Monday, March 28, 2011

April Movies!

We’ve got movie sign!
All plot descriptions courtesy of the IMDB

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Source Code
Director: Duncan Jones
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
The Plot: An experimental government program sends soldier Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) back in time, where he wakes up in the body of a commuter who witnesses a train bombing. Presented with just 8 minutes to figure out who is responsible, his mission is further complicated by his feelings for a fellow passenger (Monaghan).
Looks interesting…

Hop
Director: Tim Hill
Stars: Russell Brand, James Marsden, Elizabeth Perkins
The Plot: A slacker (Marsden) who accidentally hits the Easter Bunny (Brand) with his car is forced to care for his victim, who turns out to be the world's worst houseguest
Something about this movie seems odd, but not sure what.



5 -

DVD - Tron: Legacy - boxed set is MINE!


8 -

Hanna
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana
The Plot: A 16-year-old (Ronan) who was raised by her father (Bana) is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent (Blanchett) and her operatives.
Looks gritty and intense.



Your Highness
Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco
The Plot: A fantasy-comedy about an arrogant, lazy prince (McBride) who must complete a quest in order to save his father's kingdom.
Potentially stupid, but we’ll see.



DVD - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - buying this one as well.


15 -

Rio
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez
The Plot: When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams.
Another fun animated flick.



DVD - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - like I need to tell you this!


19 -

DVD - The King’s Speech - still want to see this movie!


22 -

Apollo 18
Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Stars: Unknown
The Plot: Decades-old found footage from an abandoned NASA mission to the moon reveals the existence of alien life.
Sources say this movie is being rushed. Notice the lack of a cast? Not a good sign!



29 -

Fast Five
Director: Justin Lin
Stars: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson
The Plot: A federal agent (Johnson) is dispatched to Rio de Janeiro, where former cop Brian O'Conner (Walker) an ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) are assembling a final race as a desperate chance to gain their freedom.
I confess – I dig these films!

Any look good to you?

77 comments:

li said...

The premise for Apollo 18 has potential, but as you say, a dearth of cast and info seems to spell "direct to DVD". Looking forward to Source Code.

Vicki Rocho said...

Wow...with the exception of Tron and Fast Five,I'd have to say I agree with your take on all of these.

Melissa said...

I can't wait for the king's speech! I missed it in the theatres and really want to see it!

Hop looks ridiculous.

iZombie said...

the dvd choices rock... tron, yes!
pass on the films in the theaters.

though "hop" could be the hot dog winner, though i do not like russell brand... maybe hanna?

Laura Pauling said...

Hanna looks good to me b/c I love those kinds of stories!

Nebular said...

"Fast Five" aside, I'd love to see all of the April releases (the theatrical ones), with "Source Code", "Hanna" and "Your Highness" being on the top of my must-see list.

Renae said...

Can't wait to get Harry Potter and Fast Five is at the top of my must see list!

Emily White said...

I'm most excited about THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWNTREADER coming out on DVD. I didn't get a chance to see it when it was in theaters. :(

Christine Danek said...

Hanna and The source code seem interesting.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good review of the films and Yes I have seen the King's Speech.

Thanks for your visit and comment, It is very much appreciated.

Yvonne,

Suzie F. said...

I can't wait to watch Harry Potter again! April 15 can't get here soon enough :)

aspiring_x said...

whoa! hanna sounds awesome!

Stephanie M. Lorée said...

I will be seeing Hanna and Your Highness. Might try to work in Fast Five too, as I <3 Vin Diesel and The Rock.

Lindsay said...

I want to see them all, but HP is on the top of the list :)

Hannah Kincade said...

They're all on my list and I will use any excuse to see Vin and Paul. One day I shall see them together...naked. LOL! Kidding! Just making sure you're awake and know that I'm back! ;)

Summer Frey said...

Hanna, yes. Source Code seems like a rip-off of a few other things, but I'll probably still DVD it. The others, no thanks...

Old Kitty said...

Something about Russell Brand makes me want to go ew -but the bunny flick looks so sweet!!!

I'm looking at Jake Gyllenhaal film and salivating! Thanks for the info on these films! Take care
x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Vicki, I'm good!

Jeremy, I'm a theater junkie.

Nebular, as I stated, Fast Five is a guilty pleasure.

Emily, I really liked it!

Stephanie, thanks for validating my FF opinion.

Hannah, I am awake and glad you're back!

Summer, it does, so no high hopes.

Kitty, you're drooling on Charlie...

Karen Walker said...

Source Code
Karen

Charles Gramlich said...

So far I've seen none of these but several do look pretty good.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I think "Source Code" looks interesting. "Hannah" looks too scary for me, although I think it sounds interesting, too.

L.G.Smith said...

King's Speech and Hanna most definitely. I'm a total movie addict. Also looking forward to Super 8.

Carol Kilgore said...

Source Code and Hanna. And how could anyone not want to see Rio - it's got a toucan!

I still want to see The King's Speech, too.

Monti said...

Wish I had time for more movies, but baseball season starts for real this week!!!

Monti
MaryMontagueSikes

Matthew MacNish said...

Source Code sounds a lot like Denzel Washington's Deja Vu.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Charles, most haven't been released yet, so that's all right.

Elizabeth, Hanna is only PG13, so can't be too intense.

LG, me too!

Carol, it fits well for you!

Monticello, you are a dedicated fan.

Jamie Burch said...

Fast Five! I didn't know there was going to be another one of these. Yeah, I'm hooked, too. Must have something to do with Paul Walker.

Thanks for the good news, Alex! Hope you have a fantastic week.:)

Cheeseboy said...

Is Hop a horror movie? It looks really creepy.

Ruth said...

Looking forward to seeing Harry Potter.
Your Highness looks like a see when its free movie.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Looks like it's all about Rio.
xoRobyn

Colene Murphy said...

Your Highness is my looking forward to it movie for April. Rio looks cute too! And definitely need to get HP!
I looked for your movie post for this weekend, did you see anything? Was interested to know if you did! ;)

Summer Ross said...

I want to see Rio and Hop- I think I will take my girls to see Hop for sure though- it looks entertaining.

~Sia McKye~ said...

The Code and Hanna, look good to me. I love adventure sorts. Have you seen Unstoppable? Oh my gosh, talk about the edge of your seat excitment!

I also have been wanting to see The King's Speach. Just haven't managed it so far.

Your Highness looks interesting. My guys want to see it. I'll watch it but if it gets too stupid I'll find something else to do.

Ciara said...

I fell asleep during the first TRON. :) I want to see Source Code. Looks interesting.

Andrew Green said...

This is an interesting list....
Is it weird that, of all the pictures included, I'm the most curious about Hop?

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the lineup. I'm running so behind with films; just saw The Blind Side over the weekend, and only b/c my mother in law gave me her copy. Perhaps I should get out more...she did also give me Secretariat, so have that to watch too. That's me, living life on the edge in KY...

Happy Monday!

Clarissa Draper said...

I love action movies so all the assassin/code ones look great!

Nicki Elson said...

I KNOW---I've got to see King's Speech too. I went to an Oscar party and whenever the movie was mentioned, everyone in the room sighed. Except me, I thought about leaving right then and going to see the movie instead of watching the boring Oscars.

Huntress said...

Other than Apollo 18, none of new releases tripped my trigger.

Waiting breathlessly for Tron and HP though. Hubba hubba.

M Pax said...

I'm looking forward to Your Highness just because it reminds me of the Princess Bride.

L'Aussie said...

The King's Speech is awesome.

Denise<3

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I smiled when I saw Tron there. What about Sucker Punch? I can't wait to hear your review. I haven't seen it yet, the plot sounds Alice and Wonderlandish. Ugh...

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cheeseboy, just might be!

Colene, spent weekend out of town with wife, so no movie.

Sia, saw it last fall!

Andrew, that is curious!

Karen, both good movies.

Elizabeth, no movie this weekend.

Lynda R Young said...

Fast Five sounds cool. I'll be avoiding Your Highness because the jokes are crass. I like the concept behind Source Code and of course I love almost any animated movie.

Ricky said...

Source Code looks like the pick of the bunch.

Ella said...

Source Code does look good; I also want to see The King's Speech. Colin is a great actor! Hanna really looks scary! Hop looks odd...

Hope you had a happy weekend~

Melissa Bradley said...

I'm digging on Hanna and Your Highness, Hop, too.

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm mostly looking forward to Harry P - I don't remember why, but I didn't get to see it in theaters. Can't wait!

Abby Minard said...

I'm going to take my daughter to see Hop. I am excited because james Marsden is in it and I LOVE me some James Marsden! I think your feeling about it is because the rabbit poops jellybeans.

Jules said...

Would love to see Hop and Hanna combined... Rabbit Slayer by Birth :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Arlee Bird said...

Source Code is the one that intrigues me the most. Time travel and the previews look pretty good.

Lee
Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I think the race movies are a guy thing but that's quite a cast. Will any of us in A-Z have time to watch movies?

Chuck said...

Apollo 18 and Source Code will make my list. Maybe Hanna. Out on the rest.

Kelly M. Olsen said...

Thanks for the reviews. I'm looking forward to seeing Fast Five with our two teenage boys. I'm also looking forward to visiting your blog during the A to Z Challenge.

Stephen Tremp said...

Source Code has promise, but I just don't get Jake Gyllenhaal. Looks like a role anyone could play.

I'll take the kids to see Hop and Rio.

Still haven't seen King's Speech but everyone says its a great movie. It'll probably slip away and I'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD and I'll watch it with wifey for date night.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ella, Hop does look odd...

Abby, that might be it!

Jules, you have the next big blockbuster!

Susan, I will make time.

Thanks, Kelly!

Stephen, it'll be a rental for me as well.

The Words Crafter said...

Dawn Treader and Harry are both coming home with me!!!

As for going to see any, my hubby wants to see Source Code. It does look interesting, as does Hannah.

Hop will either be cute and funny, or really stupid, don't you think?

The Golden Eagle said...

I didn't see HP, or The Dawn Treader--so I'm definitely looking forward to those. Source Code sounds interesting.

Cruella Collett said...

I really meant to see "King's Speech" in theaters, but never got around to do it. So I was delighted when it was one of the choices on my recent flight from Asia. The problem was I was so exhausted I fell asleep! I still think it looked like a good movie, though, so I'd like to see it - but not on a plane...

I'm also curious about the Easter Bunny one. I have a weird feeling it might be quite similar to "Alvin and the Chipmunks", though...

Hart Johnson said...

Pretty lukewarm on these kid ones... the thriller and sci-fi sets look good though... I am waiting for Harry Potter, i think--I am somehow convinced I will get the boxed set for Christmas with BOTH parts... (even if it has to come from Santa)

The Old Silly said...

Thanks for the list. It troubles me that Apollo 18 is being 'rushed' and not much anticipated from it. Too bad, it comes from a fine line of predecessor related shows.

Talli Roland said...

Gah, more films I've never heard of! I really must remove my head from my arse and rejoin the human race.

Ty said...

Source Code, Hanna, Your Highness look good.

Hop doesn't. Or the other Russell Brand sure-fire dud Arthur. That will be awful.

Julia Smith said...

'Your Highness' looks like I would dig it the most.

Not So Simply Single said...

I loved the heartwarming story of the King's Speech. Made me laugh and made me cry.

Lisa

Karen Peterson said...

I'll probably end up renting Source Code eventually.

But now that I know Saorise Ronan is in Hanna, that might have just bumped to the top of my list.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Words, I agree on Hop.

Cruella, that's not good!

Hart, have you been good???

Ty, the remake does look awful.

Helen Ginger said...

Thanks. You always come up with some I've never heard of. Sometimes I wonder which signals a bad movie - over promotion or no promotion at all.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh, I want to see Source Code and Hanna! Hop looks cute, but how odd that Russel Brand is the voice of the bunny.

The Happy Whisk said...

I still haven't gotten to see Paul yet. So many movies but the price, yow. We usually go on the cheap night, or wait for Netlix, the Blue Box or the Red Box.

Tony said...

Sounds like some good movies. Maybe not great movies, except a couple out on DVD, but worth watching. I heard about Apollo 18 a while back, it will be interesting to see if it's any good or not.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Helen, I can think of a lot of bad movies that were over-promoted.

Carolina, Hop just looks odd.

Tony, I'm not holding my breath on that one.

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Source Code, Apollo 18 and Your Highness are on my to watch list. I'd recommend Limitless too - it's a damn fine movie :) Apollo 18 looks to be pretty bad (but hopefully in a good way) and Your Highness has a certain Miss Portman in it, so it's gonna be awesome no matter what ;)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I just saw the previews for Hannah last night and "whoa! what is this?" looks awesome!
Your Highness is a must. James Franco, dude.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, you're smitten with Portman, aren't you?

nutschell said...

Oh man! I have to find the time to watch all these movies! But with the A-Z challenge coming up, I might just end up watching them on dvd.

Suzanne said...

Anything Saoirse Ronan does is amazing. She's a wonderful, natural actor, at such a young age.