I may be a little late with this and missed most of the September movies, but was there even anything in September worth seeing? I'm not sure. Either way, here are the rest of the fall movies (really October and November) that I think look interesting. Before I started looking for them, I couldn't think of any coming out besides Catching Fire, but there are actually a good number of interesting looking upcoming movies. Here are a few, listed according to release date. (So you have to stick around to the end to find Catching Fire!)
Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney: October 4
I'm still not sure what to think of this one. It looks interesting and intense but is she freaking out the whole time? Because that would annoy me. But she looks like she's in great shape! In the end, it really just makes me want to watch Apollo 13 again.
A.C.O.D. with Adam Scott, Jane Lynch and a ton of other awesome people: October 4
As an A.C.O.D. myself, this movie looks hilarious. I love everyone in it (did you see all the people from the Christopher Guest movies?!) and it has Ben and Leslie!! I really want to see this one and will probably end up dragging my poor husband with me.
Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi: October 11
This is not the kind of movie I'd typically watch but it looks interesting and intense and very well done. It's been a while since I've seen a Tom Hanks movie, the last one in the theaters was Toy Story 3. The last non-animated film of his I really liked was way back in 2002 for Catch Me If You Can. I wonder if this one will break that streak?
CBGB with Alan Rickman and Rupert Grint?! Yeah. October 11
I'm really not sure what to think about this one but I can't help but love Alan Rickman. Seriously. And did you see his hair in this? Awesome. I think if you're a fan of these musical groups, this would be a must see. Also, Rupert Grint is listed second but he doesn't seem to be in much of the film. I think they may just be pushing his name up to grab a bigger audience. Will you see this one? Is it because of Alan and Rupert? They'd be the reason I'd see it so I say it's working.
Ender's Game with Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley: November 1
I haven't read the book. I must read the book before I consider seeing this one. For those of you who have read the book, what do you think of this preview? Will you see the movie? Are you excited? I sure do love Harrison Ford's voice. I will never not think of Indiana Jones when I see him.
About Time with Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson (and Bill Nighy!): November 1
Yes, I know it's a cheesy chick flick but so what?! It looks adorable. Also, what's up with Rachel McAdams and guys that can time travel? At least Eric Bana was hot and naked when he did it. Oh well. And Bill Nighy is never a bad addition to a movie in my book. I seriously love him. I think I may have a thing for older british men. Is that weird?
Catching Fire with Jennifer Lawrence and Just Hutcherson (plus every one else!!!!): November 22
Cannot wait for this one. I'm not rereading the books because I don't want them fresh in my mind when I go in to see this. But it, like The Hunger Games, looks really well done and the emotions and actions of the characters seem true to the book. I hope it feels the same during the whole movie. Also, I hope they don't have Caesar cutting into the games in this one. That was by far my least favorite part of the last one. And I really can't wait to see the arena and how it all works and all of the other tributes and everything! Were you upset that they showed how the 75th Games' Tributes are chosen in the preview? I think the look that Effie gives Katniss might make me cry during the real movie. Who's going opening weekend?
Those are the fall movies that have caught my eye. Of course Catching Fire is the one I'll definitely be seeing. Other than that, I'm just not sure yet. It also seems that the male stars are leading this seasons movies. Besides George and Tom and Harrison and Alan from above, we also have Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings, Chris Hemsworth in the new Thor movie and Rush, Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street, Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Jon (which he wrote and directed as well), and Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in Runner Runner. And did you know they have another Romeo and Juliet remake coming out? This one has Hailee Steinfeld and Paul Giamatti and the guy from Homeland. Alan Rickman and Colin Firth are also in a movie together coming out October 12 with Stanley Tucci and Cameron Diaz which was written by the Coen brother called Gambit but it, unfortunately and surprisingly, does not look good.
So let me hear it! What movies are you looking forward to this fall? Which are your must sees? And most importantly, which handsome leading man are you most likely to spend your money on?
It's summer time again and usually that means great big exciting blockbuster movies. But to be honest, there aren't that many movies I'm excited about this summer. I'm not even sure I'll see more than one in the actual theaters. And that one will be a kids movie. But there are a lot of big movies coming out with lots of big names, so I'll share the ones that look most interesting to me.
1. Despicable Me 2 (July 3) - This is the one movie I'm really hoping to see in the theater this summer, if only I can convince my kids to go with me! I love Gru! And somehow the minions manage to be funny to both the kids and me. They love the first one, so I'm really hoping we can make it to this one.
2. This is the End (June 12) - Ok, I know this one looks ridiculous, but we all need some fun, mindless entertainment every once in a while, right? Plus, look at all the people in it. I'll go for them. But I will be pissed if it ends up not being funny. What do you think the chances are that it will be good?
3. World War Z (June 21) - Has there been any more talk about a summer movie than this one? I've been hearing about this movie for what seems like years and we're finally getting the chance to see it. While it looks interesting as far as zombie movies go, I'm not sure I actually want to see this one in the theaters. There's just something about the whole thing that makes me have a negative feeling about it. What do you think? Have you read the book? Will you go see this one? I'm going to wait and maybe catch it on video.
4. Monsters University (June 21) - Who's excited for this one? I've been up and down about it. I loved Monsters, Inc. when it came out (in 2001) but my kids never got into it. So they couldn't care less about this movie. If I were younger or had kids that were excited, I'd definitely see it. But I'm not sure this one has an audience outside of that. Do you think having 12 years between the movies will hurt this one?
5. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (August 16) - I'm going to say what everyone else has said about this, please let it be better than the first one. I wasn't a huge Percy Jackson fan when the first came out. I read and enjoyed the first book but then I saw the movie and that kind of killed all the feelings I had for it. So I haven't read the second book. But now that this movie is finally coming out, I think I'm going to need to read it. And I'll be honest, the trailer looks kind of good. Plus, Nathan Fillion and Stanley Tucci? Yes.
6. The Wolverine (July 26) - Am I the only one who is getting burned out on Wolverine? I love the guy, I really do. I fell for him in the first X-Men movie, fell for him again in the next two movies, and fell for him again again in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. But now we have another Wolverine movie? And we see him again next year in the X-Men: Days of the Future Past. I'm definitely getting burned out. What about you guys? Are you excited for The Wolverine? Is there more of his story that we haven't seen yet?
There are a few more that seem interesting this summer: The Bling Ring (with Emma Watson!), The Lone Ranger, and Elysium. I know I won't see any of these in the theater but maybe someday down the road I'll rent them on video. I was really impressed with Emma Watson in Perks, so hopefully that trend will continue with The Bling Ring. The Lone Ranger is one I can't decide on. The trailers look better than I thought they would but how many times have we been burned by good-looking trailers? And Elysium intrigues me a bit for some reason. I love Matt Damon and I think he's awesome, but even the trailer isn't that great. So I'm not sure why I'm drawn to it, but maybe it'll prove me wrong.
Are there any summer movies you are really looking forward to? Is anyone going to see Man of Steel? I'd love to hear your thoughts if you see it. Did you see any Spring movies that you loved? If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend Star Trek Into Darkness. It was awesome. If you have any knowledge of the show, there are tons of inside jokes. And nothing compares to Spock and Kirk. Nothing. I loved it. So see it if you haven't and then let me know what you think. And I'll see you all back here in early September for a preview of Fall movies! Catching Fire anyone?!?!
Even though I woke up to fresh snow on the ground today, I've been told that spring is actually on its way to us. And while right now I believe that this is the beginning of the end of the world and winter and snow will be here until the end, it seems that we'll at least be calling it spring soon, so that means it's time for another season of movie previews!
As for winter movies, I did actually get out to see three of them in the theaters: Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook, and Warm Bodies. And I really liked all of them. I thought they did a really great job with Warm Bodies, although it did have a slightly different feel than the book. I loved Silver Linings Playbook and was really surprised by Bradley Coopers performance. And even though I really do love Jennifer Lawrence and thought she did a great job in the movie, I'm not actually convinced that she deserved the Oscar for that movie. It seemed to me that she was just really loud and screamed a lot. But it was an emotional movie and role, so maybe I'm wrong. I just haven't seen any of the other nominated performances. And Les Mis. What can I say? I don't think I've ever cried so much in a movie. Ever. It wasn't perfect. But it was emotional. I was sad I didn't see The Hobbit. But when it came time to sit in a theater for 3+ hours, I just couldn't do it. It's too long, especially when it means we'll need a babysitter for at least that long as well. I'd rather spend that time at home watching on video (or DVD, for those of you too young to use the old terms).
But enough with winter! Let's move on to spring!
- Iron Man 3 - May 3: I am so excited for this movie! And this preview is awesome. They've done such a great job with the Iron Man movies, and while I've never read the comics and didn't know his story before seeing the movies and therefore can't compare the two, I do know that Iron Man raised the bar for superhero movies and I will be forever grateful for that.
- Star Trek Into Darkness - May 15: So, so, so excited for this one. Chris Pine. Zachary Quinto. Simon Pegg. Karl Urban. John Cho. And Benedict Cumberbatch!! As the bad guy?! I can't wait. If you didn't see the first one because you aren't a Trekkie, see it now anyway. Don't worry about the Star Trek thing. The movie is awesome. Seriously. Watch it. Now.
- The Place Beyond the Pines - March 29: Okay, I know I won't see this one in the theaters, but it definitely looks interesting. And really intense. Ryan Gosling is always amazing. And now I'm interested to see what else Bradley Copper can do. We'll watch this one on video, but check out the trailer if you haven't yet.
- Admission - March 22: Again, we'll probably watch this on video. This one isn't here so much because it looks like it'll be a great movie (though it might be, it's directed by Paul Weitz of About a Boy and American Dreamz), but because it has both Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in it. Together. I can barely stand it. Did you see his face in that last scene of the trailer? Love it.
- The Host - March 29: I never actually read the book but I have to say the trailer for the movie looks really good. I'm still not sure whether I'll see it or not, but I know a lot of people are excited for it. Plus, Diane Kruger as the villain? Love her!
- The Big Wedding - April 26: Okay, so it's pretty much a guarantee that this movie will be bad. But did you see who's in it? Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, and Robin Williams. My hope is that it will at least be funny enough on video. And, that Katherine Heigl isn't too annoying.
There are a lot more big movies coming out this spring that I'm just not that excited about: The Great Gatsby, The Hangover Part III, Fast and the Furious 6, Oblivion, G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Which spring movies are you excited about? What was your favorite winter movie? Do you ever go see movies just for the people starring in them? Are you more of a theater person or a DVD person? I'd love to hear all your thoughts on movies in the comments!
I love movies and there are lots of great ones coming out this winter! Whenever I see a preview for The Hobbit, I go a little crazy. I'm really excited for that movie. I have several others on my list as well so I decided it was time for a movie trailer preview post! I love these posts, I hope you like them too. I'll share some movies I'm looking forward to and then you can let me know which ones you're looking forward to in the comments. Here is my list, in no particular order (except for The Hobbit.)
1. The Hobbit: Can I tell you guys a secret? I have a little crush of Martin Freeman. I loved him in Love, Actually and then more recently in Sherlock. I can't wait to see him as Bilbo Baggins! I haven't actually read the book (gasp!) but I'm a big fan of The Lord of the Rings movies. I will definitely be seeing this in the theater! Maybe even this weekend!!
2. Les Miserables: I've seen this as a play and I've seen other plays made into movies, so I was pretty nervous when I heard they were making this. But when I saw the trailer I was blown away. I hope it's as good as it seems it will be. I'm definitely looking forward to this one. How many times do you think I'll cry?
3. Beautiful Creatures: I haven't read this whole book, but the trailer has me intrigued. To be honest, the book was a little slow for me and I didn't really get that into it. But I think the movie might be much better in that respect. It can't take more than 2.5 hours anyway, right? I'll be interested to see from the movie if the story is something I should be more willing to invest in. I'm more likely to see this on DVD than in the theater.
4. Warm Bodies: I am so excited to see this movie! The trailer actually makes me a little bit giddy. A zombie who falls in love and becomes cured? I'm in! And I haven't even read the book! I definitely want to see this movie in the theaters. And luckily it comes out for Valentine's Day, so there's no way the hubs can refuse to go with me.
Also, does anyone remember little Nicholas Hoult from About a Boy? Man, did he grow up. I do miss that haircut, though.
5. The Guilt Trip: I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a little bit excited for this movie. I'm definitely a fan of Seth Rogen's and am fully willing to give him a shot. Also, Barbra Streisand was pretty funny in Meet the Fockers. I heard they even became somewhat friends on the set and an interview they did together that I read was pretty funny. I'm willing to give up a night at the movies to this one. Maybe I'll go see it with my mom and it can be a fun bonding experience for us.
6. This is 40: I'm a huge Paul Rudd fan. Also, a big Judd Apatow and Knocked Up fan. So of course it would follow that I would want to see this one. If it's anything like Knocked Up, it'll be an honest but hilarious look at life and getting older. I just hope it isn't too depressing.
Okay, that's my list of movies I want to see this winter. Are there any movies on here you're dying to see as well? How about any movies I didn't list that you can't wait to see. Let me know!
I've said it before but I'll say it again. I love movies! If it were up to me (which it is), every date my hubs and I went on would be to the movies (which they are). I still don't get out to see them nearly as much as I wish I could, but when I do, I want to make it count. I try to find the best movies and load up with popcorn, candy, and an icee, then just sit back and enjoy. In order to help prepare for the fall movie rush, I've put together a list of movies that are coming out that I want to see. Let me know in the comments what you think about them and which movies I missed.
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower: To be honest, I was a bit nervous about this casting when I first heard about it. I was afraid Logan Lerman was too old for Charlie and I was nervous for Emma Watson's first big starring role post-Harry Potter to be Sam. Then it seemed that they were keeping everything on set locked up tight. I saw maybe one promo during the filming and not much else. But then I finally saw the trailer and I got really excited. Let me know what you think!
2. Looper: I am a huge fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and I'm not afraid to admit that it goes all the way back to 3rd Rock from the Sun and Ten Things I Hate About You. But now he's a certified Movie Star and I can't wait to catch his next film. An action movie about time travel with Bruce Willis as his future self? It might be horrible, but I'd see it anyway. It's just too bad JGL doesn't look like himself.
3. Pitch Perfect: I feel silly even saying I want to see this, but I do. I'm a fan of Anna Kendrick. And while I'm sure this won't be any great, ground-breaking movie, it does look like a fun girls-night movie along the lines of Bring It On. And who doesn't love Bring It On?!
4. Wreck-It Ralph: When I saw the preview for this in the theaters I cracked up. A video game character gets tired of being the bad guy and game-jumps? I'm there! Plus it's got tons of people in, including Jack McBrayer who is always funny. I'm not sure I'll actually see this one in the theaters, since dates can be a bit rare around here, but I'll definitely rent it as soon as it's out!
5. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: Could this one be avoided? It's the final movie and since I've seen every single other one, how could I not go to this one? Plus, it looks like there's an actual fight at the end. So it could be way better than the book. I'll go ahead and admit it. I'm kind of excited to see it.
6. Silver Linings Playbook: Honestly, I don't know much about this one other than it's got Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper and has so far been well received. And I'm pretty sure I need to know nothing else to get me to the theater for this one. I'm definitely looking forward to it. I won't go see Jennifer's movie The House at the End of the Street because I think I'd have to watch it through my fingers and would probably still end up peeing my pants. (It looks really scary.) So I'm holding out for this one and am hoping I like Jennifer in it as much as I did in The Hunger Games.
Ok, those are the movies I'm most looking forward to. I know I left off Skyfall, a much anticipated fall movie, but I'm just not a big James Bond fan. Are there any movies I forget about? Have you seen anything recently that you really enjoyed? Let me know in the comments. I'm always looking for movies to see!