September actually kinda sucked. I did see one of my favorite movies so far this year, Looper (obviously) but I also saw and downright hated, Trouble With The Curve. I did miss a few films that I still want to see like The Master and Dredd so maybe I should reserve my judgement though. Here’s hoping October brings a few more promising films.
- Frankenweenie – This actually looks adorable and is the first Tim Burton movie that I’ve actually kinda wanted to seek out since…Sleepy Hollow I guess? This is obviously a passion project of his and hopefully it rings back to his 80′s-early 90′s work.
- Taken 2 - Look, we all know this movie is flimsy as hell. It’s ridiculous that this would ever happen, or that anyone would care about Liam Neeson’s bitch ex-wife, but this will hopefully bring the gratuitous badassery that prompted this sequel to be made. As long as there’s some awesome action sequences and hand to hand combat I’ll be okay.
- Pitch Perfect (wide release) – This movie confuses the shit out of me. On one hand, it’s Glee the movie, and I fucking HATE Glee. On the other, the cast is pretty interesting and make me think twice about completely writing this one off. From the limited release at the end of September I actually heard some decent things, but I’m still not convinced to see in theaters.
- Argo - This was my third most anticipated film for the rest of the year back when we did our top 5 of the year so far in August. I think the story is really intriguing and Ben Affleck has not directed a bad movie yet. This looks like it will be yet another fantastic film under his helm. The supporting cast has some really awesome actors like Bryan Cranston and John Goodman as well as some lesser known ones I love, like Chris Messina and Tom Lenk. I doubt this will disappoint.
- Here Comes the Boom -Besides its idiotic name, this doesn’t look like the worst Kevin James movie but that’s when you compare it to such stellar pieces of film as The Zookeeper and Grown Ups…
- Seven Psychopaths - I feel a bit out of the loop on this one since I haven’t seen Martin McDonagh’s last film In Bruges. It seems like anyone who was a fan of that film is crazy excited for this. From the trailer and cast I am definitely interested in this and might try to check out In Bruges before it comes out to get a better idea of what I’m in for.
- Sinister - Yay! Horror movies! There hasn’t been a good horror movie out this year besides Cabin in the Woods so I’m really hoping that Sinister changes that. I’m just not letting myself get hyped up at all after The Possession sucked.
- Alex Cross - Ugh, they’ve taken the tense, intelligent detective of the 90′s crime thriller gems Kiss the Girls and Along Came A Spider and made him the star of an action cop movie. And Tyler Perry is obviously no Morgan Freeman by any stretch of the imagination. It is sort of unfair thought that if Idris Elba who’d originally been cast was still starring I’d give this a fair shot. Oh well, that’s what Tyler Perry deserves for House of Payne.
- Paranormal Activity 4 – I don’t really care if they’re going to rehash this story and concept every Halloween because it at least delivers some scares. It’s consistently fun to see in theaters, and at least tries to be inventive within its structure. I’m looking forward to seeing this.
- Chasing Mavericks – This looks like a cheesefest, and after Trouble with the Curve I’ve filled my quote of bad sports movies for the year.
- Cloud Atlas – I’m not going to pretend that I can tell what’s going on in this trailer, but my interest was completely piqued for sure. I don’t exactly know how everything works in this film, but hopefully it ends up being something coherently fascinating and not a mess.
- Fun Size – Hmm, is it bad if I don’t think this looks horrible? I mean it is a teen comedy and the latest release from Nickelodeon, but it does look semi-cute and not as bad as last year’s Prom which seems like a comparable movie. It’s not like I’m going to pay to see this in theaters or anything, but I might catch it on cable and not feel ashamed about it.
- Silent Hill: Revelation 3D – I’ve never seen the original Silent Hill so my interest in this is nil but the trailer does nothing to draw me in to the series. I’d rather watch Resident Evil or something.