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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ten on Tuesday: Movies My Husband Can't Wait to See

This week's Ten on Tuesday prompt, "10 Movies You're Excited About Seeing," was just made for my husband. Tall Paul is always downloading movie trailers and checking out the latest information on IMDb, so I'm turning the blog over to him for this post. Here are 10 movies that Tall Paul is excited about seeing, either this summer or whenever they make it into theaters. (For the record, I'm with him on #1, #4, and #7, strangely ambivalent about #5 even though I love Pixar, and absolutely do not get the title of #6. I will probably see every one of these movies unless they truly suck, just because I really enjoy going to the movies with my husband.)

1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May 22, 2008) I was worried that it would be a mistake to make a fourth movie. I just hope that the movie can live up to the previews (which look awesome!).

2. Hancock (July 2, 2008) Will Smith as a super-powered alcoholic? I'm there!

3. The Dark Knight (July 18, 2008) I want a Batmobile so bad! I loved Batman Begins (Batman finally done right!), and The Dark Knight looks great!

4. Get Smart (June 20, 2008) I am a life-long fan of the TV show. I have the whole series on DVD. I really want to like the movie...

5. Wall•e (June 27, 2008) The previews look (only) good, but it is Pixar, and they haven't let me down yet.

6. Quantum of Solace (November 2008?) http://www.007.com/ Casino Royale was the best Bond. The producers finally brought us a Bond that was first and foremost a spy, dedicated to country and queen (and M). I was really glad to see the "girlie" opening credits were sent back to 1970 where they belonged.

7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (November 2008) This is a must-see. Loved the books. So far the movies have been great.

8. Star Trek (May 2009) I have been, and always will be, a fan.

9. Thor (2009) Thor was God of Thunder wielded Mjolnir (a hammer only he could lift) was sent to earth (sans memory of being a god) to learn to live a a mortal. After a decade, living as a doctor, he finds Mjolnir and, once again, becomes Thor. Having lived among humans, Thor is torn between life on Earth and Asgard (home of the gods).

10. The First Avenger: Captain America (2010) Have you guessed yet that I am a comic book fanboy? Captain America was one of my favorite comic book Heroes when I was growing up. Skinny 4F Steve Rogers becomes buff super hero with an indestructible shield and kicks Nazi ass - what's not to like?. I really hope that the movie is true to Caps' origin and features him battlin' Nazis and the Red Skull. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., was once Sgt. Fury and he and Captain America occasionally fought side-by-side.

So, are there any movies due out this summer, or in the pipeline, that you are eagerly anticipating? Please share them in the comments, and if you played Ten on Tuesday this week, include a link to your post!

14 comments:

  1. Looks like we have some in common.

    I played :)

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  2. That's a good list. Funny thing is; I missed the part where this was your husband's list. When i read "Thor" and " "Captain America" I was very confused and surprised. I will have quite a few of the same on my list when I'm done.

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  3. Ohh, thanks for the link to the Hancock trailer. Hadn't heard of the movie, but I love Will Smith. Just e-mailed the hubby that we need to go to this one. My list is way tamer.

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  4. Sounds like a good list to me, too. Have fun at the movies. :)

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  5. Mike - Those movies were why I specified that it's my husband's list :-D! I married a fanboy, but that didn't mean I had to become a fangirl.

    Teena's list - she's only looking forward to five, mostly comedies.

    Tanja's "tamer" list - she's got some older ones she hasn't gotten around to yet.

    Joyce's list - she's got several movies in common with the list here!

    Thanks to all of y'all for stopping by!

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  6. Great list (because so many of them coincide with mine). Of course, I have to add the Sex and the City movie to that (not surprised it's not on your hub's list). And I really want to see the new Adam Sandler movie where he plays a Mossad agent turned hairdresser. And Mamma Mia! (Never was an Abba fan, but Meryl Streep! Colin Firth! Greece! I'm so there!)

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  7. Donna - I may see SaTC by myself or with my sister; Tall Paul has no interest whatsoever. The Sandler movie is starting to intrigue us both, though. I haven't seen Mamma Mia! on stage, but am thinking I might check out the movie. Sounds like you've got some good Moms' Movie Outing candidates!

    Michelle - I have to read the books first :-).

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  8. All I can say is "Yep!" LOL I want to see ALL of these. Add in Speed Racer. I know, I know...it was panned by the critics. But I was such a fan of the original cartoon. I gotta see it, even if I hate it.

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  9. Becky - My husband took my stepson to see Speed Racer this past weekend. He said that he wanted to like it more than he did, but overall it was better than he'd expected. The 8-year-old, on the other hand, LOVED it.

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  10. We want to see all the same movies! Uncanny...

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  11. we be toys - Even Captain America? That IS uncanny! I didn't think anyone except my husband was looking forward to that one :-D. But seriously, I think this is going to be a good movie summer.

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  12. I want to see all of those movies! Except maybe Wall-e. I can't make up my mind about that one. I do want to see the new X-Files movie that is coming out this summer, which isn't listed.

    Hubby and I went to see the new Indy movie today and really liked it. It was fun!

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  13. Literary Feline - I'm on the fence about Wall-e too, but I'm pretty sure we'll be seeing it anyway.

    Tall Paul and I saw Indiana Jones today too! I'll post a review of it on the blog in the week to come, but we thought they got it right, and we had a great time. Glad you liked it too!

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