Reasons to Go to the Movies Again in 07: Summer Update

RE-UPPED as of 6/27

Here is a look ahead at 2007... not everything that is coming out, just everything that might actually be worth your $12. These are the movies that you can expect people to be talking about, critics to be putting on their year-end lists NEXT January, and Cosmodrome to be regretting having missed. I'll continually update the list throughout the year, as release dates get changed and as new things pop up.

To Put on the Netflix Queue
An Unreasonable Man (dir. Henriette Mantel & Steve Skrovan)
The Lives of Others (dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
Zodiac (dir. David Fincher)
The Host (dir. Bong Joon-ho)
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (dir. Ken Loach)
The Page Turner (dir. Denis Dercourt)
After the Wedding (dir. Susanne Bier)
Black Book (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
Grind House (dir. Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez)
Private Fears in Public Places (dir. Alain Resnais)
Red Road (dir. Andrea Arnold)
Syndromes and a Century (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethaku)
Triad Election (dir. Johnny To)
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (dir. Tsai Ming-liang)
The Brand Upon the Brain! (dir. Guy Maddin)
Away From Her (dir. Sarah Polley)
Day Night Day Night (dir. Julia Loktev)
28 Weeks Later (dir. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)
Flanders (dir. Bruno Dumont)

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Catch In Theaters While You Still Can
Once (dir. John Carney)
Hollywood Dreams (dir. Henry Jaglom)
Boss of it All (dir. Lars von Trier)
Knocked Up (dir. Judd Apatow)
Crazy Love (dir. Dan Klores)
12:08 East of Bucharest (dir. Corneliu Porumboiu)
Ocean's Thirteen (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
Lights in the Dusk (dir. Aki Kaurismaki)
Black Sheep (dir. Jonathan King)
A Mighty Heart (dir. Michael Winterbottom)
Lady Chatterley (dir. Pascale Ferran)
You Kill Me (dir. John Dahl)
Sicko (dir. Michael Moore)
Ratatouille (dir. Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava)
Rescue Dawn (dir. Werner Herzog)
Joshua (dir. George Ratliff)
My Best Friend (dir. Patrice Leconte)

Coming Soon
July 20
Sunshine (dir. Danny Boyle)
Hairspray (dir. Adam Shankman)
Goya's Ghosts (dir. Milos Forman)

July 27
The Simpsons Movie (dir. David Silverman)
This Is England (dir. Shane Meadows)

August 3
The Bourne Ultimatum (dir. Paul Greengrass)
The Ten (dir. David Wain)

August 8
Dans Paris (dir. Christophe Honore)

August 10
Rocket Science (dir. Jeffrey Blitz)
2 Days in Paris (dir. Julie Delpy)

August 17
The Invasion (dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel)
Superbad (dir. Greg Mottola)

August 22
Hannah Takes the Stairs (dir. Joe Swanberg)

August 24
The Hottest State (dir. Ethan Hawke, starring Nick McFuckingDonell)

August 31
Halloween (dir. Rob Zombie)
Exiled (dir. Johnny To)

August Unset
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (dir. Jason Kohn)

September 14
Eastern Promises (dir. David Cronenberg)
The Brave One (dir. Neil Jordan)

September 19
The Last Winter (dir. Larry Fessenden)

September 21
Into the Wild (dir. Sean Penn)

September 26
Protagonist (dir. Jessica Yu)

September 28
Across the Universe (dir. Julie Taymor)
Lust, Caution (dir. Ang Lee)

Oct. 3
Lake of Fire (dir. Tony Kaye)
Michael Clayton (dir. Tony Gilroy)

Oct. 5
My Kid Could Paint That (dir. Amir Bar-Lev)
Grace is Gone (dir. James C. Strouse)

Oct. 12
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (dir. Shekhar Kapur)
Lars and the Real Girl (dir. Craig Gillespie)

Oct. 19
Margot at the Wedding (dir. Noah Baumbach)
The Duchess of Langeais (dir. Jacques Rivette)

Oct. 26
Things We Lost in the Fire (dir. Susanne Bier)

November 9
No Country For Old Men (dir. Joel Coen)
Fred Claus (dir. David Dobkin)

November 21
I'm Not There (dir. Todd Haynes)

November 30
Cassandra's Dream (dir. Woody Allen)

December 5
Cronica de una fuga (dir. Adrián Caetano)

December 7
Leatherheads (dir. George Clooney)

December 14
Youth Without Youth (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

December 19
The Diving Bell & the Butterfly (dir. Julian Schnabel)

December 21
Be Kind Rewind (dir. Michel Gondry)
Sweeney Todd (dir. Tim Burton)

December 25
Charlie Wilson's War (dir. Mike Nichols)

December 26
The Savages (dir. Tamara Jenkins)

December 28
The Orphanage (dir. Juan Antonio Bayona)

Unset
It is fine. EVERYTHING IS FINE! (dir. Crispin Glover)
Margaret (dir. Kenneth Lonergan) [Ed. Note: is this movie EVER coming out?]
Smiley Face (dir. Gregg Araki)
Teeth (dir. Mitchell Lichtenstein)
There Will Be Blood (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)