When I went to see Hellboy 2 weeks after the premiere, the trailer roster before it was painful. It looked like direct to video fare and fake trailers that you see in Hollywood-based movies...but they were real. And they have real people in them. All around town there are billboards trying in vain to sell me Bangkok Dangerous, Traitor, and Lakeview Terrace.
I think Nicholas Cage, Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson all lost a bet.
There is hope on the horizon tho (even if Harry Potter has apperated to summer). Surprisingly, the film I'm most looking forward to is Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. I'm not a Michael Cera groupy, but I could really use a Can't Hardly Wait-ish comedy that's actually funny (two of my friends have already seen and enjoyed it greatly).
Other Movies of Interest:
Bolt - Even tho Lilo & Stitch creator/director Chris Sanders was ousted from Disney's new CGI venture, I still want to see it. The trailer is funny, and compared to Chicken Little, this looks like The Incredibles.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - More than Brad Pitt or David Fincher, I'm excited to see an F. Scott Fitzgerald movie. I haven't read the story in so long, I'm hopeful for a somewhat original movie experience.
Burn After Reading - The only bright spot in September, I want to see this for Frances McDormand's reaction shots alone.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno - Hopefully the right mix of dirty/feel good.
Milk - I really had little interest until I saw the trailer. Still, I'm leary of obvious downer's right now. I keep having to dodge United 93 on TNT.