30 May 2009

Movie Wish List #10

In no order of preference:
Last updated: 29 May 2010 (Completed!)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian [ imdb ]
Director: Shawn Levy; Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams
The Plot: Security guard Larry Daley (Stiller) infiltrates the Smithsonian Institute in order to rescue Jedediah (Wilson) and Octavius (Coogan), who have been shipped to the museum by mistake. The sequel is meant to be better than the first, with heaps of comedy cameos!

Up [ imdb ]
Director: Pete Docter Bob Peterson; Stars: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger
The Plot: By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip. The latest film from Pixar

Land of the Lost [ imdb ]
Director: Brad Silberling; Stars: Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Anna Friel
The Plot: On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall (Ferrell) is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant (Friel) and a redneck survivalist (McBride).

The Hangover [ imdb ]
Director: Todd Phillips; Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Heather Gratham
The Plot: In Las Vegas, three groomsmen lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, forcing them to retrace their steps in order to find him before the church bells ring.

Moon [ imdb ]
Director: Duncan Jones; Stars: Sam Rockwell
The Plot: Astronaut Sam Bell (Rockwell) has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

Dead Snow [ imdb ]
Director: Tommy Wirkola; Stars: Jeppe Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan
The Plot: A wintry vacation turns horrific for a group of young people when they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies. LOL! Sounds hilariously good.

Public Enemies [ imdb ]
Director: Michael Mann; Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp
The Plot: FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Bale) sets his sights on American gangster John Dillinger (Depp) and others in an attempt to curb a rampant Chicago crime spree during the 1930s.

BrĂ¼no [ imdb ]
Director: Larry Charles; Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen
The Plot: Flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter Bruno (Cohen) travels the world in search of the latest style trends. I thought Borat was a little overrated... surely this can't beat Zoolander?

(500) Days of Summer [ imdb ]
Director: Marc Webb; Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Plot: Greeting-card writer Tom (Gordon-Leavitt), falls for his new colleague, Summer (Deschanel), on her first day of work. What comes next is a look at the subsequent year-and-a-half period the two lovers spend together.

Funny People [ imdb ]
Director: Judd Apatow; Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana
The Plot: When seasoned comedian George Simmons (Sandler) learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship inspires him to take a relatively green performer (Rogen) under his wing as his opening act.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra [ imdb ]
Director: Stephen Sommers; Stars: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans
The Plot: An elite military unit comprised of operatives known as the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity look to dismantle Cobra, an organization headed by a Scottish arms dealer.

Ponyo [ imdb ]
Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Stars: Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson
The Plot: An animated adventure centered on a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human.

Inglourious Basterds [ imdb ]
Director: Quentin Tarantino; Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth (Full Cast)
The Plot: An American-led killing squad known as "The Basterds" terrorize the Nazis in German-occupied France during World War II.

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