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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The Summer Movie Season is under way! The films this month are still warming up the box office but there are some that could be box office hits. “X-Men: First Class” takes flight and opens the month which is a prequel to the “X-Men” films starring James McAvoy (“Atonement”) and Michael Fassbender (“Jane Eyre”) as the younger versions of Professor Charles Xavier aka Professor X and Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto.
Reminiscent of the hype behind “Cloverfield”, Steven Spielberg produces J.J. Abrams’s film “Super 8”, which sounds like a cross between “Lost” and “Jaws”. A partnership that hopes to have movie goers flocking.
The following week Ryan Reynolds is “Green Lantern”, which could be a big hit or a huge miss. Jim Carrey stars in the comedy “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” which looks like a delight for a family film choice.
It wouldn’t be summer without a Pixar film and this time around it’s a sequel, “Cars 2”. I rather enjoyed the original “Cars” film, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they’ve done with the sequel.
Toward the end of the month we have “Bad Teacher”. Cameron Diaz stars as the “Bad Teacher” and other cast members include Justin Timberlake (“The Social Network”) and Jason Segel (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”). This looks like a film that could have big laughs or may come up short. Also at the end of the month is the third film in the “Transformers” franchise, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. Most of the cast members return sans Megan Fox.
My spotlight pick of the month is a film that is out already. If you haven’t seen it yet, go see “X-Men: First Class”. It was fun summer film that was done well and the cast was great and it was certainly the best film in the “X-Men” franchise. Hopefully they can squeeze another prequel film using the “X-Men: First Class” cast.
Well that’s my June 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 Summer 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 X-Men: First Class opening in theaters on June 3, 2011, starring James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto. Full cast list can be found on IMDB.com.
Spring is here! So what films come out this month which is a prequel to the Summer Movie Season? Opening the month we have Jake Gyllenhaal starring in the action film “Source Code”. Following week Academy Award nominee, Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement”), stars in “Hanna” which looks like an intriguing action thriller. The film also stars Eric Bana (“The Hulk”) and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (“The Aviator”). Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) along with Danny McBride and Academy Award nominee James Franco (“127 Hours”) star in the comedy “Your Highness”.
Mid month Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway star in the animated comedy “Rio”, which looks like a cute film to check out with friends and/or family.
Toward the end of the month are some movie sequels. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return for the latest film in the Fast and the Furious franchise titled “Fast Five”. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joins the cast in this latest installment. Hayden Panettiere takes over as the voice of Red Riding Hood in “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”.
My spotlight pick of the month is “The Conspirator” directed by Robert Redford and with an all-star cast including James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, and Tom Wilkinson. Based upon true events, the film details the trial following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Well that’s my April overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for my movie picks for the start of the Summer Movie Season picks.
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Check out the teaser trailer for the X-men prequel titled, “X-Men: First Class”, starring James McAvoy (“Atonement”) as Professor Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender (“Inglourious Basterds”) as Erik Lehnsherr aka Magneto. Full cast list can be found on IMDB.com.
X-Men: First Class will be released in theaters on June 3, 2011.
In the past, there have been many December blockbuster hits including the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. This December seems to be the month of potential blockbuster hits with Academy Award winning directors behind them. Plenty of promotion has gone into James Cameron’s latest film “Avatar” which is an action/fantasy film starring Sam Worthington (“Terminator Salvation”). Clint Eastwood’s latest film “Invictus” has some Oscar buzz to it and it stars Matt Damon and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. Peter Jackson directs the screen adaptation of “The Lovely Bones” which has also garnered some Oscar buzz and it is definitely one of my top picks to see this December.
Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) brings “Nine” from stage to screen with an all-star cast including Academy Award Winners Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson. Another film that has Oscar buzz surrounding it is “Up in the Air” starring Academy Award Winner George Clooney. Before Robert Downey Jr. reprises his Iron Man role this summer, he first tackles on the role of “Sherlock Holmes”, which looks fun and action packed. Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, and Kate Beckinsale star in “Everybody’s Fine” which is probably the only film that takes place during the Holiday season. In terms of family films, there’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel”.
My spotlight picks of the month are “The Last Station” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”. “The Last Station” is a historical drama based on author Leo Tolstoy’s life and the cast is top notch. The film stars Christopher Plummer (“The Sound of Music”), James McAvoy (“Atonement”), and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is Heath Ledger’s (“The Dark Knight”) final film and looks to be quite a show. Well that’s my December overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out in the next month.
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Angelina Jolie as Fox in "Wanted" - Image courtesy of MTV.com
“Wanted” is a story about a normal guy named Wesley (James McAvoy, “Atonement”) who is recruited by a secret band of assassins. Angela Jolie’s character, Fox, trains Wesley and transforms him from a zero to a hero. “Wanted” is loosely based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones. In my opinion it is not a question of how but will Angelina Jolie come back to reprise her role of Fox for the sequel of “Wanted”?
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