Why 2008 Will Be An Awesome Year For Movies

December 18, 2007

Why 2008 Will Be An Awesome Year For Movies

In August of last year we ran a controversial look at 43 reasons why 2007 would be a great year for movies. Now that 2007 has nearly come and gone and almost all of those 43 movies have been released, it's time to look ahead at 2008. The last 12 months have played a major part in building the hype for most of the movies mentioned and I can now say that 2008 looks way more appealing at this moment than 2007 did at the same time last year. This could be the year that we see revolutionary new changes in Hollywood, not only as the Writers Strike ends but as we encounter films like Cloverfield, Speed Racer, and The Dark Knight. Let's take look at 54 reasons why 2008 will be an awesome year for movies and an even better year than 2007.

This is a comprehensive list of what will make 2008 a truly memorable year for movies.

Please visit the 2008 Release Schedule for updated release dates as well as the entire list of films opening in 2008.

Release dates listed below are subject to change.


Release Date: March 28th, 2008
Director: Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde, Monster-in-Law)
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Aaron Yoo, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne
Synopsis: 21 is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
The Hype: The trailer makes this look like it could be the next best Vegas / cards movie with a great cast, and it's based off of a great book to start.


Release Date: 2008
Director: Greg Mottola (Superbad)
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr
Synopsis: A comedy set in the summer of 1987 and centered around a recent college grad (Eisenberg) who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.
The Hype: The director of Superbad, the late-summer sleeper hit comedy of 2007, is back again with a film he wrote that has a plot that sounds like it could rival Knocked Up or Superbad.


Release Date: 2008
Director: Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge)
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham
Synopsis: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
The Hype: I think just mentioning that this comes from the colorful mind of Moulin Rouge's Baz Luhrmann and stars Hugh Jackman is enough to confirm that this is one to definitely watch out for.

Babylon A.D.

Release Date: August 29th, 2008
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz (Gothika)
Starring: Vin Diesel, Gérard Depardieu, Michelle Yeoh
Synopsis: Veteran-turned-mercenary Thoorop (Diesel) takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to China. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.
The Hype: It looks like Vin Diesel is returning to his Pitch Black sci-fi roots and delivering a grungy, action-packed sci-fi film with some French finesse.

Be Kind Rewind

Release Date: January 25th, 2008
Director: Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Science of Sleep)
Starring: Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow, Melonie Diaz
Synopsis: A man (Black) whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films, which include Back to the Future, The Lion King, and RoboCop.
The Hype: If you haven't seen it, watch the trailer now. Not only will VHS nostalgia hit hard, but you can't go wrong with the immensely creative Michel Gondry, Jack Black, and Mos Def all working together!


Release Date: August 8th, 2008
Director: Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener)
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, Danny Glover, Alice Braga
Synopsis: A doctor's wife becomes the only person with the ability to see in a town where everyone is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. She feigns illness in order to take care of her husband as her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder.
The Hype: Although The Constant Gardener wasn't a hit, anything City of God director Fernando Meirelles works on is guaranteed to be incredible, and this time around it sounds like it most certainly could be.

The Box

Release Date: Late 2008
Director: Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko, Southland Tales)
Starring: James Marsden, Cameron Diaz, Frank Langella
Synopsis: A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a troubled married couple, who open it and become instantly wealthy. Little do they realize that opening the box also kills someone they do not know.
The Hype: Donnie Darko writer/director Richard Kelly is hopefully making a much more down-to-earth movie that's a solid thriller rather than an off-the-wall "apocalyptic comedy" like Southland Tales.

Burn After Reading

Release Date: Late 2008
Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Ladykillers, No Country for Old Men)
Starring: George Clooney, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton
Synopsis: A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.
The Hype: After directing one of 2007's most critically acclaimed movies, No Country for Old Men, the Coen's are already back finishing up Burn After Reading, and it seems like it could be another brilliant film.

The Changeling

Release Date: 2008
Director: Clint Eastwood (Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby)
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jeffrey Donovan, John Malkovich, Amy Ryan
Synopsis: A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.
The Hype: Eastwood steps back behind the camera with a script by J. Michael Straczynski ("He-Man and the Masters of the Universe", "Babylon 5") with what seems like a very promising period mystery story.


Release Date: Late 2008
Director: Clark Gregg
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Brad William Henke
Synopsis: A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.
The Hype: The very next movie based on a book by Chuck Palahniuk since Fight Club in 1999. It's debuting at Sundance and I'm hoping Clark Gregg kept the story intact enough for it to be even remotely as good as Fight Club.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Release Date: May 16th, 2008
Director: Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Starring: Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Warwick Davis
Synopsis: The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.
The Hype: Although I'm not a huge fan of the first Chronicles of Narnia from 2004, the trailer for this sequel makes it look a lot darker, grungier, and intense and it's certainly captured my attention.

City of Ember

Release Date: October 10th, 2008
Director: Gil Kenan (Monster House)
Starring: Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Toby Jones
Synopsis: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing, and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker.
The Hype: The concept just sounds ridiculously cool, and you combine that with Bill Murray and I'm very interested to see what this is all about.


Release Date: January 18th, 2008
Director: Matt Reeves ("Felicity")
Starring: Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas
Synopsis: Revolves around a monster attack in New York as told from the point of view of a small group of people.
The Hype: You've all seen the trailers by now and at this point the "what the hell is it?!" buzz is higher than almost any other movie in 2008. The early reviews have been all positive, and a new classic could be in the making.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Release Date: 2008
Director: David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Elias Koteas
Synopsis: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
The Hype: You take an intriguing story idea, combine it with Brad Pitt, and then let Fight Club director David Fincher make it all come to life - I'm there in an instant!

The Dark Knight

Release Date: July 18th, 2008
Director: Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige)
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Synopsis: Batman and James Gordon join forces with Gotham's new District Attorney, Harvey Dent, to take on a psychotic bank robber known as The Joker, whilst other forces plot against them, and Joker's crimes grow more and more deadly.
The Hype: Batman returns in the sequel to Christopher Nolan's 2005 revamp, and he's back fighting the Joker. This is already on its way to becoming the best movie of 2008 (or at least the biggest money-maker) from the early marketing alone. And the latest trailer is an absolute hit itself.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Release Date: December 12th, 2008
Director: Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose)
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates
Synopsis: A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
The Hype: Although the response is quite negative at the moment, this could turn out pretty good if all the right elements fall into place, and that includes Keanu Reeves' performance and Scott Derrickson's directing.

Eagle Eye

Release Date: August 8th, 2008
Director: D.J. Caruso (The Salton Sea, Disturbia)
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michellle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson
Synopsis: A young slacker and a single mom get tangled up in a terrorist cell plotting a political assassination.
The Hype: The duo that made Disturbia a huge hit earlier this year, director D.J. Caruso and Shia LaBeouf, are back together again in another thriller that sounds quite promising.


Release Date: 2008
Director: Kyle Newman
Starring: Sam Huntington, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell
Synopsis: Star Wars fans travel to Skywalker Ranch to steal an early copy of Episode I: The Phantom Menace for their dying friend.
The Hype: The long-delayed Star Wars comedic adventure is supposed to finally hit theaters in 2008 and you know what, I'm still looking forward to it like the Star Wars geek I am.

The Fighter

Release Date: 2008
Director: Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Brad Pitt
Synopsis: A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid '80s.
The Hype: Visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is finally taking on a more mainstream film that will likely still include his incredible cinematography and brilliant filmmaking techniques.

The Forbidden Kingdom

Release Date: April 18th, 2008
Director: Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little, The Haunted Mansion)
Starring: Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano
Synopsis: A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
The Hype: Despite Rob Minkoff's family film background, this kung fu epic still looks incredible, especially featuring Jet Li and Jackie Chan as well as fight choreography by Matrix and Kill Bill choreographer Yuen Wo Ping.


Release Date: 2008
Director: Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, The Da Vinci Code)
Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones, Matthew Macfadyen
Synopsis: A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.
The Hype: Ron Howard's latest since The Da Vinci Code promises to be an epic political look at Nixon and Frost's interviews, and it's not often that Howard screws up.

Get Smart

Release Date: June 20th, 2008
Director: Peter Segal (Naked Gun 33 1/3, Anger Management, 50 First Dates)
Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Terence Stamp, Alan Arkin
Synopsis: Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the forces of KAOS with the more-competent Agent 99 at his side.
The Hype: Possibly already the big comedy hit of 2008, it's the first movie since The Producers in 2005 to have Mel Brooks' touch. Besides that, the footage already out has planted this solidly as the soon-to-be funniest spy movie of the decade.

The Happening

Release Date: June 13th, 2008
Director: M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village)
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Spencer Breslin
Synopsis: A paranoid thriller about a family on the run from a natural crisis that presents a large-scale threat to humanity.
The Hype: Although not everyone is a fan (anymore), I always look forward to M. Night's movies and the early buzz is that The Happening is the most R-rated intense film he's made to date.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Release Date: November 21st, 2008
Director: David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Jim Broadbent, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis
Synopsis: As Harry Potter begins his 6th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he discovers an old book marked mysteriously "This book is the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
The Hype: As the series works its way to the seventh and final book, it continues to ramp up the energy and improve in various ways, as not only have the actors gained experience, but so have the directors.

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

Release Date: July 11th, 2008
Director: Guillermo del Toro (Blade II, Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth)
Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Luke Goss, Thomas Kretschmann
Synopsis: The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.
The Hype: Guillermo, Perlman, Blair, and Jones are all much more experienced as we return to the Hellboy universe again since the first film in 2004. And del Toro, now a more well known director, is putting more energy, effort, and excellence into this sequel.

The Incredible Hulk

Release Date: June 13th, 2008
Director: Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Unleashed)
Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson
Synopsis: The Incredible Hulk tells the story of Dr Bruce Banner, who seeks a cure to his unique condition, which causes him to turn into a giant green monster under emotional stress. Whilst on the run from military which seeks his capture, Banner comes close to a cure. But all is lost when a new creature emerges - The Abomination.
The Hype: Seeing Edward Norton take on the role of the Hulk is the best thing that could ever happen to this comic book adaptation, and the passion he is bringing combined with Louis Leterrier directing will result in the Hulk movie we've always wanted.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Release Date: May 22nd, 2008
Director: Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Munich)
Starring: Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent
Synopsis: The latest installment of Indiana Jones is set at the height of the Cold War in 1957.
The Hype: This needs no introduction. Dr Jones returns to the big screen 18 years after The Last Crusade and 19 years older with Shia LaBeouf as his new sidekick.

The International

Release Date: August 15th, 2008
Director: Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer)
Starring: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Ulrich Thomsen
Synopsis: An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.
The Hype: The combination of Tom Tykwer, an incredibly visionary German filmmaker, and Clive Owen can only mean great things.

Iron Man

Release Date: May 2nd, 2008
Director: Jon Favreau (Elf, Zathura)
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges
Synopsis: When billionaire Tony Stark is forced to create a life support suit to keep him alive after an accident he decides to use the technology in his suit to fight crime.
The Hype: The first trailer and early footage show what will be an awesome introduction to this superhero, guaranteed. It already seems like Favreau was born to direct this.

James Bond 22

Release Date: November 7th, 2008
Director: Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner)
Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Gemma Arterton
Synopsis: Bond is back in the 22nd installment.
The Hype: After Craig was immensely praised as the newest Bond in the successful reboot of the franchise in 2006, everyone is looking forward to the follow-up and where it will take Bond next.


Release Date: February 14th, 2008
Director: Doug Liman (Go, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith)
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell
Synopsis: A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between "Jumpers" and those who have sworn to kill them.
The Hype: The latest trailer makes this out to be one hell of an exciting sci-fi action flick and with Doug Liman's previous track record, it doesn't look like it could be anything but good.

Kung Fu Panda

Release Date: June 6th, 2008
Director: Mark Osborne & John Stevenson
Starring: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane
Synopsis: Po the Panda is the laziest animals in all of the Valley of Peace, but unwittingly becomes the chosen one when enemies threaten their way of life.
The Hype: The most I can say is that this looks like a good DreamWorks CGI film. It has the right voice actors and story to possibly become something classic.

The Love Guru

Release Date: June 20th, 2008
Director: Marco Schnabel
Starring: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco
Synopsis: Pitka, an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge: To settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player whose wife left him for a rival athlete.
The Hype: Mike Myers is back with his first original character creation since Austin Powers and if he pulls it off, it could be possibly be better than that series.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Release Date: August 1st, 2008
Director: Rob Cohen (Fast and the Furious, xXx, Stealth)
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Luke Ford
Synopsis: In the Far East, trouble-seeking father-and-son duo Rick and Alex O'Connell unearth the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin - a shape-shifting entity who was cursed by a wizard centuries ago.
The Hype: Despite the hack of a filmmaker Rob Cohen is directing, the photos released of Jet Li and Brendan Fraser have built up some excitement for the return to The Mummy franchise.

The Other Boleyn Girl

Release Date: February 29th, 2008
Director: Justin Chadwick ("Bleak House")
Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Kristin Scott Thomas
Synopsis: Based on a novel by Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl revolves around the ferociously ambitious Boleyn sisters, Mary and Anne, who are rivals for the bed and heart of 16th century English King Henry VIII.
The Hype: The first trailer has pinned this as an intense, emotional, and powerful drama about two competing sisters. Even I'm interested in this despite having a passionate dislike for period pieces.

Pineapple Express

Release Date: August 8th, 2008
Director: David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls, Snow Angels)
Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Amber Heard
Synopsis: A stoner and his dealer are forced to go on the run from the police after the pothead witnesses a cop commit a murder.
The Hype: The powerhouse Judd Apatow production team is ready to redefine and reinvigorate the stoner comedy genre with Pineapple Express, a half-action, half-comedy mega-movie.


Release Date: January 25th, 2008
Director: Sylvester Stallone (Paradise Alley, Rocky Balboa)
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden
Synopsis: In Thailand, John Rambo assembles a group of mercenaries and leads them up the Salween River to a Burmese village where a group of Christian aid workers allegedly went missing.
The Hype: Like Rocky before it, Sly Stallone has returned to put a final cap on this franchise and so far the incredibly gory trailers have evoked an overwhelmingly positive response.

Repo! The Genetic Opera!

Release Date: April 25th, 2008
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV)
Starring: Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Paris Hilton, Nivek Ogre, Sarah Brightman
Synopsis: A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
The Hype: Although I'm still unsure of what exactly to expect, Repo is such an off-the-wall and unique concept that I can't help but be excited to see what Darren Lynn Bousman has cooked up.


Release Date: October 3rd, 2008
Director: Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch)
Starring: Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jeremy Piven
Synopsis: London's criminal underworld takes notice of a Russian mobster's shady land deal, a scam that puts millions of dollars up for grabs.
The Hype: Possibly Guy Ritchie's big return to excellent British mob movies since 2000 and Snatch, which is a great thing considering how awesome and how unique of a filmmaker Ritchie is.

The Ruins

Release Date: April 4th, 2008
Director: Carter Smith
Starring: Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Joe Anderson
Synopsis: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
The Hype: Early buzz is saying that this could be the big horror movie of 2008, especially being adapted from an apparently quite horrific novel.


Release Date: October 17th, 2008
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera!)
Starring: Unannounced
Synopsis: Remake of the 1981 David Cronenberg horror classic in which "Scanners" have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement.
The Hype: Bousman is supposedly taking on this remake of the "exploding head" 1981 classic, and I'm insanely curious to see how he'll revamp it.


Release Date: February 29th, 2008
Director: Kent Alterman
Starring: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, André Benjamin, Will Arnett
Synopsis: Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true.
The Hype: Might be the best Will Ferrell comedy since Anchorman. The full trailer is pretty damn hilarious - at least it will be better than Blades of Glory and Talladega Nights.

Sex and the City: The Movie

Release Date: May 30th, 2008
Director: Michael Patrick King
Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Hudson
Synopsis: The movie version of the long-running HBO series featuring the further exploits of Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes.
The Hype: This is an absolute dream come true for fans of the TV series and apparently long-time show regular Michael Patrick King has thrown in everything that he could into the story.

Son of Rambow

Release Date: May 2nd, 2008
Director: Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Starring: Will Poulter, Bill Milner, Jules Sitruk, Charlie Thrift
Synopsis: A nostalgic trip back to the 80s, Son of Rambow is an inventive valentine to an era where, for the first time in history, young minds had access to technology that allowed them to create their own stories while paying homage to their larger-than-life heroes from the movies that inspired them.
The Hype: A smash Sundance 2007 hit, this is finally making its way to theaters after Stallone's Rambo arrives in January and it's bound to be a huge indie hit just like Little Miss Sunshine.

Speed Racer

Release Date: May 9th, 2008
Director: Larry Wachowski & Andy Wachowski (The Matrix Trilogy)
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox
Synopsis: Based on the classic 1960's Japanese animated series chronicling the aspirations of a young race car driver as he attempts to obtain glory, with the help of his family and the Mach 5, the advanced car created by his father.
The Hype: The Wachowski's are back directing for the first time since Matrix Revolutions are are creatively adapting the Japanese cartoon into something we've never seen before yet looks visually stunning.

Star Trek XI

Release Date: December 25th, 2008
Director: J.J. Abrams ("Lost", "Alias", Mission: Impossible III)
Starring: Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana
Synopsis: A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.
The Hype: Probably the most talked about geek phenomenon ever, J.J. Abrams is revamping this epic franchise back into full action and turning it into a mainstream fascination.

Trailer Trash

Release Date: August 22nd, 2008
Director: Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel: Part I & II)
Starring: Unannounced
Synopsis: A series of fake trailers strung together into a feature film.
The Hype: Although Grindhouse didn't fare too well at the box office, the film (and its fake trailers) was one of the best of the year, which is why I can't wait to see what sick madness the controversial Eli Roth has dreamt up over countless fake trailers.


Release Date: October 3rd, 2008
Director: Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Superman Returns)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh, Patrick Wilson
Synopsis: Based on actual events, a plot to assassinate Hitler is unfurled during the height of WWII.
The Hype: Given that it's Bryan Singer, the expectations are high and after watching the trailer, my perception is that it could be the best WWII movie since Saving Private Ryan.

Vantage Point

Release Date: February 22nd, 2008
Director: Pete Travis
Starring: Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, Matthew Fox, Sigourney Weaver, Forest Whitaker
Synopsis: With a Rashomon narrative style, the attempted assassination of the president is told from five different perspectives.
The Hype: The very first trailer that dropped over the summer for Vantage Point has since kept up the energy and excitement as well as my expectations for an early-in-the-year action-thriller hit.


Release Date: June 27th, 2008
Director: Andrew Stanton (A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo)
Starring: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt
Synopsis: The year is 2700. WALL•E, a robot, spends every day doing what he was made for. But soon, he will discover what he was meant for.
The Hype: I'm a sucker for sci-fi and I'm a sucker for Pixar. From the trailers, photos, and talk so far, this could be the best Pixar movie yet.


Release Date: June 27th, 2008
Director: Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Day Watch)
Starring: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Common
Synopsis: A young man finds out his long lost father is an assassin. And when his father is murdered, the son is recruited into his father's old organization and trained by a man named Sloan to follow in his dad's footsteps.
The Hype: This seems unique enough from the trailer to be pretty damn good, also considering I love fresh new styles from Europe and comic book adaptations - and this is made up of both of those.

Where the Wild Things Are

Release Date: October 3rd, 2008
Director: Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation)
Starring: Catherine Keener, Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker, Lauren Ambrose, Catherine O'Hara
Synopsis: An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a mischievous little boy, creates his own world - a forest in habited by fabulous wild creatures who crown Max as their ruler.
The Hype: Spike Jonze is up there with Michel Gondry (see Be Kind Rewind above) as being one of the most creative and unique filmmakers in the entire world. The promo photos I've seen so far and very early buzz that I've heard has lead me to believe that this is a gem in the works.

The X-Files 2

Release Date: July 25th, 2008
Director: Chris Carter
Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet
Synopsis: Unannounced
The Hype: I'll be honest - I loved the original X-Files movie from 1998, despite not being a fan of the show. And now they're coming back with what could be an even better and more thrilling story.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Release Date: Late 2008
Director: Kevin Smith (Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II)
Starring: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Mewes
Synopsis: Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cashflow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
The Hype: Kevin Smith rarely goes wrong and after Clerks II in 2006, I'm confident that this will be just as good, if not even better than that. He's got an amusing plot, a hilarious lead actor, and gorgeous lead actress - what more can you ask for?

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    So many great movies next year!
  • Icarus
    Here's my top five most anticipated: 1) Dark Knight 2) Wall*E 3) Iron Man 4) Indiana Jones KotCS 5) Cloverfield Those look to be my favorites out of all these, but last year I "knew" that Spider-man 3, was going to be my number 1. I just hope to God the same doesn't happen with Dark Knight.
  • That's Incredible Eagle's Eye view into more than 21 movies to be released in the International Wonderland of Australia after Babylon A.D. for us Fanboys. Don't Choke on this list. Get Smart. Be Kind Rewind and read what i have written about the Forbidden Kingdom in the Box unless you had burn after reading this causing blindness and can't see in the Dark (k)night. I wanted to know where the wild things instead of watching all the Trailer Trash of the Happening.
  • A Reader
    I thought the "changeling" reference to Straczynski was a little snarky, listing just Babylon 5 and He-Man, the latter of which was in 1985. C'mon, he's done Twilight Zone, Murder She Wrote, Jeremiah, Nightmare Classics, there's a World War Z movie and a Silver Surfer movie and They Marched into Sunlight movie all by him...and you pick out He-Man? Tacky, guys, just tacky.
  • Ethan
    Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York is going to blow all of these away.
  • Dan
    How could you leave out Will Smith's "Hancock"?
  • EllsworthT
    "The Box"--I remember seeing this story on Tales from the Darkside, a television series of horror short stories, similar to The Twilight Zone. A wooden box is delivered to a down-on-their-luck couple by a creepy stranger, who tells them he will give them a pile of cash if they open the box but says someone will die if they do. This was a pretty good story for a twenty-three minute show, but I'm not sure how well this will work as an hour-long film.
  • bob lawblaw
    Looks like the same old same old to me. Holyweed needs to get off the drugs and money and get on content. They will wind up like the record labels. SOL
  • You guys put Speed Racer on there and not Dragonball? Geez.
  • Colin
    What about Harold and Kumar 2: Escape From Guantanamo? I mean, it doesn't get better than Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, but it looks like they'll come really close
  • GregoryG
  • Great job Alex building this great list ! Let's just hope that the movies are just as best as their announced promos. Your post has been nominated to appear on TodayNominated.com listings. Congrats
  • dan
    what about narnia 2? prince caspian!!
  • Rico
    Cloverfield, dark night, INDIANA JONES and choke.... those are the movies i am absolute trembling to see
  • Luke
    And what of 10 000 BC ? Such a major motion picture, one rivalring Troy, Gladiator and 300 should not be left out dude. This list is good, but you're missing many.
  • Anonymous
    Am I the only one who thinks Cloverfield looks terrible???
  • where is the list of awesome movies for 2008?
  • #5 Ethan - Synecdoche, New York - yes, I've heard about it, but there's nothing on it at all so I can't exactly say it will be awesome just yet. Though I may have to add it once we have some photos or news or something... #9 Gene - That's because Dragonball doesn't look that awesome - yet... We just posted this casting update which may start to change things: http://www.firstshowing.net/2007/12/19/dragonballs-cast-grows-again-with-chow-yun-fat/ #11 Gregory - Watchmen comes out March 6th, 2009. #13 Dan - Narnia 2 is on there, it's under Chronicles of Narnia... #15 Luke - I really don't think 10,000 B.C. looks that awesome at all. It's just a big epic that looks like it'll be terrible, not anything good... Anyone else agree?
  • hassannasrallah
    THIS what cinema is? Robots, explosion and man in leather costumes ? Damn .... Worst thing is that site like this one will push that into the kids head and make them think that movies=shitty blockbusters. I thought the Internet was supposed to help us get out of the mainstream shit TV tells us about ....
  • You forgot Baghead, the next installment from the Duplass Brothers. Sure it didn't cost 200 million to make, but the screenplay will blow away anything listed in your list!
  • Nick
    Most of his is gonna suck. Why's everyone so dumb.
  • Santos
    I agree... most of this will be totally crap. This article is, like it says for each film, hype. Nothing else. Nick asks an important question... why is everyone so dumb? Why everyone seems to like the same old stories told over and over again just changing the background scenarios. Most of these films will be totally pants!
  • steve dowripple
    Where's "World War Z" on your list? That's the film I am most looking forward to.
  • I'm a big Sex in the City fan and I can't wait to see where the girls have left off at and see how their lives have changed since the show ended.
  • Chris
    What is this list? A list of every movie coming out in 2008? It could have been narrowed down a lot more. And how am I supposed to take this list seriously when it didn't include Righteous Kill?
  • Lina
    Great article, I really enjoyed reading it! Regardless of what the naysayers might say, the list looks pretty damn good.
  • Sinetric
    Isn't Atlas Shrugged due for a release in 2008?
  • nate
    what about city of men?????
  • Paul
    Where is:- Hancock? Angels & Demons? Madagascar 2? How to Lose Friends...? Sin City 2? Tropic Thunder? Zohan? Forgetting Sarah Marshall a.k.a. Dumped? Why is:- Babylon AD Kung Fu Panda The Love Guru Mummy 2 Repo Sex and the City I thought this was a list to get excited about movies in 2008 not a reason to feign sickness when its your missus turn to pick the film! Plus your description of The Box is well off and anything that involves the man responsible for making Saw 2-4 should instantly be crossed off.
  • Icarus
    "This list sucks" "Most of this will be totally crap" "Most of this is gonna suck" Man, some of you guys must sure hate watching movies. While I doubt ALL of these movies will be absolutely incredible, don't you all think that you might just maybe go see one of these movies in the theater and go, "Hey, that was pretty good." Or are you just happy to go to movie sites and say that movies suck? If you're going to keep consistent, maybe you should go to music sites and say that music sucks. Or maybe go to a video game site and say that video games suck. It's ENTERTAINMENT. And not everyone's taste in entertainment is equal. So right now your sophomoric arguments about this list sucking is equivalent to saying "I think the color blue sucks, if you think blue is cool, you suck." Nice job guys, nice. I'd love to see one of you who posted a "This sucks" comment to give me a well thought out argument as to why I shouldn't be excited for any of these movies. Not why YOU don't give a damn about the movies, but why I'm not allowed to be hyped without being told "You suck". Hassannasrallah, if this isn't what you think Cinema should be, then how about you let us know what it should be. This comment board is for discussion, not a moronic posting of thoughtless bashing.
  • Mike Green
    THIS is "Awesome"?? Give me a break! Sure, there may be an okay movie or two, but awesome this is not. Simply labeling a big-release list as awesome is a way to get people to look once and never come back.
  • Jon
    Oh, so you've seen all of these movies already 'Mike Green.' Thanks for the insight. What else happens in the future?
  • Kilo
    Icarus your post is the height of idiocy
  • @Icarus: Following the teachings of Nick Naylor (Thank You for Smoking), the best argument is not to give a detailed synopsis of reasons why my movie list is better than yours. The best argument is to show everyone why your list "sucks". After all having the choice of making a better list is what is ultimately the winning position. And, I like chocolate more than vanilla. @Alex: Good list. A bit long though. I think some of us would have preferred a more concise version with only your favorite items. But, all the movies you list are worth a look. BTW, did First Showing ever publish a year in review of the previous list. Of the 24 or so from last year's "awesome" list, which were blockbusters and which were total bombs.
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  • Traveller
    Relax, as someone put it nicely, it is entertainment. If you want education, go read a good book. Otherwise I would much rather turn off my overtaxed brain and watch a dumb ass blockbuster.
  • Where is Starship Troopers 3? While 2 might have sucked, the first one was really good and this third one has the original producer as well as Casper Van Dien reprising his role. Details on the movie can be found here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844760/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers:_Marauder
  • todd elliott
    Don't forget about The Spiderwick Chronicles coming out in Feb.
  • TheGuyInThePJ's
    #29 Paul - Would this description be more suitable? The Box - Norma and Arthur Lewis (Diaz and Marsden), a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger (Langella), delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world…someone they don’t know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the crosshairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity. *courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures*
  • John Lancia
    Wow! Everything is going to be great! And it will all turn out just like the big studio's say it will! Seriously. this reads like blog spam dude. If all you are going to do is copy the plot synopsis from IMDB and then parrot the party line as laid down by the studios, then do us all a favour and find a new job, or hobby or whatever it is you're doing. You liked the first X-files movie but not the series? You think the next Narnia movies will be good? And saying you hope that something will be as good at Clerks 2 is not a good thing to say about anything.
  • My most anticipated movie for 2008 is THE X-FILES 2!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe we'll be seeing Mulder and Scully again!!
  • Marc
    Ugh. I don't want to see any of these.
  • Alec
    You forgot cloverfield.... it looks amazing and could be the best of the year
  • now that you have listed all these movies ... all we can do is wait ... it would have been better if didn't know the movies with unannounced actors ... 2008 is gonna rock ... hehe ...
  • Stnkwiaz
    Timur Bekmambetov is fantastic. Even though Night Watch and Day Watch are Russian he himself is not. He is Kazhak so not European.
  • JP
    What about Johnny Depp reprising his Hunter S. Thompson role in "The Rum Diary?" That's the only one I'm looking forward to so far.
  • Alec: Cloverfield is 13th from the top. I think we're (almost) all excited to see that one. I'm excited for quite a few of these. Dark Knight, Be kind rewind, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter are all going to be awesome. I also learned about a few others I had no idea were coming out, like Star Trek XI or Fanboys, which I am now excited to see. Great list, Alex. Keep it up!
  • I guess I'm just not as excited about a new Kevin Smith movie. I thought Clerks II was horrible and Jersey Girl was mindless, but not great, in my opinion.
  • fallensk8er104
    Where is Punisher: War Zone?
  • quantumsaint
    Rum Diary is 2009
  • ilikevidz
    I just want to say that I think the creator of this list did a good job. If you don't agree with the list then thats fine, is it really necessary to say that they're all crap? He wasn't saying that these are going to be the only good movies of 2008, he was just giving a run down of whats to come. And the funny thing is, most of you who bashed and complained about hollywood and this list will run out and pay the insane amount of money it costs to see them in the theatres.
  • Paul
    @TheGuyInThePJ's Much better description, the whole point of the story is it's a moral dilemma, that original plot description in the list made it sound like 2 people open a box and get rich but someone they don't even know died. After hearing everyone else on here I'm more excited about the films I'd either forgotten all about (no hype) or the films no one has heard of yet (the sleeper hit) they're the best films, the ones that creep up on you and suddenly get massive press coverage.
    RAMBO can't wait any thing with that guy in rules INDIANA JONES at last could do with a revamp tbh LEGEND wheres that or doesn't it count? WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE loved the book when i was six gonna go and watch this for sure. 1st Nania was AWFUL, but maybe it'll do a harry potter and suddenly get good on us 1 things for sure THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE AWSOME
  • Noodles
    Blindness = The Triffids. Just without...well. The Triffids (alien plants). And what's with The Hulk? Thought that had already been done and it doesn't sound like a sequel. Indiana Jones, can't wait. And lastly, Simon Pegg as Scotty in Star Trek? Can't wait! FTW!
  • Why isn't there a single film directed by a woman on this list? Stop Loss, Mamma Mia!, 27 Dresses... the list goes on.
  • Eve
    Wow, there are SO many movies I'm looking forward to in 2008! Star Trek XI and Indy 4 top my list beyond compare. Then Harry Potter, Dark Knight, The Mummy, Wall-E, Get Smart, Fanboys, The Other Boleyn Girl, Narnia. I'm soooo excited looking over this list. Kick-ass job on this Alex!!!
  • Dana
    Isn't Ender's Game supposed to be released in '08?
  • Simon
    This list is the biggest pile of shit I have ever seen someone label as "AWESOME".
  • Don't forget Neil Marshall's Doomsday.
  • Paragraph
    My predictions are that 1) The Dark Knight: will be the best movie of 2008... 2) Indiana Jones: This is going to blow everyones brains out, no doubt in my mind. 3) The Incredible Hulk: This should make up for the contrived attempt by Ang Lee, c'mon Edward Norton is the man! 4) Hellboy 2: Expecting this to be even better than part 1. 5) James Bond 22: How can you compete with the awesomeness of Daniel Craig as James Bond. IF you disagree with any of these comments I will hunt you down and extract your genitals as repayment for your stupidity.
  • Hannah No
    Some of the films on this list actually looks promising. "Dark Knight, The Other Boleyn Girl", "Choke" & "Valkyrie" Except I wish they used someone else other than Tom Cruise. But some are just plain redundant. For example, "Sex and the City" and "The Incredible Hulk" one of the most looked forward to movies of the year a bit over the top.
  • Zeno
    Speed Racer looks like the crappiest movie ever. The trailer was so bad it physically hurt me.
  • nice list
  • Pele
    It actually sounds like "Blindness" is based on the novel of the same name by Jose Saramago. Credit should be given where it's due.
  • We all do
    this is a list that has a good few movies on it i cant wait!
  • Archon
    Hey hey you left out Audie and the Wolf - about a wolf who turns into a man during the full moon. Trailer is hilarious! http://brooklynreptyle.com/audie1 From B. Scott O'Malley who made the Super 8 feature Bleak Future
  • Of course, I can't wait for Indy 4 to come out, but I was totally surprised and excited to hear about X-Files 2! I remember taking my mom - a huge X-Files fan - to see the first movie back in 98. Great list. Never seen this blog before, but me like!
  • Shaun
    Sin City 2 and Angels and Demons will be coming out in 2009 along with Jurassic Park 4 and a whole list of other movies.....such as James Camerons Avatar & Battle Angel. But 2008 year will make the most money for years to come....the line up is insane!!!!
  • what ever happened to the halo movie i was really excited and is there going to be a paintball movie.
  • Joe
    I was an extra in some of that 'Adventureland'. Ryan Reynolds seems cool, Kristen Stewart was getting hit on by an annoying extra and I was laughing, and I got to ride on some Kennywood rides in about 30-40 degree temperatures wearing a 70's style t-shirt. It was actually pretty fun.
  • Des
    This is a fair list which helps to provide an insight into possible movies to look out for in 2008 and helps to generatete movie conversation down the pub. However, the list is predominantly Americanised, centering on mainstream single braincell productions - too many franchise movies. What about more independent, original sreenplay movies that require thouht provoking directing and intense acting rather than CGI. More of these please and less of rambo 4, star trek 9, mummy 3, james bond 22, I JONES 4 etc. Becoming like a video prin for the football scores!!!! Do a list of original films, bet you cant!!!!!!! My kingdom for originality.
  • hans
    i cant wait till get smart comes out! also sweeney todd. (though it doesn't have it.) and alvin and the chipmunks.
  • Kans
    I can't believe nobody is mentioning RockNRolla? i fucking hate americans.
  • kassie
    James mcavoy from Wanted is hot
  • WTF?
    About 3/4s of these movies are going to be huge letdowns. Hollywood sucks.
  • Sinner
    Wait for me! I want to be a nerd too! I'll rent quite a few of these, however, since movie tickets are $10 each, I see only 3 sure things here. 1. Cloverfield 2. Narnia 2 3. Rambo Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Americans fucking hate you too Kans. What the hell is RockNRolla? Nevermind, don't care.
  • Sinner
    Can we throw December in the mix for a second? I Am Legend; kick ass movie. AVP 2; sick ass flick ya'll. There, now that's 5 sure things. Sounds a little better.
  • For me its the same story its just rolling the ball. Due to the advancement of technology were being feed with different views which is getting better and better to the public.
  • justsaying…
    #71 I'd be happy to see your list of original films that will be thought provoking without being boring and ineptly made. Bonus points if you list only movies that don't focus on nihilism or the despair of the common man. #73 RocknRolla is on the list dumbass. Why don't you keep your nationalist hatred to yourself until you actually read the damn list.
  • maureen eimy perez
    wow i think the dark nights will be the next big thing in movie industry...it will be blockbuster yeah!! putang ina nio!!! gag0
  • mckinlay
    I thought the list was great. Lots of movies i can't wait to see, but the comments on this board are hillarious and somewhat insightful. I too would like to see another list of more original/ independant films. althought i give you props for the independants that did make it on the list. Also to the american hater i got to say why are you reading an americana list then. i'm canadian and if i want a list of canadian movies i'd go to that website.
  • Shayna
    i think the top movies of '08 are going to be; 1.) Dark night 2.) 27 dresses 3.) wall*e 4.) Kung fu panda and 5.) Indianna Jones
  • SAC
    Looks like there are a lot of stupid people out there. Wondering why there movie isnt on the list when it actually is. wow....
  • when will love in the time of cholera be shown here?
  • Brandon
    Well, I've been eying that list and it seems to tot a lot of movies I want to see. But here is my list of movies people will probably top out at, just because of the cast behind them. 1. Iron Man 2. The Dark Knight 3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 4. The Incredible Hulk 5. Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Rica
    I haven't seen all the movies yet but I think they'll be exciting to watch.Me and my friends are happy that so many movies are going to be previewed this year. Until then, keep creating more.
  • Andreena
    Wow, this really is the year of movies. Can't wait to watch all the movies.
  • Rica
    ''Get smart'' would be fun to watch. Can't wait until it is released. Until then create some more movies.
  • I've made a personal traslation to spanish on this post on my blog: http://www.pajareo.com/index.php/topic,1971.0.html Of course, I've noticed the source 😉 A good work. Thank you.
  • Nick
    Top 5 Anticipated Movies for 2008 1) The Dark Night 2) Cloverfield 3) The X-Files2 4) The Mummy 3 5) Jumper
  • lee
    top three anticipated films of 2008 1) cloverfield (looks absolutely amazin) 2) jumper (great story) 3) i am legend (great film but the ending is a little disapointin)
  • Cool list! Indeed, 2008 should be great!
  • Rob
    My 5 most anticipated. 1) The Dark Knight 2) Indy 4 3) Doomsday 4) Rambo 5) The International
  • Sonny
    Bad Boys 3????????????????????????????????????????????????/ Is there going to be a Bad Boys 3 I heard that it was in the making and so forth and would like to know if it is a possibility or if they are going to do it or not.
  • Nacho
    I am really excited about Choke. Loved the book and if it is half as good as the Fight Club movie was, I'll be happy.
  • the boss
    when is terminator 4 coming out?? i heard its in the making...
  • Paul
    @the boss Dependent on the writers strike T4 should be a tent pole release for 2009, its also the start of a new trilogy of films set in the future. p.s. RIP Heath Ledger, TDK has even more weight now.
  • ruben
    come on!! X Files 2 is the biggest film in 2008!!! For sure!!!!
  • Aboot
    HEY IVANA! go to comment 76! that is me! yay NOVAK DJOKOVIC! he is sexy
  • Twobra
    nope sorry its not 76 74 get it? let me know at school yo later
  • tonymontana
    1. X FILES 2 2. RiGHTEOUS KILL 3........ 4........ 5......
  • elkensteyin
    Not sure if has already been mentioned, but let's not forget about The Mutant Chronicles http://www.mutantchroniclesthemovie.com/
  • scoot
    you know harry potter is going to kick butt.
  • How can Rambo be one of the reasons. No, really: Rambo! Jesus. Any non-english movies for a change? Non-Hollywood?
  • Him
    What about Madagascar 2: The Crate Escape.
  • d&$trOy
    You forgot about DRAGONBALL, where Justin Chatwin is Goku and James Marsters is King Piccolo
  • dumbsite
    you put wack movies on there and leave out dragonball sin city 2 jeeez
  • HOWD YOU FORGET THE BEST MOVIEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TWILIGHT!!!! by stephenie meyer.. its the most awsomest movie and i cant wait till it arrives.... http://www.stepheniemeyer.com twilight new moon eclipse (and the graavely anticipated) breaking dawn READDD themm!!! sooooo gooodd.
  • Alyssa
    I agree with comment 108! HTH can you forget Twilight?! People have been waiting years for this movie and now they're actually filming it and it comes out on Dec. 12, 2008.
  • anu
    ummm....lots of films buh i cnt reli tell wen i am scrolling dwn...there is too much information an bond 22 has turned in to the quantam of solace.
  • Well, halway through 2008 and it's looking pretty good.
  • Xavier
    I really want to see mostly all these movies because they have a lot of action in them. especially Zach and Miri make a porno.
  • I think you are all Halflings and that you need to eat lots and lots of human meat.
  • misty
    I really want to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince i am a big harry potter fan and the harry potter and deathly hallows film will be split in to two movies one will be out in 2010 and the other will be out 2011.
  • LOC
    I can't till Harry Potter, The Mummy 3, and The X-Files 2 movies to hit the streets.
  • Eduardo Rosas
    Here's my top 5 movies. 1. Iron Man 2. The Incredible Hulk 3. The Dark Night 4. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 5. Rambo
  • savannah love
    I was wanting to know if you are going to put Twilight on your website. Twilight is going to be out December 12,2008
  • ana
  • cloe
    Wheres prom night?i mean i know it wasnt the best movie but i still think it should be up there!
  • 23956248756vfkjhergfer
    what about madagascar:escape 2 africa coming out november 2008
  • ashly
    106 and 107.. Its why 2008 will be great... not 2009. They do have those listed... and why are you excited about Dragonball. It looks like crap. While the effects are good... it just looks like crap really. i'm hoping for the best though.
  • yapesechic
    stupid people!! ur comments are just a waste of time!!lol, im wasting my time!
  • I think they're only a few movies out there that caught my eye, id say dark knight was the only movie i thought that was worth while, the others except Kung Fu Panda was pretty crap.
  • bobby
    Where's Twilight?!
  • Cold Springs Dude
    Superhero movies warmed over stories again? Where's the beef?
  • sfj
    uh what about The House Bunny?
  • Blah
    Wow. you so missed out alot of movies probley over 10 or more. You must not know when alot of movies are coming out.
  • Roland Jess Flores
    Dekada Cinemanila Cinemanila International Film Festival Award winning International Films and also local component, shorts docus and others
  • Ken
    This list almost perfect, plus some suggested movies from comments... I'd like to add one more, Yes Man by Jim Carrey which will be release on 19 December 2008 (USA).
  • Ericdkdkei
    Seriously why forget the punisher your list is O.K. though
  • Rachel
    Where is TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!! you so totally forgot it!!!!!!!!:( This is a crappy list!!!!!!!! List some actually good movies!!!!!
  • I think otherwise this is a very good list my freind keep up the good work and oh dont listen to the idiots up staires (points up) oh did you here about that live action movie gatchaman coming out soon? and did you know kung fu panda 2 is coming out in 2011? keep up the good work and have a nice day!!
  • "tator salad"
    Ok now that all the hatin ass people got their retarded "that movie sucks" and "this list sucks" comments out of the way. I bet they all went and saw the movie they said sucks or a movie on the list. Grow up and get a life this list is about movies that look to be good so get off your "I know everything" high horses and shut the hell up haters. Oh by the way this list is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soak that up too haters.
  • Pao
    Oh.. I can't belive Harry Potter postpones to next year!!!! NO>>>>
  • Katherine
    UHHH what about Twilight that was like the best movie ever i just loved it
  • hd
  • emoemily
    TWILIGHT hows could they forget the best movie of 2008
  • 2009 will be a great year for movies too!
  • this movie is great.
  • Jonathan
    B The Dark Knight Tropic Thunder C The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Hellboy 2: The Golden Army Kung Fu Panda Wall-E 10,000 B.C. The Spiderwick Chronicles D Cloverfield F Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull HAVEN'T SEEN YET, INTEND TO 21 Adventureland Be Kind Rewind Blindness Burn After Reading The Changeling Choke City of Ember Curious Case of Benjamin Button Fanboys Frost/Nixon The Happening The Incredible Hulk Iron Man Quantum of Solace (James Bond 22) The Other Boleyn Girl Pineapple Express Repo! The Genetic Opera! RocknRolla Semi-Pro Wanted Zach and Miri Make a Porno Synecdoche, New York How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Madagacar: Escape 2 Africa Punisher: War Zone Doomsday Audie and the Wolf The House Bunny HAVEN'T SEEN YET, NOT INTERESTED Australia Babylon A.D. The Day the Earth Stood Still Eagle Eye The Forbidden Kingdom Get Smart Jumper The Love Guru The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Rambo The Ruins Sex and the City: The Movie Son of Rambow Speed Racer Valkyrie Vantage Point The X-Files (2): I Want to Believe Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Baghead Righteous Kill Hancock You Don't Mess with the Zohan Forgetting Sarah Marshall Blindness Stop-Loss Mamma Mia! 27 Dresses Twilight Yes Man NOT YET RELEASED The Box Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince The International Scanners Star Trek (XI) Trailer Trash Where the Wild Things Are Dragonball Evolution World War Z Atlas Shrugged Angels & Demons Sin City 2
  • stuart
    Why dont ppl make films like goodfellas and casino anymore. The Godfather aswell. Its all action and blowing up. The best film of the year has to be rocknrolla.
  • Noble
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  • Michiko
    Hi! Hot picture alert! If Paris Hilton is your fave, then I have a website for you to see. Who wants it?
  • A remake of Scanners just makes me want to, well, kill someone with my brain.
  • Excellent list of movies! I have seen a few and they were awesome! thanks!
  • I want more more list. But thanks for these list.
  • Useful collection of movies. Thanks for this list.
  • yes 2008 was definitely a great year for movies....... 😉
  • That's quite a list you got going there!
  • Thanks for the list. That's a lot of watching to do...
  • This is a great article!
  • I still haven't gotten around to watching Australia, but everyone I've talked to has been saying it's a great film. Although a bit dated, this is still a quality list for checking off a new weekend rental.
  • tae yan (()===D
  • Thanks for the fine tips and post.
  • I never did understand the draw for a lot of those movies, like Iron Man and Kung Fu Panda. Were they any good, or were they aimed more at children?
  • hello A list of every movie coming out in 2008? It could have been narrowed down a lot more. And how am I supposed to take this list seriously when it didn't include Righteous Kill?
  • All the upcoming movies seems really great. But I am eagerly waiting for Ironman and The Dark Knight.
  • joe
    Can we throw December in the mix for a second?
  • Good to see a cool non-WordPress
  • nice post




Alex's Top 10 of 2015
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Son of Saul
3. Victoria
4. Creed
5. Sherpa
6. The End of the Tour
7. Sicario
8. The Revenant
9. The Martian
10. Beasts / No Nation
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Jeremy's Top 10 - 2015
1. Anomalisa
2. Creed
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Ex Machina
5. Room
6. The Hateful Eight
7. Spring
8. White God
9. Montage of Heck
10. Spy
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