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A Big Year for Movies

Posted in Movies with tags , on January 20, 2007 by Saquib

2007 is looking great from the Lineup of movies. I’m absolutely crazy about some of the movies that are getting released this year. These films would probably help getting the stress away from our lives for a while!

Here are some that I cant wait to see:

Spider-Man 3

Release Date: May 4, 2007
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, Bryce Dallas Howard
Synopsis: A specimen from the moon gives Spider-man new powers and a black suit, while Spider-man must battle the new Green Goblin, Sandman, Venom, and other dangers.
The Hype: The single-handed most anticipated movie of 2007. I don’t even need to explain why this movie alone is enough to make 2007 one of the best year’s ever in movie history.

TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Release Date: March 23, 2007
Director: Kevin Munroe
Starring: Patrick Stewart, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chris Evans, Zhang Ziyi, Kevin Smith
Synopsis: Strange events are occurring in New York City, and the Turtles are needed more than ever, but Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo have become lost and directionless. With the city at stake, it’s up to Leonardo and Zen Master Splinter to restore unity and ninja discipline to the Turtles.
The Hype: The geeks can rejoice! The revival of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise is coming back, this time in CGI animation. Although a bit shaky at first when you hear about the CGI, you’ll change your mind entirely (for the better) once you see the trailer. Cowabunga!

Transformers

Release Date: July 4, 2007
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight, Bernie Mac, Tyrese Gibson
Synopsis: Dueling alien races, the Autobots and the Decepticons, bring their battle to Earth, leaving the future of humankind hanging in the balance.
The Hype: Many of our childhood memories are brightened by the mention of Transformers. And it’s now come time for a live action Transformers movie that will spend nearly a year in CGI development to tweak and perfect the transformations and robot elements; on top of being directed by Michael Bay and being released on our nation’s day of celebration – July 4th. Another film that may top the list in 2007 – at least in the “totally badass” category.

Shrek 3

Release Date: May 18, 2007
Director: Raman Hui / Chris Miller
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Justin Timberlake
Synopsis: When Fiona’s dad dies Shrek is supposed to take the crown but Shrek doesn’t want the responsibility. So Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and Puss look for a new King. And so far King Arthur is the best they have.
The Hype: Shrek 3 remains one of the biggest openings for an animated film ever, and has enough of a great following behind it from adults and kids alike to possibly take a top spot in 2007. Either way, the movie will be a must-see that will last for months in the theatre – the same way Shrek 2 was.

Ocean’s 13

Release Date: June 8, 2007
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould, Ellen Barkin
Synopsis: The continuing criminal exploits of Danny Ocean and his crew of crooks.
The Hype: The entourage cast returns again in what may be the final film in the incredibly successful trilogy of robbery films directed by the legendary Steven Soderbergh. Although Ocean’s 12 didn’t fare overly well, this third installment may be the perfect fit after the great first film and mildly entertaining second film.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Release Date: August 3, 2007
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Matt Damon, Joan Allen
Synopsis: Bourne races to discover the final mysteries of his past while a government agent tries to track him down after a shootout in Moscow.
The Hype: The non-stop Jason Bourne adventure finally reaches a conclusion in what may yet be the best of the Bourne films.

Ghost Rider (turned out to be crap!)

Release Date: February 16, 2007
Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jon Voight, Eva Mendes (absolutely awesome), Sam Elliott, Peter Fonda
Synopsis: Based on the Marvel character, stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself.

– The movie seemed to be an absolute waste of time to me!!! Didn’t live up to the hype at all… Eva Mendes, Nicolas Cage…. and a film so shitty? cudnt believe!

Rush Hour 3

Release Date: August 10, 2007
Director: Brett Ratner
Starring: Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, Vinnie Jones, Yvan Attel, Roselyn Sanchez, Yao Ming, Roman Polanski
Synopsis: While in Paris, Lee and Carter inadvertantly get mixed up with the Chinese Triad crew.
The Hype: Although not that many people are excited to see these films continue after Rush Hour 2, it doesn’t mean that this third one won’t be fully entertaining. I’d like to say that Brett Ratner has gained a little bit more respect after directing X-Men 3, but that depends on your own opinion.

American Gangster

Release Date: November 2, 2007
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington
Synopsis: A drug lord smuggles heroin into Harlem during the 1970s by hiding the stash inside the coffins of American soldiers returning from Vietnam.
The Hype: Russell Crowe is going to be fightin’ it up – this time as a gangster! No wait, he’s a detective, damn, our dreams haven’t come true… Either way, this movie, supposedly directed by the legendary Ridley Scott, may rattle some cages during 2007.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Release Date: May 25, 2007
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Geoffrey Rush, Bill Nighy, Chow Yun-Fat
Synopsis: Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
The Hype: Likely to be in the very top 3 films of 2007, this is the epic conclusion to the already fantastic adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. The second film ended in a cliffhanger and left everyone yelling for more, and At World’s End will most likely be just as enticing as everyone wants it to be.

28 Weeks Later

Release Date: May 11, 2007
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack
Synopsis: Britain has been emptied. There’s nobody there. It’s completely dead. And six months later the Americans arrive to reboot it back up again. But, of course, something goes wrong.
The Hype: The sequel to the 2003 zombie film 28 Days Later featuring a new director and new screenwriter.

Other Notable Movies of 2007: 300, Halo (based on the game ofcourse), 30 Days of Night, Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Kingdom, Next, Sin City 2, There Will Be Blood etc.