All right, it’s time to cover March and April in Part II of my most anticipated films of 2012. Again, it’ll be video heavy and some dates are subject to change. Also, some of these don’t have a trailer nor do they have pictures. I’ll update once they do.
Being Flynn – March 2
During his twenties, a young man works at various homeless shelters in Boston, where he often intersects with his brilliant but troubled father.
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters – March 2
15 years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.
No trailer yet. But we have this still!
Jeff, Who Lives at Home – March 2
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
No trailer yet. But we have this still!
Project X – March 2
“Project X” revolves around a group of kids documenting a house party that suddenly goes awry.
* might be stupid, but it will at least be gratuitous and over the top. I think I saw flames/flame throwers?
The Raven – March 9
A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer’s stories.
*it might end up being lame but…John Cusack. Or should I say, John CUTEsack? Wait, no. That’s not right.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – March 9
A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embark son an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.
*terrible title, looks enjoyable.
Butter – March 16
The setting: a closely watched contest in Iowa, the heartland of America and, to some, the bellwether of the nation. Initially, a win seems all but assured for the poised candidate with the famous name and a family legacy to claim. But then, the twist: a rival emerges, fresh-faced, appealing, effortlessly charismatic. Suddenly, it’s anybody’s game.
*this looks ridiculous, but I can’t help but love
Sidney Bristow Jennifer Garner. Especially in a movie about butter.
The Hunger Games – March 23
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match.
*peeing in my pants I’m so excited for this!
The Deep Blue Sea – March 3
The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Goon – March 30
Labelled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.
*Hockey. In Canda. LIEV FUCKING SCHREIBER
The Pirates! Band of Misfits – March 30
*a lot of people I love are doing voice work for this, so I can’t not.
American Reunion – April 6
Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.
*guess I’d better round it out and see all of ’em.
The Cold Light of Day – April 6
“The Cold Light of Day” centers on a young American whose family is kidnapped while on a vacation to Spain. He is left with only hours to find the connection between their disappearance and his father’s secrets.
Damsels in Distress – April 6
The movie revolves around a group of style-obsessed college girls who take in a new student (Gerwig) and teach her their misguided ways of helping people at their grungy university, sort of “Mean Girls” filtered through the lens of the filmmaker behind such urbane indie dramas as “Barcelona,” “Metropolitan” and “Disco.” The crux of the story is focused on the relationship between Gerwig’s character and a suitor (Brody), whom the girls are taken with but have doubts over his intentions.
The Cabin in the Woods – April 13
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes “The Cabin in the Woods,” a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.
*Joss! Fran! Amy! Ahhhh!
Movie 43 – April 13
A feature-film comprised of short comedy segments.
*this movie stars everyone – mostly good people. Something is bound to be enjoyable.
MS One: Maximum Security – April 20
A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the United States is offered his freedom… The Price ? He’ll have to rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent prisoners.
*I can’t NOT see this movie. It involves an outer space prison.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – April 20
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star in the comedy “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” which marks the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (“Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist”). Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity’s last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Carell) and Penny (Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten.
Wettest County – April 20
Gangster meets Western in “The Wettest County,” the true story of the freewheelin’ Bondurants brothers, bootlegging siblings taking the law into their own hands. This is the story of the rural hard-men that created the big city gangsters. Brazen and fearless, these young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime’s first major gold rush.
*Nick Cave wrote this. Whaaaat?
The Five Year Engagement – April 27
A comedy that charts the ups and downs of an engaged couple’s relationship.
*it doesn’t look amazing, but Jason Segel…
Safe – April 27
A former elite agent takes on a two-tier mission: rescue a Chinese girl who’s been abducted by the Triads, then use a safe combination to outwit the Russian Mafia, corrupt NYC officials, and the Triads themselves.
*if it stars Jason Statham, I’ll be seeing it without question.
Intruders – April TBA
The film tells parallel stories of two families whose lives are disrupted by menacing apparitions: in Spain, a mother tries to protect her son from a faceless stranger, while in Britain, a young girl has terrifying dreams of a demon who becomes a real danger to her and her family.
*this shit CRAY.