I’m such a movie whore. :) One of my favorite pastimes other than writing is going to the movies. Although, Drag Me to Hell had pretty much stunted my activites for the moment. Sorry, Sam Raimi (I love you, man!), but I wish I had waited for this to come out to DVD…or TV. Smart movie, but dumb characters. I give that one a C-/D+ at most.
But enough about that. I want to talk about what the rest of the year has in store for us. Though I have my eye on some of these, there are those that will have to prove themselves before I care.
Blood: The Last Vampire. Now, if you’re a fan of anime, like I am, then you know there’s a good chance you’re going to fork up the money to see this one. It was released on Friday, but to no fanfare. If they’re going to take the time to turn a classic anime movie into a theatrical remake, shouldn’t they have put the marketing behind it? That doesn’t bode well in my book. After all, the same thing happened with Blood and Chocolate and we wall saw how that turned out–or not.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I stopped reading HP after the fifth book. Not because it didn’t intrigue me, but rather, I had gotten busy with other things and just now started reading it. However, since I hadn’t gotten that far into it yet, I decided to put it down again and wait to to see the movie. This time, I want to experience the fun having not read the book ahead of time to see whether or not I still enjoy it.
Orphan. Not on your life. I pretty much know the details of this movie without having to see it, so why bother? An weird orphan child is adopted and placed in the household of a nice family, only to discover that she’s a evil little bitch who should be locked away in time-out for the rest of her life. Can we say The Omen? How about The Bad Seed? The Good Son? How is this movie any different?
Thirst. I don’t know if this will be opened widely or will it just be thrust into an independent theatre and forgotten about. That tends to happen a lot with foreign movies (i.e. Blood: The Last Vampire). However…I LOVE the premise of this. A priest who becomes a vampire? Okay, so like we might have seen a priest become a demon (i.e. The Exorcist), but this is a vampire and it’s an entire movie about it. Not some scenes where he’s sitting in an insane asylum looking a bit crazed in the eye. Even better, it’s an ASIAN vampire movie, meaning we get to experience another culture’s interpretation of a classic monster with a romantic undertone. If you don’t believe me, just check out the trailer here. You can bet I’ll be in the audience and happily reading subtitles that I hate so much. 😉
9: Yes, that’s the title. But since Tim Burton is doing this movie, who cares what it’s called? :D I like Tim Burton that I’d pay money to see his movies even if they let him direct the last episode of Guiding Light. Yeah, Mr. Edward Scissorhands, you can count me in for this one.
The Wolfman: You think I’m not going to see this? Benicio Del Toro? Anthony Hopkins? Need I say more? If I could reserve my seat now, I would.
Twilight Saga: New Moon: From what I understand, Edward spends some time away from Bella in this second installment. If that’s the case, then I might go see it. Don’t ask me to read the book. I’m sorry, guys, but that’s asking too much.
Sherlock Holmes: After Robert Downey Jr.’s wonderful performance in Iron Man, how could I possibly miss this? Granted, it’s not exactly “otherworldly” as we know it, but it’s Robert Downey Jr. Yeah, I’m in.
So what movies are you looking forward to seeing (or not) this year?