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Movies I Am Currently Looking Forward To

with great eagerness!!! I’m blocking from my mind the fact that I really am not in a financial spot to be spending money at the theatre, as that robs some of the joy of anticipation. For now, I continue in blissful IGNOR[E]ance…

  • RED DAWN. This looks like a pretty cool film, centered on the premise of invasion of the US, and the battle to take back our country…and it doesn’t hurt that BOTH Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson star in it. πŸ™‚
  • Breaking Dawn Part II. Okay, I get that you may not be a fan…or you may be crazy about it. For me, I’m in the middle. I like the stories, the films for the most part, and I’m looking forward to the conclusion of the film series.
  • The Hobbit. Who is NOT looking forward to this release? Peter Jackson is once more behind the helm, directing yet another of Tolkien’s masterpieces. This is gonna be great! Oh, and Richard Armitage singing? Oooh, that’s hot…or would be, if he weren’t a dwarf. πŸ˜‰
  • Les Miserables. Oh. My. Gosh. This story (Victor Hugo, if you haven’t read the book) is one of forgiveness, love, hope; in other words epic amazingness!! Tom Hooper (director of The King’s Speech) is directing, which means it should be brilliant; and Cameron Macintosh, the brains behind the concert AND The Phantom of the Opera, is on board as well. Oh, and that music…to die for. I must confess, I am somewhat apprehensive on that front…I mean, the music will still be awesome, but since Russel Crowe and (shudder!) Anne Hathaway are both cast in some of my favorite roles, I am not 100% convinced that they won’t butcher one of my favorite musicals of all time…Crowe might do quite fine, but Hathaway…no, she doesn’t cut it for me. After watching the trailer above, look up Ruthie Henshall singing I Dreamed A Dream (there, I made that easy for you); then tell me that Anne Hathaway was a good call. Ruthie brings so much emotion, so much passion to the role, whereas Anne brings only hopelessness (from what I’ve heard in the trailers-but, she could surprise me). Still, I am so looking forward to it.
    In anticipation of the release of this film, I am planning on hosting a party to watch the London Cast Concert and enjoy the beauty of the story and music. The many levels that are brought by the music alone is incredible, how it weaves in and out of the whole in a way that gives flow, adds dimension, and builds on every scene; add to that the star cast that brings it to life…I may very well be the only one to attend said party, but it shall be a grand ole time. πŸ™‚
  • Much Ado About Nothing. This modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic is directed by Joss Whedon…which means, of course, that it should be great. The US release date is unknown, but it has already been released in Canada at the Toronto International Film Festival…Huh?
  • Great Expectations. Dickens’ morbid story of a poor orphan boy who is given a second chance…of sorts.

These will all (with the exception of MAAN) be released November-December of this year. I cannot wait. But here is a list of films from this year that have already been released, but I would love to see still.

  • Red Tails. This film is about the Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African-American pilots, fighting in the a combat squadron in the second World War.
  • Man On A Ledge. This looks pretty intense…
  • The Vow. Based on a true story, this is supposed to be the ultimate tale of love and determination. I’ve heard the movie is nowhere close to as good as the real story, but it intrigues me, definitely.
  • Gone. This is an intense thriller, starring Amanda Seyfried.
  • What To Expect When You’re Expecting. This one looks like a girls-only type of film, as it can get a little personal…but at the same time, it looks pretty humorous. It may be worthless, but something I put on my list for later….
  • Brave. I’ve heard this was a massive letdown…held a lot of potential, but let’s face it, our culture is too saturated in feminism and the self-journey syndrome…Yet, I still have it on my list of to-watch. Typical.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man. I’m a huge Supers fan, so I suppose it’s inevitable that I should see this.
  • The Dark Knight Rises. The continuation of the Batman series.
  • The Odd Life Of Timothy Green. This looks cute.
  • The Bourne Legacy. A new character rises to take the legendary Jason Bourne’s place.

And finally (if you’re still with me in my movie craze, then congratulations!), here are some notable releases from this year that I’ve already seen.

  • Big Miracle. This was surprisingly good. A sweet and true story of the rescue attempt of three trapped whales in Alaska.
  • Safe House. Intense. Unbelievable. Denzel Washington. Ryan Reynolds. This film was pretty cool; great characters, great actors, great storyline, imo.
  • Act Of Valor.Β  Inspired by true events, and starring real Navy SEALS, this film had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was a great film, but I felt completely drained afterwards. Not something to be watched lightly.
  • The Hunger Games. Who hasn’t been sucked into the trilogy? This is definitely one of the top 5 films of the year. And if you are one of the few who has not read the books, listen to me now. Leave your computer NOW, get to your nearest bookstore and buy ALL THREE books, ’cause you won’t be able to put them down for a second.
  • The Avengers. Storylines and characters collide as the team of Supers are put together and face off against a fierce enemy. Also, Joss Whedon directed and wrote the story and screenplay, so of course it was fantastic!!
  • Snow White And The Huntsman (The first few seconds of this trailer are a little inapropriate, but that’s all there is of that in the film). This dark twist to the fairy tale was a great film, and would have been so much greater if Kristen Stewart had not been cast. She does a great job in Twilight, but not much else. But, if you can overlook her one acting face, then it becomes a gripping tale. Charlize Theron was fantastic in her role. There is even talk of a sequel. Hmmm…

So there you have it, my film crazes of 2012. I welcome your thoughts or impressions. πŸ™‚


You Deserve A Longer Post….

“You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve.” Jane Austen, in a letter to her sister, Cassandra.

Well, I thought about updating Handmaidens tonight…but….I don’t really feel like I have anything to share along those lines at this time…so I didn’t.

I’m so happy to have a kitchen sink finally!!! The only problem is…I’m not home. Not using my own computer. Not using my own internet provider. I’m using a totally different computer and internet connection. So that means the faulty(disappearing) kitchen sink is a by-product of my filter. I won’t call it any names tonight. But I dislike it immensely. I hope we get another server soon.

So, I thought I should update my blog while I had the chance. But the only things that come to my mind are so mundane, it would bore you to sleep if I went into detail. Instead, I decided to spare you. You can thank me later.

I missed Cranford tonight…but my brother was going to tape it for me, so maybe I’ll watch it tomorrow evening. A friend called, ecstatic about it; but I made her tell me nothing-actually, I practically threatened her-as I am one of those annoying people who like to actually see the movie without knowing the whole story line, who dies, or what happens at the end. A shocker, I know-I mean, who in their right mind is like that now? Fifteen years ago, perhaps; but now?! Crazy! πŸ˜†

Realizing this post is just full of sarcasm…a deadly, and highly contagious disease…I believe that it may be owing to sleep deprivation…another highly contagious, and rapidly spreading in the United States, disease. You see, when in the midst of stage two of SDD (Sleep Deprivation Disease), your mind overcompensates for the lack of rationality by replacing it with ridiculousness…sometimes coupled with sarcasm, for those of us who are already prone to SD (just plain ole’ Sarcasm Disease). This can be an awful thing for others to witness; as you are probably thinking at this very moment.

So, I’ll spare you further rantings, and sign off now. Thanks for listening!