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Winter Movie Season: February 2012

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February the month of St. Valentine, President’s Day, and it’s also Black History Month. This month is a mix of movies. Some sequels, thrillers, and movies returning to theaters in 3D. The weekend before Valentine’s day is when a lot of big movies are being released. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson along with Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) stars in the sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth, titled, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”. Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington, plays a fugitive in “Safe House”, and it’s up to Ryan Reynolds (“The Green Lantern”) to reel him in. “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” returns to theaters in 3D starring Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (“The Black Swan”), Ewan McGregor (“Moulin Rouge”) as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Liam Neeson (“Taken”) as Qui-Gon Jinn. Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams star in “The Vow”, based on true events. The film’s storyline is reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks’s “The Notebook”. What kind of ending will it have? Sad, happy, or bittersweet?

Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in the movie sequel, “Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance”, which could be entertaining or a big flop. Amanda Seyfried stars in the psychological thriller, “Gone”, where a serial killer whom kidnapped her two years prior returns and kidnaps her sister.

My spotlight pick of the month is “This Means War” starring Chris Pine (“Star Trek”), Tom Hardy (“Inception”), and Academy Award winner, Reese Witherspoon. It’s spy vs. spy vying for the attention of one woman. It looks like it could be funny and entertaining. How far will one go in order to win someone’s heart, or will neither win? Time to pick your teams.

Well that’s my February 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 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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Summer Movie Season: May 2011

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The Summer Movie Season is finally here! The films being released this month all aim to rule the box office while some hope to be box office blockbusters. The next Marvel Comic hero to hit the big screen is “Thor” which opens the month starring Chris Hemsworth (“Star Trek”) in the title role along with Academy Award winners Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) and Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs”). Looking for more of a rom com? Check out “Something Borrowed”, which is based on the best selling book by Emily Giffin,

The following week SNL alumi Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph lead an ensemble cast in “Bridesmaids”, which could be a big hilarious hit or a huge miss. Another SNL alum, Will Ferrell, stars in “Everything Must Go”. It’s a dramedy (drama/comedy) that looks like it can be funny but yet poignant sort of like Stranger Than Fiction.

Toward the end of the month are some movie sequels. Johnny Depp stars in the latest film in Disney’s Pirates of the Carribbean franchise titled “Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides”. This time around Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona”) stars as the female lead. The Hangover gang consisting of Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) return for Stu’s wedding in “The Hangover Part II”, which is set in Thailand. Also part of the sequel train is DreamWorks’ big hit Kung Fu Panda returns to the big screen in its sequel “Kung Fu Panda 2”.

“Tree of Life” also opens this month and has a lot of buzz surrounding it. Brad Pitt and Academy Award winner Sean Penn (“Milk”) star in this drama/sci-fi picture which is directed by Terrence Malick (“The Think Red Line”)

My spotlight pick of the month is “Last Night” starring Sam Worthington (“Avatar”), Keira Knightley (“Atonement”), Eva Mendes, and Guillaume Canet. Reminiscent of “Closer” it explores relationships both past and present and resisting temptation.

Well that’s my May 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.

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Spring Movie Season: April 2011

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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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Winter Movie Season: February 2011

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February is shaping up to be the month of romantic comedies. The month kicks off with Natalie Portman starring in “The Other Woman”, which is a limited release. Portman seems to be having a big year with a Golden Globe win for Best Actress for her work in “The Black Swan” and she is currently the front runner for the Oscars as well. “Sanctum” also opens the month produced by James Cameron (“Avatar”). Can Sanctum get some of Avatar’s success?

Mid-month we have Channing Tatum (“Step Up”) starring in “The Eagle”, the story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet acted out by gnomes in “Gnomeo & Juliet”, and the rom com “Just Go with It” starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. Bieber fever also makes it to the big screen with the film “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” in 3D/2D.

Toward the end of the month there’s “Hall Pass” starring Owen Wilson and “I am Number Four”, which has the potential of being a hit or a big miss.

My spotlight pick of the month is “Waiting for Forever”. A little romance and a little drama is quite apropro for the month of commercial marketing.

Well that’s my February 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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68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Winners Recap

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The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards were held on January, 16, 2011 honoring both Television and Movies. It was a night with a few surprises and likely winners. Ricky Gervais served as host for a second time. In terms of Television, “Glee” won three Golden Globes. Supporting Actress, Jane Lynch, and a very stunned Chris Colfer won for Supporting Actor. The series also won for Best Television Series – Comedy. HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” won for “Best Television Series – Drama” and Steve Buscemi won for Best Actor.

In terms of movies, “The Social Network”, won four Golden Globes which were Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Musical Score. The Kids are All Right won two Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture – Comedy, and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy.

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Winter Movie Season: January 2011

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A New Year is upon us and awards season shall begin soon. So what movies kick off the new year? The month kicks off with Nicolas Cage starring in “Season of the Witch”.

Mid-month we have Ron Howard’s “The Dilemma” starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. After a few delays, Michel Gondry’s (“Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind”) “The Green Hornet” in 3D starring Seth Rogan (“Knocked Up”) will be opening this month.

Toward the end of the month we have Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher starring in “No Strings Attached” for those looking for a rom com.

My spotlight picks of the month is “From Prada to Nada”, which looks to be a feel good movie with some laughs. Alexa Vega of “Spy Kids” fame stars in the film.

Well that’s my January 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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Winter Movie Season: December 2010

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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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“Thor” – Teaser Trailer

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Check out the teaser trailer for the latest Marvel superhero to hit the big screen “Thor”. The film stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role as well as Natalie Portman (“V for Vendetta”) and Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (“The Silence of the Lambs”) and the film is directed by Kenneth Branagh (“Wild Wild West”). Full cast list can be found on IMDB.com.

Look for “Thor” in theaters on May 6, 2011, presented in 2D and 3D.

Miss the “Thor” Comic-Con trailer? Check it out here.

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“Your Highness” – R rated Trailer

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What if your typical search and rescue damsel in distress film had modern language but had a medieval back drop? That’s what “Your Highness” brings to the big screen.

Here’s a synopsis from IMDB.com:

A fantasy movie about an arrogant, lazy prince and his more heroic brother who must complete a quest in order to save their father’s kingdom.

The film stars Danny McBride, James Franco, Justin Theroux, Natalie Portman, and Zoey Deschanel. The film is due out in theaters on April 8, 2011.

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“Thor” Comic-Con Trailer

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If you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer for “Thor” which premiered at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con convention. Watch it while it is still available!

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