I like movies, but don't have to be the first in line to see a movie when it premieres in the theaters. The last movie I saw in the theater was Juno (highly recommend it), and I am pretty sure that anything prior to that was something animated. But I am SO excited that 2008 will debut two movies that I have been waiting for. And yes, my calendar is marked for opening weekend on both.
First, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Ok, who doesn't love a little Indy? This 4th movie has been a long time coming, and I am curious to see how well Harrison Ford does as the quintessential adventurer (it's been more than a few years since he donned that fedora and whip). For a girl who loves historical fiction, mystery and a little adventure, Indy is the ideal protagonist: daring, clever, and educated, with a great sense of humor. Plus he's easy on the eyes.
Next, Quantum of Solace - the next Bond flick. Where do I begin? Sean Connery left some very big shoes to fill when he retired from the Bond role, and I was never thrilled with Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan. But Daniel Craig? Oh Daniel, Daniel, Daniel.... I am close to speechless. Casino Royale was nearly perfect. I loved Dame Judy Dench as 'M', there was a good use of technology without being heavy-handed, the storyline was fast-paced and compelling, and of course there's our boy Daniel. Although he's not classically handsome, he is athletic, a little aloof, a quick thinker, and willing to finish what he starts. Plus he's an international spy. M'mm, M'mm good.