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20 Movies I Want To See

Not counting the movies that I considered for my top 30 of the year.
Top 30 I want to see in 2012

Though some don't look like they are going to get released in 2012 - World War Z, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, Jack the Giant Slayer, Scary Movie 5, G.I. Joe: Retaliation

These 20 at least I've saw a trailer for which means either in the theater now or coming soon.

20. Flight

The What: A pilot saves a plane from crashing but it's revealed he was drinking the night before.
The Why: I love Denzel. The idea is kind of intriguing. I'm not sure where the movie can go where I would really like it.


19. The Watch

The What: Aliens invade a neighborhood.
The Why: I've heard very bad things about it, but I liked the trailer enough that I think I can overcome any lack of plot, characters here as long as it's kind of funny. And it has a chance to do so given the cast.


18. The Apparition

The What: An entity attacks a group of college kids.
The Why: Looks like a run of t…

100 Movies - Number 2! (51-60)

Honorable Mention: There Will be Blood

Genre - Drama
Notable Cast - Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano
Synopsis - An oil tycoon has to balance religion and family in order to turn a profit.
What I think - I had no expectations going in and it delivers. Day-Lewis gives one of the best performances of all time. Very captivating.
Interesting fact - The movie was originally given the equivalent of a G rating in the UK, and an R in the US
How much did this movie make - $1.22 to everyone in England


60. Shooter

Genre - Action-Mystery
Notable Cast - Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, Elias Koteas
Synopsis - An marksman is talked out of seclusion by colleagues who need his help in preventing a plot to kill the president. But he realizes he's been set up.
What I think - The sniping scenes are done very well -  almost video game like. The movie does seem tedious near the end - over 2 hour running time. Definitely different than I expected - in a good way. Wahlberg gives a decent performance, but you can see the …

100 Movies - Number 2! (61-70)

Honorable Mention: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Genre - Action-Sci-Fi
Notable Cast - Shia LaBeouf, John Turturro, Michael Bay (D)
Synopsis - Good robots realize there is a spaceship that crashed earlier on the moon and they go discover it's a bad robot.
What I think - While dialogue is not as cringe worthy as it's predecessors was, it also doesn't have real great moments. Laserbeak and John Malkovich are fun as was Spock's voice, but the design for the protagonist robot was uninspired. You do get to see the end of Megatron and Starscream - curious how they will do a #4 without all these characters. 
Interesting fact - It was filmed in Chicago, when invading the city they attached cameras to real jumpers heads while diving off skyscrapers
How much did this movie make - 10 dollars to everyone in Mexico


70.  Jackass 3

Genre - Documentary-Comedy
Notable Cast - Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Bam Margera
Synopsis - Jackass returns with new stunts – featuring heights and wild animal…