Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Looking ahead

All this talk of the past year has made me start thinking about the things I'm excited about for 2011. I'm moving to a new place, starting a new job, gaining a new outlook on life (hopefully we all strive for that each year) and starting a new adventure. But that's real life. Let's talk about movies. There are so many movies coming out this year that will try to get me to come see them in the theater but not all of them will succeed. Let's dive right in shall we?

I'm excited about the movie I Am Number Four. I think there's something interesting about it, almost like a superhero movie for now. No suits or capes, just seemingly normal looking folks doing big things. I think it looks interesting. That's in February.

I'm also excited about The Adjustment Bureau mostly because of Emily Blunt. I mean, Matt Damon is great and all, but I'm really excited about seeing her in another starring role. Did you see The Young Victoria? She was magnificent. That's in March.

What about Water for Elephants? I knew you wanted to know. Yes. I can't wait to see it. It looks very much like a movie I'd like to see and I'm honestly hoping for the best here with Rob Pattinson. Perhaps a real role can bring something out in him we didn't know was there? That's in April.

Of course then it's all about Thor. Did you used to collect the X-Men trading cards when you were younger? No? Just me and my fat friend who melted down white chocolate easter bunnies and ate them with a spoon from a bowl? Okay. Well, I had the Thor card so now I wanna see the movie. That's in May.

But of course, the film of the year is Harry Potter, there's no question about that. I mean, this will be the end of the most successful film franchise in the history of movies (check the numbers people, I'm right), not to mention the end of an era of our lives. Perhaps we should start camping out now. That's in July.
August has Mr. Popper's Penguins, my father's favorite book that he used to read to us. Jim Carrey and a bunch of penguins. I mean, those are two pretty great things together.

November's got The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made, which will hopefully live up to the title and remind everyone that the Muppets are awesome again and toward Christmas we have New Year's Eve, the psuedo-sequel to Valentine's Day. I liked the Valentine's Day movie and so I'm hoping that they can do it again with this one. Perhaps we make the storylines a bit more involved and realistic this time? But still, I'm ready for it.
Movies. 2011. Could be good. Hopefully will be a better batch that 2010 had because let me tell you, with the exception of a few, this year was full of clunkers.

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