Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2011 movies B wants to see...

Since Matt won’t do the WTB, I thought I’d breath a little life into this place. I am bent on not being completely in the dark when Oscar season comes, so out of that came lots and lots of movie trailer watching (and a whole lot of disappointment when some things were just lame-sauce fan trailers). Anyways, here are my picks, in completely random release date order.

The Help: Just finished the book, so stoked for the movie!!

Jane Eyre: Duh

Wimpy Kid 2: Don’t judge me. The first one was cute, and that kid is endearing.

Hop: Russell Brand plays the Easter Bunny's teenage fluffy bunny son who wants to be in a rock and roll band. Sounds good to me!

Mars needs Moms: Actually, never mind. Those cartoon aliens are a little much for me, and Joan Cusack’s voice is SO ANNOYING.

The Conspirator: Most Abe Lincoln things are awesome and I read that the main character lady did really good.

Abduction. Taylor Lautner finds out that he’s a missing child and has to run from people? Looks a lot like Taken, which is fine with me.

50/50. Joseph Gordon-Levitt from 500 Days of Summer has a brain tumor.

And most of all (Dun dun dun…) Footloose 2011. It looks as awesomely terrible as the first one!! I was wondering when there was going to be a re-make. Notice how many re-makes and sequels there are lately?!

Ok, so apparently the sight I was on is SUPER LAME, and featured barely half of these movies. So here is the Extended Version of my list.

Breaking Dawn: Again, duh. I am actually really excited to see how they do this!

Muppets: Not as excited as Sue, but still stoked.

Tintin: WHAT?! Yes please!!! Sadly, it’s animated, but Steven Spielberg did it, so I’ve got my fingers crossed. I have read almost every single Tintin book, and LOVE THEM!!

The Host: It’s a cross between this and Tintin for movie I’m most excited to see.

The Green Hornet: Self made super hero with awesome sarcastic sidekick. What’s not to love.

Hanna: A 16 year old is raised by her dad in Antarctica to be an assassin. Looks kind of awesome (although after reading Endurance, I DON’T KNOW WHY PEOPLE GO DOWN THERE!!!!).

Paul. Two alien lovers go exploring alien sites and find an alien, named Paul. While I’m not an alien lover, Paul seems non-threatening enough. Looks funny, albeit a little crude.

Rio: I am a Jesse Eisenberg fan, so him doing animation sounds GREAT!

*The Beaver: Mel Gibson uses a beaver puppet as a therapeutic tool to separate his anxious self from his real self.

War Horse: “Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.”

*Meek’s Cutoff: A story about Oregon Trail pioneers.

*Totally just on here because I find them on an early Oscar Predictions website. But the trailers were intriguing.

One last thing. We (Matt, Amy, Kelly, Annie, Kyle and I) watched the new Arthur with Russell Brand, and it was HILARIOUS!!!! We highly recommend it. 


Haley said...

I am excited to see a lot of them too! I saw The Help and I recommend it to all, it was amazing. I can't wait to read the book. Very well done movie. I also watched The Conspirator the other night and it also was awesome. Yes, Robyn Wright did an awesome job as Mary Surratt. I also really like James McAvoy, he is one of my favorite young actors right now. I want to watch Arthur, I think Russell Brand is really funny.

Emily said...

In light of you not wanting to be in the dark come Oscar time, may I recommend a few titles:

Of God's and Men
The Tree of Life
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Midnight in Paris
13 Assassins
A Dangerous Method
The Ides of March
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

(Some of those aren't out yet, but are projected Oscar bait and one or two may not make it in time to qualify this year, but keep them in mind.)

Also I heard Hop was so incredibly bad you will be dumber for having watched it (just thought I'd warn you).

So Matt "won't" do the WTB? Is he on strike?

Haley said...

Oh and did you know that The Host isn't coming out until next March? Lame, I can't wait!