Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! This looks like yet another great year for movies. Here are some of the titles we're looking forward to this year.
Atonement - This drama, based on Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan's novel, has been winning awards ever since its release. Starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, the movie is set in 1930s and 40s Britain, the story revolves around a rash, adolescent act that destroys two lives. The Oscar buzz for this is strong and one can expect it to be a strong Oscar contender.
Persepolis - I love the graphic novels that this movie is based on. Marjane Satrapi captures the difficulties that a young girl faces growing up in post-revolutionary Tehran. The film has been winning awards and igniting quite a bit of controversy, being pulled from the much maligned Bangkok International Film Festival after protests by Iran. Expect it sometime this month.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - One of cinema's greatest hero finally returns. The new movie moves Indy away from the WWII setting and puts him in the middle of the Cold War. So we're talking about a much older Indy here.
Will he still be able to crack his whip and foil the bad guys? We'll find out on May 22nd.
Red Cliff - John Woo's martial arts flick has rarely been out of the news, with cast changes constantly a part of the news. Expect it to be yet another big martial arts epic in the style of The Warlords.
That's just a small taster of some of the films to look forward to this year. There are a whole host of other films but we'll talk about them in greater detail as the year goes by. Have a great year at the movies in 2008! Do check out this blog for more previews, news and contests throughout the year.