Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Movie Madness

Yes, I'm still short the market. Yes, I shorted more at the opening. Yes, my gut is wrenching.

To keep my mind off the market today, I checked out some upcoming movies that look promising. Release Dates and summaries provided by Yahoo!.

White Noise - Release Date: 01/07/2005
Michael Keaton plays successful architect Jonathan Rivers, whose peaceful existence is shattered by the unexplained disappearance and death of his wife, Anna (Chandra West). Jonathan is eventually contacted by a man (Ian McNeice), who claims to be receiving messages from Anna through EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), the process through which the dead communicate with the living through household recording devices. At first skeptical, Jonathan then becomes convinced of the messages' validity, and is soon obsessed with trying to contact her on his own. His further explorations into EVP and the accompanying supernatural messages unwittingly open a door to another world, allowing something uninvited into his life.

In Good Company - Release Date: 12/29/2004
Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid) is headed for a shakeup. He is demoted from head of ad sales for a major magazine when the company he works for is acquired in a corporate takeover. His new boss, Carter Duryea (played by Topher Grace) is half his age--a business school prodigy who preaches corporate synergy. While Dan develops clients through handshake deals and relationships, Carter cross-promotes the magazine with the cell phone division and "Krispity Krunch," an indeterminate snack food under the same corporate umbrella. Both men are going through turmoil at home. Dan has two daughters--Alex, age 18, and Jana, age 16--and is shocked when his wife tells him she's pregnant with a new child. Between college tuition, the mortgage and a new baby, Dan can't afford to lose his job in the wave of corporate layoffs. Carter, in the meanwhile, is dumped by his wife of seven months just as he gets his promotion. Dan and Carter's uneasy friendship is thrown into jeopardy when Carter falls for, and begins an affair with, Dan's daughter Alex (Scarlett Johansson).

The Assasination of Richard Nixon - Release Date: 12/29/2004
Based on real life events, "Assassination" is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman (Penn) who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

Blade: Trinity - Release Date: 12/08/2004
For years, Blade has fought against the vampires in the cover of night, with the world above unaware of the brutal ongoing war. But now, after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced out into the daylight where he is driven to join forces with a clan of human vampire hunters he never knew existed - The Nightstalkers. Together with Abigail (Jessica Biel) and Hannibal (Ryan Reynolds), two deftly trained Nightstalkers, Blade follows a trail of blood to an ancient creature that is hunting him...the original vampire, Dracula.

Ocean's Twelve - Release Date: 12/10/2004
Danny Ocean (Clooney), reignited flame Tess (Roberts) and the rest of a band of thieves and con men (some returning and some new), team up for another three huge heists, but this time they're in three different locations - Rome, Paris and Amsterdam. In Amsterdam, the prize is Rembrandt's "De Nachtwacht" painting, which resides at the Rijksmuseum. Meanwhile, casino owner Terry Benedict (Garcia), whom Ocean and crew ripped off in Las Vegas, is hot on their tail, looking for revenge.

I'm especially pumped by the upcoming release of Ocean's Twelve. The first one, Ocean's Eleven, is one of my favorite movies. Hopefully, Twelve does not disappoint. If you like Ocean's should try renting The Italian Job. The Italian Job has the same type of assembling of crew and heist plot as Eleven...but with a bit of goofiness added in.

One more note. We're finally enjoying some cooler weather here in Texas. I have to say, it's about time! This is my favorite time of year. Tis' the season for chili!

Later Trades.

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