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7 movies my mother has to worry about (and a bunch more)

2012 has an impressive line-up of films. Time travel, mutation, gods, monsters, hobbits, technology, and sheer awesomeness all combine to create an almost inescapable desire to just set up an automatic withdrawal from my checking account to my local movie theater.

Almost.

As usual, but even more so this year, money is tight. Hard choices have to be made. I don’t know if I’m strong enough to make them, but I have to try. Last year I think I came in at around 20 movies I wanted to see in the theater. I didn’t get to all of them (thankfully, in some cases), but that was the goal.

This year I need to be more realistic. But the studios aren’t making it easy. Every time I think I’ve nailed down my list, another trailer comes out, and the list expands.

So this year I’m taking a different approach. I’m going to organize my list by priority. Hopefully this helps when deciding what films must wait until DVD. Wish me luck.

Priority 1 – I will see these even if I have to sell my mother to the Russians.

The Avengers – in fact, I’m seeing it in less than 12 hours.

The Dark Knight Rises – the finale to the most impressive Batman trilogy ever committed to screen? Bring it on.

The Amazing Spider-Man – I was disappointed that they were doing a reboot so soon, and I do have some lingering doubts about this one, but it does look good and it is, after all, Spider-man. I really have no choice.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – To call this highly anticipated would be monumentally underselling it. I’ve been waiting for it since I was 10, and salivating for it since the second frame of Fellowship of the Ring.

Priority 1.25 – I will see these even if I have to sell my mother to the Russians, but I’ll feel bad about it.

Brave – Going strictly by the trailer, I really think Pixar is back in form for this one. I really hope this is a good movie for my girls.

Taken 2 – Holy Crap! I didn’t even know they were making this movie! If it looks anywhere near as good as the first one, I’m in. Otherwise, it drops to priority 2.

Unfortunately, no trailer yet.

Skyfall – Bond. Enough said.

Again, no trailer yet.

Priority 2 – Grudgingly waiting for DVD – if I can get into the theater, I will.

Snow White and the Huntsman – Looks really good.

Men In Black 3 – I really enjoyed the first two. To be honest, this doesn’t look like it will be quite as good, but it’s still promising. I’m still leaning toward seeing it in the theater if I can, but I think I can let it slip to DVD if necessary.

Prometheus – This looks at least as disturbingly awesome as Alien/Aliens. It hurts me to put this in this category, but something has to give.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Yeah, it looks bad, but yet awesome at the same time. Very conflicted about this one.

The Bourne Legacy – Bourne. Enough said.


(There was a problem with US trailer when I grabbed this)

Total Recall – Argh… how can I not get my ass to Mars? :) Seriously, this looks awesome.

Looper – Time-travelling Bruce Willis fights the mob by not letting a younger version of him kill himself in the past. And Joseph Gordon Levitt is the young Bruce Willis hunting himself down. Exactly my kind of flick.

Priority 3 – Not entirely decided, but probably DVD

Dredd – Judgement withheld.

No trailer available yet.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – If it wasn’t for Battleship, below, this would be the dumbest idea on this list, but somehow it looks good! (My secret wish for this movie is that at some point Lincoln looks at the camera and says “Be excellent to each other.” Or at least, “Party on!”)

Priority 4 – Happily waiting for DVD

Battleship – It’s just too crazy of an idea with too high of a budget not to watch.

The Expendables 2 – I still need to watch the first one.

 

So, there you have it. Seven movies my mother has to worry about this year. For her sake, I hope I win some free tickets somewhere.

Which movies will you sell your mother to see this year?

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4 comments to 7 movies my mother has to worry about (and a bunch more)

  • [...] 7 movies my mother has to worry about (and a bunch more) [...]

  • Relax you’ll live longer.

    I agree with most but I will wait for DVD on spiderman. The last one was in transformers catagory.

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    Jeff says:

    ha ha… congrats on fitting that Arnie quote in.

    You can’t wait for Spidey. It’s not allowed. The last one may have sucked, but this is a totally different creative team and continuity – no connection. Still, I admit it is the weakest of the priority 1 set.

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  • [...] Last year, my mother was on the verge of sale to the Russians. Luckily for her, I had enough cash to get through 6 of the 7 movies I had listed, and enough sense to hold off on the 7th. The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-man, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Brave, and Skyfall were all very good (though the first half of the list easily outshines the second). Taken 2, the 7th on the must-see list, I still haven’t seen – and I’m not convinced that’s a bad thing. [...]

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