Jan 2, 2010

2010 Movie Compilation

When I was in college, I had a really cool internship where I got to do marketing research on upcoming movies. The information I gathered was used for licensing/marketing decisions to support development of future products. This was back in 2005, so I had a pretty good grasp on all the movies that were coming out for the next 3 or so years. Anything beyond the 3 year gap is more speculation and rumors than fact. Being that it is a new year, and everyone watches movies, I thought I would put together a list of movies that are coming out that are of interest to me.


The Expendables

I found out about this movie yesterday after Porkrice sent me a text message to "check out the expendables." Ten minutes after watching the trailer on YouTube and cleaning the shit out of my pants, I pinched myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. Thank God I wasn’t. This movie is real and is coming out this year. It may also become the greatest - yes, the greatest – movie ever made. Check out this cast. And don't even say it, because I'll say it for you...









The rest…

2010 doesn’t really look too promising on the movie front. Here are some movies I would like to see that are coming up in the next few months. Clash of the Titans looks to be #2 on kickass movie of the year, followed by #3 Nightmare on Elm St.


Edge of Darkness

Stars: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston

The Plot: As homicide detective Thomas Craven (Gibson) investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent (Winstone) tasked with cleaning up the evidence.


The Wolfman

Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins

The Plot: Nobleman Lawrence Talbot (Del Toro) returns to his ancestral homeland, where his brother has gone missing and villagers are being killed by a nightmarish beast. The search reunites him with his estranged father (Hopkins) and draws him near to his brother's fiancée (Blunt), however, Talbot's lager concern is the discovery of a side to himself which he never could have imagined existed ...

The Crazies

Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker

The Plot: As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton (Olyphant) tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife (Mitchell), and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.


Alice in Wonderland

Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp

The Plot: 19-year-old Alice (Wasikowska) returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

Clash of the Titans

Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes (Full Cast)
The Plot: In a loose adaptation from Greek mythology, Perseus (Worthington) who was born of a god but raised as a man, sets off on an epic mission to combat Hades (Fiennes) before he can seize power from Zeus (Neeson) and unleash hell on earth.


Piranha 3-D

Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss (Full Cast)
The Plot: A tremor under the surface of Lake Victoria unleashes scores of prehistoric piranhas, an event which rallies the local sheriff (Shue) who will risk everything to save her townsfolk.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner (Full Cast)
The Plot: Disfigured serial killer Freddy Krueger (Haley) stalks a group of young people in their dreams, forcing them to remain awake as the only alternative to death.


Iron Man 2

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow (Full Cast)
The Plot: With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), and James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, must forge new alliances -- and confront powerful enemies.

Robin Hood

Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen (Full Cast)
The Plot: The story of an expert archer (Crowe) who travels to the town of Nottingham toward the end of the 12th century, where the acts of a despotic sheriff (Macfadyen) and the presence of a beautiful widow (Blanchett) inspire him to assembles a gang of mercenaries bent on raiding the upper class as a way to correct the sheriff's injustices.