Summer Movies Most Looking Forward to for 2012

by twhuebner | created - 02 Apr 2012 | updated - 02 Apr 2012 | Public

These are all of the movies that I'm most psyched about seeing for one reason or another for Summer of 2012!

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1. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 1,075,702 | Gross: $623.36M

We've all been waiting for this and I can't wait for the major collaboration! Joss Whedon hopefully knocks this out of the park and sets up Iron Man 3, Thor 2, and Captain America 2!

2. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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65 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 508,222 | Gross: $126.48M

I don't care what happens but Ridley Scott back in the saddle for what "could be/could not be" an Aliens prequel will rock! It will make us all forget the dreck that was AVP!

3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 136,167 | Gross: $37.52M

Hopefully with Timur and Tim Burton behind this the special effects and story are as good as the book!

4. Dark Shadows (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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55 Metascore

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 215,729 | Gross: $79.73M

Looks a little campy but Johnny Depp and Tim Burton usually put out a good product. Well sans Ed Wood....

5. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

R | 95 min | Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

5 friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 308,507 | Gross: $42.07M

I know this isn't actually the "summer" but this was put together a long time ago before Hemsworth did Thor. Joss Whedon rocks because he refuses to be put in a box. Minus Doll House and Firefly his product is great!

6. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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57 Metascore

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin

Votes: 245,057 | Gross: $155.33M

I know this is the director's first go but the effects in the trailer are sweet. With the cast as it stands kinda hard not to be good!

7. Rock of Ages (2012)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.9
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47 Metascore

A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip, while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 65,959 | Gross: $38.52M

Come on, how can you hate on an 80's rock and roll movie?

8. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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51 Metascore

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy

Votes: 115,020 | Gross: $65.19M

Hopefully Bryan Singer can get out of his funk with this one!

9. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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59 Metascore

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Director: Lorene Scafaria | Stars: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 95,862 | Gross: $6.62M

Very funny premise. It will be interesting to see Steve Carrell teamed up with Keira Knightley.

10. To Rome with Love (2012)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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54 Metascore

The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page

Votes: 74,617 | Gross: $16.69M

Normally, I don't like Woody Allen films due to the whole marrying your daughter gross out factor and just not my thing. However, after Midnight in Paris, I'll give this one a try and see for benefit of the doubt.

11. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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41 Metascore

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Byung-hun Lee

Votes: 155,775 | Gross: $122.52M

The first one was HORRIBLE! I'm hoping with Bruce Willis and The Rock they can at least bring some credibility and make this watchable. It can't be worst than the first one right?

12. People Like Us (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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49 Metascore

While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 36,926 | Gross: $12.41M

Ok, I'll bite.

13. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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66 Metascore

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 489,314 | Gross: $262.03M

Let's hope this doesn't suck! Spider Man 3 kinda set the bar pretty low so it would be hard to be wore than that dreck!

14. Savages (2012)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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59 Metascore

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 110,047 | Gross: $47.38M

I can't help it but I'm a sucker for Oliver Stone conspiracy movies.

15. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,268,551 | Gross: $448.14M

With the bar that Christopher Nolan has set I honestly can't wait to see how he wraps up this trilogy!

16. The Watch (I) (2012)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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36 Metascore

Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

Director: Akiva Schaffer | Stars: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Billy Crudup

Votes: 110,339 | Gross: $35.35M

This looks hillarious!

17. The Bourne Legacy (2012)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.7
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61 Metascore

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn

Votes: 252,438 | Gross: $113.20M

This is going to be legen------dary!

18. Total Recall (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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43 Metascore

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 216,307 | Gross: $58.88M

With technology way beyond the original this is one remake that SHOULD have been done! Kate Beckinsdale and Jessica Biel, umm that's no contest!

19. The Expendables 2 (2012)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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51 Metascore

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 263,523 | Gross: $85.02M

The first one was awesome! With JVD and Chuck Norris this go round it should be so much better!

20. Flight 7500 (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Ryan Kwanten, Amy Smart, Jamie Chung

Votes: 12,668

Gotta give a guy that started Japanese horror a chance.

21. Song to Song (2017)

R | 129 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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54 Metascore

Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman

Votes: 10,226 | Gross: $0.44M

22. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 496,918 | Gross: $136.03M

This will be very cool.....hopefully!

23. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.1
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59 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 220,267 | Gross: $13.41M

I know this first one sucked, but hopefully this is way bettter!

24. House at the End of the Street (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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31 Metascore

After moving with her mother to a small town, a teenager finds that an accident happened in the house at the end of the street. Things get more complicated when she befriends a boy who was the only survivor of the accident.

Director: Mark Tonderai | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows

Votes: 62,755 | Gross: $31.61M

Jennifer Lawerence, ummm, yeah!

25. Looper (2012)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 466,841 | Gross: $66.49M

26. Gangster Squad (2013)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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40 Metascore

It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 185,808 | Gross: $46.00M

Always like LA police stories.