Well then, here we go.
Movies I’m looking forward to:
Probably the only REAL horror movie I’ve anticipated in a long time. It’s based on one of my favorite short stories and the trailer makes it look rather… interesting. It’s safe to say I’ve been hyping this movie for over a year now, as well.
Hype-o-meter = 8/10
A Modernization of the classic novel “The Portrait of Dorian Gray”. Not much to say about this one except it looks like a watchable movie.
Hype-o-meter = 3/10
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Yet another movie from Wes Anderson, one of my favorite directors. Supported by an all-star cast including George Clooney, Bill Murray, Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, and Jason Schwartzman. Not to mention the animation looks amazing and original. And it’s based on a book by Roald Dahl. What’s not to like?
Hype-o-meter = 6/10
This movie looks absolutely fantastic. Patton Oswalt in a serious role, a GREAT premise for a movie, an award-winning director…
Not to mention how much attention it got at Sundance this year.
Hype-o-meter = 4/10
It’s got Demetri Martin and Eugene Levy. 'nuff said.
Hype-o-meter = 5/10
Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
Now… this COULD be a complete bastardization of one of my absolute favorite series of books. In fact, I might just go back and read them all through because the release date for this movie is coming up. The movie is similar to the Series of Unfortunate Events movie in that they’re compressing the first three books into one single movie. It seems as though they’re trying to make it more of a comedy than the dark and sad story it was in the books. They also seem to have made “flitting” into somewhat of a novelty. And John C. Reilly as Mr. Crepsley could make or break this movie. However, like a true Cirque Du Freak fanboy, I’ll go with the flow for now and see just how it’ll turn out. Needless to say, I can not wait for this movie. The cast seems solid (Reilly, Willem Dafoe, Selma Hayek and Jane Krakowski), it has a budget of 80 million, and they don’t seem to be leaving anything important out (though they added a new character to be Darren’s love interest, and that’s kind of dumb). You can all expect a full review of the movie when it comes out this October. AND HOLY SHIT THEY GOT BICKFORD SHMECKLER TO PLAY EVRA VON?! DO WANT!
Hype-o-meter = 10/10
Movies without trailers followed by their hype rating:
The World Ends 9/10
Scott Pilgrim VS. The World 2/10
My Best Friend (Remake) 4/10
Spiderman 4 5/10