Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Coming Soon

Here's a list of some upcoming esoteric, science fiction, psychological and historical films that Masons may find of interest:

(QuickTime 7 may be required to view some trailers.)

March 31 — The Devil and Daniel Johnston. Daniel Johnston is a manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist, revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a stunning portrait of a musical and artistic genius who nearly slipped away. Watch the trailer.

April 28 — Flight 93. A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot. Watch the trailer.

May 19 — The Da Vinci Code. The murder of a curator at the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected since the days of Christ. Only the victim's granddaughter and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle the clues he left behind. The duo become both suspects and detectives searching for not only the murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect. Watch the trailer.

June 6 (6.6.06) — The Omen. A remake of the 1976 horror classic The Omen (1976), an American official realizes that his young son may literally be the devil incarnate.Watch the trailer.

June 30 — Superman Returns. Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic Superman Returns. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space. Watch the trailer.

July 7 — A Scanner Darkly. From the book by Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly is set in suburban Orange County, California in a future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant undercover cop is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode.Watch the trailer.

August 4 — Apocalypto. A heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Watch the trailer.

Fall 2006 — Marie-Antoinette. Based on Antonia Fraser's book about the ill-fated Archduchess of Austria and later Queen of France, Marie-Antoinette tells the story of the most misunderstood and abused woman in history, from her birth in Imperial Austria to her later life in France. Watch the trailer.

Still in production — The Number 23. A man becomes obsessed with a book that appears to be based on his life but ends with a murder that has yet to happen in real life.

Descriptions are from Internet Movie Data Base or the film's official website. Image is from A Scanner Darkly.

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