Archive | December, 2012

Review: 2 Days in New York

22 Dec

Poster for 2 Days in New YorkTwo films this year have left me physically tired after the credits started rolling. Director and star Ben Affleck’s Argo was a fast-paced, edge of your seat political thriller that didn’t let you go until you were safely out of Iran; and, writer-director-star Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York thrusts you into a quick-cutting weekend of French-American culture clash in New York City. At the end of Argo, the rush of the film propelled Affleck to the top of my Oscar prediction chart for Best Director. At the end of 2 Days, the frantic 48 hours left me visibly uncomfortable and thankful that I just caught it on Netflix.
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Upcoming Release Dates: The Films of 2013

21 Dec

What started out as, “Top 10 Movies Yet to Come in 2013” turned into, “I Love Movies and I Want to See Them All in 2013”-type fiasco. I gathered a list of 44 movies that I was excited for next year and then couldn’t figure out how to properly organize them for your reading pleasure. Should I rank them by which one’s I’m most excited for? But isn’t 44 a weird number? How many should I cut the list down to? Why is this so hard?

In the end, I figured that I shouldn’t eliminate movies that I may not want to see that badly when the readers may want to. So we are back at 44 and the list is divided up by month with the release date next to every title. The list mostly contains bigger-budget movies since smaller movies tend to pop up when you’re least expecting to hear about them. Also, the number of entries starts to thin out when you get past August. The fall and winter movies are still far away so there is a good chance release dates will shift and other titles will get added. But for now, there is still a wide range of movies listed below and I know that you will find at least one that tickles your fancy.

I bolded the 10 films that I am most excited for just in case the list turns out to be a monotonous drone of titles you have never heard of before in your life. Hopefully my opinion will help you get excited for the wonder and excitement of going to the movies! Check the list after the jump.

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A Week in Science-Fiction Trailers (December 6-12)

12 Dec

Wow! What an overwhelming week this has been for film buffs, trailer whores, and Science-Fiction nerds around the world. This lucky critic falls into all three categories, so I found myself spending more time than usual looking at a computer screen these past 6 days. Here is a little recap for those who aren’t quite as informed:

Pacific Rim

December 6th – First teaser trailer for the sequel that is going to be totally out of this world… Star Trek: Into Darkness

December 8th – First trailer for the graphic novel adaption starring Tom Cruise… Oblivion

December 10th – First trailer for the father/son post-apocalyptic adventure starring Will and Jaden Smith… After Earth

December 11th – First full trailer (not a teaser) for the newest Christopher Nolan/Zack Snyder collaboration… Man of Steel

December 12th – First trailer for Guillermo del Torro’s first film in 5 years… Pacific Rim

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