Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Most Anticipated Films of 2012 (Pt. 2)


50 More Films for 2012


Action/Blockbusters

Red Tails

Directed by Anthony Hemingway. Screenplay by John Ridley & Aaron McGruder. Story by Aaron McGruder. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, and Method Man.

Snow White & the Huntsman

Directed by Rupert Sanders. Screenplay by Hossein Amini & Evan Daugherty. Based on the stories by the Grimm Brothers. Starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Ian McShane, Stephen Graham, Bob Hoskins, Lily Cole, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Nick Frost, Eddie Izzard, and Ray Winstone.

John Carter

Directed by Andrew Stanton. Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews, and Michael Chabon. Based on A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lily Collins, Thomas Haden Church, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong, and Willem Dafoe.

Haywire

Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Written by Lem Dobbs. Starring Gina Carino, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, Mathieu Kassovitz, Michael Angarano, and Michael Douglas.

Jack the Giant Killer

Directed by Bryan Singer. Screenplay by Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, and Dan Studney. Story by Darren Lemkie and David Dobbin. Based on the British folk tale. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, Eddie Marsan, John Kassir, and Ewan McGregor.

World War Z

Directed by Marc Forster. Screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski and Matthew Michael Carnahan. Based on the novel by Max Brooks. Starring Brad Pitt, Mirelle Enos, James Badge Dale, Lucy Anarish, Bryan Cranston, and David Morse.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Directed by Tommy Wirkola. Written by Tommy Wirkola and D.W. Harper. Starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, and Peter Stormare.

Total Recall

Directed by Len Wiseman. Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, and James Vanderbilt. Based on the novel We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick. Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, John Cho, Bokeem Woodbine, and Ethan Hawke.

The Bourne Legacy

Written for the screen and directed by Tony Gilroy. Based on the novel by Eric Van Lustbader. Starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn, Albert Finney, Oscar Issac, and Joan Allen.

Underworld: Awakening

Directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein. Screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski and John Hlavin. Based on characters by Len Wiseman, Danny McBride, and Kevin Grevioux. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Sandrine Holt, Michael Ealy, and India Eisley.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Directed by John Chu. Screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Arnold Vosloo, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Channing Tatum, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, and Bruce Willis.

The Expendables 2

Directed by Simon West. Written by Sylvester Stallone. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Ghost Rider 2

Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Screenplay by Scott Gimple and Seth Hoffman. Screen story by David S. Goyer. Based on the Marvel comic. Starring Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Fergus Riordan, Violante Placido, Idris Elba, Christopher Lambert, and Johnny Whitworth.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Written by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on his mashup novel. Starring Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Jimmi Simpson, Dominic Cooper, Antony Mackie, and Alan Tudyk.


There’s a lot to offer in terms of the action and world of blockbuster films as there’s potential projects that could bring in big bucks and lot of excitement for filmgoers. First is George Lucas’ production about the Tuskegee Airmen in the film Red Tails while Kirsten Stewart plays Snow White as she battles Charlize Theron’s evil Queen in an action-epic version telling of the Brothers Grimm tale in Snow White & the Huntsman. Andrew Stanton moves from animated films to live action for a big sci-fi epic in John Carter while Gina Carino fights off foes in Steven Soderbergh’s action-thriller Haywire. Bryan Singer creates a very big version of the famed British fairy tale Jack the Giant Killer. Brad Pitt is in a post-apocalyptic thriller in Marc Forster’s World War Z. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton fight off witches in an action-comedy in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.


Remakes and reboots are happening as Colin Farrell stars in a remake of Total Recall while Jeremy Renner is part of a new series of the Bourne franchise. Sequels for films like Underworld, Ghost Rider, G.I. Joe, and The Expendables are going to happen as some hope they will improve on their predecessors. Particularly as Dwayne Johnson takes over for G.I. Joe and Arnold Schwarzenegger will make his return in a big role for The Expendables 2. Finally, there’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter where Abe Lincoln kills vampires. If that concept alone doesn’t put asses in the seat, then why people make movies?

Comedies/Musicals/Romance

American Reunion

Written for the screen and directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. Based on characters by Adam Herz. Starring Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Alysson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Mena Suvari, Jennifer Coolidge, John Cho, and Eugene Levy.

Wanderlust

Directed by David Wain. Screenplay by David Wain & Ken Marino. Story by David Wain. Starring Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Lauren Ambrose, Joe Lo Truglio, Kathryn Hahn, and Alan Alda.

The Dictator

Directed by Larry Charles. Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer. Based on the novel Zabibah and the King by Saddam Hussein. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, and Anna Faris.

Rock of Ages

Directed by Adam Shankman. Screenplay by Chris D’Arenzio, Justin Theroux, Allan Loeb, Michael Arndt, and Jordan Roberts. Based on the musical book by Chris D’Arenzio. Starring Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Malin Akerman, Russell Brand, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kevin Nash, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, and Tom Cruise.

Bachelorette

Written and directed by Leslye Headland. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, James Marsden, and Kyle Bornheimer.

The Five-Year Engagement

Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Written by Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segal. Starring Jason Segal, Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pratt, and Jacki Weaver.

Dog Fight

Directed by Jay Roach. Written by Shawn Harwell and Chris Henchy. Starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifanakis, Dylan McDermott, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Sarah Baker, John Lithgow, and Brian Cox.

Casa de mi Padre

Directed by Matt Piedmont. Written by Andrew Steele. Starring Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Nick Offerman, Genesis Rodriguez, and Pedro Armendariz Jr.

Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie

Written and directed by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Starring Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Erica Durance, John C. Reilly, and Jeff Goldblum.

The Silver Linings Playbook

Written for the screen and directed by David O. Russell. Based on the novel by Matthew Quick. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Stiles, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Chris Tucker, and Robert de Niro.


2011 was a very bad year for comedies as a lot of them didn’t really stand out or met any kind of expectations. 2012 looks like it will change all of that as comedies do need something to get people laughing. The gang from American Pie returns for a reunion while Sacha Baron Cohen returns as a dictator traveling to America. Will Ferrell is lined up for a trio of comedies such as an appearance in Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie while fighting Zach Galifianakis in a political race in Dog Fight and speaking Spanish for a telenovela parody in Casa de mi Padre. Judd Apatow has a couple of more comedies up his sleeve in relationship-based films such as Wanderlust and The Five-Year Engagement.


There’s also something for women from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as they produce the female-based comedy Bachelorette about a trio of women who become bridesmaids for a girl they hated in school. The hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages is coming to the big screen from Hairspray! musical filmmaker Adam Shankman. Finally, David O. Russell returns with a story about a former teacher who comes back from a mental hospital to reclaim his old life.

Animated/Family Films

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Directed by Chris Renaud. Screenplay by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Featuring the voices of Zac Efron, Danny Devito, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, and Betty White.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Directed by Eric Darnell and Conrad Vernon. Screenplay by Noah Baumbach. Featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Schwimmer, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, and Frances McDormand.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Directed by Brad Peyton. Screenplay by Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn. Story by Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn, and Richard Outten. Starring Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Davis, Luis Guzman, and Michael Caine.

Frankenweenie

Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by John August. Based on the 1984 short by Tim Burton and Leonard Ripps. Featuring the voices of Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Conchata Ferrell, and Martin Short.


There’s some good films that families could enjoy such as Universal’s adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax while Dreamworks has another Madagascar film where the gang are trapped in Europe. Josh Hutcherson for a sequel to 2008’s Journey to the Center of the Earth as he’s joined by Dwayne Johnson, Luis Guzman, Vanessa Hudgens, and Michael Caine for another adventure. Tim Burton returns to his old 1984 short as he turns into a stop-motion animated feature film which marks a reunion between him and Winona Ryder since 1990’s Edward Scissorhands.

Dramas/Suspense

Magic Mike

Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Written by Reid Carolin. Starring Alex Pettyfer, Channing Tatum, Olivia Munn, Mircea Monroe, Kevin Nash, and Matthew McConaughey.

The Wettest Country in the World

Directed by John Hillcoat. Screenplay by Nick Cave. Based on the novel by Matt Bondurant. Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Gary Oldman.

Savages

Directed by Oliver Stone Screenplay by Shane Salerno and Don Winslow. Based on the novel by Don Winslow. Starring Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Emile Hirsch, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro, Mia Maestro, and John Travolta.

The Gangster Squad

Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Screenplay by Will Beall, based on the novel Tales from the Gangster Squad by Paul Lieberman. Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Anthony Mackie, Nick Nolte, Michael Pena, and Sean Penn.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy. Based on the book by Paul Torday. Starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Amr Waked, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

The Grey

Directed by Joe Carnahan. Written by Joe Carnahan and Ian McKenzie Jeffers. Starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, James Badge Dale, Joe Anderson, Dallas Roberts, and Dermont Mulroney.

Seven Psychopaths

Written and directed by Martin McDonough. Starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Olga Kurylenko, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson.

Welcome to the Punch

Written and directed by Eran Creevy. Starring Mark Strong, James McAvoy, and Andrea Riseborough.

Argo

Directed by Ben Affleck. Written by Chris Terrio. Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Clea Duvall, Taylor Schilling, Michael Parks, Kyle Chandler, and John Goodman.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Directed by John Madden. Screenplay by Ol Parker. Based on the book These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach. Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tom Wilkinson, and Penelope Wilton.

Premium Rush

Directed by David Koepp. Written by David Koepp and John Kamps. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Jamie Chung, and Aasif Mandvi.


There’s a lot of films coming that offers something for serious-minded viewers that delves into various styles. Steven Soderbergh takes Channing Tatum’s experience as a male stripper into the film Magic Mike while John Hillcoat and Nick Cave explore the world of Prohibition bootlegging in The Wettest Country in the World. There’s more gangsters in the 1940s/1950s crime drama The Gangster Squad. Oliver Stone delves into the world of drug trafficking with Savages while Ben Affleck explores the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis for the political thriller Argo.


Martin McDonough makes his long-awaited return following 2009’s In Bruges with his writing drama Seven Psychopaths. Mark Strong and James McAvoy play two different men who become unlikely allies in the thriller Welcome to the Punch. Liam Neeson is trying to survive against the cold and nature in The Grey while Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a bike messenger who is on the run from Michael Shannon’s dirty cop character in Premium Rush. In the lighter side of things, Ewan McGregor is part of a program where the Middle East is introduced to fishing in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen while Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, and Bill Nighy go to India in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Sci-Fi/Horror

Under the Skin

Directed by Jonathan Glazer. Based on the novel by Michel Faber. Starring Scarlett Johansson.

Dark Shadows

Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith. Screen story by John August and Seth Grahame-Smith. Based on the novel by Dan Curtis. Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bohnam Carter, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jonny Lee Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, and Christopher Lee.

Byzantium

Directed by Neil Jordan. Written by Moira Buffini. Starring Saorise Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller, Sam Riley, and Daniel Mays.


There’s a trio of different films for genre-specific fans that don’t dwell into the world of cheap horror or sci-fi. In Under the Skin, Scarlett Johansson is an alien who kills men for her planet. Tim Burton’s second 2011 feature in Dark Shadows has him explore vampires who comes back to life in the 20th Century. Neil Jordan’s horror thriller also has him exploring vampires about a mother-daughter’s relationship.

Art-House/Indie

In Our House

Written and directed by Brian Savelson. Starring Jena Malone, Zach Gilford, Gabrielle Union, and John Slattery.

For Ellen

Written and directed by So Yong Kim. Starring Paul Dano, Jena Malone, Jon Heder, Margarita Levieva, and Dakota Johnson.

Jack & Diane

Written and directed by Bradley Rust Gray. Starring Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Leo Fitzpatrick, Haviland Morris, and Kylie Minogue.

2 Days in New York

Directed by Julie Delpy. Written by Julie Delpy and Alexia Landeau. Starring Julie Delpy and Chris Rock.

Lay the Favorite

Directed by Stephen Frears. Screenplay by D.V. DeVincentis. Based on the memoir by Beth Raymer. Starring Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rebecca Hall, Vince Vaughn, Joshua Jackson, Laura Prepon, and John Carroll Lynch.

Red Hook Summer

Written and directed by Spike Lee. Starring Limary Agosto, Turron Kofi Alleyne, and Daniel Beaker.

On the Road

Directed by Walter Salles. Screenplay by Jose Rivera. Based on the novel by Jack Kerouac. Starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Alice Braga, Terrence Howard, and Steve Buscemi.

Something in the Air

Written and directed by Olivier Assayas. Starring Dolores Chaplin, Lola Cretin, and India Menuez.


There’s a lot going on for art-house fans, auteur-followers, and indie film buffs as it presents an alternative to the world of mainstream films. 2012 might be Jena Malone’s year as she has a slew of indies lined up for her in the family drama In Our House, the road film For Ellen, and the lesbian-drama Jack & Diane. Julie Delpy returns with a sequel to her 2007 film 2 Days in Paris as Chris Rock plays her new lover.


Four of the world’s best filmmakers will have new films to present. Stephen Frears creates a crime-comedy that involves the world of sports gambling while Spike Lee goes into a personal drama about a boy’s summer with his grandfather where Lee will reprise his Mookie character from Do the Right Thing. Walter Salles’ long-awaited adaptation of the famed Beat novel On the Road is finally set to come out in 2012. Olivier Assayas goes back to the 1960s where he creates a coming-of-age story about a young man’s reaction towards the social changes in Europe.

The Filthy 15 Films to Avoid for 2011

For every film that comes out, there is always the films that are guaranteed to suck and will be a complete waste of money for those who see these films. That’s right, here are the films to not go see for 2012.

Battleship


Directed by Peter Berg. Written by Jon Hoeber and Eric Hoeber. Starring Taylor Kistch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson.

As if films based on video games weren’t bad enough, a film based on a board game where Naval forces fight off against aliens is just as bad. Based on the trailers released for this film, it’s very that clear it looks like Transformers on water but with a lot of bloated special effects and more bullshit action. With a $250 million budget, it looks like another of one of those bad Hollywood films where it’s all flash and no substance.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2


Directed by Bill Condon. Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg. Based on the book by Stephanie Meyers. Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Maggie Grace, Michael Sheen, Joe Anderson, Dakota Fanning, Cameron Bright, and Lee Pace.

The franchise that made lots of money but also made a lot of enemies with critics is finally come to an end with its fifth and final film where it will pick up where the first part of Breaking Dawn left off. There, the freak baby that Bella gives birth to will be unveiled as another stupid war between vampires, werewolves, and whatever else is out there happens while Taylor Lautner will be topless like usual. At least it’s the final one.

One for the Money


Directed by Julie Anne Robinson. Screenplay by Lix Brixius, Karen McCullah Lutz, and Kirsten Smith. Based on the novel by Janet Evanovich. Starring Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds, Patrick Fischler, John Leguizamo, and Fisher Stevens.

Originally set for a 2011 release, the crime-comedy was pushed for 2012 due to numerous delays as it’s another stupid comedy where Katherine Heigl tries to look tough and funny only to be more idiotic. Reuniting with the same screenwriters who wrote The Ugly Truth, it’s definitely an indication of Heigl’s fading star power as she has become one of the most un-likeable personalities working today in movies.

The Three Stooges


Directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly. Screenplay by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, and Mike Cerrone. Starring Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Sean Hayes, Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, Larry David, Jennifer Hudson, Lin Shaye, Stephen Collins, and the cast of The Jersey Shore.

After years of development hell, a film version of The Three Stooges is finally happening but based on a trailer that was deemed unwatchable. Many are saying it never should’ve happened as the Farrelly Brothers are aiming extremely low by putting the Three Stooges in a modern setting with people from The Jersey Shore. If that was enough reason for why Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro, and Jim Carrey chose not to do it. Somebody give these guys some extra money for not doing this piece of shit.

Men in Black III


Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Screenplay by Etan Cohen, David Koepp, Jeff Nathanson, and Michael Soccio. Based on The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham. Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Josh Brolin, Alice Eve, Jermaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, and Emma Thompson.

The franchise that made Will Smith a mega-star finally returns after a long-decade hiatus as Smith’s Agent J goes time-traveling where he meets a younger version of Agent K played by Josh Brolin. Due to the lackluster reception of its predecessor and reports of an unfinished script in production plus a huge budget. It looks like the film won’t meet expectations story wise while the time travel premise doesn’t seem promising either.

Mirror Mirror


Directed by Tarsem Singh. Screenplay by Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller. Based on Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. Starring Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Sean Bean, Nathan Lane, and Julia Roberts.

The second Snow White film has Lily Collins in the role with Julia Roberts as the evil queen. While the film is meant to be a comedy, the trailer for the film shows that it looks very silly while it features jokes that children won’t get. With Tarsem known for lavish spectacles, it seems like that this film will be too over-the-top for anyone to take it seriously even if the film isn’t meant to be serious.

The Biggest Movie of All-Time 3D


Written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer.

The idiots that brought the world such awful spoof films like Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Vampire Sucks will once again make another piece of shit that defies the idea of what a bad movie can be. In fact, these guys aren’t even filmmakers considering the money they have and the little effort put into these vomit-inducing projectiles. There hasn’t been any cast information revealed but then again, what moron is willing to put their soul on the line to be part of this bullshit project that doesn’t even deserve to be called a film, a movie, or anything that resembles any form of art. Garbage isn’t bad enough to call their so-called shit that they’ve made for the past six-seven years as this film will have them spoof Avatar and whatever else they can come up with.

The Vow

Directed by Michael Sucsy. Written by Michael Sucsy, Marc Silverstein, and Abby Kohn. Starring Channing Tatum, Rachel McAdams, Scott Speedman, Sam Neill, and Jessica Lange.

21 Jump Street

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Taylor. Screenplay by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall. Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Brie Larson, Ellie Kemper, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, and Ice Cube.

This Means War

Directed by McG. Screenplay by Simon Kinberg and Timothy Dowling. Story by Timothy Dowling and Marcus Gautesen. Starring Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Reese Witherspoon, Chelsea Handler, Til Schweiger, Laura Vandervoot, and Angela Bassett.

Dredd

Directed by Pete Travis. Written by Alex Garland. Based on the comic Judge Dredd by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Heady, and Jason Cope.

Wrath of the Titans

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Screenplay by Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson, and Steven Knight. Story by Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson, and Greg Berlanti. Based on Clash of the Titans by Beverley Cross. Starring Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramirez, Bill Nighy, Toby Kebbell, and Ralph Fiennes.

A Thousand Words

Directed by Brian Robbins. Written by Steven Koren. Starring Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Clarke Duke, Kerry Washington, Jack McBrayer, and Allison Janney.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Directed by Kirk Jones. Screenplay by Shauna Cross. Based on the book by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel. Starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Rock, Matthew Morrison, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Manganiello, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Anna Kendrick, Brooklyn Decker, and Dennis Quaid.

The Lucky One

Directed by Scott Hicks. Screenplay by Will Fetters. Based on the book by Nicholas Spark. Starring Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson, and Blythe Danner.


There’s more films to avoid for 2012 that no one should see as Channing Tatum will try to prove his extremely limited acting range in the romantic drama The Vow while trying to be funny in a film version of the hit 80s TV show 21 Jump Street with a possible cameo by Johnny Depp. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy are friends who end up fighting each other over Reese Witherspoon with a stupid appearance from the un-funny Chelsea Handler in This Means War. A re-boot of Judge Dredd will happen although there’s been reports that its director has been locked out of the editing room which definitely means trouble. Clash of the Titans will have a sequel as Sam Worthington will sport dumber hair and more awful special effects will happen.


In the world of comedies and drama, there’s a slew of really bad movies to come as Eddie Murphy continues to pander to families with crap family movies like A Thousand Words while another silly ensemble where Cameron Diaz and J-Lo try to get pregnant in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Finally another stupid and mopey romantic drama based on another stupid Nicholas Spark book in The Lucky One where Zac Efron is a war veteran who falls for some guy’s girl. Oh… BLECH!!!! Oh, there’s also going to be more shitty movies coming out that will involve Adam Sandler, any teen-based thing, another Scary Movie, and all sorts of junk.

That is for what is ahead for 2012. There’s a lot more that will be coming out but making this list alone is overwhelming. So until then, let’s try and make 2012 a good film year.


© thevoid99 2011

5 comments:

Alex Withrow said...

Holy god, what an all-encompassing list. This. Is. Brilliant. On to part 1...

thevoid99 said...

Well, it wasn't easy to do. I hope I can help out in what to avoid.

Aziza said...

Loved it, you're fantastic! I am really looking forward to On The Road, but also The Savages, Gangster Squad and some others! Thanks!

Andy Buckle said...

This is amazing! I have heard of a heap of these, and from the trailers I have already seen, your 'Avoid' list is spot on. So much to look forward to this year. Great work man.

thevoid99 said...

@Aziza-Thanks. I'm sort of looking forward to these films on the 50s list although The Savages could be iffy considering that Oliver Stone hasn't made a watchable film in more than a decade. If he fucks this up. He's done.

@Andy-I'm just doing a service for everyone so they won't be cheated out of their hard-earned money.