A list consisting of promising movies released during 2008 are still dominated by superhero and sci-fi movie. Here some of them that AceShowbiz recommends for your consideration. Keep your list from now on and be ready when it comes to your theater nearby.
In the early 2008, on January 18 to be exact, prepare for the coming of "Cloverfield", J.J. Abrams-produced flick which has raised such a big hype around the net for the mystery surrounding the giant monster it features in. Followed by Jumper in February with Hayden Christensen as a young man who has genetic anomaly to transport himself anywhere.
Next superhero from Marvel comics, "Iron Man", will be one of most anticipated movies coming in early May, exactly 2 weeks before "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" and 3 weeks prior to "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". Moving to summer, June 13 will be the release date of "The Incredible Hulk", which has been said by scribe Zak Penn to be a sequel to 2003's "Hulk" yet will be different enough to also be considered a reboot.
Summer will then conclude with "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" on July 11 and new sequel to "Batman Begins", "The Dark Knight", on July 18. Returns as explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor, Brendan Fraser will start his adventure in "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" in the beginning of August.
Fall, in the meantime, will greet three others of "Saw V" (Oct. 24), "Bond 22" (Nov. 7), and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (Nov. 22), the sixth chapter in the bespectacled teen wizard tale.
Not to be missed either certainly are a slew of new titles which seemingly have potentiality to stand up in their own genres. In horror, there are Jessica Alba-starred "The Eye", "Pathology", and George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead", all coming up in February 2008. Meanwhile, thriller has those of Clive Barker-written "Midnight Meat Train" (May 16), M. Night Shyamalan's "The Happening" (June 13), Bryan Singer's "Valkyrie" (June 27), and "Eagle Eye" (Aug. 8), which reunites star Shia LaBeouf with helmer D.J. Caruso after "Disturbia."
As for comedy, big laughs can possibly come from "Semi-Pro" (Feb. 29) and "Get Smart" (June 20), each getting highlighted by a Frat Pack member; the former by Will Ferrell while the latter by Steve Carrell. Also slated to steal major attention is Ben Stiller-directed "Tropic Thunder" (July 11) as it boasts starry cast of Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., and Matthew McConaughey besides Stiller himself. Those who prefer romantic comedies, however, can look forward to Katherine Heigl's vehicle "27 Dresses" (Jan. 11), George Clooney's "Leatherheads" (Apr. 4), Patrick Dempsey's "Made of Honor" (May 2) and TV-based film "Sex and the City" in the end of May.
Big portion of attention should be directed to animated features as well. Potential titles include DreamWorks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda" (June 6) and Disney/Pixar's "Wall-E" (June 27), written and directed by Andrew Stanton, the creative mind behind Oscar-winning pic "Finding Nemo." Another DreamWorks box office hit has its sequel in November, "Madagascar: The Crate Escape", with Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman as the main characters back in action.
Others deserving same attention are "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (Dec. 12), a remake of 1951 sci-fi classic and starred by Keanu Reeves, musical feat "Mamma Mia!" (July 18), drama "Revolutionary Road" (Dec.19), and Wachowski Brothers-directed "Speed Racer" (May 9), which has its real actors acted in front of the green screen for all of its racing scenes.