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Jodo Kast Mar 28, 2010

I'm surprised there isn't a thread dedicated to 2010 movies yet. By this time last year, I had already been to the theater a few times. But not once this year. Not yet.

This is what I plan to see, all subject to change:

U.S. releases:

1. Clash of the Titans
2. Iron Man 2
3. Splice (a 2009 movie, but coming to U.S. in 2010)
4. The A-Team (very amused by this)
5. Predators (hoping very much that this is not 'crap')
6. Inception
7. The Expendables
8. Red Dawn (most anticipated - loved the 80s original)

Korean releases: (won't be able to watch many of these until 2011)

Moss
Murderer (by the director of 'The Chaser')
Blades of Blood
Tropical Night
Night Mist
Bang-ja Chronicles
Ha Ha Ha (by Hong Sang Soo)
The Fair Love (stars Ahn Seong-Ki)
The Housemaid (remake of 1960s hit)
Scooping Up the Moonlight (Im Kwon Taek's 101st film)
Poetry (by Lee Chang Dong)
Bestseller (horror movie)
Attack the Gas Station 2 (sequel to the funniest movie I've ever seen)

Smeg Mar 28, 2010

I might go and see a few of these, but the only ones I'm actively looking forward to are Inception and Iron Man 2. I'm still disappointed by how things played out with Terrence Howard though.

Angela Mar 28, 2010 (edited Mar 28, 2010)

Jodo Kast wrote:

I'm surprised there isn't a thread dedicated to 2010 movies yet.

Well, after the controversial mini-fiasco that played out in the Films 2009 thread from last year, I was a bit hesitant to start another like-minded topic.  That said, I believe this thread can certainly serve as a good, general overview for what we're all expecting to see in 2010.  For a point of reference at what's coming, check out the current 2010 listing of movies that's available. 

I've only seen two so far this year, both of which I caught this weekend: Alice In Wonderland and How To Train Your Dragon.  The latter was a far more enjoyable affair. 

Here are the rest, which I categorized into three separate tiers: "Must see", "Likely to see", and "Still undecided."

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MUST SEES:

Clash of The Titans (4/2) - I admit I've never watched the original, but it's something I plan to do very soon.  I've always had a mild interest in Greek mythology, so I'm surprised I've waited this long.  (Plus, I was always curious to see Ray Harryhausen's last foray in film-making.)  Should be interesting to see what sort of reception this glossy new remake receives.

Iron Man 2 (5/7) - Given how well the first film went over, the ongoing mentality with the sequel is that it can't possibly fail.  But hey, never say never.  In any case, I'm looking forward to seeing more of Starks' shiny new weapons tech.  And let's hope John Debney can create a more substantial music score than Ramin Djawadi did for the original.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (5/28) - With Bruckheimer-infused action, direction by Mike Newell, and Jordan Mechner having had a hand in the writing, one hopes this will be one video game to movie adaptation that's gonna work.  Oh, and let's not forget chesty Jake!

Toy Story 3 (6/11) - How To Train Your Dragon quickly set the bar for excellent CG-animated films this year, so in addition to living up to the Toy Story legacy, Pixar's definitely got a lot to prove this time around.

Hairspray 2 (July) - I don't think anyone knows a thing about this sequel (and the ambiguous release date doesn't help matters) - but I loved the first one, so I'll support whatever this ends up being.  wink

Inception (7/16) - More patented Nolan mindfrack for the win!

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (11/19) - The Half-Blood Prince gave me renewed faith that Yates will do this one right.  And though John Williams sadly isn't onboard for music duties, hearing that Alexandre Desplat will be replacing Nicholas Cooper as music composer is a definite step in the right direction.

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LIKELY TO SEE:

The Ghost Writer (2/19) - I think I'm too late for this one, so I'll have to wait out for the home release.  Reviews for this drama-thriller piece have been favorable: methodically tense pacing, great performances, and edgy direction.

The Secret of Kells (3/5) - The only reason I've yet to see what looks like an artfully delicious piece of hand-drawn animation is its limited theatrical run.  This could be another one I'll have to wait out for the home release.

Green Zone (3/12) - Loved Greengrass's Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum, but I'm hearing mixed reactions on this one.  Like, "Bourne in Baghdad, but without the same, focused visceral punch."  I'm actually reading the book that the film was inspired by at the moment, Imperial Life In The Emerald City.  It's a pretty good read.

The Karate Kid (6/11) - Should I be ashamed to admit that I dug the kid-on-kid violence that transpired between young Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow in last year's G.I. Joe?  The idea of a little black kid using Kung Fu to kick some equal-aged Asian tail tickles me for some reason.  The trailer's fight and training montages look entertaining, and it should be interesting to see if James Horner can experience a re-surge in musical creativity, even after Avatar.

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STILL UNDECIDED:

Diary of A Wimpy Kid (3/19) - Hey Ashley, you saw this one yet?  My young cousins got into the books recently, I should give them a read before deciding to check the movie out.

Robin Hood (5/14) - Been a while since I've seen a Ridley Scott flick.  The trailers look like serious business, but the rocky rewrites the screenplay went through leaves one rightfully concerned.

Shrek Forever After (5/21) - So now I'm torn.  Again, "How To Train Your Dragon" was an amazing film from Dreamworks -- but then I'm remember just how abysmal Shrek The Third was, and last year's Monsters vs Aliens wasn't exactly hot shit, either.  No matter how this one turns out, though, I have this nagging desire to see this ever dwindling series to the end.

The A-Team (6/11) - I've watched very little of the original show, but my stupid female hormones are drawing me to the new movie because of Bradley Cooper.  Plus, I always loved that theme song; I hope Silvestri uses it for his score.

The Last Airbender (7/2) - I've yet to see a single episode of Avatar.  Fans of the show, how excited are you for this one?

Despicable Me (7/9) - The film's concept sounds just ridiculous enough to work.  I'll be glad when I don't have to watch that damned trailer of the Great Pyramid of Giza deflating ever again.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (7/16) - I actually saw them filming this in Manhattan last summer.  New York cinemaphiles have a strange impulse to see anything their city is featured in.  I guess this won't be an exception.

Ramona and Beezus (7/23) - While I enjoyed Beverly Cleary's Henry and Ribsy stories a lot more, I have a special place in my heart for the Qumby sisters as well.  This should give me a good excuse to introduce my young cousins to the books.  (Or maybe that in itself is an excuse, because I want to see me some more Josh Duhamel.  Twice-cursed female hormones.)

The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (12/10) - Hell, I haven't even seen the first two Narnias in their entirety yet.

The Green Hornet (12/22) - The Jew Hunter himself is starring.  That just may be enough for me.

Boco Mar 28, 2010

2009 was a good time for movies and there are certainly quite a few to look forward to in 2010 as well. I'm not sure what time and finances will allow (it costs waaay too much to see movies nowadays), but I'm really excited about:

1. The Last Airbender
2. Iron Man 2
3. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
4. Predators
5. Toy Story 3
6. Inception
7. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
8. Tron
9. The Expendables

And if all goes well then I'll probably check out some other films as well!

Angela wrote:

The Last Airbender (7/2) - I've yet to see a single episode of Avatar.  Fans of the show, how excited are you for this one?

First off, I can't recommend the original TV show enough. I know it's a bit of a commitment, but if you are at all intrigued by it or have the opportunity to see it, then go for it! The entire series is on DVD for convenient viewing and it's amazing! Easily one of the best animated shows to come out of the west.

As for the new movie... I'm excited! Many people seem concerned about Shyamalan's involvement as well as the casting choices. Those aren't really issues for me though. I think Shyamalan is a fine director and that's his primary role on this film. Could he mess up the story? Sure, but to assume that before it's even out seems a little too cynical even for me. As for the actors... it's a movie! It's all fake anyway! XD I couldn't care less whether or not they're all white, all black, all Asian, or any other race. As long as they do a decent job, I'll be happy.

In summary: will the film stay close to the source? I don't know. Will it be a good film? I don't know. Will it be a good time? Definitely. And that's why I go to the theater.

Adam Corn Mar 30, 2010

Angela wrote:
Jodo Kast wrote:

I'm surprised there isn't a thread dedicated to 2010 movies yet.

Well, after the controversial mini-fiasco that played out in the Films 2009 thread from last year, I was a bit hesitant to start another like-minded topic.  That said, I believe this thread can certainly serve as a good, general overview for what we're all expecting to see in 2010.

I completely understand the point of the topic as a "what are you anticipating in 2010?" sort of thread.  I would just really appreciate it if everybody would post their impressions of the movies after they've actually seen them in separate, individual threads.  That'd be swell. smile

longhairmike Mar 31, 2010

im scared to see the new clash of the titans... sure the old one had crappy effects, but it was friggin classic.
the new trailer has guys with british accents playing greeks,, wtf?!?!?
If they make the bubu the mechanical owl CG i will be so mad.. that was stop-motion at its prime in 1981....


btw,, did you hear the lincoln memorial tried to force himself on the statue of liberty.. he was charged with statutory rape..

Jodo Kast Mar 31, 2010

longhairmike wrote:

btw,, did you hear the lincoln memorial tried to force himself on the statue of liberty.. he was charged with statutory rape..

Well, it's probably always hard.

Carl Apr 2, 2010 (edited Apr 2, 2010)

longhairmike wrote:

btw,, did you hear the lincoln memorial tried to force himself on the statue of liberty.. he was charged with statutory rape..

She was green with envy that he was always staring at the washington monument instead of at her.

Smeg Apr 2, 2010

Carl wrote:
longhairmike wrote:

btw,, did you hear the lincoln memorial tried to force himself on the statue of liberty.. he was charged with statutory rape..

She was green with envy that he was always staring at the washington monument instead of at her.

I'm guessing the monument probably had something to do with why Liberty so adamantly spurned Lincoln's advances. Incidentally, now might be a good time to purchase stock in Duracell.

James O Apr 9, 2010

Next Wednesday, I gets to see the screening of Kick Ass.  Should be Kick Ass!  =p  Looking forward to it.

Adam Corn Apr 9, 2010 (edited May 22, 2010)

Really excited to see:
Iron Man 2

Interested but not sure yet:
How to Train Your Dragon
Solomon Kane
Kick-Ass
The A-Team
The Last Airbender
Inception
Hairspray 2
Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Tron Legacy
The Green Hornet

Skeptical but may see anyway:
Clash of the Titans
Robin Hood
Shrek Forever After
Prince of Persia
The Karate Kid
Toy Story 3
The Expendables
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

How to Train Your Dragon and Clash of the Titans haven't made it to Japan yet.  The former I knew little about but given the positive buzz I will go see, the latter only if I'm bored and in the mood for a popcorn movie.

Angela Apr 10, 2010

Gonna add both Knight & Day (6/25) and Salt (7/23) to the Likely To See pile.  Cruise looks like he's having a lot of fun in the former, and Jolie seems to be in her best action element in the latter.

James O Apr 15, 2010

Got back from seeing Kick-Ass!  Wow, thoroughly enjoyable movie.  But if you have a problem with a little girl shouting expletives and killing people... this may not be for you. heh

other upcoming movies I'd want to see in theatres in the near future:
Iron Man 2
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The Last Airbender

Angela May 25, 2010

Jodo Kast wrote:

Splice (a 2009 movie, but coming to U.S. in 2010)

I'm not a big fan of horror, but after viewing the trailer, I'm definitely intrigued.  They're penning the Guillermo Del Toro/Joel Silver produced film as the FRANKENSTEIN of today, and it looks pretty awesome.

Boco May 25, 2010

I'm not sure how I feel about Splice. It looks an awful lot like a Species knockoff without Giger. And honestly, Giger and Natasha Henstridge were the only good things about Species. :-/ Probably gonna pass on that one.

On the other hand, the newest previews for A-team, Expendables, Karate Kid, Last Airbender, and Predators  all look pretty awesome. I'm even getting kind of excited for The Prince of Persia. Here's to hoping that it doesn't suck as much as it could. yikes

longhairmike May 25, 2010 (edited May 25, 2010)

Boco wrote:

I'm not sure how I feel about Splice. It looks an awful lot like a Species knockoff without Giger. And honestly, Giger and Natasha Henstridge were the only good things about Species. :-/ Probably gonna pass on that one.

oh c'mon, if you squint just right adrian brody's nose isnt that much different from natasha henstridge's chest...

Carl Jun 27, 2010

While this hasn't gotten a US release (mainly only in Europe), I just saw a 2009 release titled "Mr. Nobody" which crams quite a lot of possibilities into one package, showing multiple paths that result from our choices.

At first the character warns about the irreversible nature of choices, then later after we have seen all of the various outcomes, he states that no matter which choices are made, all paths are still valid/correct choices.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485947/

Mixes in a lot of science fiction and future theories as well as the love stories, and it's easy to get a bit disoriented amid all jumping around, but overall quite an interesting presentation.

Amazingu Jul 1, 2010

Carl wrote:

While this hasn't gotten a US release (mainly only in Europe), I just saw a 2009 release titled "Mr. Nobody" which crams quite a lot of possibilities into one package, showing multiple paths that result from our choices.

Thanks for bringing that one to my attention, Carl.

I just watched it and it was quite interesting indeed.
I love "multiple paths" stories like that, and this movie had some interesting ideas and philosophies.
I did feel it ran for slightly too long though.

If you like movies like these you should also watch:

The Butterfly Effect
Run Lola Run (German)
Sliding Doors

The first one is by far the best though if you ask me.

Idolores Jul 25, 2010

Just came back from seeing the latest Twilight film. I dont know how my woman keeps convincing me to watch these movies.

It was, predictably enough, a bad film. Bad enough to make the first movie in the series look like an epic, cinematic paradigm of existence, which in itself is an accomplishment.

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