Lincoln

Umm… Can you say multiple Oscars? I know we haven’t seen any “moving pictures” yet (we only have a couple stills) but we all know how good Spielberg is. We all know that Daniel Day Lewis is arguably the best actor of our generation. That combination alone is a knock out blow to the competitors. It’s like Bolt from Jamaica running against Newman from Seinfeld. November 9th will be a great day to go to the movies…

Superman Teaser

I have to admit that I got goosebumps when I saw the Superman teaser before The Dark Knight Rises the other day. Visually it looks like a Malick film (which should be interesting) and unlike the “bright” atmosphere that the last Superman and Green Lantern films had. It seems to be more in the vein of the Batman movies by Nolan. The cast is really solid. Zach Snyder is a very good director and he’s working with Christopher Nolan on this one… can’t  beat that.

If this tone and cinematography is what DC Comics has planned for their Justice League of America movie (rumored to be 2015) then it could be unbelievable.

Here’s the teaser (the voice-over is done by Kevin Costner who plays his human father who raises him):

Marvel Comics – Next Phase of Movies

The next set of movies coming out for Marvel looks solid.

First we have Iron Man 3:

It’s shaping up to be much better than Iron Man 2. The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley)  is confirmed to be the villain. That’s all I needed to hear. He is such a great actor and The Mandarin is Iron Man’s best villain period.

Next comes Thor: The Dark World

The Dark World is rumored to be referring to the realm of the Dark Elves. Does this mean that Thor will be up against Malekith the Accursed in addition to Wormwood, Bitterhand and Grendell? That would be awesome. Sign me up.

Next is Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Winter Soldier refers to the return of Bucky Barnes (his body was also preserved by the cold) as a programmed Soviet assassin. The movie will also feature The Falcon played by Anthony Mackie (great casting). I’m interested how The Falcon will look and be brought “up to date”.

Last but not least is The Guardians of the Galaxy

Really looking forward to this one. It’s said to have the most recent roster of characters: Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Star Lord, Rocket Raccoon (who will no doubt be the fan favorite) and Gamora. Hopefully Adam Warlock will make an appearance with Thanos being involved in the main story. Here is the concept art for the cast:

This will all culminate with The Avengers 2. Will Thanos (possibly from The Guardinas movie) be the main enemy? Here’s hoping to that. Maybe an Infinity Gauntlet storyline? Awesome…

Must See Movies in 2012

2012 could go down as the greatest year for movies EVER. It’s amazing what this year has to offer us. In order of release dates, these are the ones that are MUST SEE:

March 23rd: THE HUNGER GAMES

March 30th: WRATH OF THE TITANS

May 4th: THE AVENGERS

June 1st: SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

June 22nd: BRAVE

July 3rd: THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN

July 20th: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

August 3rd: THE BOURNE LEGACY

December 14th: THE HOBBIT

This list is not even comprehensive. There are also all of the film that we don’t know much about that come out at the end of the year. For example, Frankenweenie (Oct. 5th), Taken 2 (Oct. 5th), Skyfall (nov. 9th – new James Bond), Rise of the Guardinas (Nov. 21st), Les Miserables (Dec. 7th), World War Z (Dec. 21st), King of the Elves (Dec ?), etc.