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Monday, October 29, 2012

MOVIES TO LOOK OUT FOR 2012


Here is my list of all the upcoming movies to look out for.

The list is based on popular:

-Liking
-Hype
-Buget
-Pre-requisite story
-Concept
-New form of animation/movie making
-Sequals to succesful films

Go ahead and decide what your going to watch.


2012


1.Skyfall (2012)




November 9, 2012

Plot Summary:Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.


LOOKOUT:-For a film that once seemed as doomed as a Vesper Lynd, Bond's latest adventure marks the 50th anniversary of the character and the first outing with director Sam Mendes running the set. The narrative, with a focus on the strained relationship between Bond and M, is more interesting on paper than the idea of re-watching Quantum of Solace, and we already know what a fit villain Javier Bardem makes.

It's a MUST WATCH for any 007 fan. Bound to have amazing action and thrill. 


     

2.The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)



November 16,2012

Plot Summary:After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.


LOOKOUT:-To what degree the real-life separation of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will influence the box-office performance here is unknown. What we can say is that the novel on which its based had some bite and some over-the-top energy these movies sorely need, but ultimately we fear the finale will be somewhat like your high school commencement: full of pomp, pageantry, a lot of boring people talking, good-byes to friends you've had for the past four years, and a bit of emptiness in the part of your heart where a twinkly-skinned vampire, a sullen-yet-determined girl, and an egregiously shirtless werewolf used to dwell, whether by your choice or the force of marketing. To Edward, Bella and Jacob: on-screen BFFs forever - stay cool over summer!


 I suggest a PASS, if you are not a die hard fan.





 3.Life of Pi (2012) 

November 23,2012

Plot Summary:The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

LOOKOUT:-When the tiger and the other animals heard that M. Night Shyamalan was originally set to direct, they refused to get on the boat. Enter Ang Lee and the film is out ahead of most other year-end releases as a definite Best Picture candidate.


Remake of an amazing book. If you have read it  liked it it's a must watch. Otherwise its just another feel good movie.



4.Rise of the Guardians (2012)



November 23,2012

Plot Summary:When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

LOOKOUT:-Peter Ramsey, who worked as head of story on Monsters vs Aliens, takes to the director's chair for the first time with an adaptation of William Joyce's book, The Guardians of Childhood (Joyce has handled the screenplay). Sort of like a folklore version of The Avengers, the first thing that strikes me is heavy Japanimation influence; the second is the realization that DreamWorks Animation has never worked from pre-existing characters until now.


Animated fantasy adventure. If your a big fan go ahead and watch it.




5.Killing Them Softly (2012)






November 30,2012

Plot Summary:Jackie Cogan is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.

LOOKOUT:-The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford goes down as one of the starriest films to be passed over during its initial release, but Andrew Dominik's second film -- as cult-y and enduring as his debut, Chopper -- has earned its audience over time. And when your fans include Harvey Weinstein and upstart producer Megan Ellison (a true hero if the film industry has one, especially since she avoids the press), talent and money follow. Hollywood would be wise to generate more high-profile, hard-boiled thrillers for the worldwide audience.


Brad Pitt is to look out for apart from that another action thriller.





6.The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)




December 14,2012

Plot Summary:A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

LOOKOUT:-This is the most anticipated prequel since ... The Phantom Menace? Peter Jackson's return to the work of J. R. R. Tolkien and the masterful universe that Jackson and his crew created is the kind of event that shatters records over at Apple trailers and revives ailing movie studios; interestingly, the two-part project has met some resistance from people who wonder what this all might have looked like if Guillermo del Toro had remained in the director's chair. I expect most traces of derision to be extinguished once we see a more expansive look at the project; admittedly, the initial trailer felt a little small in scope and underwhelming.

The Hobbits of  Lord of the Rings are back.Catch the movie if your a big fan of the franchise.


7.Lincon(2012)




November 9,2012

Plot Summary: As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

LOOKOUT:- Between the election-year parallels, the Tony Kushner-ness, and the assertion that Steven's Spielberg's upcoming film features his personal-best cast ever, we're genuinely excited for the first time in decade at the prospect of a Spielberg live-action history class!


Lincoln is a performance oriented flick with Daniel Jay Lewis touted for a win even before the release. Watch it just for him.





8.Hitchcock(2012)





November 23,2012

Plot Summary:A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.

LOOKOUT:-Raise your hand if you think Anthony Hopkins's portrayal as Aflred Hitchcock has the potential to be even creepier than Hannibal Lecter -- especially since Sacha Gervasi's follow up to Anvil: The Story of Anvil delves into the director's romantic life, which went to more dark places than any of his films.

Hopkins performance is expected to be at par with his portrayal of Hannibal. The only realistic competition for Daniel Jay Lewis.



 9.Zero Dark Thirty(2012)





December 21,2012

Plot Summary:A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy SEAL Team 6 in May, 2011.

LOOKOUT:-Kathryn Bigelow's never known the level of controversy her follow-up to The Hurt Locker has generated. Even before cameras rolled on the recreation of the events leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, a government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against the CIA and the Department of Defense since details of the reported meeting between the agencies, Bigelow, and writer Mark Boal have not been released via the Freedom of Information Act. Seems like the filmmakers have been privy to classified information. It's the sort of real-world drama the industry and those who write about it could mutually benefit from, a reminder of when American films used to resonate beyond our desire for entertainment. And how righteous the Internet can be as well.


The most controversial movie of the year should be worth a look courtesy Bigelow's knack for making hard hitting movies.


 10.Jack Reacher (2012)



December 21,2012

Plot Summary:A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

LOOKOUT:-Almost exactly one year after Ghost Protocol comes Tom Cruise's reunion with Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and produced Valkyrie. McQuarrie is taking his second turn behind the camera as director of this adaptation of Lee Child's novel, which has been on the Paramount lot since 2008. It's a tall order to make a movie as universally entertaining as M:I4, but if the world embraces Cruise as homicide investigator Jack Reacher, there's a bounty of other Reacher adventures from which to choose.

In this particular list this is the most avoidable movie after Breaking Dawn Part II.


11.Monsters, Inc. (2001)




December 21,2012


Plot Summary:Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.

LOOKOUT:-Sulley & Mike return to the big screen in 3D to reintroduce themselves before we go back in time to their early days at Monsters University next June. Does this mean Bill Crystal will host the Oscars again, too?

After the success of FInding Nemo in 3D it seems like every great animated movie is going to be converted into 3D. I wouldn't exactly recommend the 3D version but the original is a must watch.