Monday, April 2, 2012
Monday Movie Update
I think you can see by the poster posted above what movie I am most looking forward to in 2012. (Oh, Joss Whedon, you're my hero!) Although I haven't been watching the trailer over and over again since there have been lots of other trailers to watch. In fact, I'm starting to like trailers better than the actual movies, which just means that the people making trailers are doing their jobs better than actual movie directors. Sad, that.
Haywire (I didn't manage to see it in theatres so now I'm waiting for DVD.)
Underworld: Awakening (even though the first one was only mildly entertaining and the second one was so problematic I had to refer to Wikipedia's plot summary to figure out what was happening while I was watching the film on cable, Kate Beckinsale is a lot of fun to watch run around in black leather with double pistols. Maybe on DVD.)
Coriolanus (It never came to NJ. I will have to see it on DVD, dang it, in June. I have already been looking forward to this for months, but then I'm a sucker for Shakespeare anything)
Safe House (because Ryan Reynolds is just so appealing and I like cotton candy action movies; I still hope to see it in theatres.)
John Carter (of Mars. It was awesome! You should have seen it. Rumors of its failure were greatly exaggerated.)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen looks really sweet. Maybe on DVD.
21 Jump Street got incredible reviews, which makes me curious.
Wrath of the Titans (even though it seems to have stolen most of its plot from the Percy Jackson novels, it still looks like cool eye candy. I still hope to see it in the theatre.)
Mirror Mirror got really good reviews; now I want to see it.
Films still to come
Lock Out (awesome trailer; hope the movie is as good)
Safe (I will probably wait until video, but I'm developing quite a taste for Jason Statham)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits from the makers of Shaun the Sheep, which might make it appropriate for the kids.
The Avengers (So excited! I'm not watching the trailer every week, like I did with Star Trek, but I still expect it to be my favorite movie of the summer and worth at least one return trip to the theatre.)
Battleship (I am curious; if the reviews are bad, I'll just go see The Avengers again.)
Men in Black III - (MIB is my mother-in-law's favorite movie so she might want to see this, too.)
Snow White & the Huntsman (I was doubtful until I saw the trailer, which makes it look fascinating.)
Prometheus (this is the movie Marshall is most looking forward to in the summer of 2012; with a cast that includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Logan Marshall-Green and directed by Ridley Scott, it would be hard for this to fail. Possible, but unlikely.)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (I'm curious; I'll wait and see what the reviews say.)
Brave (Pixar's new film that we don't know much about yet.)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (looks like so much fun! I was one of the few who enjoyed the first film.)
The Amazing Spider-Man (this picture has transfixed me for months.)
The Dark Knight Rises (Can Christopher Nolan really finish his trilogy well? Is the Pope Catholic?)
The Bourne Legacy (Basically, I'll watch Jeremy Renner in just about anything.)
Total Recall (maybe; I like Colin Farrell and am not fond of Paul Verhoeven so I might find this version an improvement, maybe.)
The Expendables 2 (the first one was amusing; I will probably will see this on video.)
Argo (sounds interesting, although I have yet to watch any of Affleck's director projects)
Dredd (Karl Urban is a good actor and I've read enough about the project on Wikipedia to read the reviews and think about seeing it.)
Looper (comparisons to Moon can only be good.)
Skyfall (new James Bond; end of story.)
Les Miserables (love the musical so am curious about the film)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (do I have to make any explanation about why I want to see this movie?)
Much Ado About Nothing (directed by Joss Whedon, cast includes innumerable old favorites--what's not to like?)
And that's my list, so far.