Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 movies!

It's time once again for movies coming out this year that I am looking forward to.

Oblivion 4/19 This one I am really torn on. Interesting looking scifi, directed by the guy who did TRON: Legacy but starring Tom Cruise (who I really really can't stand) so I am not sure.
VERDICT: Wait for reviews before seeing it or waiting for disc.

Iron Man 3  5/3 RDJ and Shane Black back together again?
VERDICT: See opening day.

Man of Steel 6/14 hmmmm I do enjoy Superman but since there hasn't been a good Superman film since the second Donner film I am not sure. Other than Suckerpunch, Zach Snyder has always entertained me and with Chris Nolan producing I am more than slightly interested.
VERDICT: Probably see in theater.

Monsters University 6/21 Mike and Sully the early years? YES!
VERDICT: You haven't seen a Pixar film in a theater since Finding Nemo so probably yes.

Kick-Ass 2 6/28 The first one was entertaining and a decent adaptation of the book.

Pacific Rim 7/12 Giant Monsters fighting Giant Robots starring Dr. Mrs' cousin Clifton? It's like G. del Toro
jacked right into my brain and asked what I wanted.
VERDICT: See opening day. Possibly twice.

The Wolverine 7/26 is this finally the Wolverine film we are waiting for? Hopefully.

RED2 8/2 The first one was a rocking great time and a lot of fun. Way more fun that it should have been. Showed 'The Expendables' how "old guys kicking ass" should be done.
VERDICT: Go see it if you don't have any other plans that weekend

8/9 Looks like a neat scifi film and directed by the guy who did District 9
VERDICT: Go see it

Riddick 9/6 I enjoyed Pitch Black but never saw the second one. 
VERDICT: rent it

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 10/4 The first one was a marvelous adaptation so I expect the same. But no need to rush out to see it.
VERDICT: rent it

The Worlds End 10/25 Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman directed by Edgar Wright. A pub crawl turns into an apocalyptic world saving adventure? How could this be anything but amazing?
VERDICT:  See it!

Thor: The Dark World 11/8 As long as Earth isn't punished for some god's screw up this time you can count me in. Who am I kidding..Chris Eccleston is the bad guy. Of course I want to see it.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 12/13 Not even gonna talk about this one.
VERDICT: See it. Twice. Wear your hobbit feet.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

End of the year quick reviews

I was off work for the last half of December so Dr. Mrs and I saw a few films.  Here are my quick reviews.

-Life of Pi: pretty but eh....

-Cloud Atlas: Enjoyed it and will want to see again but I just didn't feel the connections between the time periods was all there.  Maybe a second viewing and reading the book will help.

-Dredd: An excellent film version of what is Judge Dredd. A bit overly violent, but fits well. Shot and filmed quite gorgeously for such a violent film.

-Brave: Gorgeously animated, but couldn't identify with the characters. I honestly didn't care about her at all.

 -Robin Hood (2010): An interesting take on the legend. A bit long, but entertaining.