Saturday, September 29, 2012

Upcoming movies in 2012 I'm excited about

Lincoln


I explained in this post why I am looking forward to this. Daniel Day-Lewis is America's greatest immigrant and Steven Spielberg is America's most famous Xbox Live gamer. Not to mention James Spader, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sally Field. My prediction: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor. Release Date: November 9, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


The only thing more exciting than a new movie in the Lord of the Rings canon is THREE new movies in the Lord of the Rings canon. The Hobbit is the first movie of a trilogy that tells the story of Bilbo Baggins back when he was a young thug slinging game on the east side of the Shire, who gets ahold of some baller-ass jewelry and decides he needs to protect that shit. Release date: December 14, 2012

Les Miserables


Not only is Les Miserables the greatest story ever told, the musical is one of the best Broadway masterpieces to ever grace the stage. This movie adaptation of the musical is especially unique because when they filmed it, instead of recording a master track and miming the songs, they actually sang live on each take, which promises to provide an even more intimate and powerful performance. Les Mis is by far my favorite musical and if the movie does it any justice, it may quickly become one of my favorite films as well. Release Date: December 25, 2012

The Master


Another genius film by Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a charismatic and enigmatic science fiction writer and Joaquin Phoenix as his increasinly-disconnected-from-reality disciple. My prediction: Best Actor nominee for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Picture nomination, Best Director nomination, Best Supporting Actor winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Best Supporting Actress nominee Amy Adams. Release Date: October 12, 2012

The Frozen Ground


Although this one doesn't have a trailer yet, The Frozen Ground is based on the true story of Robert Hansen, a serial killer in Alaska in the early 1980s who killed between 17 and 21 women. It stars John Cusack as Hansen, who is being hunted by  Alaska state trooper Nicholas Cage with the help of an escaped would-be victim, played by Vanessa Hudgens. I'm looking forward to this mostly because it was filmed last winter here in Anchorage, so there will be plenty of places and things that I recognize, which is always fun in a movie. Not to mention any movie with Nicolas Cage is guaranteed to be a winner (see generally, every nick cage movie ever). Release Date: December 1, 2012

Django Unchained


Quentin Tarantino is back with Django Unchained, which tells the story of Django, a slave played by Jamie Foxx, who is bought by Christoph Waltz's character and turned into a bounty hunter in exchange for his freedom. It promises Tarantino's trademark acerbic dialogue and plenty of gratuitous violence. My prediction: the DVD release will have an hour of unreleased material. Release Date: December 25, 2012

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