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!
I love going to the movies. Love it. I love the popcorn and the big screen and the dark and the previews and everything. I'm not even that picky about the movie, though I don't do horror films. But good or bad, I just like movies. And one of the best times for movies is the summer. So I've put a list together of some of the movies coming out this summer.
Movies I've Been Waiting On
1) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. At first I thought this was ridiculous. Then I saw the preview, along with the rest of the world, at The Hunger Games. Then I read the book. Now I can't wait to see it. I hope it's awesome.
2) Snow White and the Huntsman. I know people are concerned with Kristen Stewart in this one, but I honestly think the problem with Bella in the Twilight movies is the script and not the acting. But this will certainly be the deciding factor on that debate. Either way, I'm looking forward to this one. I've loved each trailer I've seen for it and it has Chris Hemsworth. So there's really doesn't need to be any other reason to see it.
3) The Amazing Spider-Man. I wasn't a huge fan of superhero movies when the last set with Toby Maguire came out. But now I'm looking forward to this one. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are both in other movies I've liked, so that's promising. I know the Spider-Man story will be different than the others, so I'm interested to see how they develop it.
Movies I'll Go See But I'm Not Anxiously Awaiting
4) Prometheus. I haven't seen Alien. I'm not sure I totally understand what's going on in this just from the preview, but with a cast like this Michael Fassbender, anyone?) and so much build-up, I'd go see it.
5) Brave. I think this movie looks fantastic. Unfortunately, Pixar movies have become a bit too intense for my kids and I'm not going to see a kid movie on a date night out with my hubs, so this one'll just have to wait.
6) The Dark Knight Rises. I know, I should be dying to see this one. But Batman just isn't a favorite of mine (it's the voice). Even when it's really Christian Bale. I'd go see this one for the hubs, but otherwise I'd be fine to pass. (I also haven't seen the first two in the series yet.)
Movies I Need More Info On Before I Decide
7) Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Steve Carell and Keira Knightley? I'm intrigued. It seems like such a weird pairing, but the trailer seems kind of good. I'm not sure yet.
8.) The Watch. Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. Dodgeball anyone? Just me? I loved it. And I love Ben Stiller. I can't help that. But I'll still need more info on this before I decide if I'll definitely see it. It's about a group of neighborhood watch guys who discover aliens are living in their town and they end up needing to save the world. I'm gonna need a little more than that, like a really good trailer or something.
Movies I Won't Waste a Date Night (or any other night of my life) On
9) Rock of Ages. I just don't know about this. I'm sure I'd love the music. Maybe I'll catch it on video. Later.
10) That's My Boy. Ok, I used to be a huge Adam Sandler fan. Who else has said that recently? My favorites: The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, and, of course, Spanglish. I was even a fan of Click and Bedtime Stories. But I am not seeing this, even on video. Will we ever get another good Adam Sandler movie? I'm not sure...
Okay, that's my lists of summer movies. Now let me know yours! What can't you wait to see and what are the ones you can't believe anyone will go see? I'd love to know.
As everyone knows, or should know, The Hunger Games movie opens this weekend. After months and months of waiting, watching actors being cast as our favorite characters, catching glimpses of filming and finally seeing the trailers, the time has finally come. Starting at 12:01 am Friday morning, the world will finally be watching.
I won't, though. I am old and have kids. So I'll have to wait to see the movie until Saturday, when we have a babysitter scheduled and it won't be past my bedtime. But that doesn't make me any less excited about seeing it. Just less tired the day after.
So in honor of The Hunger Games opening this weekend, I am posting the trailer here. Just in case you've been busy with a life or something and haven't seen it yet.
Are you excited now? I can't wait. I think the trailer is perfect.