Well, friends, it’s nearly New Years, and like most, I’ve got some resolutions for 2012. Firstly, I’d like to resolve to eat less frozen yogurt. It’s an addictive habit that’s honestly gotten the best of me. Another resolution would be to hit the theater every month, like a good, devoted geek.
It’s such a good time to be alive!! There’s plenty of upcoming challenges coming to America’s shores, and although times might get rough, I have my top movie picks to look forward to with bated breath.
1) THE HOBBIT!
For those of you who have read the “other” blog (the link can be found in the post entitled “Shameless Marketing for the Other Blog”), you’ll know that I’m deeply in love with The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again. Peter Jackson gets a big slice of that love. The man’s vision rings so true with the pictures Tolkien painted with his words! *Checks watch* Insert excited screech now.
2) THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
When I found the gift set box for Batman Begins in Lowes, my jaw fell open, and I was this close to doing a happy dance. After seeing the darkness that The Dark Knight left Bruce Wayne in, I have great faith in this, the third installment of the only Batman series worth its salt.
3) RED TAILS
A WWII tale from Lucas Films, a story of over-coming segregation, this trailer stirred my patriotic blood. This is no wait-for-Pay-Per-View movie, this is a go-to-that-theater event.
4) THE GREY
A man, stranded in the Alaskan wilderness, staving off wolves with broken bottles taped to his knuckles? AMAZING!
5) THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Can you say bone chilling? That phrase is certainly in my vocabulary after watching this movie trailer. I’m not normally a fan of horror flicks, nor am I overtly fond of Daniel Radcliffe, but this movie seems like it should induce quality tendrils of fear running down my spine.
First we received the gift of Cowboys vrs. Aliens. Now we get to watch Navy vrs. Aliens? Is anyone else pumped for this?
7) WRATH OF THE TITANS
Confession: I slept through the the first movie, Clash of the Titans. But this sequel may just have a story-line, and, (dare we hope?), a lame robo-owl. Bubo, we love you!
8) JOHN CARTER
Yes, it’s going to be bad. But I’m sure I can chalk John Carter up with all of my other favorite, cheesy sci-fi movies. Interesting factoid: Had this movie come out in animated form back in 1930, it would have beat Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. If I were to put a guess to the plot, I would say Planet of the Apes meets Conan meets Avatar meets Tatooine from the Star Wars series.
9) THE THREE STOOGES
Can I even dare hope this movie won’t disappoint me? What can beat the old series, where three lovely girls were inexpressibly head over heels in love with the Stooges? Where Larry, Curly, Moe (and sometimes Shemp) would get into gun fights that lasted twenty minutes, that mostly consisted of face slaps and eye pokes? Just keep my Stooges clean, film-makers, that’s all I ask of you.
There’s no trailer out for this one yet. As soon as I find one, it will be posted here in an edit of the post. Fingers crossed on this movie!
10) THE AVENGERS
Every super hero from the last decade, smashing enemies together? If the film makers can keep the action taut, and the story line going strong with all those conflicting main characters, then they’ll have my applause.
11) ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
Abe Lincoln inspires me. His speeches rouse my spirit. His memory gives me the will to become a greater American. So the fact that they’re making him into a vampire slayer in this day and age, when dumb Twilight vampires rule the hearts of every pre-teen in this country, is a little bit relieving. At last, we’re coming out of vampire-drama and putting fictional blood-suckers back in their place, which is under a wooden stake. Don’t worry, Abe, you’ll still live in our hearts as President.