Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Movies I Really Wanna See

There are quite a few movies that are coming out that I really wanna see, including the following:

The Soloist Opens April 24th
Starring: Jamie Foxx and Robert Downing, Jr.
Plot: Journalist Steve Lopez (RDJ) discovers former music prodigy and now homeless Nathanial Anthony Ayers (Foxx) who dropped out of Julliard after developing schizophrenia. A unique friendship is formed as Lopez tries to help Ayers find his way back.
Why I want to see it: Robert Downing, Jr. has been giving his A game for the past few years and this movie looks like no exception. The film looks very moving and (hopefully) uplifting.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Opens May 1st
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schrieber, Taylor Kitcsch
Plot: X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's crazy past. From his complex relationship with Victor Creed (Schrieber) to his involvement with the Weapon X program, we learn all about Wolverine's violent past while seeing his romantic relationships and some of the greatest X-Men characters (Gambit! Taylor Kitsch!).
Why I Want to See It: Because I am a crazy-obsessed X-Men fan and have been since I was young. Because Hugh Jackman was born to play Wolverine. Because Gambit will be in this movie. Because even I don't know everything about Wolverine's past!

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Opens May 22nd
Starring: Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria, Owen Wilson
Plot: Ben Stiller returns to the role of Larry Daley, this time at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. When the Museum of Natural History is closed for renovations, the museum pieces are moved to the Smithsonian for storage. Daley infiltrates the museum to rescue Jedediah (Wilson) and other characters who have been shipped there by mistake.
Why I want to See It: Because the firs tone was adorable! I think I'm gonna see this one on Imax.

Away We Go Opens June 5th
Starring: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph
Plot: Away We Go is a story of an expectant couple who travels across the US to find a place to raise their family and along the way, find connections with old family members and friends.
Why I Want to See It: John Krasinski looks awesome with his beard. Nah, just kidding. I think this is going to be a good movie, with a great story and even greater acting. I'm a bit nervous about Maya Rudolph in a dramatic role, but I think she can pull it off.

500 Days of Summer Opens July 17th
Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Plot: A typical story of boy meets girl, however, when the boy falls in love with the girl who doesn't believe in true love, we are taken on a romantic journey into their year and a half long relationship.
Why I Want to See It: This movie looks like a refreshing take on the romantic-comedy genre. Not to mention Zooey Deschanel is ridiculously cute and I've loved JGL since 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Where the Wild Things Are Opens October 16th
Starring: Catharine Keener, Mark Ruffalo
Plot: An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world--a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.
Why I Want to See It: Because it looks awesome.

Honorable Mentions: Star Trek, Transformers 2, and other various summer blockbusters! Yay for mindless entertainment!

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