Films from the list that I have an opinion of some kind on, with ones I actively want to see in bold.
The Tree Of Life -
I won't even watch the full trailer because the first 30 seconds of it was enough to make me decide to see it. Whatever it's about, it looks very powerful. Will possibly be a much more low-key disappointment. We'll see.
War Horse -
The plot doesn't jump out at me, but it's Spielberg, so I'm interested.
The Adventures Of Tintin -
My dad read these with me throughout childhood. Still have all our books. The perfect cast, look, Spielberg, Jackson and John Williams sweeten the deal.
The Skin That I Inhabit -
I haven't seen any Almodovar but I love Banderas and the premise could lead to some gripping stuff. Not that anxious, but interested.
I've never seen a Lars Von Trier film and am in no hurry to. The premise of this is extremely intriguing, but I'll wait for some reactions first.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo -
Still need to read the books and see the Swedish versions. Fincher is great and all, but this seems like the most unnecessary country-swap remake since the black Death At A Funeral
- Not a fan of Soderberg. We'll see if they look good.
We Bought A Zoo
- I dunno. I like Cameron Crowe a lot, though.
The Muppets -
That's the real title. The Muppet Movie
came out in 1979. Anyway, maybe and hopefully this will be great, but it feels more like it will be decent but everybody will feel guilted into calling it great. Meh.
- Shutter Island
is the only Scorcese film I didn't hate in a decade, and I still didn't love it. I can't resist seeing him attempt a sci-fi film though, especially since he's not even defaulting to DiCaprio. This could be the start of something big.
On The Road
- I need to read the book first. This could be a classic. Pretty lame that Kristin Stewart's in it, though.
30 Minutes Or Less -
I love Zombieland
and Eisenberg, but it's surprising they're making a comedy out of such a tragic and frustrating true story.
Your Highness -
Maybe this'll be retarded, but Pineaplle Express
was great and having watched the trailer.... count me in.
On paper this looks good, but the trailer didn't look much funnier to me than your average episode of American Dad!
Crazy, Stupid Love -
Carell plus Gosling.
I don't actually know much about this, but it's directed by David Wain so I'll automatically see it. Having said that, I'm not usually a fan of the stuff Wain and Marino alone write together. The Ten
, for example, was really weak, and the bland cast here doesn't help. Rudd is so much better as a supporting character in Wain stuff, but he's popular so he's always the generic lead now. Meh.
The Beaver -
This was one of my most anticipated movies of 2010 when it was on last year's list. Foster and Gibson, with Foster directing, and one of the most ridiculous premises ever. Psyched.
That description makes it sound infuriatingly stupid, but I'm still at least a little interested.
X-Men: First Class -
I don't know how good this will actually be, although it'll probably be worth watching, and better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine
. Probable continuity issues I'll want to block out aside, at least it's got Matthew Vaughn, and I mainly just want to keep the franchise alive and successful in hopes that they make X4
, and get Singer to direct it.
Super 8 -
Source Code -
Sounds interesting, plus Duncan Jones is directing and Gylenhaal stars. I'm listening.
Attack The Block -
Sounds like it could be a lot of fun.
One Day -
The premise is a neat enough experiment to get my attention.
Sherlock Holmes 2
- The first was great, and I didn't expect it to be. My
whole family will see this in theaters, probably opening weekend.
The Hangover 2 -
The first was great. This will either be just as good, better, or a depressing disaster that runs itself into the ground and puts way too much focus on Galifianakis' breakout character. I'm looking forward to it and hoping they do it right.
A Dangerous Method -
Sounds interesting, especially with those two playing Freud and Jung.
Cowboys & Aliens
- Favreau, mainly.
The Darkest Hour -
I guess we've found this year's excessive cinema trend. At this point, I'm tentatively on board for all of them.
It's a science fiction film by Andrew "Gattaca and The Truman Show" Niccol, and that's all I need to go see it.
I'll read the third part later.