Posts Tagged ‘2012

30
Oct
09

November Movie Releases

“The Box” – James Marsden and Cameron Diaz are a couple with a kid living in dire circumstances when a mysterious stranger gives them a box that has a button on it. Pressing the button will reward them with $1 million however, it will also kill someone else in the world they do not know. Based on the Richard Matheson story, “Button, Button.” Decide if you will press it on November 6, 2009

“Disney’s A Christmas Carol” – Jim Carrey voices Ebeneezer Scrooge in this CG take on the Dickens classic. Also stars the voices of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Hanks, Bob Hoskins, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes and Robin Wright Penn. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Opens November 6, 2009

“The Fourth Kind” – Milla Jovovich in a thriller based on the real-life story of a town in Alaska where people have been disappearing and where they fear there’s a government coverup. Opens November 6, 2009

“The Men Who Stare at Goats” – Ewan McGregor stars as a down-on-his-luck reporter who gets the inside scoop on a secret psychic military unit. Also stars George Clooney and Kevin Spacey. Based on the 2004 book of the same name. Opens November 6, 2009

“Precious” – Based on the “Push” novel about a black girl who grows up being abused by her mother, raped by her father, and ends up poor, angry, illiterate, unloved, and unnoticed. Opens November 6, 2009

“2012” – It’s not the year 2525, but it’s just as disastrous… Roland Emmerich is behind this apocalyptic movie staring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, and Oliver Platt. Opens November 13, 2009

“Pirate Radio” – Set in the 60’s. A group of DJ’s give a new meaning to “the boat that rocked” by broadcasting rock music from a boat in the North Seas while most of the broadcasters in England are still clinging to jazz. Stars Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gemma Arterton, Emma Thompson, and David Frost. Opens November 13, 2009

“Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” – Remake/reboot of Harvey Keitel movie finds Nic Cage in the title role as a no-holds-barred cop as crooked as the crooks he takes down. This time it’s set in New Orleans. Opens November 20, 2009

“The Blind Side” – A young, African-American teenager from a broken home is taken in by a well-to-do white family. He must rise up against new challenges in his life and the family finds out more about themselves as well. Stars Sandra Bullock. Opens November 20, 2009

“New Moon” – Episode Two of the “Twilight Saga” based on the books. Opens November 20, 2009

“Planet 51” – When an astronaut lands on a planet that fears alien invasion, he has to avoid capture and reclaim his ship to return to Earth. With the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jessica Biel, Gary Oldman, and John Cleese. Opens November 20, 2009

“Fantastic Mr. Fox” – Based on the Roald Dahl about a sly fox who lives in idyllic life that slips back into his thieving ways. This agitates the farmers and endangers the animal kingdom which must bond together in order to survive. Featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman. Opens November 25, 2009

“Ninja Assassin” – Asian pop star Rain is one of the world’s deadliest assassins, taken from birth and trained in a secret society. When his best friend dies he breaks free, vanishes, and waits to exact his revenge. Opens November 25, 2009

“Old Dogs” – John Travolta and Robin Williams are two business execs on the verge of the Biggest Business Deal of Their Lives and have to take care of 6-year-old twins. Uh, yeah. Opens November 25, 2009

“The Princess and the Frog” – Disney’s re-imagining of “The Princess and the Frog,” taking place this time in Louisiana. Opens November 25, 2009

“The Road” – Based on the Cormac McCarthy novel about a father and son walking the desolate earth of a post-apocalyptic future, armed with a single pistol. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Robert Duvall. Opens November 25, 2009

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01
Jul
09

July Movie Releases

“Ice Age 3” – Scrat and company are back! They discover a hidden jungle world filled with dinosaurs, but that’s all I’m telling. Opens July 1, 2009

“Public Enemies” – Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger in this biopic on the gangster. Directed by Michael Mann, also starring Christian Bale. Opens July 1, 2009

“2012” – It’s not the year 2525, but it’s just as disastrous… Roland Emmerich is behind this apocalyptic movie staring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, and Oliver Platt. Opens July 10, 2009

“Bruno” – Sacha Baron Cohen is back this time as faux gay Australian fashion reporter Bruno. Opens July 10, 2009

“I Love You, Beth Cooper” – The high school valedictorian pronounces his love for “Beth Cooper” (Hayden Panettiere) who takes it upon herself to show him the night of his life. Opens July 10, 2009

“500 Days of Summer” – Zooey Deschanel doesn’t believe in love, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt falls for her anyway. Opens July 17, 2009

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” – No summary; I’ve not bothered watching any of these movies. Opens July 17, 2009

“G-Force” – A group of guinea pigs are recruited for covert government ops. Features the voices of Sam Rockwell, Tracy Morgan, Nic Cage, and Penelope Cruz. Opens July 24, 2009

“The Ugly Truth” – Gerard Butler is a chauvinistic TV host and Katherine Heigl is his new producer. He tries to help her romantically with a “new guy,” but his work has unexpected results. Opens July 24, 2009

“Aliens in the Attic” – A group of teens has to protect their vacation home from aliens who have invaded their upstairs. Stars Ashley Tisdale and Tim Meadows. Opens July 31, 2009

“Funny People” – Judd Apatow movie with Adam Sandler as a comedian who has a terminal illness and who takes Seth Rogen under his wing. Opens July 31, 2009

01
Dec
08

Movie News and Views December 1, 2008 Trailer Edition

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“Che” – Benicio del Toro in the first part of a two-part film series by Steven Soderbergh about revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Opens December 12, 2008 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=974&item=1

 

“What Doesn’t Kill You” – Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo are guys who grew up together in South Boston. After a trip to prison both return, but Ruffalo has a family to take care of and has to ask himself if the job Hawke wants to pull is worth it. Opens December 12, 2008 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1337&item=0

 

“The Wrestler” – Mickey Rourke plays Randy “The Ram” Robinson, a former 80’s wrestler who has one last shot against his nemesis, The Ayatollah. Trouble is, this match could kill him. Opens December 17, 2008 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1207&item=0

 

“Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans” – A prequel to the two previous films. Stars Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, and Rhona Mitra. Opens January 23, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1096&item=1

 

“New in Town” – Renee Zellweger is an ambitious company exec living in Miami who suddenly gets transferred to Minnesota. Hilarity and attraction to Harry Connick, Jr, ensue. Opens January 30, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1343&item=0

 

“Nothing But the Truth” – Kate Beckinsale plays a D.C. reporter who outs a CIA agent but refuses to reveal her source. Also stars Alan Alda, Matt Dillon, and Angela Bassett. Opens January 9, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1029&item=0

 

“Dance Flick” – The Wayans Bros. are back this time spoofing movies such as “Save the Last Dance,” “O,” “Hairspray,” “You Got Served,” and “High School Musical. I thought the trailer was funny… Opens February 6, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1340&item=0

 

“He’s Just Not That Into You” – Ginnifer Goodwin, with the help of Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johansson, try to figure guys (Ben Affleck, Justin Long, etc.) out. I just wasn’t that into the trailer… Opens February 6, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1016&item=1

 

“Pink Panther 2” – Steve Martin reprises his role as Inspector Clouseau. This time around, he has to stop a continent-wide crime wave. Opens February 6, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=752&item=1

 

“Race to Witch Mountain” – Disney remaking Disney, this time with Dwayne Johnson s a Vegas cabbie taking two teenagers to Witch Mountain. When he finds they’re really aliens and are on the run from government agents and an alien bounty hunter, he takes it upon himself to protect them. Opens March 13, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1129&item=0

 

“Duplicity” – Clive Owen is ex-MI6. Julia Roberts is ex-CIA. Together, they plan to make two rival companies go at each other. Opens March 20, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1240&item=0

 

“Adventureland” – A 1987 period-piece where a recent college graduate (Jesse Eisenberg) gets a job at an amusement park. Opens March 27, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1047&item=0

 

“The Ugly Truth” – Gerard Butler is a chauvinistic TV host and Katherine Heigl is his new producer. He tries to help her romantically with a “new guy,” but his work has unexpected results. Opens April 3, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1238&item=0

 

“Star Trek” – Chris Pine plays Captain James T. Kirk is this “reboot” of the franchise. Also stars Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, and Leonard Nimoy. Opens May 8, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=450&item=3

 

“Angels and Demons” – Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon. This time he’s taking on the Illuminati. Opens May 15, 2009 View the teaser trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=659&item=0

 

“Up” – The next Pixar movie about a 78-year-old man named Carl Fredricksen, who uses balloons to make his house fly. Unfortunately he has a stowaway: 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer Russell. Opens May 29, 2009 View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1190&item=1

 

“2012” – It’s not the year 2525, but it’s just as disastrous… Roland Emmerich is behind this apocalyptic movie staring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, and Oliver Platt. Opens July 10, 2009 View the teaser trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1275&item=0

 

“Give ‘Em Hell Malone” – Thomas Jane. Ving Rhames. Elsa Pataky. A private eye fending off thugs from loot. All done Seventies-style. From the director of “Highlander” and “Resident Evil: Extinction.” Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer2.php?id=1345&item=0

 

 “The Great Howard Buck” – John Malkovich plays a magician whose illusions are becoming more transparent. He takes on an assistant played by Colin Hanks. Watch for Tom Hanks playing Colin Hanks’ father (there’s acting for ya). Coming soon! View the trailer at:

http://www.worstpreviews.com/trailer.php?id=138&item=0