The Movies of 2012
- Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Release Date: June 8, 2012
Genre: Sci Fi - Thriller
Very little is known about the upcoming Si Fi - thriller, Prometheus. The movies poster depicts only an astronaut gazing up at a monolithic, stone head. The story, we're told, is set in the same universe as the Alien films but is not directly linked to them, and finally, the handful of trailers the studio has released show off some desolate landscapes and high-tech gadgetry, but nothing else. These teasers have some movie fans chomping at the bit, and we have to admit were among them. Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do except sit back and wait until June 8th arrives.
Release Date: June 22, 2012
Genre: Adventure - Fantasy
Introducing Pixar's newest animated movie, Brave travels back in time to the mysterious Highlands of Scotland. Here we learn that Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), the skilled and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson) is determined to follow her own path into adulthood. This means defying the age-old custom of marriage, and seeking out the eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) to help her find her freedom. We could go on, but you should have been sold at "Pixar" and "Newest animated movie".
The Dark Knight Rises
Release Date: July 20, 2012
The Avengers may have assembled some famous caped-crusaders, but they pale in comparison to DC comics Dark Knight. The Dark Knight Rises is easily one of the most anticipated movies of this year, and is the last film in Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy. Eight years have passed since the events of the previous film and Gotham city is experiencing a rare calm, thanks mostly to the actions of Batman (Christian Bale) and Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman). This all ends with the arrival of Bane (Tom Hardy), a masked crime lord, and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), an enigmatic thief. With the two villains wreaking havoc on Gotham, the city transforms into a war zone that only the world weary Dark Knight is capable of saving. After Heath Ledger's jaw dropping performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight, Nolan has been hard pressed to create a film worthy of ending his trilogy, and we're starting to think he succeeded. Regardless, our fingers are crossed and we'll be seeing you at the midnight showing.
Release Date: October 26, 2012
Genre: Spy Thriller
After MGM filed for bankruptcy in 2010, the existence of the world's greatest secret agent was left in jeopardy. Now, almost four years later, James Bond returns for the twenty-third installment in the 007 series, Skyfall. For those of you in need of a reminder, the previous bond film, Quantum of Solace, ended with something of a cliffhanger. Bond had interrogated the villainous Mr. Greene into answering his questions about his shadowy cable and tracked down the man responsible for the death of his beloved Vesper. After that the story, much like Bonds fate with MGM, fell into limbo. Details on the new film are still sketchy, but it has been confirmed that Daniel Craig and Judi Dench will be reprising their roles as James Bond and M respectively. Javier Bardem has also been cast as the films primary villain, and Ben Whishaw is stepping in to take the role of Q, who's character was absent in the previous two films. With nothing else to report, our ears are peeled for news of Bond's next assignment.
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