This week, the celebrities showing up in new movies this week include Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Bryan Cranston, Cuba Gooding Jr., the leather clad Kate Beckinsale, Tom Hanks, Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes & Christian Bale! Plus, with the Sundance Film Festival getting in full swing, there’s a bunch of indie movies being presented to the alternative and mainstream press this week.
And from looking over the list of new movies this week, it’s going to be tough to pick one to catch this week! (Remember, enough of you can chime in at the comments, saying which movie you want me to go see… you can end up sending me to one of these movies this Friday… be nice!) Dont’ forget, I also update some select movie titles production status down below this section…
Check it out and see what new movies are coming out on Friday, January 20th, 2012:
Haywire stars Gina Carano, Michael Angarano, Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender grace the screen during this movie. That’s an incredible collective of celebrity power!
This action movie is directed by Steven Soderbergh (Contagion, Solitary Man, The Informant!) and written by Lem Dobbs (The Score, Dark City).
It’s about a black ops secret agent who has been betrayed… and it’s time to fix things. (Kind of like Bourne, but a female version of him! I could love this movie.)
Looking at the preview trailer, they show her doing a lot of leg work to kick butt, which seems fairly realistic.
This looks fun… did you catch Bill Paxton in there?
• Red Tails
Red Tails stars (the soon to be venerable) Bryan Cranston, Daniela Ruah, Joshua Dallas, Cuba Gooding Jr., and more in a movie during the WW II era, about a group of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program being called to duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
It’s directed by Anthony Hemingway (Treme, CSI: NY)…
If anything, this is an awesome era to have a top-notch production company put together a WW II aerial battle movie. What I see here looks awesome visually!
• Underworld: Awakening
Ah, another chapter of the Lycans vs. vampires Underworld franchise is here, and Kate Beckinsale returns in her leather butt-kickers to dazzle the enemy and the movie-goer!
Directed by two people… the directorial team of Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein (Shelter, Storm).
For fans, J. Michael Straczynski is shown in the credits of having a hand in the screenplay!
Selene leads the battle against humankind when humans discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans.
Hey, did you see that… It was a “Black Widow legs around the neck take-down” move in Underworld… lucky guy!!! LOL.
• Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Starring Tom Hanks and Thomas Horn, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Reader), this is a story about
“A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.”
It’s directed by Ralph Fieness, and stars Gerard Butler and Fieness in what looks like a pretty cool movie… at least as the movie trailer portrays it to be:
• The Flowers of War
Other Movies Out This Week:
• We Need to Talk About Kevin (Los Angeles, California)
• Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (Sundance Film Festival) w/ John C. Reilly & Will Ferrell
• Pina (limited)
• Red Lights (Sundance Film Festival) w/ Robert De Niro, Elizabeth Olsen, Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy
• The Raid (Sundance Film Festival)
• Declaration of War (Sundance Film Festival)
• Celeste and Jesse Forever (Sundance Film Festival) w/ Emma Roberts, Elijah Wood
• Oslo, August 31st (Sundance Film Festival)
• Your Sister’s Sister (Sundance Film Festival) w/ Emily Blunt
• Robot and Frank (Sundance Film Festival) w/ Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Liev Schreiber, Susan Sarandon.
• The Viral Factor (limited)
• Monsieur Lazhar (Sundance Film Festival)
• I Am Not a Hipster (Sundance Film Festival)
• That’s What She Said (Sundance Film Festival) w/ Anne Heche
• Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (limited)
• Middle of Nowhere (Sundance Film Festival)
• Violeta (Sundance Film Festival)
• Filly Brown (Sundance Film Festival)
• Rogue River
• The Orator (Sundance Film Festival)
• Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission (Los Angeles, California)
• Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission (Austin, Texas)
• Simon Killer (Sundance Film Festival)
• Keep the Lights On (Sundance Film Festival)
• The Pact (Sundance Film Festival) w/ Casper Van Dien,
• Madrid, 1987 (Sundance Film Festival)
• The Ambassador (Sundance Film Festival)
• Beasts of the Southern Wild (Sundance Film Festival)
• The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (limited)
• Watching TV with the Red Chinese (limited)
• Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (limited)
• Putin’s Kiss (Sundance Film Festival)
• Scalene (New York City, New York) w/ Margo Martindale and Hanna Hall
• The Invisible War (Sundance Film Festival)
• Indie Game: The Movie (Sundance Film Festival)
• Comforting Skin (Slamdance Film Festival)
• Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (Sundance Film Festival)
• Payback (Sundance Film Festival)
• Fight Life (San Francisco, California) (premiere)
• The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia (Sundance Film Festival)
• China Heavyweight (Sundance Film Festival)
• Father’s Chair (Sundance Film Festival)
• Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (Sundance Film Festival)
• Ethel (Sundance Film Festival)
• Quite a Conundrum (festival premiere)
• Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (Sundance Film Festival)
• Dicke Mädchen (Slamdance Film Festival)
• ½ Revolution (Sundance Film Festival)
• Telephone World
• The Nothing Doers (Sundance Film Festival)
• The Law in These Parts (Sundance Film Festival)
• Memories of Tomorrow
• We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (Slamdance Film Festival)
• Getting Up: The TEMPT ONE Story (Slamdance Film Festival)
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List of Select Movie Productions
Movies in Development
· The Fast and the Furious 6
· Avatar 2
· Ghostbusters III
· Jurassic Park IV
· The Wolverine
Movies in Pre-production
· Les Misérables w/ Amanda Seyfried & Hugh Jackman; Directed by Tom Hooper.
· Django Unchained w/ Leonardo DiCaprio; written & directed by Quentin Tarantino
· Iron Man 3 w/ Robert Downey Jr., directed by Shane Black.
· Ender’s Game w/ Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield as Ender, Ben Kingsley as Mazer Rackham; directed by Gavin Hood.
· After Earth w/ Will Smith and Jaden Smith, directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Movies being Filmed
· The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
· The Bourne Legacy
· The Expendables 2
· Man of Steel
Movies in Post-production
· The Hunger Games
· The Dark Knight Rises
· The Avengers
Don’t Forget: New DVD & Blu-ray movie Releases this week
• The Ides of March
• Laugh at My Pain