4.29.2008

MCF's 2008 Movie Calendar

In just a few short days, Iron Man hits the big screen. Early reviews are positive, and there's a lot of buzz that this is the next great comic book movie. I always try to temper my expectations so I can be more forgiving, but from what I've seen and heard it's hard not to be excited. It seems like every year the movie industry caters more and more to the geek audience. Perhaps it's because my generation is now making movies, so the cartoons and comics of my youth are being adapted by my peers. Perhaps the film industry knows that most of us still live with our parents and don't have girlfriends, and have nothing but spare cash and free time for movies. Who can say?

So much of my life is governed by a calendar, from meeting requests I accept weeks in advance at work to the little pocket calendar I carry around to keep all my band dates straight. I'm already starting to run into conflicts and double-bookings, and some band leaders are less than enthused when new gigs pop up that I can't make because I'm already booked. I like my day job and I enjoy my weekend job, but it'd still be nice to put things in my calendar that aren't related to work. To that end, I'm going to look at this weekend and beyond, and see what my geek movie schedule is like for 2008:

MAY:
Iron Man 5/2/2008
Speed Racer 5/9/2008
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 5/16/2008
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 5/22/2008

JUNE:
Kung Fu Panda 6/6/2008
You Don't Mess with the Zohan 6/6/2008
The Incredible Hulk 6/13/2008
The Happening 6/13/2008
Get Smart 6/20/2008
Wanted 6/27/2008
WALL-E 6/27/2008

JULY:
Hancock 7/2/2008
Batman: Gotham Knight (DVD) 7/8/2008
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 7/11/2008
Meet Dave 7/11/2008
The Dark Knight 7/18/2008
The X-Files: I Want to Believe 7/25/2008

AUGUST:
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 8/1/2008
Babylon A.D. 8/29/2008

SEPTEMBER:
Death Race 9/26/2008

OCTOBER:
Max Payne 10/17/2008
Saw V 10/24/2008

NOVEMBER:
Quantum of Solace 11/7/2008
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 11/21/2008

DECEMBER:
The Day the Earth Stood Still 12/12/2008

Surely, I've forgotten a few...?

8 Comments:

Blogger RC said...

love your 2008 film list...no where am i prepared to put together a 2008 list for myself...i've barely begun thinking 2008 and it's a third over...

now that's scary!

4/29/2008 12:23 AM  
Blogger b13 said...

This is going to get expensive... ;)

"Perhaps the film industry knows that most of us still live with our parents and don't have girlfriends, and have nothing but spare cash and free time for movies."

You did NOT just go there... ;)

4/29/2008 12:51 AM  
Blogger SwanShadow said...

I rarely go to the theater anymore, preferring to wait for DVD -- no screaming brats, rude adults, or unpleasant odors in my living room -- but I'm planning to catch Iron Man on Friday.

I will probably do Indy, Dark Knight, and Bond on the big screen too, if the Iron Man experience goes well.

4/29/2008 3:07 AM  
Anonymous Scott said...

Isn't the new Star Trek film coming in December?

4/29/2008 1:17 PM  
Anonymous MCF said...

May 8, 2009. I think the writer's strike had something to do with it getting pushed back. I also read conflicting reports about whether or not Punisher War Zone was coming out this year or next year, but either way I didn't have interest in it so I didn't list it. Wolverine and G.I. Joe are also 2009 movies, so that list is already forming in my head..

4/29/2008 1:21 PM  
Anonymous MCF said...

Oh, and B13, I GO where I WANNA go.

(You know, as long as I call and let my folks know if I'm gonna be late. ;))

4/29/2008 1:23 PM  
Blogger Kev said...

Uh yeah you forgot one all-important one!! Star Wars: The Clone Wars on August 15!!

4/29/2008 5:22 PM  
Blogger MCF said...

I thought that was a new series? I was just listing movies, mostly theatrical with the one DVD exception for Gotham Knight.

4/29/2008 6:27 PM  

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