Thursday, January 5, 2012

So what does 2012 promise?

Other than the end of the world?

Lets find out! First, I'll start with some upcoming movies that have grabbed my attention:

John Carter (March): Hm, it’s got Andrew Stanton directing. To me that’s the only thing going for it. I’m questionable of the source material (having not been able to get through it yet) and the trailer didn’t inspire me.

The Hunger Games (March): I found the trailer way more intense then when I read the actual book!

Bullet to the Head (April): I just like the title.

The Avengers (May): Marvel superheroes, Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Agent Coulson, Tom Hiddleston… do I really need to go on?

Men in Black 3 (May): This is a tough one. I liked the first one, saw the second but remember absolutely nothing about it. Which means it sucked. This one is questionable but Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will be there with Josh Brolin, so….?

Snow White and the Huntsman (June): Have you seen the trailer?! Charlize is beautiful and hello, Hemi!

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (June): Now we’re talking!

Brave (June): It’s Pixar so it has to be good, right (*looks sideways at Cars and Cars2*)? Honestly I was excited about this one when I saw the first teaser trailer. Then I saw the first full length trailer and was, well, a bit underwhelmed by it. Is this a case of an X-Men: First Class, where the trailer does not do the movie justice?

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (June): I just put this on the list because Channing Tatum makes me laugh. My husband and I watched Step Up and he just mumbled his way through the movie. Is he still a mumbler? And can I say, Hello! to The Rock. Sorry, I mean Dwayne Johnson (yeah, whatever, THE. ROCK. You can’t make us forget!). BRUCE!!!!!

The Amazing Spiderman (July): *Sigh* Toby McGuire’s Spiderman isn’t even cold in his grave yet! I know the third one wasn’t that great, but COME ON!

The Dark Knight Rises (July): See here. And if this happens:


The Expendables 2 (August): BRUCE!!!!! But I hated the first one. But Chuck Norris is in this one too!

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (November): WAIT A MINUTE! How did this get here?! I’m SO NOT looking forward to this. SPOILER: Bella is a vampire and her succubus kid is still imprinted with Jacob and seriously, NOTHING HAPPENS.

World War Z (December 12): I’ve been going through a zombie phase lately (Ashes, Zone One, The Walking Dead...) so this could be good. Plus Brad Pitt! And by the time this movie comes out I would have read the book and I can sit there and say, “That’s not what happened in the book!”

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (DECEMBER 14th): You can read about what I think of this movie here.

The Great Gatsby (December): I already gave my opinion on this and I think its self explanatory that I’d really like to see this.

Django Unchained (December): It’s a WESTERN (YES!). Directed by Quentin Tarantino (YES!). It has Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx (YES!). Wait a minute. Let’s back up here a minute. Quentin Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio? This hasn’t happened yet? What have they been waiting for? And it’s about time!

I probably won’t get the chance to see most of these until they're on DVD. My Top 5 to see in the theater will have to be: The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, Brave, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hobbit. If I don’t I will never forgive myself. But I’m sure I’ll find a way.

Also, let’s not forget the return of The Walking Dead on February 12 or GAME OF THRONES in April!

I wanted to include some new books that I’m looking forward to this year, but I couldn’t find a list of upcoming releases that wasn’t just YA. There was this list but I’m bad about judging books by their cover and so I judged and nothing caught my eye and I was too lazy to read what they were about.

But I have LOTS of books at home that are in dire need of reading. So, even though I vow never to stop buying books (Best New Year’s Resolution, no?), one of my resolutions will be to read as many of the books that I already own.

And on the writing front this year, my resolution will be to …
  • Continue working on the second draft of my Nanowrimo story
  • Develop another story idea I have (IT’S VERY TOP SECRET AS IN I only have a half page of notes so far…)
  • Working out a timeline for a civil war story that’s been kicking around in my head since High School!
So before the world ends on December 21, 2012, which movies or books would you like to read/watch? And do you think the world will end with a bang or a whimper? Good luck! And maybe I’ll see you on the other side or in another dimension or, since December 22nd is a Saturday, out watching a good movie. But if the world does end, at least I would have seen The Hobbit!

But there's hope!


  1. lol!! I'm seeing The Hobbit on opening night. Can't forget cause it would suck for the world to end before I watch it.

  2. Its going to be a long year waiting for The Hobbit. I try not to think of it too often or I get restless.

    I am sick to death of superhero films, but I'll be at Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers right away and if they are good I'll be singing their praises.

    I'm a big fan of the John Carter books and while the trailer has me interested I am doubtful that they capture the spirit of fun and adventure the books have. I'll see it, but my expectations are tempered.

    I'm actually very happy about the full trailer for Brave. Looks gorgeous and the story looks fun.

    I won't be seeing the new Spiderman. It it ridiculous that they are already rebooting the franchise.

    The movie coming up that I'm looking forward to is the new Underworld film. And the movie I think I'm looking most forward to is the sort-of Alien prequel, Prometheus, from Ridley Scott.

  3. I do agree Brave does look gorgeous and I'll be taking my daughter to see it for sure.

    Prometheus has me intrigued but I haven't really been that into the Alien movies so I'm not as excited as most fans are. And now that I think about, watching the Alien movies would make great viewing for the Sci Fi Experience!

  4. I actually went home tonight and we watched Alien. It had been way too long. And it was fun because right away I saw something that is featured in the Prometheus trailer, so I'm even more interested in seeing it.