'Bout time we had another movie chat. What movies are you looking forward to in the coming months? Here are some of my picks:
I have to admit, I'm not much for storylines about gods and goddesses. Should I attribute that to having to read The Odyssey in High School and fill out endless worksheets on the thing? But I will not miss this one for two reasons: Sam Worthington - the dude is handsome and sweet, and I want to see him swing a sword wearing that sexy leather skirt. Hee. Second reason? "Release the krakken!" How can you not want to see this one?
This one opened yesterday, but I think it's a 'wait for the $5 tickets' movie for me. And 3-D? Nope, gives me a headache. How many of you like to watch 3-D movies? Do you see they are coming out with a 3-D television? Oy.
Ok, I have a soft spot for superhero movies. Especially quirky ones. And this one looks the quirkiest. It's touted to be a comic-book readers' dream movie. I watched the trailer and thought 'eh'. Then I watched the red-band trailer, and knew it would be more interesting than the tame trailer could show. Oh yeah, I have to see this one! Just to watch Hit-Girl kick major butt. [Warning: do not watch trailer if you cannot abide foul language from a 13 yr old girl.]
Due in theaters: April 16
Saw the trailer for this one, and it tweaked my love for quirk. Andaction/adventure/comedy that tracks three Korean men on a quest to find a lost treasure map. One's good, one's bad, and the other, well, he's weird. It's subtitled, but who cares? It'll have lots of action and less talk, for sure. It's in limited release, in theaters April 23rd.
Whoever did the casting for the first Iron Man made the dream score when they cast Robert Downey Jr as the reluctant, boozing hero who may or may not possess a bone of compassion. I can't wait to see the sequel. Though I admit, Mickey Rourke kinda freaks me out. Since he's the villain that'll probably be a good thing. And don't we all want to know how Scarlett Johanson comes between Tony Stark and Pepper Potts?
Due in theaters: May 7
Is it wrong to wish they'd bring back Gilles Marini (the naked shower dude) for this sequel? I got addicted to SATC while doing research for a Bombshell I wrote a few years back. Watched all the seasons in one summer. I love this show! And while I don't expect much from the movies, it's fun to revisit the girls and see what they're up to. Will Carrie and Big finally get the big wedding?
In theaters: May 27
I'm not loving the poster for this one terribly much, but it does promise to be a lovely, romantic pic set in Ireland and features a fisherman who drags up a woman in his nets, who may or may not be a mermaid. Colin Farrell is a hit or miss actor for me. I like him sometimes, other times not. But supposedly he starred in this with his real-life girlfriend, so I will expect some great on-screen chemistry. And I really love when independent films set in beautiful milieu come out. If it possesses a fairy-tale quality to it, all the better. Do watch the trailer, and let me know if you'll try to find this one.
In limited release June 4th.
Despicable Me looks like too much wicked fun. I think it's a good idea, as adults, to never disregard the kiddie movies and cartoons. We still need to laugh at ourselves every once in a while. And while I guess this one will be angled toward adults, I suspect the kids will love it too. That said, I'll be seeing this one myself. The hubby isn't much for cartoons. (But I know he would have loved Alice in Wonderland if he'd gone with me.)
In theaters: July 9
All right, I confess, I have a girl-crush on Angelina Jolie. I think she's gorgeous, smart, talented, and she loves her hubby and children. And she makes some cool movies, too. I love her in the action/adventure roles, and this one should rock. She plays a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy. Visit the movie site. Liev Schreiber is in this one and I'm likin' him in movies lately, too.
Opens July 23rd. I can't wait!
So what about you? What movies are you looking forward to? Seen any good ones recently? I loved Alice In Wonderland and RepoMen!