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Upcoming Movies in 2008

Written By David D'Angelo on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 | 12/26/2007

2007 is now up for a close as movies get their final hitch this week. Among the movies showing in theaters, Nicholas Cage's "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" was at number 1 spot with US$45.5M followed by Will Smith's "I Am Legend" at US$34.2M.

What should movie goers like us watch for and behold in 2008. I have scanned some websites and come with some of the movies to watch.

To start with most probable in 2008 we will see more of the remakes, sequels and new superheroes to premiere in the big screen. Superheroes like The Flash, Iron Man, Incredible Hulk, The Dark Knight and remakes like Footloose and Hellraised plus sequels like Rambo and Indiana Jones.

Zac Efron from the movie High School musical will be playing the main character of the 1984 movie Footloose starring Kevin Bacon which will be getting a remake this 2008. Hopefully he can dance like Kevin does in the movie. It was rumored that this is one of the most expensive remakes. Another one that is getting a remake in 2008 is the original Hellraiser.

One Missed Call, the movie originally a Japanese Horror is getting an English remake. Edward Burns and Shannyn Sossamon are some of the casts. What will it sound like when you die? In "One Missed Call," a chain of people receive terrifying cell phone messages of their own final fatal moments.

Another movie which might earn the ire of the United States is, "Taxi to the Dark Side" coming January 18th. The movie depicts the persecution of an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan is used to exemplify torture practices used by the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay.

Johny Rambo will also be hitting the theaters on January 25th. In Thailand, John Rambo (Stallone) assembles a group of mercenaries and leads them up the Salween River to a Burmese village after hearing that a group of aid workers he assisted have gone missing.

X-Files is also coming up in theaters on July 2008 with a still yet untitled movie that rumors has it that it is a stand alone story. The question though is will this movie be outsmarting the previous X-Files movie? Another sequel this 2008 is The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor featuring Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, and Maria Bello.

When the world is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors head to an underground military bunker in a last ditch effort to stay alive then you are talking about Day of the Dead. This horror movie about walking zombies is another horror flick to watch in 2008.

Some of the other movies upcoming in 2008 are.

The Changeling. Starring Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich. 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.

Blindness. Starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. 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 a...( read more read more... )s her surrounding community breaks down into chaos and disorder. Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago

The Flash. While touring the crime scene lab of his uncle, Barry Allen, teenager Wally West is doused in chemicals after a lightning bolt strikes them, which enables him to run faster than any other human being ...( read more read more... )on earth. Becoming the Flash, Wally sets out to protect the people of his city from the villainous threats that arise.

College. Starring Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell and Kevin Covais. A wild weekend is in store for three high school seniors who visit a local college campus as prospective freshmen.

Piranha. In Lake Havasu, Arizona, a tremor causes the lake's floor to open, setting free scores of prehistoric piranhas.

First Sunday. Starring Ice Cube. Two petty criminals bungle their plot to rip-off a local church, only to learn the error of their ways from the parishioners they're holding hostage.

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. Starring Jason Statham. Farmer Daimon (Statham) sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian (Liotta).

Jumper. Starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jamie Bell. Once David Rice (Christensen) discovers he has the power to teleport from one place to another, he uses his ability to search for the man he believes is responsible for the death of his mother. Complicating his mission is the existence of a secret organization who want to exterminate people like David, which causes the young man to enter into a shaky alliance with a fellow "jumper" (Bell).

Vantage Point. Five different points-of-view are woven together to chronicle an attempt on the life of the President of the United States.

21. Starring Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, and Kevin Spacey.Based on actual events, six MIT students are trained by one of their professors (Spacey) in the art of card counting, and subsequently take a handful of Vegas casinos for millions.

Iron Man. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard. Inventor Tony Stark (Downey) dons his most powerful creation, a high-tech suit of armor, to fight Mandarin, a dark-minded scientific genius bent on spreading his influence worldwide.

Speed Racer. Speed Racer (Hirsch), a skilled young car driver who belongs to a family of gearheads, is blackmailed by the head of the nefarious corporation Royalton Industries to participate in The Crucible -- the annual cross-country rally that claimed his brother's life years ago. Behind the wheel of the Mach 5, his father's greatest invention, Speed goes head-to-head with his chief rival, the mysterious-yet-familiar Racer X (Fox).

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. With an evil king ruling over Narnia, the Pevensie children are summoned to help restore the throne to its rightful heir, Prince Caspian.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull starring Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett and Shia LaBeouf among others.

The Dark Knight. The Caped Crusader teams ups with Gotham's Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent to take on the city's newest villain -- The Joker.

Babylon A.D. Veteran-turned-mercenary Thoorop (Vin Diesel) takes a high-risk assignment where he must escort a woman out of Russia. His client, however, is carrying a synthetic virus -- one that could bring about the end of humankind. Making his mission extra-difficult is the cult that has designs on what rests inside the young woman's body.

Valkyrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, and Carice van Houten. Near the end of WWII, Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) leads to group of fellow German army colonels in an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler; the event would later be called the July 20 Plot of 1944.

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