Twelve 2012 Films that I can’t wait for

First and foremost, this is a direct rebuttal–not rebuttle…a sequel, perhaps–to the recently released, similar list by the film blog Filmdrivel, a list I suggest you also take a look at. I have also been looking at releases for the 2012 season, and these titles have piqued my interest.

12. American Reunion

Release Date: April 6

Directors: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg

Why am I excited? The American Pie movies are classics, and having a cast back after so many years (Toy Story 3, just one example) is nostalgic and fun. Everyone loves a reunion.

11. Albert Nobbs

Release: January 27

Director: Rodrigo Garcia

Why? Glenn Close plays a lady who dresses as a man to get ahead in 18th Century Ireland…and if you Google pictures of her, it’s believable. They’re calling for Oscar nominations for Close already, and that alone gets me on board. Plus, everyone also loves a good period piece with a great actress.

10. Man on a Ledge

Release: January 27

Director: Asger Leth

Why? The poster looks pretty great. Plus, the idea seems interesting.

9. We Need to Talk About Kevin

Release: January 27

Director: Lynne Ramsy

Why? Swinton is a mother of a boy who goes on a high school killing spree. She’ll have to be pretty dramatic. She can be.

8. The Avengers

Release: May 4

Director: Joss Whedon (Thor)

Why? Iron Man+Thor+Captain America+Hulk= Awesome.

7. The Dark Knight Rises

Release: July 20

Director: Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception)

Why? Not even a question with this movie, which could outsell Avatar if it tries hard enough.

6. The Raven

Release: March 9

Director: James McTeigue (V for Vendetta)

Why? As a Poe fan, and realizing how much John Cusack looks like the mad writer, it looks great. And then I read the plot synopsis. Law enforcement asks Poe himself to help in the investigation of various murders, all of which are copycatting murders written in Poe’s works (think “The Tell Tale Heart” or “The Pit and the Pendulum”).

5. Star Wars Episode 1 in 3D

Release: February 10

Director: George Lucas

Why? I never got to see the original in theaters, and now in 3D, I can’t wait to see how amazing it will be. Plus, as my favorite of all the Star Wars movies (I’m in the minority, I know) I can’t wait.

4. The Woman in Black

Release: February 3

Director: James Watkins

Why? Watch the trailer and you can tell me why. It looks creepy; just look closely at the poster.

3. Red Tails

Release: January 20

Director: Anthony Hemingway

Why? The war film about the Tuskegee airmen looks like it will have stunning graphics, great period costumes, and the cast looks promising. Very promising.

2. The Iron Lady

Release: January 13 (limited release this December)

Director: Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia)

Why? Meryl Streep. But really, she will win the next Academy Award for Best Actress. If she’s not at least nominated, I will stop watching the Oscars forever. That’s how much faith I have in the success of this film.

1. Noah

Release: 2012+

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Why? The director of Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream tackles the Biblical epic of Noah’s Ark? I am so in.

3 thoughts on “Twelve 2012 Films that I can’t wait for

  1. Good stuff, i have to say though there’s a couple on there which are going to make it onto my ‘five 2012 films i couldn’t care less about’ follow up (Star Wars & Avengers). Noah’s a great shout, and there are some very interesting looking films on there, including a couple that i hadn’t come across. Thanks for the mention!

    1. I was actually surprised that your list didn’t include The Avengers, since you were so excited about The Dark Knight Rises. Admittedly, they are very different movies, but they’re in the same comic family. I hadn’t come across a couple of them either, I’m excited about Noah…whenever it comes out.

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