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We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...
Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)
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
Clive Owen is a respected actor, who starred in a number of acclaimed theater productions in the U.K. before going on to become a major TV star, thanks to Stephen Poliakoff's "Close My Eyes" and the popular TV series "Chancer." After starring in Mike Hodges' surprise hit "Croupier," he became a fully-fledged movie star too, with supporting roles in "The Bourne Identity" and "Gosford Park" turning into lead roles, opposite Angelina Jolie in "Beyond Borders," in Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City," and an Oscar-nominated turn in "Closer." He even starred in one of the very best films of the last decade, Alfonso Cuaron's astonishing dystopia "Children of Men." But things haven't been so great of late. Starring vehicles like "Duplicity," "The International" and "The Boys Are Back" underwhelmed, and even a decent performance in an underrated film like »
Enough about 2011; let's look ahead to 2012. This past year was good about offering a diverse set of films that catered to many tastes, especially crowds that wanted something out of the range of standard multiplex fare. But 2012 looks like a much stronger year. We can almost always look ahead to a new year and say that there is a great batch of new films from established favorite filmmakers, movies with wonderful casts, giant event movies and promising indies. But 2012 looks like it has more of those than usual. It's going to be a good year for movie watchers. After some deliberation (which no doubt has still allowed me to overlook something for which I'll facepalm later) here is a list of ten films that I'm very excited to see in 2012, followed by a full page of discussion about a whole bunch of other movies that didn't make my personal cut »
- Russ Fischer
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- Josh Abraham
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: We’ve spent so much time analyzing the past year, singling out spectacular performances and breaking down key contenders in the 2011 Oscar race. It’s time, with the New Year fast approaching, to look forward. What movies due out in 2012 are you most looking forward to? Which ones will earn the most cash? Which ones will collect the most Oscar nominations and eventual trophies?
I’m going to list my 10 most anticipated movies of 2012. Most are obvious. We’re all film fans, and the same ones that float your boat likely will sit at or near the top of my 2012 list (hello there, “The Dark Knight Rises”).
But I also want to go off the grid in a few spots and highlight a handful of titles that you might not yet be aware of. Let’s discover these gems together. And in the comments section below, »
- Sean O'Connell
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
Arrival of 'Deathly Hallows, Part 2' was a moment that made headlines and marked the end of an era.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
For millions of people all over the world, the approach of midnight on July 15 brought with it a gut-wrenching mix of excitement and heartache. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" was set to open all over the world, and as fans lined up outside movie theaters — some in costume as their favorite character — we realized that this was it. The joy of seeing the final installment of the most successful film franchise in history was tempered with the sadness that we'd never get to do this again. This truly great thing that had been, from first book to final film, a part of our lives for well over a decade had reached its end. For an entire generation, »
There have been more than 400 film and TV adaptations so far, and counting, some brilliant, some memorably awful
The opening credits of BBC1's new three-part adaptation of Great Expectations (27-29 December) show a chrysalis cracking open to reveal a pair of trembling wings. A few seconds later this delicate emergence is replaced on screen by the escaped convict Magwitch (Ray Winstone) erupting from the stagnant waters of the Essex marshes. Covered in blood and slime, he is at once the monster of nightmares and a huge misshapen baby gasping its first breath.
In a single sequence, the director Brian Kirk gets to the heart of Dickens's novel as a fable of rebirth and renewal. Together with Sarah Phelps, the screenwriter, he has created a world in which characters are forever seeking to transform themselves – or each other. A spookily young Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson), still cocooned in her tatty wedding dress, »
- Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
This time last year, we brought you a report that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (The Descendants) were locked in for the lead roles in Gravity, written by Alfonso Cuarón and his son, Jonas Cuarón. Since then, we’ve heard very little about the film.
Now, the sneaky folks over at JoBlo have managed to get their hands on what seems to be the official synopsis for the film. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth… »
- Jason Moore
Bullock's last film, 2009's "The Blind Side," was the kind of career apogee of which most actresses dream, winning her a best actress Academy Award in what essentially amounted to a coronation of Bullock as America's most beloved female movie star.
But the accomplishment – which would normally be followed by a wave of projects to capitalize on the momentum – was soon marred by public scandal. Bullock's husband, "Monster Garage" host Jesse James, was revealed to have been unfaithful. The fallout, which led to divorce, was covered relentlessly by the tabloids. Bullock still went ahead and adopted a baby boy.
"I was perfectly content to be permanently broken, »
After a casting process that took around nine months, director Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) finally started shooting his upcoming sci-fi movie Gravity at the end of May with actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in tow. A plot synopsis released this week showed why Gravity is reportedly 60% CGI, revealing that the movie follows Bullock and Clooney as two astronauts stranded in space after their shuttle is destroyed.
With the movie wrapped and awaiting release next year, Bullock discussed with MTV what it was like to work on the movie, which was shot almost entirely on a sound-stage. Bullock admitted that "the technology on this movie was so isolating," and hinted at the exhausting conditions she endured during the shoot, Bullock added, "And I have the messed-up back to prove it."
Next Showing: Gravity opens on November 21, 2012
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- Ryan Gowland
Don’t know about you, but I’m definitely interested in the upcoming Gravity movie. In case you’re not so familiar with this project, I will just say that it stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. And that should be enough for the start. In the rest of this report we bring you the official synopsis part [...]
I just added this latest poll to the homepage, but felt it would be just as fun to create an actual post as I ask you, "If you could see one of these 20 upcoming 2012 releases today which one would it be?" Yes, I'm sure for some of you there may be another release you are more interested in seeing, but I felt this was a good way of covering the big ones and hopefully I included a film that would cover movie fans of all ages, genders and tastes, though I'm sure art house fans may be a bit under-represented. So, which that disclaimer out of the way, what will it be? Comic fans will have to choose between The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man. Crime drama fans will have to consider if Gangster Squad is the most appealing of the bunch. Perhaps Pixar is your »
- Brad Brevet
While talking to MTV about her Oscar bait-y weepie "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," Sandra Bullock revealed a few more details about the immensity and technological prowess of Alfonso Cuaron's forthcoming 3D sci-fi thriller "Gravity." She seems kind of at a loss for words, but basically it's going to be some seriously next level shit. Bullock began by describing what it was like filming "Gravity," which took place in a giant, dark soundstage (not a surprise since the film is almost entirely set in outer space). "You would walk onto set and it was so isolating," Bullock told MTV. "The first day on set, all you see is this large black arm that I realized is what made the cars in Detroit. We called it Iris. And there was a cube of lights with a metal contraption in the middle. They said, 'That's where you're going to be.' »
It's not much of an exaggeration to say that Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) had just about as difficult of a time getting his upcoming sci-fi movie, Gravity, off the ground as the protagonists in the movie will apparently have trying to get back down to the ground — especially when you consider the veritable revolving door of A-list actors who came close to playing the two leading roles in the movie, but eventually dropped out or took a pass.
Cuarón finally began shooting Gravity at the end of May with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney headlining, but we've heard virtually nothing about the movie or its plot since that time, save for a comment made by friend and fellow filmmaker Guillermo del Toro back in August describing Gravity as "incredibly human, but Kubrick-ian in [its] precision." Now, a plot synopsis for the movie has finally been released that not only defines Bullock's and Clooney's roles, »
- BrentJS Sprecher
We’ve got a few synopses to share with you today. First up is the very first logline for director Alfonso Cuaron’s ambitious 3D sci-fi flick Gravity. While all we’ve previously known about the mysterious project is that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts, and Bullock occupies much of the screentime alone, stranded in space. This synopsis sheds a bit more light on what to expect, and Gravity still stands as one of my most anticipated films from 2012. Additionally, Focus Features has released a batch of synopses for their 2012 slate including Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, the apocalyptic flick Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, the 3D stop-motion comedy ParaNorman, and more. Hit the jump to get a peek into what 2012 has in store. Here’s the synopsis for Gravity courtesy of MarketSaw: Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, »
- Adam Chitwood
Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity seems to have been in development forever. More actors have been attached to the film or have tested for roles than there are stars on the Hollywood walk of fame. Of course I joke, but everyone from Robert Downey Jr., Blake Lively, Scarlett Johansson, Marion Cottilard, Sienna Miller, Abbie Cornish, Naomi Watts, Rebecca Hall, Olivia Wilde and Carey Mulligan were up to star opposite Robert Downey Jr., until he left. The producers finally set up the film with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
Aside from casting, not much has been known about the movie that has been described as Castaway in Space. Warner Bros. just released the official synopsis for the film: Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, »
There was a lot of public talk about the casting process for Alfonso Cuarón's film Gravity, but once the cast was locked down -- Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are the two key players -- the film went pretty quietly intro production and we've heard little about it since. The film is in post-production now, and there could be a way to go yet, as the film is said to be heavily based in CGI, potentially with only a handful of 'shots' making up the final cut. Those shots would be like the famous car sequence from Children of Men -- that is, smaller shots digitally stitched together to look like one continuous take. Still, the prospect is appealing. So check out the current info on the film below. JoBlo  has what the site says is the official plot description of Gravity, and while that sort of thing usually isn't all that interesting, »
- Russ Fischer
Warner Bros has unveiled the official plot synopsis for the upcoming "Gravity" sci-fi film, directed by Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), and stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Plot: Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone.tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth.and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. »
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