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Looking forward to the next year of movies has been a tradition on Coming Attractions. After all, the whole reason why CA got started in the first place was to talk about movies that were in development, at a golden time when each film had awesome potential. As we watch the days grow shorter between their release dates, we love to imagine how great watching these movies will be. Whether the movies actually live up to the mental hype we give them is something else entirely.
But now’s not the time for being pessimistic. The final hours of 2011 are upon us and it’s with great hope that we look forward to what Hollywood will offer us in 2012. And there are some movies that I’m looking forward to seeing more than others.
Counting down, my top 10 most anticipated movies of 2012 are:
10. John Carter
If you had asked me even two years ago, »
- Patrick Sauriol
Box office junkies, unite! It’s time to break down the year that was at the movies using the thing that we love most — the numbers!
Blockbuster franchise films reigned supreme at the North American box office in 2011. Of the ten highest grossing movies, the top seven — led by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 with $381 million — are sequels, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (No. 9, $176.7 million) is a prequel, and Thor (No. 8, $181 million) and Captain America: The First Avenger (No. 10, $176.7 million), while not sequels, are part of the larger Avengers franchise which Marvel will roll out next year. »
- Grady Smith
Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Release Date: May 30, 2012
Trailer Score: 6/10
Thoughts by Tsr: Boy, the marketing people for these films are really outdoing themselves. I’ll never figure out how they came up with something as imaginative as “Titans Will Clash” as the tagline for Clash of the Titans, and now they’ve went above and beyond with “Feel The Wrath.”
Okay, maybe I’m being hard on them. And yes, I realize that is a relatively minor thing to be picking on. To be perfectly honest, other than a terrible version of “Sweet Dreams” and a general music video-esque feel to how the trailer is put together, I think what’s here is decent. Granted, I didn’t hate the trailer for Clash of the Titans either, but a tolerable trailer is as good a place as any to begin. »
- Shane T. Nier
From superhero flicks "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" to sequels "Men in Black III" and "Wrath of the Titans" to book adaptations "The Hunger Games" and "The Hobbit," 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year at the movies.
Here's a preview!
2012 Movie Preview'Chronicle' (Feb. 3)
Summer 2012 is nowhere near as massive as Summer 2011. But you know, that may be a blessing in disguise. Summer 2012 still has more than its fair share of films to look forward to, and the big ones are especially noteworthy. How can a summer with The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises Possibly go wrong? Well, it can't. So, even though Summer 2012 isn't as over-packed as Summer 2011 one, there's still plenty for film fans to salivate over. So without further ado, let's get started! Part Three of Tmp's Prelude to 2012 begins right now!
Summer 2012 is certainly kicking off with a bang. Releasing everywhere on May 4 is The Avengers, the long awaited superhero film putting all our favorite Marvel characters (minus Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and all the ones you Really like) into one team. The build up for The Avengers has been intense, with over four years and five films of investment, »
- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)
"The second-to-last interview that Pier Paolo Pasolini gave before he was murdered in 1975 (a case that still remains mysterious) and that was long believed lost has turned up," reports the New Yorker's Richard Brody. "Eric Loret and Robert Maggiori tell the story in Libération — Pasolini was introducing his work in Sweden, a round-table discussion was recorded for broadcast, then held, then lost, until his Swedish translator, Carl Henrik Svenstedt, recently found his personal recording of the talk. The Italian weekly L'Espresso has published a partial transcript of the discussion, along with the audio recording." And he's got excerpts. For example: "I consider consumerism to be a Fascism worse than the classical one, because clerical Fascism didn't really transform Italians, didn't enter into them. It was a totalitarian state but not a totalizing one."
In other news. "This month Offscreen groups together (four of the five) essays that attempt to illuminate »
In recent years we have seen Hollywood tap a variety of different resources in its ongoing search for new ideas. Stopping just short of sticking its hand down the side of the sofa and rummaging for loose inspiration, Tinseltown has instead chosen to adapt everything from the usual books, video games and television shows, to comic books, websites, theme park rides and – I still can’t quite believe it – even board games. So, why not an entire year?
If 2011 were a movie, aside from reflecting such recent events as The Royal Wedding, the London riots, the Eurozone crisis and those pandas arriving at Edinburgh zoo, it would also have to reflect the trends and tendencies prevalent in the films it has seen released during its tenure. As such, it would most likely be a remake of a foreign language prequel, a motion-capture throwback and a steamy tale of friends with benefits, »
- Steven Neish
While most moviegoers living in the Northern United States are seeing (snow) white right about now, Open Road Films is hoping they'll see grey, as in The Grey, director Joe Carnahan's (The A-Team) new action thriller opening next month. Open Road debuted both a new trailer and an extended TV spot for the movie earlier this month, and now a behind-the-scenes featurette has been released online.
Titled "Into the Fray," the featurette primarily focuses on the star of the movie, Academy Award-nominated actor Liam Neeson (Schindler's List), and how he "went whole hog" for the role of an "oil-rig roughneck" who is forced to fend off the elements and ravenous wolves after his plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness. Though Neeson admits in the featurette that he wasn't sure if he could "physically" handle the role — which required him to shoot on location in British Columbia, Canada, during the »
- BrentJS Sprecher
I’ve dragged myself away from Turkey, Chocolates and Whiskey for a few hours to provide a few highlights for the next 12 months. Where possible (in most cases) there is also a trailer for you to savour in some of the awesomeness that awaits, in the year that we’re all supposed to kick it. In some cases, there might not be trailer, but look, its better than not getting an iPhone 4S for Xmas! Movie: The Grey Look, its got Liam Neeson taping broken bottles to his fists taking on a wolf. What more do you want from a movie? Trivia Bit: Bradley Cooper was originally cast but was replaced with Liam Neeson. Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney Director: Joe Carnahan Synopsis: In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Universal Pictures released a new “Battleship” Japanese trailer that features some new shots not seen in the American trailers. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson. Here is the official synopsis: Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane. »
March and April have quickly become more and more populated. It seems like all the rejected summer blockbusters flock to these two months, hoping the lack of competition will garner them box office glory. Well it doesn't always work, you can't deny that there is money to be made during these two months. And, evident from today's Prelude to 2012, studios want as much money as they can squeeze from these two months. Hit the jump for full details on over 25 films hoping to make an impact in the limbo between Summer and the beginning of the year. Who knows...you may just find something you'll like.
March has always been a busy time for film. In fact, I would say that the year doesn't truly kick off Until this month. Yeah, there's a couple notable releases in January and February (as shown here), but March is when the first blockbusters »
- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)
If you're on the fence about Universal's Battleship, that being Peter Berg's Michael Bay-style 'humans versus aliens' movie which will hit next year, this Japanese trailer probably won't help make up your mind. It has a few small new bits of footage, yes, and also a bit more footage of Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano. But otherwise it's still the same big, goofy battle movie. Check it out below. Sure, 'big goofy battle movie' might not be a bad thing, especially in this case. And I still suspect that Peter Berg might have a bit more up his sleeve than trailers have suggested so far. In this particular case I think the Japanese trailer voiceover actually adds to the film's appeal -- makes Battleship seem like an earthbound companion piece ot the recent big Space Battleship Yamato movie that hit Japan last year. Battleship opens on May 18 2012. Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, »
- Russ Fischer
Here’s a new 90-second TV spot for director Joe Carnahan’s latest film The Grey, which stars Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo; which is released on January 27th 2012.
The Grey sees Liam Neeson lead an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements while battling biting cold and ravenous hunger and are relentlessly hunted and pursued by a vicious pack of rogue wolves.
After debuting as a low-res magazine scan earlier this month, here’s a new hi-res look at Sam Worthington as Perseus in Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to the 2009 movie Clash of the Titans which, despite a critical mauling, still took a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. The sequel, which also stars Toby Kebbell, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston, Edgar Ramirez and Bill Nighy, is released in the UK on 30th March 2012.
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.
Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, »
The Japanese are notorious for making even the worst of movies look good. Need proof? Check out Foy's Syfy and Asylum artwork piece here. The first trailer for Battleship played like a joke. The second was far more interesting. Now the Japanese version has come and officially sparked our interest.
Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar »
- Uncle Creepy
We're still catching up on all that the recent bout of holiday madness caused us to miss. Speaking of which, did you know there was a Wrath of the Titans trailer? Because there is.
Wrath of the Titans is the sequel to Clash of the Titans, which was the remake of Clash of the Titans…wait, is that…yeah. That's right. It seems the Titans are getting fed up with their forced vacation in the Underworld — apparently it's not as nice as the brochures make it seem — and they'd very much like to return to their comfy Greek villas if that's okay.
Naturally, it's not okay with their children, the Gods, who are enjoying some freedom. The Gods are busy doing the things kids do when their parents are out of town, like sneaking out the car and singing Bob Seger songs in their underwear.
So, to ensure the Titans »
Overall, 2011 was a pretty good year for movies. We had some great films throughout the entire year, and some very notable and memorable ones that will surely remain in our hearts from 2012 onward. But if you thought 2011 was a crazy year for film, you ain't seen nothing yet. 2012 is ridiculous, with some extremely high profile films hitting throughout the entire year. How is a person supposed to sort through them all? Well, like always, Tmp is here to help. Throughout the last week of 2011, we will be covering the Entire year of 2012 in full detail. Every notable release within the next 12 months will be discussed and scrutinized in six easy to read, yet thorough segments. 2012 is going to be a huge year for film...and we'll be here every step of the way to help you through it. Welcome to Tmp's Prelude to 2012! First up...The months of January and February! »
- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)
Peter Berg’s return behind the camera for a feature film is one that I’ve been waiting a while for, and settling on the Battleship project, the film adaptation of the Hasbro board game, was definitely an interesting choice that a lot of people were surprised by. The concept in itself seemed a little unimaginable.
But when the first teaser trailer debuted back in the summer, followed by the second earlier this month, we got a look at the awesome scope of the film, and it looks set to be a brilliant blockbuster when it arrives next summer. We’ve now got a great new Japanese trailer to share with you, via ComingSoon.net, that features plenty of excellent footage of buildings collapsing, giant ships flying out of the water, and much, much more on that sort of scale.
- Kenji Lloyd
Just in time for the new year, Warner Bros. has released their slate of films scheduled from January 2012 through December 2012. Some noticeables on the list include Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Wrath Of The Titans, The Gangster Squad, Ben Affleck’s Argo, The Untitled Jay Roach Comedy on August 10th, Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Below are a few new images, along with descriptions and trailers. From the lineup below, appears that Warner Bros. will be box office champs by year end.
- Michelle McCue
Warner Bros. Pictures has released their release schedule preview for 2012, which includes movies hitting between January and December of this coming New Year. These movies include Joyful Noise, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Project X, Wrath of the Titans, Bullet to the Head, The Lucky One, Dark Shadows, Rock of Ages, Jack the Giant Killer, Magic Mike, The Dark Knight Rises, Untitled Jay Roach Comedy (aka Dog Fight), The Apparition, Argo, The Gangster Squad, Gravity, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and The Great Gatsby.
Joyful Noise - January 13
Joyful Noise is a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal. The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but »
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