Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Eleanor Tomlinson
Fairy tales transformed into adult-style flicks seem to be an upcoming trend for 2012. Nicholas Hoult (Beast from X-Men: First Class) stars as Jack in this version of the Children’s tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett
Sure the hobbits are not the most exciting to watch out of all of the ‘Lord of the Rings’ characters, but these movies are too brilliant to pass up on. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is part one of two Hobbit movies, which will finalize Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ masterpieces.
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris
Daniel Craig is back as Bond, and this is never a bad decision. Craig is as smooth as it gets when it comes to playing the famous agent. And Javier Bardem as the villain? Could not ask for a better scenario.
Directed by: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, James Gandolfini
After losing his father (Hanks) during the 9/11 attacks, a young boy must take a journey to find his father’s lock-box after finding his special key. Looks to have some Oscar-like tendencies early.
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Leo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kurt Russell, Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson
With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Apparently Dicaprio plays the villain in this Tarantino film. What more could a movie watcher ask for?
Directed by: Larry Charles
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Megan Fox
Time to get sued again Sacha! ‘The Dictator’ is a heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Inspired by Saddam Hussein’s novel, this should be hilarious, and a little Megan Fox never hurt anybody.
Directed by: Nima Nourizadeh
Starring: A bunch of randoms
3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads. Kids worldwide can now have false hope and believe that this is what the average high school house party is like.
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Leo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher
Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. Based on the famous novel, which after watching this, I will then claim I have read, more Leo and more early Oscar buzz.
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Ian McShane, Lily Cole
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. Kids’ tales turned into dark films is something that I approve of.
Directed by: Marc Forster
Starring: Brad Pitt, Bryan Cranston
A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic. Pitt and Cranston, what a combination. Said to have a ‘Children of Men’ feel. Note to self, not a movie for a first date, but still sounds fantastic.
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L Jackson
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. Scarjo, Scarjo, Scarjo, Scarj..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman
Eight years after the events of the Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent’s crimes. If you do not know who Tom Hardy is, then you definitely will after this film. The Joker is missed but I think Nolan will shine once again. Definitely the movie that I everybody is waiting for!