I’m certain I’d like to watch all the movies listed below. That desire may waver, or strengthen, depending upon what else is out there and what else I might hear about the movies already on my list.
There is nothing about this trilogy that is not cool to me. Director Richard Linklater and stars Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke made movies featuring “just talking” so damned cool I could cry. The Sundance Film festival reviews were all positive and one review 9that i read) went so far as to suggest that this might be the best third part of a trilogy. Ever. I didn’t need all that talking up to add to my expectations. I kinda-sorta know what has happened between the last movie and this one (I can’t resist the lure of the spoiler-filled online review) and I want very, very much to see this movie.
Man of Steel
I like Zack Snyder’s movies. I clearly am one of the very few people who liked Sucker Punch and I think what he did with Watchmen was pretty much a solid way to go about interpreting that seminal graphic novel. So yeah, I’m interested in his take on Superman. I’m not entirely sold on Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel–especially after Immortals, but he seems to be a much better bet than the last guy to don the blue tights and red cape. So we’ll see how this one plays out.
Not a big fan of Scarlett Johansson but I am super interested in this new facet in the evolving identity of former child star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The reviews out of Sundance were mostly raves. It might get a wide-ish Hollywood release but I’ll probably have to wait for it come out on DVD.
No trailer so far, just a still from the movie.
A Good Day to Die Hard
John McClane is back. And he’s brought his son. That’s good enough for me. Plus they are going back to their R-rated roots. Which makes me happier still. Set in Russia this one could be a fun ‘things go boom’ kinda movie. I like watching movies like that.
I feel like it’s been a while since movies with similar premises attempted to make a name for themselves at the blockbuster box office. 2013 has two movies operating from teh premise that the White House is under attack. Olympus Has Fallen stars Gerard Butler as an ex Secret Service agent and Aaron Eckhart as the US President while White House Down features 2012’s golden boy Channing Tatum attempting to protect the President as played by Jamie Foxx.
Olympus already has a trailer out. I’ve read scripts for both movies and while I would be really hard pressed to tell which bits happen in which movie I am still interested in seeing how these dueling ideas play out–on the big screen, as well as the box office.
I am a huge fan of pretty people behaving badly. I am also a huge fan of movies that have a colourful aesthetic (that was one–but not the only–reason I liked Enter the Void so much). I don’t really know the work of any of the actresses in this movie but director Harmony Korine is guaranteed to stir stuff up. Pretty certain this is not coming to the big screen in India so I’ll have to wait for it on DVD. Or hope that the Indian iTunes store finally gets some decent flicks.