Last year during this time, we were articulate about all a arriving cinema that had numbers after a titles: 2011 was going to be a year of sequels.
Well, looking over a 2012 slate, what do we find though a lot of cinema with numbers after a titles, including followups to Wanted, Scary Movie, Men in Black, Madagascar, Step Up, G.I. Joe, Clash of a Titans, Hitman, The Expendables, Paranormal Activity, Taken and Twilight. And that’s not counting a new Ghost Rider, Resident Evil and Die Hard movies.
Yes, it’s dÃ©jÃ vu all over again; in Hollywood, laxity breeds contentment.
Still, there is most to demeanour brazen to subsequent year: a Spider-Man reboot, a new Batman, another Bourne and a lapse of Jay Gatsby. Coincidentally, there are also a lot of films with zombies in them.
Anyway, here, in a sequence they will open, are 12 to demeanour brazen to in 2012: Jeff, Who Lives during Home (March 2): I’ve been condemned by this peculiar small comedy given we saw it during a Toronto International Film Festival. Jason Segel stars as a sweet-natured slacker, a pothead who lives in his mother’s groundwork and believes in some kind of visionary tie of all things.
A wrong array sends him out on an 83-minute journey that’s awkward, nervous and strangely gratifying. It’s from a Duplass brothers, who done a likewise unclassifiable Cyrus.
The Three Stooges (April 13): Once on a time, Jim Carrey, Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro were going to star in a Farrelly brothers’ chronicle of a slapstick comedy trio. Well (nyuck nyuck), it now looks like a rather discontinued expel – Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso – will be bopping any other on a conduct with gorilla wrenches instead.
The Farrellys haven’t been on a slicing corner of comedy given There’s Something About Mary, though if this element isn’t right adult their alley, why, we oughta …
The Dictator (May 11): We’re stepping out on a prong with this one, though we’ve been seduced by a filmmaker (Larry Charles), a expel (Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley) and a tab line: “The drastic story of a tyrant who risks his life to safeguard that democracy would never come to a nation he so lovingly oppressed.”
The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3): Fiasco or shining reinvention? Tobey Maguire, who’s 36, quit a series, reportedly since he didn’t like a book that sent his impression behind to high school. In stepped Andrew Garfield, who’s usually (ahem) 28, and a new adore seductiveness in Emma Stone. Well, we have to have something to anticipate, and besides, executive Marc Webb done (500) Days of Summer.
The Dark Knight Rises (July 20): This is some-more like it – Christopher Nolan leads Christian Bale, who brought only a right multiple of brooding and pecs to The Dark Knight in 2008. This time, Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy are a villains, and several members of a Pittsburgh Steelers football group will make cameo appearances. Well, we can’t have everything.
The Bourne Legacy (Aug. 3): Maybe it’s only leftover love for a Bourne trilogy of Matt Damon films, though we have high hopes for this follow-up with Jeremy Renner as a new CIA agent. (Damon pronounced he wouldn’t lapse though executive Paul Greengrass.) The plan is somewhat used – it’s formed on a novel by Eric Van Lustbader, regulating Robert Ludlum’s characters – though it’s being destined by Tony Gilroy, who co-wrote a other cinema and destined Michael Clayton. Plus, Edward Norton plays a villain, and Rachel Weisz is in it.