Thursday, April 28, 2011

A to Z Challenge - X - We've Got Movie Sign!!

X marks the spot - for May movies! (Sadly the X-Men movie is not among them… Next month!!!) For all of my new followers and blogger buddies, I post a select list of upcoming movies every month. So, if you want to know what all the cool people are seeing in the theater, keep reading. (And by cool, I mean those enjoying the air conditioning as well as the Ninja cool people!)

All descriptions courtesy of the IMDB.

May 3

DVD - Green Hornet - Not enough to pull me in the theater, but hopefully worth a NetFlix rental






May 6

Thor
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman
The Plot: The warrior Thor (Hemsworth) is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard by his father Odin (Hopkins) for his arrogance and sent to Earth to live among humans. Falling in love with scientist Jane Foster (Portman) teaches Thor much-needed lessons, and his new-found strength comes into play as a villain from his homeland sends dark forces toward Earth.
Oh yeah, I’m there!!


May 13

Priest
Director: Scott Charles Stewart
Stars: Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q
The Plot: A priest (Bettany) disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.
Again, this movie just looks awesome. And on Friday the 13 - nice!



May 20

Pirates of the Cariibbean: On Stranger Tides
Director: Rob Marshall
Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane
The Plot: After crossing paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) is swept aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), on an unexpected mission to find the elusive fountain of youth.
I wasn’t crazy about the last two, but now that they’ve dumped Will and Elizabeth, it appears the story will return to silly fun.


May 27

Kung Fu Panda 2
Director: Jennifer Yuh
Stars: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan
The Plot: Po (voice of Black) and the Furious Five venture to China to battle a villain and uncover the secrets of Po's mysterious origins.
More awesomeness! And Black REALLY needs a hit right now…


Any look enticing to you?

76 comments:

mooderino said...

Meh, nothing really grabs me so far. I'm sure there'll be something though. I can't spend the whole summer in the sun, it would tuin my pallid complexion.

Porky said...

I'm with mooderino. This is looking a little samey. Maybe they should be accepting more screenplays from us? Well, maybe not me, but some of the others at least.

Pk Hrezo said...

Yep, totally wanna see Thor. The rest? I can wait. :) And what's up with Jack Black anyway? I love him.

Grandpa said...

We have Priest trailers, posters and billboards all over the place. Any good?

Grandpa
Life on The Farm

Karen Peterson said...

I can't decide about Thor. I mean, I'll see it because of the whole Avengers thing, but I'm not that excited.

I want to see Pirates, but I hate Penelope Cruz. Decisions, decisions.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A good way to use the letter X.
Interesting as always.


Have a lovley day.
Yvonne,

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I think the kids will definitely want to see the Pirates and the Panda movie.

GigglesandGuns said...

I'm not "feelin'" any of these. At $10 a pop, a movie really has to grab me.

Liz P said...

Maybe Thor? Haven't decided if I'll see in theaters or wait for the DVD.

li said...

None of these really look appealing. But our town is getting a new IMAX theatre, so maybe they'll show something I'll be interested in.

Sheila Siler said...

My family saw Green Hornet while I was in Aruba - they said it wasn't very good. However, my husband and boys are totally pumped about Thor and can hardly wait to see it. Not many movies get them to go full price (we usually go to the dollar theatre or wait for Netflix) but this is definitely one!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mood, can't have that!

Porky, I'm all for that. Thor is receiving outstanding reviews though, so excited about that movie.

Pk, he's made only three good movies I can think of.

Grandpa, haven't seen any reviews yet...

Karen, Thor is 93% on Rotten Tomatoes! And I don't like Cruz either.

Elizabeth, nothing wrong with that.

Liz, it's 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and getting great buzz.

li, you'll get some cool movies with an IMAX!

iZombie said...

i cannot wait for the pirate 4 movie.. i am a little pirate at heart. the rest i will wait to see in way of show to dvd or even cable.

Ciara said...

We have the same taste in movies. Are you watching any of the new TV series, Camelot, Borgais, and Game of Thrones?

salarsenッ said...

I'm pretty excited about Thor. I want to see Priest, too! Thanks for posting these.

Talli Roland said...

Errr, no? I hope you enjoy them, though!

My blog's disappeared so my temporary home is here!

Clarissa Draper said...

I want to see KungFu Panda! How cool!

WritingNut said...

These look pretty good.. I'm really excited for Kung Fu Panda and Thor!

Sorry I haven't been around for a while, I've been somewhat disconnected... I have a lot to catch up on! Hope all is well with you :)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

I plan on seeing all of these in theaters. Fact

TerryLynnJohnson said...

I am SO going to see PRIEST. It looks fab! Also Pirates, who can resist!

SharleneT said...

Well, regardless of Rotten Tomatoes' critiques, I'm looking forward to Thor. Anything that's has a Branaugh/Hopkins combination will at least have something solid about it. But, then, I'm an old fogie and don't care what other people think of the movies I go to -- I go for my own enjoyment.

Laura Eno said...

Yep, Thor is actually going to drive me into the theater. Priest looks interesting too.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Pirates of the Caribbean!!!! My kids, hubby and I can't wait!

Budd said...

looking forward to Natalie Portman, um, I mean Thor.

Mary Aalgaard said...

I think I'll take my boys to Thor. I'm a sucker for a good "God" movie, and Norse Gods rock! (and roll - like thunder)

Summer Frey said...

Thor and Priest, please! The rest can suck it.

Old Kitty said...

Where are the triple x rated ones?!?!

I'm kidding!!!! LOL!!!

I'm so looking forward to the Pirates film!! Yay for Johnny Depp.

Take care
x

Sommer Leigh said...

I want to see Priest. It "looks" very pretty, I hope it has plenty of good story too.

Quick question for you Alex - are you guys going to leave up the participant list of the A to Z Challenge for a little while after April is over? I don't know about anyone else, but I've only gotten through about 150 blogs and would like more time to visit them.

Bossy Betty said...

Hummmm....think I'll wait for the next round, but thanks for the news!

Ocean Girl said...

I'll be thinking of you when I see signboard or trailer of any of the movies. Thanks Alex.

Karen Walker said...

Noo, nothing enticing for me here, Alex. But you enjoy!
Karen

Holly Ruggiero said...

What no x blogs/bloggers? 'Er maybe they are a for a more mature audience. *snicker*

Priest is a new one for me. Look like fun.

Jo Schaffer said...

Anything with Jack Black! (=

A lot of awesome movies coming out in the next few months.

And pretty sure I am Ninja cool.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll certainly want to watch Thor. And "Priest" looks interesting.

Kelly said...

Can you believe I've only seen the first Pirates movie?
OUt of these, I'll probably see kung fu panda being a mom of three children and all!

Susan Oloier said...

I am so out of touch with movies. We have no TV reception to speak of around here. So I appreciate the heads up on upcoming flicks. Had no idea another Pirates was coming out. And the six-year-old will likely want to see Kung Fu Panda 2. Thanks!!!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Seems like X is really the dog letter of the whole month. A lot of people seem to be really struggling with this one. I'm just glad you were able to showcase movies without dipping into the X-Rated genre, Alex!

Huntress said...

ACK! You don't like Pirates?!
Words fail me, but I will try not to judge you too harshly :)

Just saw the trailer for the Harry Potter movie. Very...well words fail me again.

Thor looks the best of next months bunch (other than Pirates, of course) But I will probably wait for it to come out in DVD.

Stephen Tremp said...

Thor of course looks to be a winner. I hope Kung Fu Panda doesn't suck as the entire fam loved the first one.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeremy, a zombie pirate?

Ciara, some of those I don't have the channel.

Writing Nut, that's all right. We all need a little down time.

Sarah, that's why you're cool!

Sharlene, Thor does have a great pedigree!

Budd, at least you're honest.

Mary, that's right!

Kitty, you'll just have to use your imagination...

Sommer, the list will be up for at least another month here!

Holly, not one that was a good blogger buddy!

Jo, I think you are!

Kelly, I didn't enjoy the second two movies, although a lot of people did.

Susan, there's a lot of us six year olds out there...

Jeffrey, I wouldn't even know what to select!

Huntress, I liked the first one.

Eve said...

The only one of these I would probably see is Pirates..I've only seen the first one..but I love Johnny Depp..he's one of the most talented actors working today!

N. R. Williams said...

the Thor movie looks good. I am guessing this takes place in modern times since you referenced a teacher.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Tina said...

IMDB is a favorite site Can't even begin to think of the arguments I've won just quickly looking something up and then shoving my macbook in their face :-) to prove it. Hadn't heard about Thor, but this Scandinavian girl loves mythology, and Natalie Portman, so I'll be there!
Tina @ Life is Good

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ugh, another year going and gone! My bday is May 13th! I love Friday the 13th, ALWAYS has been good to me. ;)
Maybe Priest?


♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Nate Wilson said...

Alas, I don't make it out to the movies much at all anymore. Thus, until these fine selections arrive on DVD, I'll just have to recreate each of them on my own. It's kind of like Be Kind Rewind, only without Jack Black or Mos Def. (Sigourney Weaver may drop by unexpectedly, however.)

Alison Stevens said...

Thanks for the list. None will be out here just yet, but I'll keep them in mind for our return to your side of the pond in the near future. I sincerely hope the next Pirates is better. The last one just about killed me.

Kimberly said...

I want to see all of them. I haven't seen the first Kung Fu Panda but I'll catch up. We usually go to the movies every Friday night so thanks for the heads up.

The Golden Eagle said...

None of them really jump out at me . . . but thanks for the heads-up!

Monti said...

The Thor movie sounds most interesting. Probably won't get to a theater any time soon. Thanks for the info!

Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nancy, it does!

Tina, I usually lose those arguements...

Elizabeth, that's good to know!

Nate, let us know if she makes an appearance.

Alison, thanks - everyone really liked the last movie, but I hated the ending.

Kimberly, so do we!

Golden, not even Thor?

M Pax said...

As much as I love Jack Sparrow, I think I'll miss Kiera and Orlando.

Hope Priest and Thor are decent.

Laura said...

Gotta say - can't wait for the sillyness that is Thor and I love Paul Bettany (ever since Master and Commander) so Priest is going to be a must too, thanks for the heads up!
Lxxx

Jai Joshi said...

I can't wait to see Kung Fu Panda 2. I didn't know Thor was directed by Kenneth Branagh. All of a sudden I'm excited about it!

I agree that now that Will and Elizabeth are not in Pirates, it's probably be better but I'm still not sure...

Jai

baygirl32 said...

Up for them all except Kung foo 2

Biff Tanner said...

Alright that's not a bad line up

Heather M. Gardner said...

THOR!!!!!
and then
Capt. America!!!!
and then
The Avengers!!!

Lynda R Young said...

I want to see ALL of them. Particularly excited about seeing Johnny Depp (not necessarily the movie) ;)

Tiger85 said...

I totaly can't wait for Kung Fu Panda 2. I have an award for you. It will be up on my blog tomorrow morning. =)

Poetry, Quotes and Book Reviews.

The Words Crafter said...

A lot of people aren't familiar with Norse mythology, like my husband who scoffs at the movie. I want to see it. I also want to see Priest. Paul Bettany is just an awesome actor....wow.

I'm rough drafting a post highlighting upcoming releases and your sequel is going to be on the list. Is there any info you want me to share/include? Here or in email...?

Copyboy said...

It's the summer of Marvel and DC and I'm loving it!!!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I didn't know they're still going with the Pirates series. Hm, nah, I'll pass.
xoRobyn

L'Aussie said...

Like Rawknrobyn I didn't know Johnny was going to be continuing another Sparrow role. Good news.

Denise<3

-E- said...

didn't even know about the thor movie. thanks for the info. that'd be the one i check out.

Karen Lange said...

I'm a little curious about The Green Hornet. Have a great weekend!

Joyce Lansky said...

I'm ready to see "Water for Elephants." I loved the book. I guess that means I'm not an action adventure watcher.

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laura, Bettany was excellent in that film.

Jai, I'm glad we agree.

Heather's excited!

Tiger, thank you!

Words, I'll get with you!

E, Thor is going to rock!

Will Burke said...

Couldn't have cared less about Thor, until he spoke (in a preview) of a place where science and magic meld. Curious... I've heard that he & Captain America are out this year to preceed an Avengers movie next year. Not from an official source, but from a hardcore fan.

Arlee Bird said...

Nothing's grabbing me out of this list. The upcoming film making festival rounds that intrigues me is called Roadie-- it's about a guy who had been a roadie with Blue Oyster Cult for like 12 years and goes back home to live with his elderly mother. The clip I saw looks pretty good and lots of good music in it.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Ella said...

Great X; the THOR preview does look intriguing~ I am a huge Paul Bettany fan; he has master skills at being a chameleon. This one looks good, too~
Pass the popcorn, will ya?!

Donna Hole said...

They all look enticing; Thor especially.

Thanks for the round up.

........dhole

Theres just life said...

I am a movie nut...That's why I was such a good manager of a Video store. But alas, I can't afford to go anymore, too far and too much money. But I still love to see the previews and watch the DVDs.
I have to say all but the Green Hornet movie caught my interest.

Pamela Jo
http://theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

Patricia Lynne said...

I am all over Thor. Priest... Might be too scary for me (and it doesn't take much either.) Pirates I'm also on the fence about. I thought it was ending at the third movie but Johnny might be able to pull me to the theater.

Ricky said...

Alex, I know you've seen it already but just to let the others know, there is a review of Thor up at my blog, Ric's Reviews. I managed to catch a preview screening here in sunny Scotland.

Regina said...

So many interesting movies coming out. It is hard to decide what to see first.

Pat Tillett said...

This is not something I usually get to say...I want to see them all!

Milo James Fowler said...

Priest, Pirates, and Panda are DEFINITELY on my list.