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Check out the teaser trailer for “Man of Steel” the next film in the Superman franchise. Henry Cavill (“The Tudors”) plays the coveted role of Clark Kent/Superman backed by an all-star cast including Academy Award nominees Amy Adams (“The Fighter”), who plays Lois Lane, Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”), who plays Martha Kent, and Academy Award winners Kevin Costner (“Dancing with Wolves”), who plays Jonathan Kent, and Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”) who plays Jor-El. Check out the full cast list on IMDB.com. The film is directed by Zack Snyder (“300”, Director) and produced by Christopher Nolan, director of the Dark Knight trilogy.
Will this new reboot be the “super” comeback that fans of the comics are hoping for?
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This November is packed with big action, big laughs, and big sequels. Kicking off the month is “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas”. The cast is back kicking it to another dimension…and that’s 3D. Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead the comedic cast of “Tower Heist”, which opens the same weekend.
Following week from the producers of 300, the “Immortals” hits theaters starring Henry Cavill (“The Tudors”) and Mickey Rourke. A film that can very well be a big hit. Adam Sandler performs double duty playing both the male and female lead in “Jack and Jill”. This film could be really funny or a flop.
Mid month is the weekend of sequels. The sequel to the Academy Award winning film Happy Feet dances its way to theaters again with “Happy Feet Two”. Part 1 of the final installment of the Twilight series, “Breaking Dawn” hits theaters too.
What’s November without Thanksgiving Day movie releases? This Thanksgiving Academy Award winning director, Martin Scorcese, directs a star filled cast in “Hugo”. The animated film “Arthur Christmas” answers the question: “So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?” Voiced by talents including James McAvoy (“Atonement”), Jim Broadbent (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”), Hugh Laurie (“House”), and Bill Nighy.
My spotlight pick of the month is “The Muppets”. Jason Segel (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) co-wrote and stars in the new Muppet film as well as Academy Award nominee Amy Adams. Who doesn’t love the Muppets?
Well that’s my November overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Fall Movie Season picks and if you’ve seen any of the films from this month…leave some feedback/suggestions in the Comments section on what to see.
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Check out the new trailer for the latest “Muppets” film starring Amy Adams and Jason Segell along with all of the classic Muppet characters. The film is set to be released on November 23, 2011.
Winter is almost upon us and the holiday season approaches. So what films will light up the holiday season? The month kicks off with Natalie Portman starring in Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan”, where dance can take a dark turn.
Mid-month is when some of the bigger movie releases are going to emerge. The third installment of the “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” takes flight. Academy Award winner, Helen Mirren, stars in an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” while Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star in the thriller “The Tourist”.
Getting a head start over the Christmas Day movie releases we have Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” (in 3D) which is sure to be a big hit, the movie adaptation of the popular cartoon Yogi Bear, and the rom com “How Do You Know” starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) and funny men, Owen Wilson (“Wedding Crashers”) and Paul Rudd (“I Love You, Man”). As for the Christmas releases we have the latest film with the Fockers, “Little Fockers”, the new adaptation of “Gulliver’s Travels” starring Jack Black (“School of Rock”), and the Coen Brothers’s “True Grit”. Also Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow stars in “Country Strong”, which opens as a limited release but will expand in January 2011. The film has also been generating some Oscar buzz.
My spotlight picks of the month are “The Company Men” and “The Fighter”. Mark Wahlberg (“The Italian Job”) and Christian Bale (“Batman Begins”) star in “The Fighter” which is gaining some Oscar buzz as well as “The Company Men”. Although both films have similar themes as other Oscar nominated films being “Rocky” and “Up in the Air”, they both seem to have a special quality that may be worth checking out.
Well that’s my December overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for more Winter Movie Season picks.
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As we ring in the New Year, we enter a new decade! So what movies can we expect in the first month of the New Year? Vampires, Romance, and the Supernatural…oh my! If those movie themes do not appeal to you, there are plenty of other films being released this month. Daybreakers, The Book of Eli, and Legion have been promoted the most in my opinion. All three take place in the future and humanity has to be saved in some way.
Family films of the month include Jackie Chan’s The Spy Next Door, Extraordinary Measures, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the Tooth Fairy. The rom com movies of the month are Leap Year starring Academy Award nominee Amy Adams and When in Rome starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel.
My spotlight pick of the month is Creation, which is based on the biography,“Annie’s Box”, written by Charles Darwin’s great great-grandson.. The film stars Paul Bettany as Charles Darwin and Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”). Well that’s my January overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out in the next month.
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Here’s another romantic comedy which is coming out this January 2010. The other romantic comedy that I first previewed [coming out in the same month] was “When in Rome” starring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel. For more info. on “When in Rome” click here.
“Leap Year” stars Amy Adams (“Night at the Musuem: Battle of the Smithsonian”) and Matthew Goode (“Imagine Me & You”). Here is a synopsis via IMDB.com:
A woman (Adams) who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged.
“Leap Year” comes out in theaters on January 8, 2010. Full cast list can be found here. This film sort of reminds me of “The Matchmaker” starring Janeane Garofalo. The plot lines differ but when I first watched the trailer [of “Leap Year”] I immediately thought of “The Matchmaker” with the mention of Irish traditions/festivals. If you haven’t seen it, I would suggest seeing “The Matchermaker” it’s quite funny.
The last month of summer is approaching, yes I know, it went by very fast but hopefully that does not deter you from going to the movies. I know it doesn’t for me. 🙂 Looking at the month as the whole, I find it interesting that some suspense thriller/horror movies are premiering this month as oppose to around Halloween. The movies that fall into this genre include “The Perfect Getaway”, “Halloween II”, and “The Final Destination”. Also a few tween movies seemed to have been thrown in the mix for this month including “Bandslam” with Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical)”, and “Post Grad” with Alexis Bledel (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”).
In my opinion the potential movie blockbusters for the month of August are “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” and “District 9” which is produced by Academy Award winning Director Peter Jackson. Seems like the trend for the next year or two will be the return of the 80’s. There are a lot of 80’s movies that are getting remade (i.e. “Footloose” (2010), “Tron Legacy”) as well as 80’s cartoon characters and toys (i.e. “Voltron” (2011), “The Smurfs” (2010)) that are making it to the big screen. Who doesn’t love the 80’s? Although there comes a point where it is over kill. Where has all of the original material gone?
My spotlight picks for the month go to “Julie & Julia” and “The Paper Heart”. “Julie & Julia” stars Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Academy Award nominee Amy Adams plays Julie, a woman who decides to cook a recipe a day from Julia Child’s cookbooks for a whole year and write a blog about it. The movie is based on two true stories. “The Paper Heart” stars Michael Cera (“Juno”) and Charlyne Yi (“Knocked Up”) and the premise is Yi making a documentary (within a film) about what exactly “love” is. A possible sleeper hit may be “The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard” which stars Jeremy Piven.
Those are my August movie highlights. Click to continue reading about the other movies coming out next month, and don’t forget to check back for my Fall Movie Season Highlights.
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Ben Stiller and Amy Adams in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Ben Stiller and his Museum exhibit friends are back again with a few more additions. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian was a fun movie that is great for the whole family, in fact, the Night at the Museum sequel beat out Terminator: Salvation to take the top stop at the box office this weekend. The Box Office numbers report that NATM 2 took in approximately $70 million dollars for the Memorial Day weekend. I admit this surprises me as I thought the latest installment in the Terminator franchise starring Christian Bale would take the top spot at the Box Office this weekend.
I actually enjoyed this sequel just as much as the first movie. It has the same qualities exhibited in the first film, but with bigger effects. All of the stars of the first film are back in this sequel but sadly they aren’t as prominent as they were in the first film. This film focuses more on the new additions introduced in this film. Amy Adams plays Amelia Earhart and acts as Larry Daley’s (Ben Stiller) love interest. Hank Azaria plays Kahmunrah, Ahkmenrah’s evil brother who plans to rule the world with the help of Al Capone, Ivan the Terrible, and Napoleon Bonaparte.
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD**
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