Someone asked me somewhat recently what movie I was looking forward to seeing, and I couldn’t really answer. In my head I knew there were a bunch of answers, I just couldn’t really keep them straight. Partially as an answer to the person who asked me that, as well as to keep straight the movies I’m looking forward to seeing, here’s a nice reference list.
Paul – March 18th
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost play dorks on their way to San Diego Comic Con, and while driving through Nevada, find an alien, voiced by Seth Rogen, named Paul. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have yet to make a bad movie, and even though it isn’t directed by Edgar Wright, it looks pretty decent. Not only do these two generally find ways to make nerdy references in their films, but considering they are supposed to be dorks, I’m sure there will be lots of hilarious references that I’ll laugh at and Rampaige won’t get.
Your Highness – April 8th
James Franco and Danny McBride are brothers during the renaissance and they have to do something and Natalie Portman’s in it and you can see her butt, even though she’s pregnant. First time I saw the trailer, I wasn’t too impressed, until I remembered I had the same exact reaction the first time I saw the trailer for Pineapple Express. Considering it’s the same creative team behind that movie as behind this one, my hopes are high…..ness. Hey oh!
Scream 4 – April 15th
I use the term “want to see” loosely with this one. I’ve seen all the other films in the series, in theaters no less, so why should this one be any different? I think it has something to do with the internet this time, maybe? Who cares. The main reason is because Veronica Mars, a.k.a. Kristen Bell is rumored to be involved in the traditional first scene of the movie where the character dies. Hey, at least I get to see her up on-screen for a few minutes and not have it be a movie like When In Rome, right? Yes, I did see When In Rome…in theaters…BUT I WAS GETTING PAID TO WATCH IT, SHUT UP.
Thor – May 6th
It’s comic books, did you really think I wouldn’t see it? God of Thunder is cast out of Asgard and lands in Midgard, which is apparently what the movie refers to as “Earth”. Don’t really have too high of hopes for this movie, no matter how many times I’ve seen the trailers. Oh, Natalie Portman’s in this one too.
X-Men: First Class – June 6th
Once again, it’s comics! We see the origins of Professor Xavier and Erik Lensherr, a.k.a. Magneto, working together for the United States during the Cold War. Not setting my hopes too high, but it’s gotta be better than Wolverine: Origins, doesn’t it?
Super 8 – June 10th
Almost forgot that this movie existed, considering all I saw was a cryptic trailer last year. J.J. Abrams uses his familiar marketing style of trying to create as much mystery as to what this movie is about as possible, but everyone assumes it has to do with aliens. I thought Cloverfield was pretty decent, and that was about monsters, so I’m sure if this is about aliens it will be just as good. Even if it’s not about aliens it will still probably be good. Or at least better than any piece of shit movie I could make.
Green Lantern – June 17th
Still undecided on how good this movie will be, but I generally enjoy Ryan Reynolds in everything he does. Even if that means he is a superhero that gains his power thanks to a ring and his own willpower. One of those superpowers? Being able to cover himself in a suit that looks like a reject from the wardrobe closet of The Cell.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – July 15th
This will be only the second, and obviously last, Harry Potter film I see in theaters. I put off and put off and put off getting involved with any of these movies or books, but this past winter, when Rampaige and I had nothing better to do, watched all of the films within about a week and a half. I knew they were good, so there wasn’t much reason to put them off for so long, but now we get to go see the midnight premiere and pretend like we’ve been fans since day one.
Captain America: The First Avenger – July 22nd
Now THIS is what I’m fucking talking about! I would say this might be the ONE film I’m looking forward to most being released soon, which sucks, because obviously my hopes are high. Chris Evans is generally pretty awesome, to me at least, and I think he’ll make a good Cap. Maybe once a full length trailer is released I’ll have more definite ideas, since all we’ve seen so far is the thirty second teaser.
Cowboys & Aliens – July 29th
It’s not so much Jon Favreau, and it’s not so much Daniel Craig, but it’s mostly the promise of seeing Harrison Ford with aliens. Granted, he probably won’t call any of them a fuzzball or anything, but still, it’s aliens…and cowboys. Oh, and Olivia Wilde is in it too, and this will be the first movie I’ve seen her in since I saw Tron: Legacy, so hopefully I can determine whether or not she has a giant forehead.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – August 12th
It’s produced by Guillermo del Toro, so you know there’s gonna be some weird-looking creatures in this horror movie. What it’s about? Well, who cares, something about a creepy old house. Also, Guy Pearce is in it, and he is typically pretty awesome.
I kept clicking “Next Week” on IMDb to find something I wanted to see, but the next film I saw that I was mildly interested in was Paranormal Activity 3, so I’m gonna call it quits there. I suppose this list would have been better were it a solid 10 films, but I wasn’t counting. Any films you guys think I’m missing? Feels kind of shitty that in the next six months there’s only 11 movies I am interested in seeing. I guess my Captain America excitement counts as more than one movie though.
“I saw the devil”?
Yes! That email I sent to you yeserday might have been confusing because I had immediately forgotten the name of the movie that you said would be at the Music Box.
First thing I need to say, I’ve already seen Scream 4 and I’m not sure if I should recommend you seeing it. On one hand, I don’t want to suggest removing a movie from your list if you really want to see it; in fact, I’d love to see you review it here. But on the other hand, I wasn’t impressed. Granted, it was an early free screening (last November/December) so it may improve (hopefully with my help, if I’m lucky), and because I tend to be more picky when it comes to horror/slasher films, I usually wait to see them on Netflix or a premium cable channel. Scream 4 was entertaining, but there was a lot wrong with it. And because I was part of a focus group, I tried to let them know that. Even the director himself Wes Craven was in attendance. And I signed paperwork saying I couldn’t talk about it. So much for that, eh??
Secondly, I noticed a recent tweet from you that alluded to a Hellraiser movie? Please tell me you’re watching that whole franchise now and that you’ll be reviewing them next? Not gonna lie, I’m looking forward to this. And if you love them like I do, then you’ll be forcing me to say “I told you so.”
YES YOU ALREADY BROKE THE RULES TO TELL ME HOW COOL VERONICA MARS LOOKED! BY VERONICA MARS, I MEAN TELL ME HOW COOL WES ANDERSON LOOKED!
Don’t forget, Captain America is directed by Joe Johnston, the same genius behind the insanely entertaining (and somehow never reviewed here on your blog) movie The Wolfman.
Because you asked, here are a few films I think you left out. Sure, some of these might end up being more stupid or boring than you anticipate, but along from expanding your tastes, be a little optimistic:
• The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
• The Tree of Life
• Horrible Bosses
• 30 Minutes or Less
• The Ides of March
• The Descendants
• The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hanna? That could be bad, could be good, we’ll see.
Morgan Spurlock doing ANOTHER documentary? GREAT, JUST WHAT I WANTED.
I know nothing of Tree of Life, so I’ll leave it alone.
Horrible Bosses could maybe possibly be entertaining.
Danny McBride is in 30 Minutes or Less, so that gets a pass.
Apparently Moneyball is about sports, so….
Wanderlust comes out two days after your/Rampaige’s birthday! Wahoo!
Ryan Gosling is in The Ides of March, and he’s a stud.
Contagion was filmed in part at my job, so I might check it out.
Those last two don’t come out until fucking DECEMBER, and I already mentioned I only got up to October. Why don’t you ever read what I have to say 😦
Wait, exclaiming that Morgan Spurlock is doing ANOTHER documentary is like saying “Oh great, is doing ANOTHER horror movie.” Dude makes great documentaries. And this one looks better than MOST documentaries. Also, Ryan Gosling IS a stud, AND I read what you write DOYE!!
I didn’t actually see his last documentary, but it sounded incredibly douche-y. Or at least, the fact that he went to the Middle East, didn’t find Osama Bin Laden, and cried anytime someone looked at him the wrong way, and decided to run home. FUCK HIM.
Oh. You should probably skip his movie then.
I FUCKING WILL. DON’T YOU WORRY ABOUT IT, BUB.