Let’s Go To the Movies – 2012

One of the things I told myself I want to do this year is go to the movies more often.  Here’s a list of what maybe blockbuster movies that I definitely want to see.   I’m a sucker for romanitc, comedies and comic action movies!

Please note some of the movies have yet to release a movie poster, therefore do not have photos.  Make sure to check your local movie theatre for movie release dates as they may change.


Contraband – Opening January 13, 2012

Mark Wahlberg stars in this action movie. A New Orleans-set thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he’ll do anything to protect.

Underworld Awakening – Opening January 20, 2012

Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Ok, so I have a thing for vampires and werewolves and this is something I am going to see.



The Vow – Opening February 10, 2012

This sounds like a real tear jerker, ladies!  Starring Rachel McAdams (my favorite) and Channing Tatum, A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again. Based on a true story about a couple — Kim and Krickitt Carpenter — and dates from 1993, two months after their marriage, when their car was hit from behind by a truck.

Ghostrider: Spirit of Vengance – Opening February 17, 2012

The story sees Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider (Nicholas Cage), hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on The Devil (Ciaran Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the kid’s birthday. Idris Elba plays an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider. Johnny Whitworth plays a criminal who is recruited by The Devil to find the boy and is later turned into a demonic creature.



Mirror Mirror – Opening March 16, 2012

With two movies this year about Snow White, let’s see which one is best.  A dark twist on the classic fairy tale, in which Snow White and the seven dwarfs look to reclaim their destroyed kingdom. A reimagining of the classic fairy tale starring Oscar winner Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins as Snow White, Armie Hammer as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean as the King and Nathan Lane as the Queen’s hapless and bungling servant, Brighton. An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

The Hunger Games – Opening March 23, 2012

I have yet to read this book, but I hear it’s something to do prior to watching the movie.  Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year old from a poor territory that was once Appalachia, becomes a gladiator in a reality-show that is a battle to the death against other teens from the 12 districts of the former United States.



Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – Opens April 20, 2012

Set around an incoming asteroid threatening to end life on Earth. Steve Carell stars as a man whose wife leaves him amidst the ensuing panic, prompting him to seek out his high school sweetheart, who yearns to be with him when doomsday arrives. Keira Knightley plays the female lead, a neighbor of Carell’s character who accompanies him on a romantic road trip to find her.

Five Year Engagement – Opens April 27, 2012

During their five-year engagement, a man and his fiancee face all the ups and downs of a relationship.



Dark Shadows – Opens May 11, 2012

Centers on vampire patriarch Barnabas Collins and also features monsters, witches, werewolves, ghosts and zombies.  This movie directed by my favorite, Tim Burton, has an all star cast.  Of course starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, Jackie Earle Haley as Willie Loomis, Bella Heathcote as Victoria Winters, Eva Green as Angelique, Helena Bonham Carter as Dr. Julia Hoffman and Michelle Pfeiffer as Elizabeth Collins.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting – Opens May 11, 2012

I’m sure us parents can relate to this movie.  Story will follow the relationships of four interconnected couples as they experience the thrills, terrors, surprises, aches and pains of preparing to embark on life’s biggest journey, parenthood.  Based on the “What to Expect When Expecting” book series written by Heidi Murkoff.  Another all star cast movie: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew Morrison, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick, Rodrigo Santoro.



Snow White and the Huntsman – Opens June 1, 2012

This is the second movie about Snow White this summer, but this one in particular seems to be more interesting than the one with Julia Roberts.  Snow White, a princess, escapes her evil stepmother with the help of a huntsman who was supposed to kill her but instead trains the princess to fight back.  Kristen Stewart plays Snow White, Charlize Theron plays the Evil Queen and Chris Hemsworth plays the Huntsman.

Rock of Ages – Opens June 1, 2012

The story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.



No movies as of yet sparked my interest for this month – maybe they haven’t listed them all as of yet



360 – Opening August 3, 2012

Weaves together stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships. Jude Law plays a travelling businessman who is contemplating a liaison with a prostitute while Rachel Weisz is a married woman who is breaking off a relationship with a younger man. Anthony Hopkins is a man searching for his missing daughter, and Ben Foster plays a sex offender recently released from prison.



Hotel Transylvania – Opens September 21, 2011

“Hotel Transylvania” is about a group of classic monsters including Frankenstein, the Mummy, Dracula and the Werewolf who are hiding out in a hotel on the outskirts of Transylvania now that 21st century technology has seemingly made them irrelevant.  Think this movie is going to be funny…check out the voice cast.  Adam Sandler … Dracula (voice), Kevin James … Frank (voice), Fran Drescher … Bride (voice), David Spade … Quasimodo (voice), Steve Buscemi … Wayne (voice), Molly Shannon … Wanda (voice).



Frankenweenie – Opens October 5, 2012

After being hit by a car, a pet dog is brought back to life by his loyal owner, a young boy, who creates elaborate machines which bring down a bolt of lightning that revives the animal.  Based on Tim Burton’s 1984 short film. The film will be shot in stop-motion animation and 3-D.

Of Men and Mavricks – Opens October 26, 2012

Story centers on the late Jay Moriarity and his quest to ride the iconic Northern California break known as Mavericks, where winter swells bring in treacherous waves the size of five-story buildings.  Starring Sean Penn, Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston.



Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II – Opens November 16, 2012

This is the last and final installment of the Twilight Saga which has taken over the box office.  After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Silver Linings Playbook – Opens November 19, 2012

A man, after a mental collapse, is released from a health facility determined to find the silver linings in his life. In total denial that his wife has remarried and moved on, he moves home with his parents and befriends a depressed woman who offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife.  Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro & Chris Tucker.



Les Miserables – Opens December 7, 2012

A film adaptation of the popular stage play, which chronicles the lives of five characters through nearly two decades in France. Ex-con Jean Valjean tries to outrun his relentless pursuer Javert. Starring, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, 


Great Hopes Spring  – Opens December 14, 2012

After thirty years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense counseling weekend to decide the fate of their marriage. Starring Meryl Streep, Steve Carell & Tommy Lee Jones


Thanks to www.movieinsider.com for movie synopsys.








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