Going to the movies

Being Oscar season, this is normally the time for looking back at the films of the past year, singling out the best for praise and the worst for derision.

I’m not going to do that. Instead, I’m going to point to a few films that are due to hit cinema screens in the next year. If the trailers are anything to go by, these are the ones to watch:

M.Night Shyamalan has a new film on the way. It’s called The Village and it looks like a cross between Signs and The Blair Witch Project.

If Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow isn’t jaw-droppingly brilliant then it won’t be living up to the standards set by its trailer. It looks kind of Avalonesque and feels like Indiana Jones.

You’ll notice that with every new movie I’m pointing to, I keep encapsulating it by mentioning two other movies. Now, how am I going to do that with Casshern?

How about… The Matrix meets Brazil?

Nah. Maybe I shouldn’t even try. That’s what the trailers are for.

Of course, there are also those films that, no matter how good their trailers are, you just know are still probably going to suck. The Day After Tomorrow and Alien vs. Predator, I’m looking at you.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

18 years ago I wrote Information Wants to Be Worthless

Here’s a great article by Bruce Sterling who’s going to be speaking at the South by Southwest festival in his native Austin.

18 years ago I wrote Cross-Platform Testing

There’s a new article up at A List Apart on cross-platform testing on the Mac.