Movies the Cavalcade is looking forward to in 2010
Okay, so we’ve looked back at the best and worst movies from 2009 (Oscar noms and ceremony still to come). Now let’s take a gaze into the future. What movies am I looking forward to in 2010? There are a lot.
Here’s a list of movies I really want to see in 2010, more will surely be added as the year’s movie release schedule becomes more concrete.
These first four movies have already been released and are currently in theaters.
Daybreakers (Jan 8 ) – A cool vampire movie similar in tone to Blade? Thank you, Hollywood. Peep the trailer here.
Youth in Revolt (Jan 8 ) – I read this book a few years ago and it’s funny. I can’t wait to see Michael Cera tackle this highly comedic but dark role. Trailer, my friends.
Book of Eli (Jan 15) – Denzel Washington vs Gary Oldman in a post apocalyptic world fighting over a book that can save humanity? I’ll take two. UPDATE: Saw this on Sunday. It’s pretty awesome. Lots of action and a surprisingly deep story.
Legion (Jan 22) – Well, this isn’t out just yet. It starts on Friday. Paul Bettany is a fallen angel out to protect the would-be savior of mankind. Demons and angels fighting a war on Earth? Hells to the YEAH. Trailer is here.
From here we look at future releases starting in February.
From Paris with Love (Feb 5) – Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) pairs up with Travolta as FBI agents in Paris who attempt to stop a terrorist attack. It looks good, and Travolta plays an over-the-top “renegade” cop. However, seeing Travolta play “over the top” in Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, I’m now a little nervous. I’m just sayin. Here’s the trailer.
The Wolfman (Feb 12) – Universal re-launches a movie based on my favorite monster? With Sir Anthony Hopkins? You can count me my AIS (Ass. In. Seat.).
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Feb 12) – Adaptation of the first book in the five book series that mixes elements of Harry Potter and Greek/Roman mythology. I just finished the series a few weeks ago. Fantastic books, I can’t wait to see the movie versions.
Shutter Island (Feb 19) – Two words: Scorsese, DiCaprio. One more word: AWESOME.
Hot Tub Time Machine (Mar 19) – An R rated comedy about a group of buddies time traveling back to the mid-80s in a hot tub. And it has John Cusack and Rob Corddry. I’m all over this. Here’s the trailer.
Clash of the Titans (Mar 26) – I enjoyed the original 1981 partly stop motion film. It was mostly good with some boring mixed in. This remake should hopefully ratchet up the action and add a ton of heavy guitar riffs, monsters and beheadings. Trailer!
Date Night (Apr 9) – Saw this trailer with Did You Hear About the Morgans. This trailer was actually funnier than the movie. Tina Fey and Steve Carrell are a couple on a date night and get mixed up with some bad dudes after they are mistaken for another couple. Looks HILARIOUS. See the trailer here.
Kick Ass (Apr 16) – A teen wonders why no one tries to be a super hero, so he becomes one and teams up with other kids. Problem is, no one has super powers. Looks like it’s gonna rock, my friends. Trailer is here.
Iron Man 2 (May 7) – Robert Downey, Jr returns as Tony Stark. Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansen join the fun. Loved the first one, can’t wait for this one.
Robin Hood (May 14) – Ridley Scott and Russel Crowe reteam (Gladiator) to tell the story of Robin Hood. I actually enjoyed Costner’s Robin Hood, but I bet this’ll kick it’s ass. See the trailer.
The A-Team (Jun 11) – I shouldn’t have to explain why this is awesome. It just is. See for yourself.
Toy Story 3 (Jun 18) – The gang is back.
The Last Airbender (Jul 2) – I’ve been a little worried about M Night Shyamalan lately. His last two or three movies BLEW. Since he didn’t create or write this one, as it’s based on a cartoon, I have higher hopes for it.
Predators (Jul 7) – Sequel to Predator by Robert Rodriguez. I’m interested if only because it’s a new Predator movie. Hopefully this is From Dusk till Dawn Rodriguez and not Grindhouse or Spy Kids Rodriguez.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Jul 16) – Nic Cage is a sorcerer who takes on an apprentice to pass on all his magical knowledge. Looks like a fun adventure movie.
Inception (Jul 16) – Christopher Nolan writes/directs this movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. I have no clue what the hell it is about. It’s going to be awesome.
Salt (Jul 23) – Angelina Jolie stars in the female version of Bourne Identity. Trailer.
The Expendables (Aug 20) – Sylvester Stallone writes and directs himself, Jason Statham, Jet Li and Dolph Lungren as a group of mercenaries hired to assassinate a South American dictator. Expect appearances by Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwartzenegger. I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the awesomeness of this entire project.
Priest (Aug 20) – Paul Bettany as a priest who quits the order and chases after a group of vampires who have kidnapped his family. TWO vampire movies that don’t have Twilight in the title in the same year?! Impossible!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (Nov 19) – The final book of the series is brought to the screen in two parts. Part I comes on Nov 19. Part II in May 2011. Can’t wait to see these two.
Tron: Legacy (Dec 17) – A TRON sequel with Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner?! **DROOOOOOOL** I’m a little peeved they don’t have Cindy Morgan returning as Lora.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World (TBD) – This is based on a graphic novel I know nothing about. But it stars Michael Cera as a slacker guy in a band who meets the girl of his dreams but must battle her 7 evil ex-boyfriends to win her over. I love the s**t out of that premise. It has not been given a release date yet.