I prefer not to dwell on the past. Or rather, that is my flimsy excuse as to why I’m not going to trudge through a year-in-review-type post. Instead, here’s a look at how my 2012 cinema-venture is looking. It’s full of sequels and reboots, but what can I say, I guess I’m a blockbuster junkie. But rest easy, I at least learned my lesson and omitted Ghost Rider, Wrath of the Titans, and Battleship.
January 20 – Coriolanus – Probably Will See – Another modernized Shakespeare story, like Titus and Romeo + Juliet. I think that means I want to see but I’m not sure.
January 27 – The Grey – Will See – Liam Neeson vs. Wolves? Count me in.
February 3 – Chronicle – Might See – The trailer looked ok, but I’m worried it’ll end up like Darkest Hour or Skyline.
February 10 – Safe House – Might See -The Denzel being The Denzel. It’s worked in the past.
February 17 – The Secret World of Arrietty – Might See – Studio Ghibli has burned me lately with Ponyo and Earthsea, but I’m willing to give them one more chance.
March 2 – The Lorax – Might See – I haven’t seen any of the other Seuss movies, but this one has piqued a small bit of interest.
March 2 – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – Might See – The trailer will make or brake it for me when it’s eventually released, but the silly concept intrigues me.
March 9 – John Carter – Will See – The first big budget epic actionfest of the year. I’ll probably start reading some of the series to get a handle on my lore, but it looks fun enough.
March 9 – The Raven – Might See – I’ve always liked Poe and will therefore probably give it a chance.
March 23 – The Hunger Games – Will See – As I said, I enjoyed the book. I’ll at least give the movie a shot at being the next big teen-target series.
March 30 – The Pirates! Band of Misfits – Will See – Everything about this trailer looks hilarious.
May 4 – Avengers – Will See – I’m cautiously hopeful. My faith lies with Joss Whedon.
June 1 – Snow White and the Huntsman – Probably Will See – I had no interest but the trailer was confusingly good.
June 8 – Prometheus – Will See – Ridley Scott’s prequel-that-is-not-a-prequel to Alien certainly sounds fantastic.
June 22 – Brave – Will See -Though it reminds me of How to Train Your Dragon, that movie is awesome and so is Pixar. (Cars 2 notwithstanding)
July 3 – The Amazing Spider-Man – Will See – Though I don’t think it needs a remake already, the property does need a redemption after Spider-Man 3.
July 20 – The Dark Knight Rises – MUST SEE – This movie will define the year for me.
August 3 – The Bourne Legacy – Might See – I’m not fully on board yet, but so far i like Renner. The trailer will help.
August 3 – Total Recall – Might See – The original is a great movie. I didn’t give The Thing prequel a chance and I may yet not give one to Total Recall. A trailer is definitely needed.
August 17 – Expendables 2 – Might See – I enjoyed the first one enough and this one has an even more ridiculous cast.
September 28 – Looper – Will See – Time traveling hitman. Genius.
October 5 – Frankenweenie – Might See – Tim Burton’s remake of a short he animated a million years ago when he was at Disney is tugging on my brain, but full interest is still pending.
November 9 – Skyfall – Will See – I’ve enjoyed the Bond reboot so far.
December 14 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – MUST SEE – The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a masterpiece and The Hobbit looks to be just as masterfully crafted.
December 21 – World War Z – Will See – I loved the book, and though the movie looks to be a departure from it, army vs zombies is still a recipe for success.
December 25 – Django Unchained – Probably Will See – Though my Tarantino fanboyism has diminished, I’ll still see pretty much anything he makes.
I’m sure plenty more will pop up along the way, but 27 movies at one per week is over half the year’s Fridays. Are there any others I’ve missed?