Friday, March 02, 2012

Friday Five: Coming Movies

I'm not a big movie watcher but there are some great ones coming out soon. In no particular order, here are my 5 upcoming movies that I plan to check out.

A Thousands Words (March 9): Jack is a literary agent known for being able to make any deal, even if that means stepping on some toes. Jack's life is turned up side down when a Bohdi tree appears in his backyard and leaves fall with every word he says. Now he has to find some new ways to communicate or he is going to die with the tree.

The Decoy Bride (March 9): A movie star and a famous writer (David freaking Tennant) want to get married without the papparazzi interrupting their big day, so they go to a remote location. The location is discovered so they find a fake bride to try to keep the photogs busy. Only, the fake bride and the famous writer have chemistry. Could the movie star be left at the alter?

Detachment (March 16): Henry Barth is a talented educator but has chosen to keep that fact to himself. As a substitute, he is bounced from school to school, unable to form any bonds to anyone, and he likes it like that just fine. Until he gets to a school where the teachers are so awful that he becomes the role model teacher, takes in a kid from the street, and starts to connect to his students.

Snow White and the Huntsman (June 1): I posted about this movie a while back here. It looks fantastic as a spin on the Snow White story. Snow White is trained by the Huntsman to triumph over the evil queen! Can't wait.

Brave (Summer): I've been waiting for this movie since the first teaser pictures came out. Pixar's first princess movie looks to be amazing. Merida does all the right things at all the right things. One problem: she's not a boy. So she sets out to change her destiny and inadvertently sets off a curse in the process. Interesting. :)

1 comment:

Booksteve said...

I never heard of the first three. DECOY BRIDE sounds fun. I know Rene wants to see BRAVE. Only movie I want to see this year is THE AVENGERS.
In 1974 I paid to see 64 movies in theaters. I kept a list. At about 2 bucks a ticket, it probably cost me less than 150 dollars including busfare and snacks.

By contrast, a similar schedule in 2012 would at minimum set me back 1200 dollars. If I took Rene and David with me, $3600.

This is why I no longer even look to see what's coming out.