This week the new movies coming out on Friday, December 9th, looking to do battle with vampires and Muppets include include actors such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Gary Oldman, Jonah Hill, and quite a few more.
But will any of these new movies contend with the box office top-10 movies right now? Maybe. I can’t imagine they won’t at least show up on the chart unlike last week’s new contenders that didn’t contend.
Farther down I touch on production status of some of the more anticipated movies coming out next year (If there are any you are interested in, lemme know, I can look it up.) and a little movie news to boot!
First up of the new movies this week,
• New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve is directed by Garry Marshall (Valentine’s Day), and written by Katherine Fugate (Valentine’s Day & on TV: Army Wives).
The cast includes a rather popular ensemble, like Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Cary Elwesm, Alyssa Milano, Common, Jessica Biel and many more!
If this one is anything like Valentine’s Day, it should be a fun film to go see.
New Year’s Eve Movie Trailer:
• Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a new movie set in the Cold War era movie directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In), and co-written by Peter Straughan (The Debt, Men Who Stare At Goats), Bridget O’Connor (Sixty-Six). Gary Oldman stars and is joined by Mark Strong, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Firth, & Benedict Cumberbatch.
Between the experience of both cast and crew, this could be an interesting movie to go see.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Movie Clip
• The Sitter
The Sitter is another comedic entry for the weekend’s new movies. This comedy is directed by David Gordon Green (Your Highness, Pineapple Express) and written by first-time scribes Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka.
It stars Jonah Hill in a movie about a college student talked into babysitting some kids.
The trailers I’ve seen, seem funny. I’m hoping those aren’t all the funny moments from the movie, ala Tucker and Dale… and I’m hoping the first-time scribes took good notes somewhere!
The Sitter Teaser Trailer:
Other movies coming out this week
• Catch .44 (limited) << w/ Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Nikki Reed, Malin Akerman and Michael Rosenbaum.
• Young Adult (limited) w/ Charlize Theron & directed by Jason Reitman. (The trailers, look pretty funny. “We can beat this thing, together.” is a LOL line from the theatrical trailer.)
• We Need to Talk About Kevin (Los Angeles & New York) w/ John C. Reilly.
• Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (Denver, Colorado)
• I Melt with You (limited) w/ Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe
• W.E. (Los Angeles & New York City) w/ Abbie Cornish.
• Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (limited)
• Seducing Charlie Barker (New York City & Miami) w/ Daphne Zuniga.
• Goodbye First Love (limited)
• Red Hook Black
• Psychosomatika (New York City)
• Hilltop Cemetery
The State of Noted Movie Productions
Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, with Luke Evans, Eljah Wood and more. (Due out Dec 2012)
The Expendables 2, directed by Simon West with Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Liam Hemsworth and the rest of the roughneck gang. (Aug 2012)
Man of Steel is the new Superman movie directed by Zack Snyder, and produced by Christopher Nolan. (Who also had a hand in the screenplay.) I’m thinking this newest Clark Kent flick, starring Henry Cavill, will probably be the best film that this franchise has ever spit out. (June 2013)
Snow White and the Huntsman – From first-time director Rupert Sanders (gulp!!!), it stars Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and many more recognizable names. One of the writers of this screenplay also penned Drive. Hmm. (June 2012)
Movies In Post Production
The Dark Knight Rises, from Christopher Nolan, is the third and final chapter from Nolan, in the director’s chair and stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman and more. I’m looking forward to this flick, but I have to say that the amount of publicity/marketing that has been swarming the internet makes me worry. If this were any other film, I’d probably have already put it on the back-burner of must-see movies, but… (July 2012)
The Hunger Games, with Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson has many hoping that this will live up to Suzanne Collins’ book trilogy. Directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit), it’s due out (March of 2012)
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, with Bill Condon directing, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. (Nov 2012)
Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, starring Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr. (May 2012)
John Carter from animated comedy director Andrew Stanton, starring Taylor Kitsch. (Mar 2012)
Prometheus, from Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and … huh, Patrick Wilson [as the cocooned man]. This is the Alien prequel that actually takes place in the universe and time that the Alien species was created or discovered. It should be very interesting. (Due out in theaters June of 2012).
“A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.”
New DVD’s & Blu-ray titles that came out this week include The Debt, Cowboys & Aliens, The Help, & The Hangover II. Just to mention a few. Follow the sentence-starting link for more info.
Star Trek II
Over the weekend, there was quite the flurry of news about J.J. Abrams movie, Star Trek II. The news was that Benico Del Toro would be assuming the mantle of Kahn. Then Abrams denied the character’s presence and such, but today it was reported that Del Toro will not be accepting the role.
Today, it seems that Kahn is the villain, but no Del Toro.
News on the street today is that, after a bunch of delays regarding the script, Jack Bauer may finally be getting it into gear. Or more specifically, if all goes according to plan, the filming for the silver screen version of 24 could begin next year sometime. Potentially in April 2012.