Things that I’m looking forward to, or checking out right now:
- Fictionplane: Band fronted by Joe Summer, Sting’s son. Saw them last night, opening for The Police. Quite possibly the best opening band I’ve ever seen.
- The Simpsons Movie
- Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man (he’s become one of my favorite actors after 2005’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)
- The new Harry Potters
- The Dark is Rising, movie based on the first book I read from the sequence when I was a kid. Made such an impression that all of my computers are named after the elements in the title poem.
- The Golden Compass, from the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy. Haven’t read it yet myself, but hear very good things from other folks.
- Damages on FX, sounds like a great show, but I probably won’t get to see it until it’s on DVD, as I’ve given up cable TV.
- 1-18-08, aka “Cloverfield”, J.J. Abrams’ (Alias, Lost) new monster movie. I’m definitely intrigued.
- A few more movies that have piqued my interest: The Host, Sunshine, King of Kong, Rocket Science, Dynamite Warrior, 10,000 BC (kinda looks like Stargate, without the time travel), The Invasion (aka YAIOTBS, but looks promising), The Bourne Ultimatum, Shoot ’em Up, and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox— I love the soap, but that dude is seriously nuts.
You should check out my podcast about movie magic and VFX: The Optical.