Most anticipated of 2012 – Part I

In a mere two-and-a-half weeks, 2012 will be upon us. Despite the fact that the world might end, I’m still banking on seeing all of these movies. I warn you: these posts will be loaded with videos (and maybe some crazy rambling.) Obviously, this isn’t every movie of 2012 (because that would be PURE INSANITY) but it will be…a lot. I’ve divided the list into six sections – two months per part.

(Some of these are limited release on the dates given. I’ll alter them as nation-wide dates become available!)

JANUARY
The Devil Inside – January 6
In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

*I can’t help myself. I love horror movies – especially ones about el diablo and possession!

Loosies – January 11
A young pickpocket in the New York subways, living a fast, free, lifestyle is confronted by a woman whom he had a one night affair with, she informs him that she is now pregnant with his child, he must now choose between continuing the lifestyle he lead or take responsibility for his actions.

*this has potential to either be a cute, fun movie or just dreadful. I guess only time will tell!

Albatross – January 13
In Albatross, Emelia Conan-Doyle is a cheeky 17-year-old and heir to the legacy of Arthur Conan Doyle. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps, Emelia attempts to write a book while working at a stuffy seaside resort hotel. The hotel is populated by blocked novelist Jonathan, his frustrated wife, and their daughter. It’s not long before Emelia seduces the husband and befriends the daughter.

Contraband – January 13
A security guard with financial troubles considers a return to his smuggling ways when an associate offers a potentially lucrative opportunity.

The Divide – January 13
In The Divide, nine strangers-all tenants of a New York high rise apartment-escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building’s bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the other side of the bunker door, the group begins to descend into madness, each turning on one another with physical and psycho-sexual torment.

*I really enjoy apocalyptic movies and this looks out of control crazy.

Coriolanus – January 20
Caius Martius ‘Coriolanus’ (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus’s anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city.

Haywire – January 20
In “Haywire,” an electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal, a female covert ops specialist (Carano), who works in the deadly world of international operatives, strikes back after discovering she’s been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency.

Underworld: Awakening – January 20
When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

The Grey – January 27
In The Grey, Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt before their time runs out.

*Liam Neeson surviving and punching wolves in their fuckin’ faces.

Man on a Ledge – January 27
An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective.

*this will undoubtedly be cheesy and predictable, but it looks like a high-stakes break-in/heist movie, so I have to see it.

Rampart – January 27
Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

*this shit looks intense. Woody + Steve + Sigourney? How can I say no?

FEBRUARY

W.E. – February 3
A two-tiered romantic drama focusing on the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard.

The Woman in Black – February 3
A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Safe House – February 10
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

*this is going to be badass. Even the trailer is badass. Denzel and “No Church in the Wild”? Boom. Done.

Gone – February 24
Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly has been abducted. Jill, who had escaped from a kidnapper a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back for her sister. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, Jill embarks on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister.

*oh, it won’t be good, but I just love Amanda Seyfried.

Snowtown – February 29
When 16 year-old Jamie begins a friendship with a charismatic man, his world becomes threatened by his loyalty and fear of his newfound father figure, John Bunting: Australia’s most notorious serial killer.

*Holy shitballs.

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