Alright, so let's see if I have my movie-viewing wish list for the first half of 2011 straight.
All the links will take you to that movie’s movieinsider.com overview page, where you can see stills, cast and crew, trailers, etcetera.
THE EAGLE is this Friday. Check.
RANGO on March 4th
PAUL on March 18th
SUCKER PUNCH on March 25th
YOUR HIGHNESS on April 8th
THOR on May 6th
PIRATES: ON STRANGER TIDES on May 20th
KUNG FU PANDA 2 on May 27th
GREEN LANTERN on June 17th
CARS 2 on June 24th
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER on July 22nd
COWBOYS AND ALIENS on July 29th
That there's more movies than I've seen at the theater in probably the last two years combined. I'm gonna have to start a movie fund right now. At least I get a break in April, unless I decide to see SUPER (Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Rainn Wilson), since I dig its lineup of actors/actresses, and director James Gunn wrote the 2004 version of DAWN OF THE DEAD, which I did not think was horrible – it was no SHAUN OF THE DEAD, but it was fun.
Now, I can tell you a couple of studio reboots I will most likely not being seeing. The first is ARTHUR (dumb idea; Dudley Moore will always be Arthur to me and not, I repeat, NOT Russell Brand!) and the second is X-MEN: FIRST CLASS unless, by some miracle, the latter movie far surpasses the stills, because they look abso-smurfly horrid. And I really dig Michael Fassbender, too! But, no. Or as Thor might utter: “I say thee nay.” Honestly, if I was forced to buy an advance ticket and given the choice between the X-reboot and FINAL DESTINATION 5 (yes, that’s the number FIVE), I’d probably flip a coin.
No. I’d say “eff it” and buy a ticket to THE GREATEST MUPPET MOVIE EVER MADE (heck, it has Zach Galafalakanizzle, that little bearded drunken monkey, and Jason Segel in it, after all).
Alas. But, hey, doesn’t the lineup above seem super duper solid? It makes the past two summer movie seasons look totally lame. I’m feeling kinda excited. And it all starts this weekend, as I have some fairly high hopes for THE EAGLE (hell, I enjoyed CENTURION—another Fassbender flick with much the same premise).
What do you guys think? Did I miss something above that you’re really looking forward to seeing this year?