A Great Movie Year In The Making?

March 21, 2007 at 2:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Onion A.V. Club Blog

The AV Club digests movies scheduled to be released in 2007.   This could be a very expensive year for those of us in the land of $11 tickets.

*Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s drive-in trash homage Grindhouse
*The Coen Brothers’ adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s existential chase western No Country For Old Men
*Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantastical Stardust
*Tim Burton’s adaptation of Steven Sondheim’s brilliant, chilly musical Sweeney Todd, with Johnny Depp in the lead
*Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s oil epic There Will Be Blood
*Ridley Scott’s ‘70s heroin trade epic American Gangster, starring Denzel
Washington and Russell Crowe
*Wes Anderson’s latest poignant whimsy-fest The Darjeeling Limited, with
Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzmann and Adrien Brody as brothers on a train trip through India, mourning their father
*Noah Baumbach’s Margot At The Wedding, his fist film since the breakthrough The Squid And The Whale
*Francis Ford Coppola’s return to “personal filmmaking,” Youth Without Youth
*Kimberly Peirce’s return to filmmaking period, Stop Loss, an Iraq
War-related domestic melodrama
*Kenneth Lonergan’s return to the director’s chair, Margaret, with Anna
Paquin as a student who witnesses an accident and pesters everyone she knows what she thinks really happened
*Michel Gondry’s Jack Black vehicle Be Kind Rewind, about a video store
clerk who has to remake blockbusters in his backyard when his magnetic brain
destroys all his rental tapes
*James Mangold’s remake of 3:10 To Yuma
*Neil Jordan’s Jodie Foster vehicle, the revenge thriller The Brave One
*David Cronenberg’s Russian mafia thriller Eastern Promises
*Ang Lee’s Chinese spy thriller Lust, Caution
*Andrew Dominik’s reportedly artful and poetic The Assassination Of Jesse
James By The Coward Robert Ford

*Screenwriter Scott Frank’s reportedly corking directorial debut, the twisty
neo-noir The Lookout
*Danny Boyle and Alex Garland’s eco-minded sci-fi adventure Sunshine
*Brad Bird’s latest Pixar project, Ratatouille
*Robert Zemeckis’ take on Beowulf
*Steven Soderbergh’s latest installment in the increasingly absurd Ocean’s
series (plus whatever else Soderbergh decides to knock out in a weekend, just
for the exercise)

Plus Spider-Man 3, The Simpsons Movie.

Plus, Charlie Kaufman’s first shot at directing one of his own scripts, Synecdoche, New York.

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