New Year, New Releases!
It’s 2012! Time for the first post of the new year, folks, so here we go. There are some exciting movies coming out this month, and I can’t wait to watch and review them for you! Here are the movies I’ll be seeing this month.
1. The Devil Inside (January 6th)
I have never been a huge fan of horror films, because they’re usually really predictable and not very scary, but this one looks like it may make a believer out of me! When I watched The Exorcist when I was probably around six years old, I cried myself to sleep and asked my Grammer to pray a rosary for me every night before bed. “\The Devil Inside looks like I may or may not be praying a rosary myself now! I will also be interviewing Ysamur Gonzalez, a “paranormal expert,” about the movie as well as other known exorcisms on Friday. I’ll have that posted up as soon as it happens!
2. Beauty & the Beast (January 13th)
So I’ve definitely already seen this movie (obviously, I was a female child in the 90s), but I’m intrigued as to how they could possibly make this Disney classic more enthralling in 3D. I loved the 3D release of The Lion King, but that’s because it was The Lion King. It is my favorite Disney movie of all time. A sister date will have to be in order for this one, for sure, and I can’t wait until my niece is old enough to join us!
3. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (January 20th)
Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star in this movie that has seemed to stay flying under the radar. It is based on a book about a young boy whose father is killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. He leaves him a key, and he tries to find out what his father meant by leaving it behind. The movie introduces Thomas Horn, who I’ve read really good things about.
4. Coriolanus (January 20th)
This movie marks Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut, a modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. After I saw Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet in third grade, I made my dad buy me a collection of Shakespeare’s works at Barnes & Noble. Needless to say, he was excited I actually bought something other than toys there. Anyway, I became obsessed. Then, I took a course on Shakespeare in college. Even after all of this Shakespeare exploration, I still have not read Coriolanus, so I’m looking forward to experiencing it as a modern-day adaptation for the first time just like with Romeo + Juliet. I just hope it’s not another Ethan Hawke in Hamlet disaster!
5. The Grey (January 27th)
Liam Neeson leads the pack in this survival thriller about a group of oil-riggers who crash-land in the Alaskan wilderness. I have to say, I’ve loved all of Neeson’s leading-man roles so far, so I’ve got high expectations for this one. If he’s any type of badass like in Taken, I’m excited.