Monday, April 23, 2012

Coming Attractions

I've never been one for the over hyped cinematic films of Hollywood ("cough" Titanic), which usually leave me disappointed. Over the last couple of years we have been sacked with stretched out sequels and rehashing of old stories just with a new cast. These of which do nothing for the original film and just leave us feeling like we had just been taken. Though, I have felt that the animation part of the film industry has been more creative at coming up with new story lines.

So I've been looking over some of the films that will be hitting the theaters over the next coming months. There is quite a mix of cute animation, cliche comedies, spurious super heroes and some psycho thrillers. But out of this menu I was able for find a few that have really drawn my attention. 

Out of all of them I was able to narrow that to 8 films that I really want to see (in no particular order) The Raven, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Dark Shadows, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman, Brave, and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Before you jump on me; I know I said I tired of sequels but what can I say I love those Penguins and this one is definite one for DVD. I probably will not see them all in the theaters and will just wait until they show up on Netflix. 

What movies if any are looking forward to seeing? Here are the movies that I want to see this year...

The Raven When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits Luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist, but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

Dark Shadows An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Prometheus A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Snow White and the Huntsman In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Brave Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted  the third movie in the series has Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, and Melman the Giraffe all returning as they join a circus to in an effort to get back to New York. In 3-D, of course. And don't forget those crazy militaristic Penguins :-)


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Robbie:
Well, this is certainly an eclectic mix!

Two Irish films which we have seen recently [neither of which are new] we felt to be excellent. 'Sensation' and 'Parked'....not avampire or animation in sight, but you might find them of interest!

Robbie R said...

Jane and Lance I add those 2 movies to my Netflix saved list they don't seem to be available on DVD in the US.

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