FILM : 2008 Upcoming Movies - Hollywood

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2008 Upcoming Movies That I Wanted To See

(click on the movie title to watch the trailer - if applied)

Iron Man

Why I care: Probably boast the best casting in a superhero / comic book movie. That is until Watchmen of course.

Speed Racer

Why I care: Wachowski brothers first movie since The Matrix trilogy. Curious to see what will they cook up this time.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Why I care: C’mon.. it's Indy Freakin’ Jones!

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

Why I care: At this moment, I would watch any movie linked with the name Judd Apatow. This time around he teams up with Adam Sandler. Hmmm..

The Incredible Hulk

Why I care: Edward Norton as Incredible Hulk? Count me in..

The Happening

Why I care: I really, really hope M. Night Shyamalan hit the jackpot this time because the trailer looks awesome. If this sucks, then he should stick to.. err.. cameo appearances.

Get Smart

Why I care: Nostalgia. I used to watch Get Smart all the time.

The Love Guru

Why I care: Mike Myers latest character. Hope it'll be another Wayne's World / Austin Powers. Judging by how hard I laughed while watching the trailer, I smell another franchise.


Why I care: Timur Bekmambetov Hollywood debut. Must see..


Why I care: The trailer looks freakin' awesome. The website is nice too, playing along with the movie plot.

The Wackness

Why I care: It was the best movie at Sundance. The soundtrack looks awesome. It's a coming of age tribute to growing up in the 90s. Three strong reason to see it.

The Dark Knight

Why I care: People will flock to see it because of Heath's Joker. But I really wanted to see it because of The Dark Knight.

X-Files: I Want To Believe

Why I care: I think the timing for this sequel is perfect. Mulder & Scully could be hip again.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Why I care: It's fun the last time around. Although no Rachel Weisz, but it should be fun, again.

Pineapple Express

Why I care: Three strong reasons : 1- World’s first stoner action movie. 2- Written and produced by the guys who brought you Superbad. 3- Starring half the cast of Freaks and Geeks!

Tropic Thunder

Why I care: Robert Downey Jr. as a black Oscar winning actor. Nuff' said.

Bangkok Dangerous

Why I care: The original Thai version is pretty decent. Hope this one will be better. Not sure about the selection of Nic Cage, though.

Be Kind Rewind

Why I care: Ok maybe the movie has already been released. But I really, REALLY need to see this. It's Michel Gondry..!!


Why I care: Chiwetel Ejiofor as a Jujitsu master. And David Mamet directed it. Gotta see that..


Why I care: I enjoyed Neil Marshall's previous 2 films so I was eager to see this one.


Why I care: Only because Allysa Milano and Lauren Lee Smith is in various state of undressed throughout this movie. Oh yeah.. Peter Petrelli's in there too.

Midnight Meat Train

Why I care: Tell me, who doesn't want to watch a movie with THAT title? Probably the best movie title EVER!

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay

Why I care: I actually think the first one is very funny and smart. Judging by the trailer, this one should be funny too.

Vicky Christina Barcelona

Why I care: Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem plus a threesome sex scene. Must.See.Now!

Righteous Kill

Why I care: Pacino + De Niro.. and Carla Gugino. Perfect.

Burn After Reading

Why I care: The latest from Coen Brothers.

Lakeview Terrace

Why I care: I always enjoyed Neil LaBute's work; always controversial. This one has Samuel L. Jackson and the gorgeous Kerry Washington.

Ghost Town

Why I care: The Sixth Sense but Ricky Gervais style. Awesome!

City of Ember

Why I care: Bill Murray and Tim Robbins. Double awesome!

The Rocker

Why I care: The always funny Rainn Wilson as an 80's hair band drummer who gets a second chance at fame. Nice.

Hell Ride

Why I care: Really excited about this one. Produced by Tarantino, this is another Grindhouse style film, this time directed by Larry Bishop. Michael Madsen, Dennis Hopper, David Carradine & Vinny Jones is in it, so it should be badass. Even the poster looks great. Check it out here.

The House Bunny

Why I care: Katharine McPhee's movie debut! *squee!* About Playboy Bunnies! *squee!*

Sukiyaki Western Django

Why I care: Takashi Miike spaghetti western. Don't tell me you’re not interested.


Why I care: Directed by the incredible Fernando Meirelles. Even if Meirelles decide to direct a MayFirst commercial with AC Mizal, I'll still be interested. The guy is fuckin' brilliant!

Body of Lies

Why I care: Ridley Scott- Russell Crowe team have a go at it one more time. This time with Leo Dicaprio.

He’s Just Not That Into You

Why I care: Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Connelly and Ginnifer Goodwin. Phew!


Why I care: The plot sounded very similar to Smokin Aces. Even Jeremy Piven is in it. But this time Guy Ritchie's directing. Hope it will be less Revolver, more Lock, Stock.

Quantum Of Solace

Why I care: Two words: James Bond.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Why I care: David Fincher's latest. The film is about a man played by Brad Pitt who was born in his eighties and ages backwards. Exciting.


  1. fadz said...

    Jom tgk Midnight Meat Train together-gether nak? huhu..

    BTW, r u still on dgn Antonio? Aku sibuk sial, takde masa, maybe this week satu aku dapat hantar..

  2. Edd Vedder said...

    No hal Fadz.. Tapi takut LPF dah slash dulu.. tak best aa.

    Gua pun sibuk aa.. Ala, kalau sempat buat, kita hantar je kat dia. Takkan dia nak tolak plak.

  3. Nazim Masnawi said...

    "Probably boast the best casting in a superhero / comic book movie. That is until Watchmen of course."

    What's so great about Watchmen's casting anyway, apart from Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley and Patrick Wilson? (Don't mention Carla, okay? Konteks "best" pasal dia, as we all know, lain kat sini.)

    Sukiyaki Western Django is bizzarely great. Kedai DVD dah banyak jual. Heck, even Speedy. Expecting normalcy from a Takashi Miike production is a pointless endeavor, but anticipating brilliance isn't outlandish. And this film pays. But Quentin's acting blows as always.

    Iron Man, too, is great, great, great! Tapi the final action scene is a bit lifeless. Aku bet takde sorang pun akan bangun dan cheer up lepas Iron Monger kalah. Oh, ya. Spoiler my ass.

    Be Kind Rewind is so so-so! Tapi those "sweded" stuff was really cool. Tengok kat panggung, kebanyakan part aku sorang je gelak. The rest, diam the WHOLE movie. Dan aku tak boleh salahkan diorang.

  4. Edd Vedder said...

    ..apart from Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley and Patrick Wilson?

    - those 3 plus Carla is enough reason for me to say that they cast the right people.

    Sukiyaki Western Django ada di Speedy? Shit.. kenapa aku x perasan? Aku cuba dload tapi tak tahu kenapa masih stuck setelah 2 weeks.

    Ramai yg cakap Be Kind Rewind tahap ok je. Tapi kalau ada nama Gondry, aku mesti curious nak tgk. Otak mamat tu geliga nak mampus.

    Kau dah tgk trailer Redbelt? Faveret kau si Chiwey jadi martial art master.

  5. Nazim Masnawi said...

    "Ramai yg cakap Be Kind Rewind tahap ok je. Tapi kalau ada nama Gondry, aku mesti curious nak tgk. Otak mamat tu geliga nak mampus."

    Ya, dan kegeligaan dia masih tetap terserlah dalam cerita ni, terutamanya bila dia tunjuk adegan-adegan "sweded" yang the main characters buat. Tapi problemnya adalah, those things cuma side dishes je, beb. The real main course of this film is about something else entirely, so janganlah termakan dengan segala trailer dan previu cite nih yang ko dah tengok.

    "Kau dah tgk trailer Redbelt?"

    Nope, diorang cakap it's a Zemeckis-y kind of trailer, i.e. trailer yang tunjuk dari A sampai Z termasuk dengan twist-twistnya sekali.

  6. Nadia said...

    iron man - yes, deena pun excited bile tengok trailer ada lagu fav dia . sabbath's "iron man" le tu..hehe

    indiana jones - of cuz!

    the happening - mark wahlberg berlakon kan? kena nengok.

    the dark knight - hmm, mane buleh miss batman!

    be kind rewind - hehe..pun takleh miss.

    the rocker - tu mcm best tuh!

    and suprisingly, aku rasa mcm nak tengok 1 movie indon yg takde dlm list ko - ayat2 cinta. hehe..why i care? sbb novelnya mmg superb!dan based on reviews (esp one in offtheedge mag), pelem ni sempoi.

  7. Edd Vedder said...

    trailer Redbelt Zemeckis-y? Hmm, mungkin jugak kot. Tapi aku rasa Mamet tak reveal semuanya. Dia mmg master dalam plot twist pada skripnya. Heck, maybe even the trailer is a mock. Mamet mmg unpredictable.

    Aku cuma nak tanya kau pasal Tim Allen. Mmg gila babi out of place si mamat tu. Tool Time!

    ayat2 cinta? KAU nak tengok? Hmm, mmg suprise. hehe. BTW, ni baru senarai filem hollywood. Yang local film aku akan update nanti. Tapi film indon tak sure lak aku.

  8. Nazim Masnawi said...

    Boy, was Speed Racer trippy. Don't forget to bring a bag of weed with you, man, if you planned to catch this movie in theater.

  9. Edd Vedder said...

    Bag of weed? i don't need it, man..
    I got some natural high.

    Planning to see Speed Racer next week..

    Shit.. Iron Man pun belum tgk lagi..

    Argghh.. Got to catch up.

  10. sHa shinizzle said...

    Speed Racer - suffice to say : scene Matthew Fox fights in boxers only. I rest my case.

    hahaha :D

  11. Zack said...

    Edd, that’s a whole lot of films!!! Remember, you have other priorities too… :P

    PS: Aku tak psyched sangat nak tengok Indy, I mean, he’s my father’s age la!

    PS: Siot la, PC rumah aku kong lagi, kalau tak lebih banyak aku nak tulis. :(

  12. Nazim Masnawi said...

    "Aku tak psyched sangat nak tengok Indy, I mean, he’s my father’s age la!"

    Why, you don't like your father?

  13. Edd Vedder said...

    yes, that scene will probably make all the girls squee.

    don't worry. My wife is a 'kaki wayang' too. :)

  14. Iron Board said...

    Edd...wife aku pun kaki wayang hindustan & cerekarama depan TV...huk, huk...

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