Keepin’ Me Waitin’: Top 5 most anticipated films of 2012…plus some

I know it is almost March, but the last two months have not been noteworthy.  This list is based on release date, not excitement level for the film. I will also break the normal routine and add some honorable mentions.

Honorable Mentions:

Project X – 3/2

John Carter – 3/9

The Hunger Games- 3/25

The Cabin in the Woods – 4/13

The Avengers – 5/4

The Dictator – 5/11

Brave – 6/22

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – 6/22

G.I. Joe: Retaliation – 6/29

The Amazing Spider-Man – 7/3

The Dark Knight Rises – 7/20

Total Recall – 8/3

The Bourne Legacy – 8/3

Looper – 9/28

Skyfall – 11/9

Gravity – 11/21

Les Miserable – 12/7

World War Z – 12/12

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 12/14

Cosmopolis – TBA

Seven Psychopaths – TBA

 

Top 5:

5. The Master – TBA – Directed, and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Laura Dern. Loosely based on L. Ron Hubbard and the creation of Scientology

 

 

4. Moonrise Kingdom – 5/25 – Directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Starring Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Francis McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Jason Schwartzman. Anderson bias, summer camp, and kids in love.

 

3. Prometheus – 6/8 – Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron. Ridley Scott doing science fiction in the same universe as “Alien”.

 

2. The Great Gatsby – 12/25 – Based on the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgarton and Tobey Maguire. One of my favorite books, a great director, and maybe the best character fit for DiCaprio.

 

1. Django Unchained – 12/25 – Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Christoph Waltz. Tarantino doing a post-Civil War Western.

If only half of these are as good as I am expecting, then it will be a fantastic year in movies!

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