Well fellow readers, we are a month and a half into the new year 2008! Not much as really happened so far to make this year spectacular but that doesn’t mean it isn’t going to become a wonderful year. To be perfectly frank I really feel this year was designed around me. “Why do I think that?” you ask. Well let me share with you some of the highlights of ’08.
January 31st thru Mayish- Lost is back! Season four of everyone’s favorite castaways is well underway. We have done three episodes so far with amazing promises of a excellent plots, characters, and of course flash forwards! Who are the oceanic 6? What do the rescuers want? And why does Jack want to go back?
Febuary 26th- It’s time to seek a new Frontier. Based on the amazing graphic novel by the ever fantastic artist and story teller Darwyn Cooke, the New Frontier, tells the story of the origin of the Justice league and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray this Feb. Overseen by Cooke, the movie will be produced by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and will be the second in the new DC Universe movie releases. (The first being the Death of Superman in Sept ’07)
April 22nd – The Glass Passenger by Jack’s Mannequin will be released. This will be the second album by one of my favorite bands of this decade, if not one of my favorite bands ever. The lead singer Andrew McMahon is something of a piano rock genius. He was formerly in the band Something Corporate, but this stuff is much better. This album should be amazing, and I will give it a good through review here at 13melvins.
April 23rd- Batman: R.I.P! Beginning the epic story that will change the legend of the Dark Knight forever! Everything in Grant Morrison’s groundbreaking run on Batman has been leading to this story, and nothing will ever be the same again. Who will live? Who will die? Who will be Batman? The answers are sure to shock you in “Batman R.I.P.,”
May 2nd- I am Iron Man! Iron Man hits theatres this day. Now Iron Man is not even close to my favorite comic’s hero, but I will say this movie looks fairly kick ass. Robert Downey Jr. who plays the lead Iron Man/Tony Stark looks quite right for the part. I guess we’ll see how this plays out. Stay tuned.
May 22nd- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull will make it’s mark in history this day. I will admit right now, this is one movie I am really looking forward too. I am a huge fan of the original three, a huge fan of Shia Labeouf, and frankly this new one looks “wicked!” I will definately post a review for this movie when it comes. Take a look at the trailer here via thislink.
June 1st- Heroes die! Legends live forever! This is Final Crisis. The Countdown began in May 07 counting down 1 issue every week from 52. When the issue hits zero the comic universe will change forever! Written by Grant Morrison and Geoff Jones this is the story of the last days of the DC universe. Good or bad this story is going to be huge!
June 13- “We sensed it, we saw the signs, now it’s Happening!” M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie, The Happening, will hit theatres this day. Now I am a big M. Night fan and have liked everything he has done so far. I think this will be right up there with some of his best stuff. Get excited, the review of this movie will be Happening right here! Check out the trailer here!
June 20- June 2oth is a double hit. Two smash comedies will be released in theatres this week. First we have Get Smart staring Steve Carell as agent 86. I am a giant fan of the original 60’s series created by Mel Brookes and imagine this comedy will match up to the magic of the original show. Also starring Anne Hathaway and Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson. To watch the trailer click on the link above.
June 20- Second we have The Love Guru starring Mike Myers as a Indian Guru sent to America to help save a marriage of a leading sports player so he can get his magic back and help the losing hockey team win the cup! Also starring Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake.
June 27- Wall·E by Pixar! This is one of my most anticipated movies. Pixar has done so many amazing shows and this one looks just as awesome. Watch the trailer by clicking on the link above.
July 18, 2008- My most anticipated event of ’08. The release of THE DARK KNIGHT. Directed by Chris Nolan and starring Christan Bale, Heath Ledger, Micheal Caine, and Morgan Freeman this will be the single greatest movie of all time. I am so excited for this. Watch the trailer and tell me that you don’t think this will be amazing. While sadly this will be Heath’s final full performance it is going to be something to be proud of. Prepare yourself Batnation this is going to be fantastic. Watch the trailer via this link.
July 23- 27- This is the accumulation of everything else here on this list. COMIC-CON! Wether it is Batman, Lost, Heroes, Final Crisis, or the upcoming Spirit. There is going to be premotions, cast meetings, artist signatures, and the like. It is going to be amazing. I am very excited to spill my nerd out all over the place this summer with my geek people.
Septish- Heroes returns after it’s nine month long break. Being one of the greatest shows to hit TV I am quite excited for the return of Heroes with Volume 3 cleverly titled: Villians. The show is going to see the excitement of season one return as all the villians come together to destroy the world! Destroy the cheerleader, destroy the world!
Nov 22nd- The Quantum of Solace– Bond 22 hits theatres with a bang! Considering Casino Royale was one of the most awesome movies of ’06 giving Bond a much darker look I imagine this movie will also be fantastic and hopefully as dark and exciting as the previous.
Dec 30th- The Solomon Key by Dan Brown to be released. This is the third book in his Da Vinci Code series. Rumored to be based on Mormons and Masons this should quite exciting end to the year.