The summer months of movie blockbusters are shortly coming upon us. Right in between the first quarter of the year (mainly full of dull leftovers from the previous year) and the months of May-August where the movie money makers show up, is the month of April.
Ah, April. The tease of the year! Often giving us a little taste of what is to come (that being goodness), but not always delivering.
There are several films releasing in this “middle-month” of 2012. Below is a list of what is to come before the might of May, the jubilance of June, the joy of July, and the amazement of August. (The one each week I am most interested/ready to see will be in RED)! The ones with * are runners up for me!
(Dates below are for U.S. release dates…some of you, like those in the U.K., are fortunate enough to see The Avengers release on April 27th, instead of May 4th! I think I’m moving!) 😀
You can click any title in gold to be taken to that film’s respective info page with trailer on IMDB.com.
- Titanic 3D: 100 years ago, this April 15th, the tragedy of the R.M.S. Titanic took place, claiming the lives of 1,514 people. Director James Cameron’s epic story revolving around that event, Titanic, is the “2nd” largest grossing movie of all-time. (There remains an issue of inflation) Watch it again, in 3D, this next week in tribute to what happened not so long ago.
- American Reunion: The crew reunites for more of the same antics and crude fun we know them for. I graduated high school and went to college during the same time that the characters did. And, coincidentally, my reunion was a couple years back as well. I’ve kinda “traveled” with these guys and look forward to watching this 4th and final installment.
- Damsels in Distress (limited) -Greta Gerwig/Adam Brody
- Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope (limited) -Kevin Smith/Stan Lee
- The Hunter (limited) -Willem Dafoe/Sam Niell
- ATM (limited) -Alice Eve/Josh Peck
- The Cabin in the Woods: Joss Whedon’s twisted thriller of campers in the woods who stumble upon dangers unawares. “You think you know the story!”
- The Three Stooges -Sean Hayes/Chris Diamantopoulos
- Lockout -Guy Pearce/Maggie Grace
- Woman, Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th day (limited) -Blair Underwood
- The Lady (limited)* -Michelle Yeoh/David Thewlis
- The Lucky One -Zac Efron/Taylor Schilling
- Think Like a Man -Chris Brown/Gabrielle Union
- Chimpanzee: As is their tradition, Disney releases another nature-related film around Earth Day. Since I saw the first trailer, this one captivated me. I cannot wait to see this one! If you don’t want to see it…you have no soul!! j/k 😀
- To the Artic 3D -Meryl Streep
- Darling Companion (limited) -Diane Keaton/Kevin Kline
- The Moth Diaries (limited) -Sarah Bolger
- Marley (limited) -Bob Marley
- Five-Year Engagement*-Jason Segel/Emily Blunt
- The Raven: John Cusack takes on the dark role of author Edgar Allen Poe, chasing down someone murdering in the patterns of his dark tales.
- The Pirates: Band of Misfits*-Hugh Grant/Salma Hayek
- Safe -Jason Statham
- Sound of my Voice (limited) -Christopher Denham
- Headhunters (limited)* -Aksel Hennie
- Bernie (limited) -Jack Black/Shirley MacLaine
- Girl in Progress (limited) -Eva Mendes
Okay, April, bring it on!
What are you most looking forward to? and Why? Are you going to boycott all of April and wait for the summer? Let me know in the comment section!
Thanks for reading. Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer
up next: Trailer Time Thursday