'The Bourne Identity' and the 2002 Must List
What happens to Frodo in Mordor? Will Harry finally get You-Know-Who? And what’s this little Attack of the Clones movie we’ve been hearing so much about? While we search for answers to these and other cinematic head-scratchers, here are 10 more major movies that should have us lining up for tickets in 2002.
—BOND 20 You know, they could tell us that 007 has gone undercover as a sideshow clown and we’d still go. Halle Berry as the Bond girl doesn’t hurt either.
—THE BOURNE IDENTITY Matt Damon, Franka Potente (Run Lola Run), Clive Owen (Croupier), and director Doug Liman (Go) team up for a Robert Ludlum spy thriller. We hope its long postponement doesn’t add up to trouble.
—CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Steven Spielberg directs Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio in the story of the youngest man ever on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Original title: If This Doesn’t Work, We Give Up.
—CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND George Clooney gets behind the camera for the first time to direct an adaptation of Gong Show host Chuck Barris’ freaky memoirs.
—DEATH TO SMOOCHY In our book, there’s nothing funnier than a guy in an animal suit getting into a fistfight. So we’re eagerly awaiting the sight of Robin Williams and Edward Norton as battling kiddie-show hosts. (Think Barney meets Taxi Driver.)
—GANGS OF NEW YORK We said we were looking forward to Martin Scorsese’s late-19th-century mobster flick in this same space last year. We still are.
—ICE AGE So far, the movie trailer alone is worth the price of admission.
—PANIC ROOM One of our most incendiary directors (David Fincher) teams with one of our greatest actors (Jodie Foster) for an edgy thriller that pits a woman and her daughter against mysterious intruders.
—PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON UNTITLED Paul Thomas Anderson directing a top-secret Adam Sandler comedy. Hmm. The words totally bizarre pop to mind.
—WE WERE SOLDIERS Mel Gibson, Barry Pepper, and Chris Klein star in an adaptation of the best-selling book We Were Soldiers Once…and Young, about the first major battle between the United States and North Vietnamese forces.