Stormtrooper Terry

Stormtrooper Terry

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Rest of 2012 in Movies

There are only four months left in the year, but that doesn't mean there aren't that many good movies left. Quite the opposite, in fact, considering a lot of the movies the studios hope will score big at the Academy Awards aren't even released until Thanksgiving, at the earliest. So today I thought I'd run through a list of the movies I'm looking forward to as 2012 starts trailing off.

Yeah, can you tell I'm running out of blog ideas and just throwing filler at you yet? I ain't even mad, though.

Talk about filler...
There are a few good ones in September. I'm looking forward to The Words with Bradley Cooper and Olivia Wilde because it's about a writer and the price he pays for plagiarizing, apparently, so that grabbed my interest. Also, Liberal Arts, written, directed by, and starring Josh Radnor from How I Met Your Mother, because his first film, Happythankyoumoreplease, was brilliant. And also, I'm such a Mosby, and we have to stick together. Then there's House at the End of the Street, because, while yes, I expect it to be as disappointing as every horror movie is lately, it stars Jennifer Lawrence, and she's just so damn talented that maybe she can save it anyway. And lastly, Hotel Transylvania, because, well, how could you not?

Halloween's month has a lot going for it. There's a pair of decent-looking horror movies in Sinister and the old-school-style anthology V/H/S. Plus, for more Halloween-style fun, there's Frankenweenie. How funn does that look? For my action fix, Liam Neeson is back in Taken 2, which, if it kicks half as much ass as the first one, will be awesome. Then there's Seven Psychopaths, which I know absolutely nothing about, except that it stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, and, oh yeah, Christopher Walken. Also in the "movies I know nothing about" category is Cloud Atlas, which I'm down for simply because it's by the Wachowski Brothers. And lastly, although I have no earthly idea why I want to see it, there's Here Comes the Boom, which sees Kevin James play a teacher who becomes an MMA fighter to raise money. It's just so ridiculous I have to see it.

November is a slow month, only two flicks. The first is The Man with the Iron Fists, a movie I can't even describe, so I'll let the trailer do it for me.

That's followed by Silver Linings Playbook, a movie that stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro in which mental patient Cooper falls in love with equally crazy Lawrence. Just watch the trailer.

Yeah, if you know me at all all you know that just screams "Jim's favorite movie of the year."

The big one for Christmas time is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but there's also Les Miserables to wait for. Plus, I'm excited about This Is 40, the sort of sequel to Knocked Up, which looks hysterical. I'm also tentatively looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty, Katheryn Bigelow's first movie since The Hurt Locker, which is about the Seal team mission that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden. I say tentatively because there are so many places something like that can go wrong...

So there you have it. What do you think of my picks? What are you looking forward to? Hit up the comment box and let's talk!


  1. oh jeebus, Silver Linings Playbook may have to get added to my top ten favorites and it's not even out yet