Please distribute this URL as you see fit. By Ted Baldwin

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I Can Hardly Wait

Reviewed: Along the way.

     It's BIG! It's BAD! It's all I had...
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Updated 1/4/01 With a listing from IMDB of all releases in 2001, updated periodically
Drama, serious stuff SCI-FI, Horror, Animated, Etc. Comedy
A.I.

Spielberg took the reins of this film - Kubrick had been developing it for a decade and a half.

The trailer talks about an artificial boy - good or bad. If he goes the Jurassic Park route with it, and the boy becomes monstrous - I think it might K.A. bigtime. If he goes the E.T. cutesy way with it, it might need a disclaimer for diabetics.
We shall see when a real preview is offered.
Mummy II

Looks like revisionist history.

Expect to see me down in front the day this opens.
Looks like everybody is baaaaaaaaack.
Shrek

Another ambitious 3-D dungeons and dragons type pic.

Take your kids.
Thirteen Days

Looks like more revisionist history. I lived through this crap, and it was nothing but sheer terror and getting the fallout shelters ready. If you missed all the excitement, check it out, but I doubt it will show you the impact it had on small-town America.

Dracula 2000

Wes Craven and Dracula? Sure why not. Filmed in New Orleans. Even if it is terrible, which it seems to be with now super cliche'd Matrix type wall walking, it is still a Dracula movie!
Double Take

Looks like a cross between Silver Streak and Trading places with a lot of soul thrown in out and about. Might be hilarious, maybe on a par with Martin Lawrence flicks for quality, with some explosions thrown in for good measure.
Antitrust

Super anti-corporate anti-big moneyman flick redevelops fear, paranoia and hysteria surrounding the capabilities of computers to influence our everyday lives.

Tim Robbins is the Bill Gates nemesistic character opposing cute little Ryan Phillippe.
Can Ryan save the world?
The Gift

Keanu Reeves with bad hair and a pickup truck menacing poor little Cate Blanchett who can see things, in her mind, turribul thangs....like who kilt who.

ehhh. Can't tell what it will be like.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Sprawling period piece set in the depression. Have not a clue what it is a bout, but it is Joel and Ethan Cohen, and after Fargo, they can do almost anything they want.

And I like George Clooney.
Look for Louisiana star John McConnell as the manager of the Woolworth's store!
Pearl Harbor

Kick-ass remake - so far as the preview goes. I did not live through this - but my folks did. I plan to take my dad to see it, Memorial Day.
Astro boy

I think I saw this trailer.


That's the problem with a lot of stuff today, yesterday and tomorrow. Can't tell it apart, not that you'd need to.
sigh...
Johnny Neutron

3-D cartoony epic.

Jetsons were more original; this looks like the current wave of animation - not that great stylistically - trying for a 60's retrofit.
When will they realize the 50's WB cartoons got it right?
AND LOOK AT ALL THE CRUMMY STUFF COMING OUT IN SUMMER 2001!!!!
A.I.
Astro Boy
Atlantis
Blair Witch: The Sequel
Die Hard 4
Doc Savage
Final Fantasy: The Movie
Harry Potter
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Johnny Neutron: Boy Genius
Jurassic Park 3
Kings of Comedy

The Matrix 2
The Matrix 3
The Mummy 2
Ocean's 11
Pearl Harbor
Planet of the Apes
The Sea Wolf
Shrek
Spiderman
The Sum of All Fears
Timeline
Tomb Raider
The Travel Agent
True Lies 2
  Not an Oscar* winner among them, but boy oh boy!!!!!   I can hardly wait!!
*Real Oscars, not the technical ones the computers win for those overpaid cathode-ray chewing plasma display gawking mouse pad pawing attendants - I mean real Oscars, for acting and stuff like that. You know, the real work. Not sitting behind a keyboard for three years, agonizing over every single little detail, surfing the learning curve on ever more difficult and choice- laden software, struggling to make photorealism unnoticed, thinking up real world scenarios and making them more believable and interesting than the real thing. I am talking about HollyWoodLand here! Not stretching the limits of human endurance to create a spectacle the world has never seen and could never be witness to except through the efforts of geeks and nerds and ponytail hair guys married to their pathetic little microstations with only the little people out there in the dark to appreciate what they spend half their lives doing. I mean STAR POWER where someone has a grueling day waiting for makeup to be applied or acting their lines to empty air because the co-star is not in the shot, and there is no need for them to be on the set, because the trailer in the parking lot is expensive, waiting, and inviting. That is work! Fretting about the possible emergence of a wrinkle, the agony of not knowing whether Mr. K. Aucoin will be able to do the 4,000.00 paint job on their faces (HE is really good. Met him before he was famous, when he would talk about what he wanted to do and nobody really understood his talent.) Or whether the talent agent they have is evil enough, or whether paying 100 bucks for lunch is trendy enough for two slips of watercress and a tepid bottle of lukewarm pond water. You don't know what work is until you've had to sleep 'til noon to maximize your beauty and end up missing the tabloid photographers and trying to find just the right escort to be seen in public with at the opening of some art gallery with pictures of Madonna dripping with her own sweat. Whew. I am tired just writing about it.

I can hardly wait!
These links from the Internet Movie Database
January 1st Stud City (2001)
  Firestorm Rising (2001)
Hemingway, the Hunter of Death (2001)
Beneath Loch Ness (2001)
Hook-Up, The (2001)
Move (2001)
Escaping Jersey (2001)
Raw Deal: A Question of Consent (2000)
Hawaii Syndrome, The (2001)
3rd American, The (1998)
(TV premiere)
4th American Friends & Lovers (2001)
aka Ten Year (2001) (USA)
5th Zheng hun qi shi (1998)
(Los Angeles) (New York)
aka Personals, The (1998/II)
Traffic (2000)
Chocolat (2000)
9th Glam (1997)
(video premiere)
Camouflage (1999)
(video premiere)
11th Golden Bowl, The (2000)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
aka Coupe d'or, La (2000) (France)
12th Double Take (2001)
Save the Last Dance (2001)
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aka Arte de Amália, A (1999) (Portugal)
State and Main (2000)
(wider)
Canone inverso - making love (2000)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Forgive Me Father (2000)
Thirteen Days (2000)
AntiTrust (2001)
13th Trolösa (2000)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
aka Faithless (1998) (literal English title)
aka Infedele, L' (2000) (Italy)
14th Pollock (2000)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
15th Plata quemada (2000)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
aka Burning Money (2000) (International: English title)
aka Burnt Money (2001) (USA)
16th Yixizhuoma (2000)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
aka Song of Tibet (2000) (International: English title)
Python (2000)
(video premiere)
17th Saint-Cyr (2000)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
aka King's Daughters, The (2000) (International: English title)
Easter (2000)
18th Ave María (1999/I)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
Miss Wonton (2001)
(Sundance Film Festival)
19th Pledge, The (2001)
(limited)
Russkij bunt (2000)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
aka Captain's Daughter, The (2000) (International: English title)
aka Fille du capitaine, La (2001) (France)
Snatch (2000)
Green Dragon (2001)
(Sundance Film Festival)
Soul Survivors (2001)
Get Over It (2001)
Gift, The (2000)
20th Comunidad, La (2000)
(Palm Springs International Film Festival)
aka Common Wealth (2000) (UK)
23rd Dog Run (1996)
Dr. Hugo (2001)
(DVD premiere)
Press Run (1999)
(video premiere)
aka Deadline (2001) (USA: video title)
Destination Vegas (1995)
(video premiere)
Red Team (1999)
(video premiere)
aka Crimson Code, The (2001) (USA: video title)
24th Stille nach dem Schuß, Die (1999)
(New York)
aka Legends of Rita, The (1999) (International: English title)
aka Rita's Legends (1999) (International: English title)
26th Invisible Circus, The (2001)
(Sundance Film Festival)
Series 7 (2001)
(limited)
Sugar & Spice (2001)
Race to Space (2000)
Château des singes, Le (1999)
(limited)
aka Monkey's Tale, A (1999) (UK)
Two Ninas (1999)
Wedding Planner, The (2001)
Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien (2000)
(Los Angeles) (New York)
aka Harry Is Here to Help (2000) (USA)
aka Harry, He's Here to Help (2000) (International: English title)
aka With a Friend Like Harry (2000) (USA)
Trolösa (2000)
(limited)
aka Faithless (1998) (literal English title)
aka Infedele, L' (2000) (Italy)
Kids World (2000)
February 1st Vampire Hunters Club, The (2001)
Sordid Lives (2000)
2nd Million Dollar Hotel, The (2000)
(limited)
Valentine (2001)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
(Los Angeles) (New York)
aka In the Mood for Love (2000) (France)
Say It Isn't So (2001)
Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
(limited)
9th Amati Girls, The (2000)
(limited)
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Hannibal (2001)
Ring of Fire (2000/I)
Head Over Heels (2001)
Recess: School's Out (2001)
14th Teddy Bear Syndrome, The (2001)
Gabriela (2001)
Price of Milk, The (2000)
(limited)
Almost Anything (1999)
Chasing Destiny (2000)
(premiere)
15th Road to Redemption (2001)
16th Saving Silverman (2001)
Sweet November (2001)
Ghost Light (2001)
Extreme Days (2001)
Company Man (2000)
(limited)
aka Company Man (2000) (France)
Down to Earth (2001)
23rd Prime Gig, The (2000)
(limited)
Enemy at the Gates (2000)
Veuve de Saint-Pierre, La (2000)
(limited)
aka Widow of Saint-Pierre, The (2000) (International: English title)
Original Sin (2001)
Birthday Girl (2000)
3,000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
27th Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001) (V)
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)
(video premiere)
March 1st Memento (2000)
Keeper, The (2000)
Photographer, The (2000)
Last Party 2000 (2000)
Eye See You (2001)
2nd Eu, Tu, Eles (2000)
(limited)
About Adam (2000)
(limited)
See Spot Run (2001)
Mexican, The (2001)
5th Life of the Party (2000)
6th Fever (1999)
(video premiere)
9th Never Better (2000)
(limited)
Center of the World (2000)
(limited)
Squelch (2001)
Dish, The (2000)
Adventures of Joe Dirt, The (2001)
Fifteen Minutes (2001)
To End All Wars (2001)
13th Totally Irresponsible (1999)
(video premiere)
15th Paranoid (2000/II)
(video premiere)
aka Stephen King's Paranoid (2000) (USA: complete title)
Deadly Rhapsody (2001)
16th Exit Wounds (2001)
Town and Country (2001)
Pavilion of Women (2000)
(Los Angeles) (New York)
One Night at McCool's (2000)
20th Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver II (2000) (VG)
23rd Brothers, The (2001)
Summer Catch (2001)
Fast and the Furious, The (2001)
24th Ice Cream Man, The (2000)
30th Amores perros (2000)
(limited)
aka Love's a Bitch (2000) (International: English title)
Animal Husbandry (2001)
Tailor of Panama, The (2000)
Spy Kids (2001)
April 1st In the Time of Butterflies (2001)
aka En el tiempo de las mariposas (2001)
Nobody Needs to Know (2001)
O (2000)
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001) (V)
Impostor (2000)
5th Rain (2001)
6th Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
Russian Doll (2000)
(limited)
Beautiful Creatures (2000)
(Los Angeles) (New York)
Blow (2001)
Buying the Cow (2000)
Brother (2000)
(limited)
Brigham City (2001)
Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)
Breakers (2001)
Hit and Runway (1999)
(limited)
Pluto Nash (2001)
11th Pocket Monster: Pichû to Pikachû (2000)
aka Pokemon: Pichu and Pikachu (2001) (USA: informal literal English title)
Pocket Monster: Kesshôtô no teiô (2000)
aka Emperor of the Crystal Tower (2001) (USA: informal literal English title)
aka Pocket Monsters: Lord of the Unknown Tower (2000) (Japan: English title)
aka Pokemon: Lord of the 'Unknown' Tower (2000) (Japan: English title)
Pokémon 3 (2001)
Monkeybone (2001)
13th Unconditional Love (2001)
Rock Star (2001)
14th Ruins of the Reich: Part 2 (2001)
20th Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
Glass House, The (2001)
24th 40 Days and 40 Nights (2001)
27th Krieger und die Kaiserin, Der (2000)
(limited)
aka Princess and the Warrior, The (2001) (USA)
Golden Bowl, The (2000)
(limited)
aka Coupe d'or, La (2000) (France)
Kingdom Come (2001/I)
Shadow Magic (2000)
(limited)
Driven (2001)
Wakin' Up In Reno (2000)
Prison Song (2000)
Luzhin Defence, The (2000)
(limited)
aka Loujine (2000) (France)
Forsaken (2001)
30th What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
May 1st Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The (2001)
Pinch Me! (2001)
4th New Guy, The (2001)
Heist, The (2001)
5th Code Conspiracy, The (2000)
10th Cannon Movie Tales: Cinderella (2001)
11th Fast Food, Fast Women (2000)
(limited)
aka Fast Food, Fast Women (2000) (France)
Mummy Returns, The (2001)
18th Shrek (2001)
Cheaters (2001)
American Outlaws (2001)
Bread and Roses (2000)
(limited)
aka Bread and Roses (2000) (France)
Rollerball (2001)
25th Cats & Dogs (2001)
Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
(Los Angeles) (New York)
aka Road Home, The (1999) (International: English title)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Bourne Identity, The (2001)
June 1st Knight's Tale, A (2001)
Moulin Rouge (2001)
5th Microscopic Boy (1999)
8th House of 1000 Corpses (2001)
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
15th Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Brother (2000)
(Los Angeles) (New York)
Tomb Raider (2001)
Swordfish (2001)
Highway (2001)
22nd Animal (2001)
29th Raging Silence (2000)
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Windtalkers (2001)
Baby Boy (2001)
30th Barstow 2008 (2001)
July 1st Life (2001)
Oklahoma Tragedy: The Shooting of the Mexican Students, An (2000)
4th America's Sweethearts (2001)
13th Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
aka Fûinaru fûantiji (2001) (Japan)
Evolution (2001)
15th Nomad (2000)
18th Jurassic Park III (2001)
aka JP3 (2000) (USA: promotional abbreviation)
20th Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Princess Diaries, The (2001)
aka Princess of Tribeca, The (2001) (USA)
22nd Hollywood Story, A (2001)
27th Spy Game, The (2001)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
August 3rd Bubble Boy (2001)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
10th Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Collateral (2001)
17th Jason X (2001)
(premiere)
aka Friday the 13th Part 10 (2001) (USA)
Collateral Damage (2001)
24th Angel Eyes (2001)
September 21st Training Day (2001)
Letters to Lauren (2001)
October 1st What Makes Sammy Run (2000)
5th Queen of the Damned, The (2001)
12th Juwanna Mann (2001)
26th Bones (2001)
13 Ghosts (2001)
Halloween H2K: Evil Never Dies (2001)
aka Halloween 8 (2001) (USA: series title)
Resident Evil (2001)
31st Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001)
November 2nd Salton Sea, The (2001)
Road to Perdition (2001)
16th Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) (International: English title)
21st Affair of the Necklace, The (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
22nd Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron (2001)
Snow Queen, The (2001)
December 7th Ocean's Eleven (2001)
19th Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
20th Arrow Man (2000)
25th Cinéma vérité (2001)
Charlotte Gray (2001)
(Los Angeles) (New York)
Beautiful Mind, A (2001)
White Jazz (2000)
Gangs of New York (2001)
     My dad started taking me to movies when I was two or three. (1955) I'd stand in the seat, and marvel at the stuff going on in front of me. Wasn't quite focused yet. I didn't know what previews were, and I sort of thought they were little movies - without making the connection between them and future events.

{short description of image}      I remember some of those today - Rodan, Forbidden Planet, The Mysterians, Tingler, and a blur of Cowboy and Indian images. I'd usually fall asleep before the movie started. After the newsreel, Cartoon, and Stooges.

     Now I scour the trailers for some glimpse of hope for cinema, finding it in the oddest places. I also have learned the feel of trailers that show everything with nothing left for the film.

     Sitting in the theater these last few weeks (no not the same one, but for the purposes of existence it might as well be one screen) I have been exposed to some memorable and not so memorable trailers (as they are known even though they now come before a film).

     Above are some of the recent ones that stuck in my mind- and it was either write this or play Free Cell. Anybody solve #3835?
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