Thursday, May 24, 2012

A few films to get excited for!

It's the last week of May and it's about time we start getting down to the business of movies.  Some of the most anticipated films of the year are released during the summer months and this summer we have the pleasure of welcome some CineCritical favourite auteurs back to theatres.  There's also a whole host of films that look to be not all that interesting so here's to the ones we actually want to see, though we may have to wait through the summer to see them.

This summer sees the release of a few goodies but mostly it's the fall releases that have captured my attention...

June 1st sees Wes Anderson back in theatres with quite the ensemble cast in a film that has been making headlines since its opening night premier at Cannes.  Moonrise Kingdom follows the tale of a young boy who falls in love and runs away with the object of his affection, setting off a change reaction amongst the adults in the film.  We've been counting down since the original trailer was released earlier this year and while not always a staunch supporter of his work, I'm intrigued to see where this journey leads us.  Starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormond, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and introducing Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.

June 8th promises to spark your interest with Prometheus, the much anticipated prequel to Sigourney Weaver's most famous role.  Researchers find what they believe to be an answer to the origins of life on Earth.  This leads them on a journey to the ends of the universe where they discover something they couldn't have anticipated.  For me this one's all about the trailer and the cast, boasting Noomi Rapace (from the original Swedish Millenium Trilogy, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Michael Fassbender (Shame, X-Men First Class & Haywire) and Charlize Theron (this month's Snow White & The Huntsman, Young Adult & the devastating The Road).  Ultimately I'm hoping for another magic moment like the ever ready, "Get away from her you bitch!"  Here's hoping.

Sept 12th will mean the next of Ben Affleck's much lauded dramas featuring the "based on a true story" tale of 6 American's the US government attempted to rescue from war torn Iran during the lead up to the gulf war.  Under the guise of being a Canadian film crew, "exfiltration specialist" Affleck goes in as the unrest in the country reaches a boiling point and the American embassy is attacked.  Like many of Affleck's films it seems compelling beyond reason (I LOVED The Town and it vaguely angered me).  Check out the compelling trailer for Argo.

October 12th will bring Joaquin Phoenix back to theatres in a drama which centres on the relationship between a young drifter and the charismatic leader of a faith based organization.  The film is set in the 1950's and features two powerful actors in Phoenix and co-star Phillip Seymour Hoffman.  The Master will not be a summer film but will certainly be a good excuse to curl up in a theatres once the weather turns.  Check out the trailer linked above and I dare you not to be intrigued.

There are certainly many more films coming out in the next few months and likely several that weren't mentioned here.  What are you looking forward to this year?

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