Thursday, December 22, 2011

Movies to Watch out for in Q1 of 2012

To all you movie buffs like me who dig action, football, sci-fi, comedy, and horror/suspense, here's the list of movies to look out for first quarter of 2012:

January
The Divide
Set in New York City as civilization collapses, eight survivors huddle in a bomb shelter and begin to turn on each other as they wait for a rescue.





Underworld:  Awakening
Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.






Lookout
An orbiting prison 50 miles above the earth houses the world’s most dangerous criminals, who are kept asleep by sophisticated methods until they are suddenly awakened.  Bottomline---just wanted to take another look at Maggie Grace.






Gone
One night, a young woman named Jill returns home to find her sister's bed empty. She's convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. But the police do not believe Jill, who knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, she sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all.






Hansel and Gretel:  Witch Hunters
Takes place 15 years after the siblings' (Hansel and Gretel) incident at the gingerbread house. The two are now specialized bounty hunters looking to put down the cackling black-hat set.


John Carter
A war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.  A rare action movie from Disney.






Haywire
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is given a second chance to use her skills for constructive purposes.  MMA fighter Gina Carano stars.  Surely KICKASS!






Lombardi
During the week leading up to the 1967 NFL championship game, Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lmbardi prepares his team to play against the Dallas Cowboys. The game becomes known as the "Ice Bowl" due to the extreme weather.  Robert de Niro as the legendary NFL coach.


February
Touchback
A man in his late 20s who was the star of his high school football team, but whose career was ended when he shattered his leg in his final season. After hitting his head a decade later, he wakes up to find himself back in time, a week before the big game.






Journey 2:  The Mysterious Island
The new journey begins when Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist — a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. The secret is rumored to involve Sean's missing grandfather, Alexander Anderson (Michael Caine). Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.






Safe House
The storyline follows the only surviving agent of an attack on a CIA safe house (Ryan Reynolds) as he tries to get a lethal prisoner (Denzel Washington) to a second safe house before being taken out by violent forces that want them both dead.






Wrath of the Titans
Perseus' adventure continues.  After Ares betrays Zeus to the Titans, Perseus treks to the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.






Hunger Games
I haven't read the books but I've heard great reviews about it.  So I guess a movie adaptation is obvious.  



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