
15. Live Free or Die Hard
16. Spider-Man 3
17. The Simpsons Movie
18. The Prestige
19. The Fountain
20. No Country for Old Men
21. Sweeney Todd
22. There Will Be Blood
23. Gone Baby Gone
24. Persepolis
25. King of California
26. Ocean's 13 (Barb really wants to see this)
27. Michael Clayton

Dropping off the list: The Savages (the reviews don't really enchant me, although the interview on NPR's Fresh Air was good).

Any wonder why I haven't bothered hitting the theatres? Nothing compelling to see, and most of what I want to see is now on DVD. I told Barb I'd get her a Netflix/BB Video subscription once our son is born.

I'd also like to buy the PotC trilogy on Blu Ray, but I'd rather buy it as a trilogy since it's likely to be a better deal than the individual movies (which I've resisted buying thus far). Unfortunately, there's no trilogy in the stores just yet (does that make sense with Christmas coming?)

Edited: Finally saw The Bourne Ultimatum in DVD thanks to a free rental from Redbox. Mediocre at best. I'd be pissed if I bought it. Added Indy 4, The Dark Knight, and Persepolis.


FrankG said...

Of course it makes sense Stu..sell them individually this year, as a deluxe box set next year. Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money.

Stewart Bushman said...

True, true. I read somewhere that they may do a 4th movie. They should get the 3-movie box set out now so all of us can go d'oh after they come out with the 4-pack.

that's good business, there.