I'm choosing not to dwell on the depressing mediocrity of the freshly wrapped summer movie season. Instead, let's look forward to the fall/winter season, and 15 movies that will hopefully prevent 2007 from being a completely forgettable year at the movies. To start, here are the five releases I'm most looking forward to for the rest of the year:
1) "There Will Be Blood" (Dec. 26) - The trailer for this one sent chills down my spine. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (who hasn't helmed a film since 2002's "Punch-Drunk Love") and starring Daniel Day-Lewis (who hasn't starred in a major release since "Gangs of New York" that same year) as a pioneer in the cut-throat oil business, there's no way this won't be one of the season's premiere attractions.