12 in 2012 Series: Movies (Drama/Action)

>> Monday, January 9, 2012

And now we continue our series we're calling the 12 in 2012. Our top 12 books/music/movies/[insert other awesome thing] to look forward to in 2012. 

Today: Movies (Drama/Action)!
12. Dark Shadows (5/11/12)
Cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Grace Moretz, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green.
What's it all about, yo?: So, Johnny Depp is like a vampire that gets buried alive in 1772, only be be released in 1972 to find that the world has changes without him and that his family estate is filled with his dysfunctional family members. Oh, and it's Tim Burton directed. That makes 8 movies collabos with Depp and Burton. Oh, and it is a remake of a 70's tv show.

11. Looper (9/28/12)
Cast: Joseph Gordon- Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
What's it all about, yo?: This one is a bit tricky to explain, and it's mostly the cast that gets me excited to see it. OK, key points. Time Travel. JGL is a mob hitman. JGL and Willis play the same guy in different time lines. At some point JGL is hired to kill Willis, thus killing his futureself, and, in turn, himself, that's how the time loop works. Sounds confusing right, well apparently, its the first time travel movie in years that makes sense when you watch it.

10: The Bourne Legacy (8/3/12)
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz
What's it all about, yo?: I know its sacrilegious to support this movie with Matt Damon off the project, but I am a big fan of Jeremy Renner and I have complete faith that he can pull this off. This is not a recast, a reboot, a prequel or a sequel. It is about a different CIA agent named Aaron Cross and I expect it to be pretty damn good.  

9. The Gangster Squad (10/19/12)
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte, Giovanna Rivisi
What's it all about, yo?: Based on a series of articles in the LA Times that chronicled a special unit in the L.A.P.D. in the 1940's that was created to stop east coast mobsters from moving into LA.

8. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (1/20/12)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn
What's it all about, yo?: So, Tom Hanks dies in one of The Towers, and his wife and son are very sad. His son, in a way of handling his grief searches NYC to find a lock that matches a key his father left behind. It is the final puzzle his father is needing him to solve. Looks like it's gonna make you cry.

7. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12/14/12)

Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Eligah Wood, Andy Serkis, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen
What's it all about, yo?: So, Bilbo Baggins, young this time around, sets out on one of his legendary journeys to face off with a dragon, this time accompanied by a camp of Elves, Dwarfs, Humans, Wizards, and whatnot. It sounds an awful lot like The Lord Of The Rings, and I guess it is. But since when is that a bad thing.

6. World War Z (12/21/12)
Cast: Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos
What's it all about, yo?: Brad Pitt is a UN employee that is traveling the world interviewing people and trying to stay ahead of a zombie pandemic that is quickly sweeping the world. Loosely based on the book, this is a highly anticipated adaptation that will divide its fanbase.

5. The Great Gatsby (12/25/12)
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Tobey Maguire
What's it all about, yo?: You're joking right? Read the book.

4. Django Unchained (12/25/12)
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sacha Baron Cohen, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Kurt Russell, Jamie Foxx.
What's it all about, yo?: Quentin Taratino and that cast? Are you kidding me?! I don't even need to know the plot. But if you care, it about a slave rising up against his former master to free his wife.

3. The Avengers (5/4/12)

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlet Johansson, Samuel Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders
What's it all about, yo?: If you don't know, I feel a little sorry for you. It the comicbook of all comicbook movies. Bringing together, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Thor and The Incredible Hulk to form S.H.I.E.L.D. and save the world. Directed by Joss Whedon.

2. The Dark Knight Rises (7/20/12) 

Cast: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
What's it all about, yo?: It's eight years later after Batman took the fall for Dent's crimes, and there is a new big bad in Gotham, taking over the city and overrunning the police. So, the Dark Knight rises and stuff.

1. The Hunger Games (3/23/12)

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravits
What's it all about, yo?: I am so stupidly excited about this that I am not even sure I could start to explain it. Luckily the preview above does a very good job of the basic story. I urge all of you to read the book, and get excited.

Honorable Mention:
Snow White and The Huntsman
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2
Hanzel and Gretel: Witch Hunters


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