Watched 11 of the 30 last year. Here's to getting to 12 in 12.
30. Total Recall
The What: Worker begins to suspect he's a spy. Good cast: Ethan Hawke, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel.
The Why: Remake albeit unnecessary. Like Colin Farrell, don't love him.
29. World War Z
The What: A UN representative, writing a report on the great zombie war, interviews survivors in the wake of World War Z.
The Why: Brad Pitt shows up which is a plus. Zombie movies are generally fun, but just very skeptical of this one.
28. The Devil Inside
The What: A woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother.
The Why: I enjoy exorcist movies, though they have all fallen short since the original. I keep hoping though. Disjointed bodies freak me out.
27. Halloween 3D
The What: Not much is known, but it's 3D. Yeah!? I never actually saw the second, though I enjoy the first immensely.
The Why: No Rob Zombie. If it's anything like the first Halloween 3 movie, it will be the end of cinema.
26. Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters
The What: 15 years after their traumatic gingerbread-house incident, siblings Hansel and Gretel have become a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches. Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen
The Why: Fairly intriguing premise compared to the other *remakes coming - snow white, jack and the beanstalk, battleship.
25. The Divide
The What: Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at them.
The Why: Michael Biehn and Milo Ventimiglia are two of my favorite actors. Not sure where this one is going.
The What: A story centered on a man and his teddy bear, who comes to life as the result of a childhood wish.
The Why: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale and Seth MacFarlane - what more could you ask for. Except if it's aimed at Children.
23. Dark Shadows
The What: A Gothic tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts.
The Why: The trio is back - Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton along with Michelle Pfeiffer. Enough to sell me.
22. The Raven
The What: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
The Why: Enjoyable poem, John Cusack. Hopefully a nice Halloween movie when the time comes around.
21. Jack The Giant Killer
The What: The long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.
The Why: Trailer was interesting, Ewan McGregor and Warwick Davis. Love me Bryan Singer.
20. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
The What: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
The Why: I think the premise speaks for itself. Tall order. Could be very bad/very good.
19. Snow White and the Huntsman
The What: The Hunter ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
The Why: Good trailer, doesn't look childreny. Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. No dwarves?
18. Safe House
The What: A CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
The Why: Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds can both hold me for 2 hours. Zero problem with this.
17. Scary Movie 5
The What: Not positive this will happen. Every movie poster I've looked at hasn't been funny.
The Why: Number 1 was enjoyable. 3 and 4 really blend in together as below average. Hopefully this doesn't fall to the horrendous level of the other 'movies'.
16. John Carter of Mars
The What: Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians.
The Why: Eye candy galore! Made by Disney though so probably too much fluff.
15. That's My Boy
The What: A father moves in with his son right before his wedding and soon begins sparring with his daughter-in-law.
The Why: Vanilla Ice as a wedding planner. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Steve from 90210. And like at least 5 other actors I'm interested in.
14. Wrath of the Titans
The What: Perseus embarks on a quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, who has been targeted for capture by his son, Ares, and his brother, Hades.
The Why: Doesn't have to follow the first one's lame story line. Hopefully the special effects are better. Release the other Kracken!?
13. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
The What: As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.
The Why: Nicolas Cage is back? Trailer held my interest and looks to separate itself from the original.
The What: Lincoln's life, no vampires.
The Why: Sounds depressing until you hear Daniel Day-Lewis is going to play the President. All in! Steven Spielberg directing with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones.
11. The Dictator
The What: The story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
The Why: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly, Megan Fox. Probably the closest we'll ever get to Borat 2. Trailer had me laughing out loud at least once.
The What: A killer who works for the mob of the future recognizes one of his targets as his future self.
The Why: Bruce Willis. Time travel movies get me and this one has potential all over it. I've heard a different synopsis than this which sounded better.
9. Men in Black III
The What: Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.
The Why: Curious about where they are going with this one. Hopefully doesn't have the boring romance plot of the second one.
8. The Expendables 2
The What: Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
The Why: Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li. If you're a guy, seriously.
7. Django Unchained
The What: With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
The Why: Quentin Tarantino could make Freddy Got Fingered 2 at this point and I'd eat it up. Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kurt Russell and of course Sammie!!
6. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
The What: The G.I. Joe team faces off against Zartan, his accomplices, and the world leaders he has under his influence.
The Why: Less Waynes Brothers, more The Rock and Bruce Willis. Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park and Channing Tatum are all back which is the heart for me. Better Cobra Commander hopefully?
5. The Amazing Spider-Man
The What: Teenager Peter Parker grapples with both human problems and amazing super-human crises.
The Why: Trailer looks too twighlity for me. Not sold on Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone doesn't seem to fit to me.
The What: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
The Why: Everything about it screams new Alien movie/prequel(Ridley Scott!!). But we don't know that. So many questions, including that giant face. Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron.
3. The Avengers
The What: Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his army.
The Why: The movie of all movies....until Avengers 2. Will be drawn to every moment of this, but how well will it work?
2. The Dark Knight Rises
The What: Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes.
The Why: Bane looks fun, for some reason I just trust Christopher Nolan's script so much.
1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The What: Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.
The Why: Will it beat Avatar as the most expensive movie ever made? I'm happy Peter Jackson came back. The first half will be exciting seeing Gollum and Gandalf again. I expect most of the orginal cast at some point whether it matches the book or not.