#1 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - Finally a sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 award winning flick with Michael Douglas as oft quoted Gordon Gekko. Douglas, now is a co-star while Shia LaBoeuf (what kind of name is that for a guy? It sounds like a dish at a fancy French restaurant) takes the leads as a young trader struggling in a tough economy (sound familiar) who is trying to date Gekko's daughter. Greed (and sequels, it appears...are good!) -The cash registers begin ringing on September 24th
#2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1 - a movie, or rather a book, so big that it had to be made into two movies. Our teenage heroes are on the run from "He who shall not be named," aka Voldemort, and looking for hidden objects that have bits of the Dark Lord's soul, setting up the big battle next July in Part 2 - The magic starts on November 19th
#3 The Social Network - who doesn't use Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace? Not too many these days, as everything and everyone is online. See the backstory of Facebook's startup, told from several different points of view. Aaron Sorkin (The American President, The West Wing, Charlie Wilson's War) wrote the script. I'm in. Log on October 1st.
#4 The American - George Clooney as a dark, brooding, assassin? Say it isn't so. Clooney can take any film and make it better. Intrigue in the Italian countryside. - In the cross-hairs on September 1st
#5 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Catch this, as well as parts one and two of the trilogy in case Hollywood screws up this great film adaptation of the Steig Larsson's "Millenum" series. Noomi Rapce is Lisbeth Salander as far as I'm concerned. It's hard to imagine who can do a better job of playing her. Lots of drama, in the courtroom, and uncovering Salander's tragic past, along with the cover up that wants to keep it a secret. Her court date is October 15th