Big Fun Movies of 2008

I've finally seen Cloverfield! Because of all the fuss over the movie's release date, 1-18-08, there has been something of a common presumption that the events of the movie took place on that date, which is not so. At the end of the film Rob states that "it's 6:42 AM on Saturday, May 23rd," a date which won't occur until 2009. Details in the film, like the cars on the streets and the phones and cameras being used throughout, preclude this film from taking place on the previous occurrence of Saturday, May 23rd, which was in 1998, but, because Cloverfield is a fictional experience, who's to say how calendars work in that world. Perhaps months only have 23 days. ;-)

I enjoyed Cloverfield and I'm pleased to have finally caught up with my anticipated movie watching for 2008. I'll probably fall short again with the pending release of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and then "The Incredible Hulk." There are simply too many movies coming out this year for me to keep up with. Narnia:Wardrobe was a good enough movie, but I'm just not stoked to see Narnia:Caspian. I left it and many other movies off of this list intentionally.

Viewed - Title - Theater/DVD - Notes
20080429 - Iron Man - 20080502/ - Sneak preview @ Showcase Dayton South w/son
20080511 - Speed Racer - 20080509/ - Showcase Huber w/wife & son
20080517 - Cloverfield - 20080118/20080422 - DVD home theater-solo
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - 20080522/
- The Incredible Hulk - 20080613/ -
- Get Smart - 20080620/ -
- WALL-E - 20080627/ -
- Hancock - 20080704/ -
- Hellboy II: The Golden Army - 20080711/ -
- Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D - 20080711/ -
- The Dark Knight - 20080718/ -
- The X-Files: I Want to Believe - 20080725/ -
- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - 20080801/ -
- Quantum of Solace - 20081107/ -
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 20081121/ -
- The Soloist - 20081121/ - [a friend is an extra in this]

As you can see, there are more movies than months on this list, and it's hard enough to afford a single movie a month, let alone FIVE! I mentioned there are big, anticipated releases that I'm just not interested in seeing, but there are many lesser known movies I'd like to see that have been left off the list as well. C'est la vie.