Monday, February 20, 2012

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

I am an admitted movie ignoramous. I might go to the movies once or twice a year. Maybe. A movie has to look really, really good to convince me it's worth a $15 tub of popcorn and having to contend with dumb mothertruckers who don't know how to STFU when the lights go down. (You know who you are and it is my mission in life to destroy you.) I can (and probably will) do a whole other post on movie theater etiquette. But I digress...

This year's movie lineup actually looks pretty good. It's possible I might venture out of the house MULTIPLE times. Watch out.

The Avengers
Release Date: May 4
Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army. 

They had me when I heard Joss Whedon was directing this. I am such a fangirl for him. The super hero movies are always fun and this is like a SUPER super hero movie. I will maim anyone who talks during this movie.

Snow White and the Huntsman
Release Date: June 1
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

KStew stars in this movie and the trailer doesn't even show her blinking once. The rest of the cast is stellar, so I really hope it's good. The costumes look amazing and I'm a sucker for a show with a bad ass heroine.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Release Date: June 22
Abraham Lincoln, the 18th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them. 

I heard good things about the book this movie is based on. If I wasn't already in love with the title, the trailer plays Johnny Cash's "The Man Comes Around." This movie will have all of my money.

Taken 2 
Release Date: October 5

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. 

I freaking loved the first movie and I was stoked to see they were making another. I secretly hope they change the title to Tooked and have Liam Neeson kidnapped by tootheless hillbillies in the Ozarks instead.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Release Date: December 14
Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug. 

This is kind of the prequal to the Lord of the Rings movies. Oh yeah, and it's based on a little book that's only sold about a bajillion copies. I've been looking forward to this movie for years. Is it December yet?

Ok, movie buffs, what are you intending to see this year? What size popcorn are you going to buy? Most importantly, do you put extra butter on it?

*Pretty much everything taken from IMDB.


  1. Don't forget Hunger Games, opening March 23rd!

    I just finished Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and loved it! Can't wait for the movie!

    Anyone know when Bel Ami is coming out in the U.S.? I am dyyyyyyyyyying to see it!!!

  2. What, no Hunger Games? For shame TK. I thought you might like that movie for the crazy Capital fashions at least.

  3. Cosmopolis - for hot, angry sex!
    Bel Ami - 'cause Rob's nekkid, you know!
    Hunger Games - Catnip is just an all around badass chick.

  4. Are we forgetting about BD2 or is it the movie that shall not be named?

    I'm looking forward to some of these too. Did I mention that my family and I dressed up like Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Killer at Comic-Con last year? I'm really sad I missed that panel. There really is way too much to do there.

    Speaking of Comic-Con. Did you know that if you want a ticket you have to go to their website before next week and register? It's free to register, but if you don't register you won't be able to get a ticket. To be honest I hesitate to tell people because the fewer people that know, the fewer I have to compete with when the tickets go on sale, but I would really like to do a Twitarded meetup!!!

  5. Bel Ami. Multiple times. I'm a sucker for historical movies. Put a guy in a frock coat and a cravat and I am jello. RP just an added bonus.

    And there is really no way I can look forward to BD2.

  6. You had me at Abraham Lincoln, Vampire killer. Fuck yeah, I'll see it! Sounds awesome.

  7. Can't freakin wait for the Hobbit. Seriously one of my fave books of all time.

    Also, the Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, Abe Lincoln, Hunger Games, etc all look fuckawesome.

    My popcorn = large with some salt, and no buttah - that shits greasy as hell and I hate when it gets on my fingers :)

  8. At this point, my excitement over Babe-raham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter knows no bounds. The book was absolutely awesome, and I pray that the movie lives up to it. Plus, it's got Rufus Sewell in it. Squee!

  9. So far. The Hunger Games, Snow White & the Huntsmen, Avengers, BD pt 2, The Hobbit. I also wanted to go see The Woman in Black & The Vow. Have yet to actually go see them though. *sigh*

  10. Oh yeah!! Whenever Bel Ami comes overseas!

  11. HUNGER GAMES! I am ridiculously fan-girly over this. I might go to a midnight showing (and this would be a first for me!).

    And that other vampire movie. Pretty excited about that, too. : )

  12. I can't wait for Hunger Games! Seriously, my entire family, husband included, have read the books. We are so giddy to see this story come to life. Team Peeta!!

  13. Lincoln trailer is awesome.
    But I am most eagerly waiting for On The Road, because of Garrett Hedlund. Seriously, fainting.......

  14. I think I'm most excited for Hunger Games and SWATH. And BD2 of course, although I kinda don't want it to be over...

  15. I am not a huge movie goer these days but I am looking forward to SWATH as well as the Avengers. However, I would just like to take a moment to digress and ask a question... if my memory is good and my son's 1st grade teacher isn't just fucking with him, Lincoln was the 16th president of the good ol' USA, not the 18th. Is this a typo or is this the synopsis from the movie? I know its fiction and the whole the-guy-is-a-vampire-slayer-and-you're-worried-about-historical-acurracy argument completely applies but still, inquiring minds want to know.


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