Saturday, February 26, 2011

March Movie Preview!

It’s movie time again! All plot descriptions courtesy of the IMDB

4th -
Director: Gore Verbinski
Stars: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Timothy Olyphant
The Plot: The story of a chameleon with an identity crisis.
Previews for this one are quirky and funny.

Director: George Nolfi
Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt
The Plot: A rising politician (Damon) falls for a ballerina (Blunt), only to be stymied by mysterious forces keeping the would-be lovers apart.
Sounds mysterious.

Director: Daniel Barnz
Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen
The Plot: Manhattanite Kyle Kingson (Pettyfer) is young, wealthy, beautiful, and cruel, but he picks the wrong classmate to prank when Kendra (Olsen) casts a spell that turns him into everything he despises.
This was supposed to come out last summer – never a good sign.

11th -

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan
The Plot: As a full-scale alien invasion threatens the Earth, in Los Angeles, a veteran Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) leads his new platoon into battle with an uncommon enemy.
Have you seen the previews? Wow, this looks so cool!

Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten
The Plot: Set during the height of the Black Death, a seasoned knight (Bean) and a young monk (Redmayne) travel to a village rumored to be unaffected by the pandemic.
Similar to Season of the Witch, but with Sean Bean, it’s got to be better.

15th -


The Fighter – Up for many Oscars!

Sharktopus – For those of you who missed this SyFy travesty last fall, please check out my Sharktopus Play-by-Play. You have been warned!

18th -

Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen
The Plot: Two British comic-book geeks (Pegg and Frost) traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51, and with their unexpected new companion aboard their RV, they find themselves chased by federal agents -- as well as the father of the young woman the trio accidentally kidnaps.
Potential to be bad, however – it has Simon Pegg and Nick Frost! Those guys are awesome.

25th -

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish
The Plot: A young girl is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility.
Again, have you seen the previews? This looks kick-ass!

29th -

Tangled – Sweet movie. Should’ve been nominated for Best Animated Picture.

Don’t forget the Oscars are on Sunday night! I’m prepared for triumph and disappointment. Inception will get further shafted and How to Train Your Dragon will lose. And it will be WAY too long...

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What movies have caught your eye for March?


Unknown said...

I'm dying to see Sucker Punch as I am a huge Zack Snyder fan, but I love me the werewolves so I will be going to see Red Riding Hood. Plus it has one of my fave actors, Gary Oldman. I'm also interested in the comedy Hall Pass. Men getting a week off from marriage, I'm there.

Mason Canyon said...

Rango looks like it should be a fun movie.

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Roland D. Yeomans said...

I'm looking forward to PAUL and SUCKER-PUNCH. Have you seen the traliers for INSIDIOUS and APOLLO 18 (it reveals the REAL reason we never went back to the moon. Cue the scary music, LOL.)

mshatch said...

I want to see the Adjustment Bureau and Battle Los Angeles. Both look like fun.

Jaccstev said...

Adjustment Bureau and Battle Los Angeles are exactly in top of my list, Sucker Punch also will be a fun time at the cinema.

Arlee Bird said...

Battle of Los Angeles sounds like my kind of movie, but it's getting a little close to home. I like the title and the promo pic for The Adjustment Bureau

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Cat Lavoie said...

I'm looking forward to Paul because I love seeing Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together. Thanks for the movie preview! Have a great weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

After a serious dry spell, 5 movies I can't wait to see! Rango's been on my must-see list for a while, and Paul should be HILARIOUS, considering Pegg and Frost's track record.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Melissa, be warned - Hall Pass is really low over at Rotten Tomatoes.

Roland, I have! Not too sure about the Apollo 18 one though.

Milo, it has been a LONG dry spell for movies!

PK HREZO said...

Oh, I'm there tomorrow night. Love Oscar night! I'm thinking we should all be on Twitter watching together and using the hashtag: #watchingOscars

N. R. Williams said...

I loved Tangled.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

I'm literally dying to see Sucker Punch! Huge fan here! :)

Watched Rango's trailer a few days ago and it looked great. Plus, I like Verbinski a lot.

Beastly looks like the next Teilight to me.

I bet Battle LA will be spectacular!

I'll watch Bureau only for Emily. I just love her.

I've already seen Black Death, The Fighter and Tangled.

Oh, and Paul looks hilarious! :)

Julie Musil said...

I'm with you on Tangled. So amazing.

My husband really wants to see Battle: Los Angeles, and both of us want to see The Adjustment Bureau. Kids want to see Rango. Thank goodness for Netflix.

Will Burke said...

Wow, so much good stuff coming out next month. Black Death looks promising, but I'm such a sucker for that sort of thing. I've been interested in Adjustment Bureau too, so we'll see if it turns out as good as it promises. You missed Red Riding Hood. Twilight director(pass) but NIN in the soundtrack. I'm torn...

W.B. said...

There's a ton of good movies coming out next months. I'm looking forward to seeing the Adjustment Bureau. Matt Damon is one of the best actors out there. :)

Bryan Russell said...

Ah, man, I'm looking forward to a bunch of those movies. Bot not the Oscars. It's like a four-hour awkward moment...

Paul Joseph said...

I'm very excited for the Adjustment Bureau, as well as the Black Death. The history nerd inside me loves the Middle Ages - it was one of my favorite units to teach.

DEZMOND said...

I'm watching BEASTLY (you know who's the reason), skipping ADUSTMENT BUREAU (you know who's the reason), watching BATTLE LA, already seen BLACK DEATH (Wasn't bad if you know what to expect), must watch SUCKER PUNCH (I've never missed a Snyder film in my life) and loved TANGLED.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Pk, I will remember that!

Nebular, how was Black Death?

Julie, you just might enjoy Rango as well.

Will, yes, I skipped it for a reason!

Bryan, perfect description!

Paul, and the swords and battles are cool too!

Dezz, I know the reasons!


A trailer of Paul was shown on the TV, I thought it may be good, but I'm the sort who wait for dvds to come into the shops.
You have done a good review as always and well worth the read.


Karen Jones Gowen said...

I am so behind on my movie watching. Last night my husband and I saw The A Team for the first time. Loved it btw.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Alex! Thanks for the heads up! It's funny how the guy is called beautiful in Beastly! Lol...

The plot sounds very interesting for Sucker Punch--the boards look very appealing for the male audience. Will it be satisfying for the female audience too, you think?

Have a great weekend!

♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

Unknown said...

Tangled is my all-time favourite now. I wish it'd get the Oscar.

Paul, just saw it today and I was quite surprised. It's not as silly I thought and plays wonderfully with the nerdiness and the conventions of Alien-assumptions. I had a really good laugh.

Thanks, I'm interested about Beastly now, even though it was delayed.

Nahno ∗ McLein

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm starting to think all Matt Damon movies look alike. I'll probably skip that.
Tangled is on to be purchased list for my daughter. We loved it at the theater. My daughter wants to see Beastly and I want to see Black Death.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, I thought Black Death was just good overall but not particularly scary nor very thrilling. I reckon you might find it a bit boring..

Pat Tillett said...

I don't even care if it is hokey. I'm going to see Battle: Los Angeles for sure. I love this type of movie.
Rango is going on my list, maybe it's because of Johnny Depp, I'm not sure...
Black Death, probably!
The bad guys in The Adjustment Bureau look a little too much like the "watchers" in Fringe, but I'll probably see it anyway.

Thanks! I like these posts...

Helen Ginger said...

We're about to head out the door to go see The King's Speech - if I can get my husband to quit working on the bench he's making.

I saw previews for Battle: L.A. and The Adjustment Bureau. I may go see them. It's hard to tell from the previews if they'll be good or cheesy.

Charles Gramlich said...

I definitely want to see Sucker punch.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, I suspected you'd know about Paul.

Karen, I just saw it a week ago, so don't feel bad!

Elizabeth, for the women who want to kick ass, I'm sure Sucker Punch will be great! Besides, Snyder did a movie with half-naked men. Turnabout is only fair.

Nahno, Tangled should've been nominated!

Nebular, I'll save it for NetFlix rental then.

Pat, thanks! Sometimes it gets a low amount of comments, but days beforehand I'll have people asking about the preview, so I keep doing them.

Helen, let me know what you think! It's not playing here.

Anonymous said...

ow! What a post! Rango looks, well, quirky and funny. Looking forward to it. Adjustment Bureau is a great premise but could also bomb for whatever reasons. Battle for Los Angeles looks like my kind of movie, but so did Skyline. Let's hope Battle is as awesome as the previews!

Still laughing at Shaktopus. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Meant to say Wow!, not Ow!

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

You secretly LOVE sharktopus, don't you? :P

Karen Lange said...

Can always count on you to keep me in the movie loop. Thanks! Rango looks kinda fun...

Jeff Beesler said...

Out of all the movies you listed, Beastly sounds closest to what I would want to see.

Old Kitty said...

As Johnny Depp is my other husband along with Denzel Washington and Daniel Craig, I know what my March movie will be. Ahem.
:-) Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stephen, really hope it's not as bad as Skyline. And perhaps the "ow" was in connection to Sharktopus?

Lynda, secretly love bashing it!

Karen, it does look fun.

Jeffrey, hope its delay wasn't for all the wrong reasons then...

Unknown said...

Hah! I read the book to Beastly - that was great!

Laura Pauling said...

I can't wait to see Tangled - haven't watched it yet! But a few of them look good. I rarely go to the movies so I'll have to wait! Can't wait to see what wins Sunday night! said...

I like the premise of Rango. That looks really funny. I think I need to see Lost Angeles too, since I grew up there amongst aliens. Thanks for the reviews and for the very sweet comment on my last post, Alex. It means a lot.

Jemi Fraser said...

So excited to get Tangled on DVD :)

Doo said...

Three titles I can't wait! THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, Battle Los Angeles, SUCKER PUNCH!!

Waiting these for ages :) Especially the last one!

Unknown said...

Some of those movies look so good! Thanks for the notice.

Chuck said...

I am geared up for action after this long winter...Adjustment Bureau and Battle Los Angeles are just the ticket. Saw the previews in theatre last week for BLA and it looks badass all the way. Thanks Alex for the great reviews.

Bossy Betty said...

Looking forward to Tangled!

ediFanoB said...

I can't wait to see SUCKER PUNCH! Absolutely awesome trailers!!

And of cause I want to see PAUL. It is mandatory to watch movies like this once a while :-))

My wife and I watched BLACK DEATH in a late show. We both have been impressed especially because there have been no other persons with us. I was like a private show.
BLACk DEATH is impressive and different compared to fantasy movies. It is more like a contemporary historical document. The atmosphere is intense and oppressive.

Highly recommended if you are interested in the period of time.

Amity said...

Thanks for sharing gave me an idea what movies to watch once kids will be home for the summer vacation or before summer classes start...

Twill be a great bonding moment, what these super movies...I hope we can have them on DVD comes the last week of March...

Jules said...

Just glad there seems to be SOME good movies to see for a change :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Laura Eno said...

Battle: Los Angeles has 'my kind of movie' written all over it! Thanks, Alex. You're the only source of movie info for me. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laura, you will enjoy Tangled.

You're welcome, Robyn.

Doo, I know - they've been taunting us for months.

Chuck, I'm so ready as well.

Edi, I do want to see Black Death - I've been intrigued after seeing a preview months ago.

Amity, your whole family will enjoy Tangled - hope you can get it in time.

Jules - I know!!

Laura, thank you. I'll try to stay on top of it.

Lola Sharp said...

Tangled got robbed not getting nominated. I thought it was stellar.

The Fighter is superb. I highly recommend it.

My daughter is in love with Alex Pettyfer (hey, she's 15) thus I sat through I Am Number Four and will be sitting through Beastly with her next week. (he *is* pretty) Not optimistic.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend, Alex. :)

The Words Crafter said...

If it can live up to the trailers, Battle LA looks awesome!

Jai Joshi said...

I really want to see The Adjustment Bureau, The Black Death, and Battle: Lost Angels. And Rango and The Fighter. So many films and so little time.

But I can do without anything that's got an Olsen in it.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lola, Tangled did get robbed! And having a great weekend.

Words, let's hope it does.

Jai, that's funny!

Shari said...

Very nice. I just have to watch Battle: Los Angeles.

Asma said...

Tangled was so so cool. :)

Unknown said...

Can't wait to watch BEASTLY! Hope it doesn't disappoint... It's probably a good thing I haven't read the book yet, in that respect!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Been looking forward to Sucker Punch...Beastly sounds interesting, we'll see.

Did you reveiw I am Number Four? I'm hearing mixed it worth the money or should I wait for DVD?

Velvet Over Steel said...

You always have the best movie reviews! I so want to take my niece to Rango. ~ Coreen

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Asma, it was great!

Rachel, probably.

Raquel, I refused to see it after reading the story behind the publishing machine and the author who earned a whole $500 for the story.

Michelle in a shell said...

I'm excited for Rango and Adjustment Bureau. I'm a sucker for animated flicks.

WritingNut said...

I just saw the trailer for Rango today, and I really want to see it!

Beastly looks interesting.. I've read the book, and while it does seem somewhat different, I think I'll see it :)

And I loved Tangled, it was quite funny!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


Thanks Alex for the visit and comment much appreciated as always.

My Daniel is your way for a few days so if you have bad weather blame him as it seems to follow him around.

Well it's midnight here so I'll say goodnight


husar said...

Good job man, nice post.

+ followed:)

Denise Covey said...

I've just seen Black Swan and The King's Speech. Both like wow!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Michelle, so am I!

I did WritingNut - thank you.

Yvonne, it was really unseasonably warm today - maybe he just disrupts the weather?

Denise, I do plan to see them...

alexia said...

Ha, do I sense that you love Nicolas Cage about as much as I do (as in, he totally sucks)? Oh, and Sucker Punch looks amazing!! So excited.

Regina said...

So many great movies coming out. I can't wait. I am going to read Beastly before watching it though.

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

Rango looks like something I would watch. I like the blog man, following.

Stephanie Lorée said...

BEASTLY and SUCKER PUNCH are on my "to see" list. Hopefully they aren't terrible. :P

Karen M. Peterson said...

I'm not excited to see anything hitting theaters in March, but I do want to get Paul on DVD.

Donea Lee said...

I'm down for The Adjustment Bureau and Beastly. Not sure anything else is a MUST see right now. I don't know why, but I have NO desire to see Rango. At all. :)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

ooh, thanks for the heads up for Battle LA! Looks good!