This week the pickings are slim if you’re looking for a mainstream new movie to hit up at the movie theater. But if you like animated features and have kids, then you are in solid luck my friends!
Later in this piece, I touch on different movies and their production states!
• Ice Age: Continental Drift
Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary), and Sid (John Leguizamo) embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world…
And while you’re watching, keep your ears peeled for more voice power from the likes of
Aziz Ansari, Peter Dinklage, Drake, Nick Frost, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Simon Pegg, Seann William Scott, Patrick Stewart, Wanda Sykes and many more.
• Union Square
If you’re a Mira Sorvino fan, you’re in luck with this new movie.
Jenny (Tammy Blanchard), who has rejected her tumultuous family for a more ordered life, gets a surprise visit from her sister Lucy (Sorvino) at a critical time – right at the moment where she’s feels ready to commit to her longtime fiancé.
This movie may be hard to find and apparently a few folks who have seen it already have scored it pretty low on IMDb.
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As far as the production status of future new movies that are coming out soon, let’s see what has popped up on the movie radar:
· Fifty Shades of Grey
· Nick Fury
· Untitled Transformers Sequel (TF5)
· The Amazing Spider-Man 2
· Captain America 2
· The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Nov 2013)
· The Fast and the Furious 6 (May 2013)
· Thor 2 (Nov 2013)
· The Hangover Part III (May 2013)
· The Wolverine (July 2013)
· Iron Man 3 (May 2013)
· Django Unchained (December 2012)*
*Hey! Django is being filmed in and around my old haunts of Santa Clarita, Ca.
· Oblivion (Just started) (April 2013)
· Grown Ups 2 (July 2013)
· A Good Day to Die Hard (February 2013)
· Jack Reacher (December 2012)
· The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (November 2012)
· Total Recall (Aug 3rd, 2012)*
*Seriously… the promos make this look like a carbon copy of the original. Come on people! Really? The only reason I might go catch this is because of cast members like Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. OH, and yea, Colin Farrell as Quaid/Hauser.
· The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Just went into PP) (December 2012)
· The Expendables 2 (8-17-12)
· Taken 2
· Man of Steel (June 2013)
· Oz: The Great and Powerful (March 2013)
· The Man with the Iron Fists, from RZA, stars Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung, RZA, & Lucy Liu. (No specific date)
· Here Comes the Boom (10-12-12)
· The Bourne Legacy (8-10-12) w Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton.
· G.I. Joe: Retaliation (March 2013) w Channing Tatum.
· Dredd (September 2012), w Karl Urban and Lean Headey. This movie just had a preview screening at Comic-Con to mixed reviews. I think this will be a popular popcorn voilence fest and nothing more.o
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Next week brings the movie we’ve all been waiting for…
• The Dark Knight Rises
Where finally all marketing, conjecture and guessing about what, who, why and so forth are all answered. Hey, even I got into the mix of some anticipatory articles about the possible source material and a few easter eggs and character run downs.
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