Hey wanted to put this shout out for anyone who likes supporting the locals in movies! Looks like a good time so be sure to pre-order it!
And check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sEUQN4c9rU
March is kind of a bummer, isn’t it? I mean, its great in a lot of ways, don’t get me wrong. Saint Patrick’s Day is nice (if you’re Irish and/or like drinking). Sometimes Easter is in March (and if not, April is by then fast approaching). The weather isn’t yet the wretched heat of summer and no longer the brutal chill of winter. But still, its not yet summer vacation (for you students) nor is it time for that much-needed string of holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) for those lucky enough to work in an office. Sometimes the box office can be a bit dull too, given the lull between the end of Oscar season and the start of the big summer blockbusters. For this reason and more, I present you with…
Five reasons why I seriously cannot wait for The Hunger Games (March 23)
1. The book is incredible.
If you haven’t read the book yet, I am not going to talk myself blue in the face trying to convince you why you should. I’ve done that to enough of my friends and really, they are the ones missing out, so I’ll just save myself the effort from now on. It’s sort of like trying to get someone to start watching Doctor Who. You can drive yourself crazy talking it up for months, knowing how much the other person would love it if they just took a break from watching garbage like Grey’s Anatomy to watch an episode or two, eventually just trying not to write them off completely for ignoring your well-intentioned harassment. Life is too short though, and you’re better off just letting people do their own (stupid) thing.
2. The trailer.
Guess what? The trailer looks awesome. If you don’t agree with me, you probably didn’t read the book yet. See above.
3. The soundtrack.
So far, I have only seen her in X-Men: First Class, but her performance in that was pretty excellent. She certainly has the outside look of Katniss down, judging by the movie art and the trailers. Here’s hoping she gets at what’s beneath the surface as well.
5. WOODY HARRELSON <3 HAYMITCH.
The whole movie could be a complete wreck (which I doubt) but it would still be worth seeing for this alone. When I was reading the book, I had no knowledge of the casting choices, so I didn’t picture the characters as any actors in particular. Once I finished the book and began to look up everything I could about the upcoming film, learning that Woody Harrelson would be playing Haymitch Abernathy was like being hit with a ton of bricks (in a good way). Not only is he one of my favorite actors, but he is flat out perfect for the role.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! From Thanksgiving Day until the new year’s bells (or pots and pans) chime, the holiday season is officially in full swing. Sure, there is plenty of hassle that mars this festive time: elbowing through bustling crowds of shoppers, agonizing over finding and being able to afford the perfect gift for so-and-so, having to endure certain family members who you would prefer to avoid… We’ve all been there. However, there’s plenty of joy to be found as well: classic Christmas songs on the radio, driving through neighborhoods full of blinking lights and inflatable Spongebob Santas, delicious homemade (or store-bought) cookies and other treats… If all else fails, you can always drown your sorrows in some egg nog (I recommend Silk Nog with a splash of Johnny Walker Red)! Anyway, one of my favorite things about this season is the wealth of holiday movies, specials, commercials, etc. all over TV and the internet. I’ve got the newspaper listings tacked up to my refrigerator and my DVR is locked and loaded. Like the classic song made famous in Bruce Willis‘ Armageddon, I don’t want to miss a thing. (Is it stuck in your head now too? Yeah, you’re welcome.) Recently I saw a delightful Christmas trailer courtesy of the BBC, which I will now share with you. This is quite a star-studded affair, but what I am really interested in is Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, decked out in gorgeous reindeer sweaters, playing Twister with a Cyberman! If this jaunty clip doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, I’m not sure what will. And if you don’t already watch Doctor Who, may I suggest adding The Complete David Tennant Years to your wishlist? Now there’s a gift you can enjoy year-round.
During afternoon tea, there’s a shift in the air. A bone trembling chill that tells you she’s there. There are those who believe, the whole town is cursed, but the house in the marsh is by far the worst.What she wants is unknown, but she always comes back. The specter of darkness.
The Woman In Black
As has been reported on this blog before - Daniel Radcliffe is going to be starring in his first post-Harry role when The Woman In Black makes it’s way into theaters February 3, 2012.
In this 1900s period horror, Radcliffe stars as a young lawyer visiting an isolated English village to resolve the estate of an old woman. A usual, the locals are secretive and spooky, throw in family photos with the eyes scratched (like in the totally creepy poster above!) out and a mysterious woman draped in black running around and you’ve got the makings of a truly awesome horror movie.
Check out the official Woman In Black website for a great trailer (with a little girl doing a voice over of the above poem.) And there is also there is this awesome teaser trailer!
Apollo 18 is a found footage film that chronicles the “real” reason why the USA has never gone back to the Moon. Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, this film is bound to be this summer’s Paranormal Activity.
Check out the trailer, if you dare:
This is a very short teaser, but it’ll give everyone who is tired of Pixar’s never-ending line-up of sequels something to look forward to!
The first trailer for the new Muppets movie just arrived, and I think it looks amazing!
I love the Muppets and all their movies, so I’m really excited for this one!
Take a look at the trailer!