The Wolfman

This reimagining of the classic Universal monster flick looks gorgeous. Benicio Del Toro plays the tortured Lawrence Talbot, a role originated by Lon Chaney Jr., and Anthony Hopkins plays Lawrence's father, a character that was originally played by Claude Rains. Hugo Weaving is his slithery best as Detective Aberline. Here's hoping there's no full moon when this comes out on February 10.

Avatar
There's lots to see in this one. James Cameron's science fiction tale of an epic struggle on an alien world is on the way and all I could think through this trailer was how awesome it's going to look in 3D. Plan your Christmas shopping accordingly because this will be out on December 18.


Bronson

A young thrill seeker tries to knock over a Post Office robbery and his original seven year sentence leads to thirty-four years behind bars. During his stay in the slammer a new fame seeking personality emerges. Supposedly based on a true story, this will be out in limited release in October.

Still Walking
Fifteen years after a Japanese boy dies saving another child's life his family reunites for a memorial service. This low key but compelling looking drama has no U.S. release info just now.

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Produced by David Lynch and directed by Werner Herzog, this film is loosely based on a true story about a man whose experiences led him to murder his own mother. The Lynch/Herzog collaboration is enough to get me in the door. No U.S. release info yet.

New this week on AOL Moviefone:

  • Coal Country - Documentary looking at modern coal mining.
  • My One and Only - In 1953 a woman leaves her philandering husband and sets out with her teenage sons to find a new spouse.
  • X Games 3D: The Movie - 3D documentary covering the annual X Games competition.
  • It's Complicated - Romantic comedy in which Meryl Streep finds herself in a love triangle with Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
  • The Headless Woman - A woman tries to piece together whether or not she's killed someone while her husband seeks to cover her tracks.
  • Passing Strange - A Spike Lee-directed film featuring the award-winning Broadway rock musical.
  • New Moon - Third trailer for the Twilight sequel.
  • Gentlemen Broncos - A famous science fiction writer steals his latest novel from a young fan.