Some Hot Movies Coming in 2012. Some are remakes, some are original and others are re-releases in 3D! Although there may be some good ones omitted from this list. Here’s the current top picks for the year.
Beauty and the Beast (3D) – January 13, 2012
Disney's classic heroine is back and this time in 3D! Beauty and the Beast garnered a Best Picture nomination and it's no surprise why. She doesn't pine over the hot stud, but instead goes after the Beast. Gotta love that!
The Woman in Black – February 3, 2012
Daniel Radcliffe shows he can do more than just Harry Potter movies in this thriller about a young lawyer who visits a small town only to be confronted by a nasty ghost.
The Innkeepers – February 3, 2012
A little hotel closes its doors for good while a couple of the employees stay behind to uncover its hauntings.
Big Miracle – February 3, 2012
The lovable Drew Barrymore plays a Greenpeace volunteer who saves some whales stuck under the Arctic ice in this story based on true accounts.
The Raven – March 9, 2012
John Cusack is Edgar Allen Poe in The Raven. A fictional thriller with Poe going after a serial killer who is brutalizing his victims to mirror the ones in Poe's stories.
Titanic (3D) – April 6, 2012
The biggest box office movie of all time is back on the big screen, but this time in 3D!
The Lucky One – April 20, 2012
It's Spring and love is in the air. This is a cliched sap fest, but that what you get in films based on Nicholas Sparks books. This ordinarily wouldn't have made the list, but it does have Zac Efron who I've spent time with and he's a damn nice guy. He's right in the middle of that transition of becoming a great adult actor. The dude can express emotion and tears on cue and that's a brave feat.
The Avengers – May 4, 2012
There are so many players in this one vying for attention on the screen, but no doubt this will be a fun popcorn flick just before we kick off the Summer.
Dark Shadows – May 11, 2012
If anyone can bring the gothic soap opera of the 60's to the big screen it's Tim Burton. Johnny Depp reteams once again with him in this horror as a centuries old vampire. The beautiful, elusive and erotic Michelle Pfeiffer ads to the fun as Depp's cousin. She worked with Burton last in the early 90's as Catwoman in Batman Returns.
Battleship – May 18, 2012
You sunk my battleship! Inspired by the famous board game this film will be a loud blockbuster that may look like something Michael Bay put together. Rihanna has a good sized acting part amidst the chaos.
Rock of Ages – June 1, 2012
Two lovers rock the 80's in this rock opera riot directed by Hairspray's Alan Shankman. Tom Cruise rocks it along with Russell Brand and Catherine Zeta Jones. Should be interesting and different.
Snow White & the Huntsman – June 1, 2012
Charlize Theron stars as the wicked queen in this classic Snow White retelling.
Prometheus – June 8, 2012
Charlize Theron will be competing against herself with Snow White and the Huntsman playing in theaters and this one: Prometheus. She teams with the great Ridley Scott to bring the Prequel to the horror franchise "Aliens".
Jack and the Giant Killer – June 15, 2012
There's Jack and there's a beanstalk and this one is in 3D! A Princess goes missing and a young peasant heads up the beanstalk to save her from 'something'. Bryan Singer is at the helms who brought you X-MEN. Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci co-star.
Brave – June 22, 2012
The Pixar movies are always fun and more geared towards adults. This one is no exception leaning towards the dark and ominous side. A Scottish woman defies her countries customs and all hell breaks loose. She finds herself at battle confronting tradition and defending herself.
The Amazing SpiderMan – July 3, 2012
An all new Spiderman movie that has nothing to do with the Tobey Maguire franchise opens Independence Day Weekend.
Ice Age: Continental Drift – July 13, 2012
The heat of Summer will bring us the fourth in the Ice Age franchise. The animated creatures take to sea on an iceberg made out to be their ship. They battle sea urchins and pirates as they search for a new world.
The Dark Knight Rises – July 20, 2012
The always hot Christian Bale bulks up once again to return as the Dark Knight. Anne Hathaway joins the film in a new take as Catwoman.
The Bourne Legacy – August 3, 2012
A new film to ad to the Bourne Franchise is without Matt Damon & Julia Stiles which has some fans crying foul. However, it does have gifted actor Jeremy Renner carrying the film which will either make or do nothing for his career. Only time will tell. He's with some good company that includes the brilliant Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz. If anything it should be entertaining. Jeremy is bulked up for this as his fourth action film of the year.
Total Recall – August 3, 2012
Yeah the original Total Recall had Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone which is hard to beat. Still this one has Colin Farrell and two other women Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. Granted that's no match to the original and Colin is in theaters up against his pal Jeremy Renner. Still - Colin Farrell is an underrated actor that may revive the Total Recall idea.
Apparition – August 24, 2012
This ones for the teen crowd. Some College kids are haunted by a supernatural force that preys on their fears. A pretty cast of unknowns is doubtful to make this a memorable film years to come, but may be a guilty pleasure for the young movie going crowd over the Summer.
Finding Nemo 3D – September 14, 2012
Who didn't enjoy Nemo and the under water world from Pixar. It's back but this time in 3D so you can experience swimming right along with the sea creatures and their antics.
Leatherface 3-D – October 5, 2012
Just in time for Halloween month, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface gets an update. In this one a girl heads home to collect an inheritance, but ends up face to face with Leatherface. This is in 3D so that riveting chainsaw and blood can come at you as if its happening to you.
Frankenweenie – October 5, 2012
Tim Burton takes his famous little animated short story and turns it into a big feature film. This is his 2nd movie to come out this year following Dark Shadows. Winona Ryder provides the voice who worked with him in Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. Catherine O'hara (Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood) offer supporting voice work.
The Man With the Iron Fists – October (TBD)
Horror maestro Eli Roth wrote this presented by Quentin Tarantino film that stars the incredible Russell Crowe with Pam Grier and Lucy Liu supporting. Although the release date hasn't been confirmed, it seems to be aiming for around October.
Gangster Squad – October 19, 2012
An all star cast teams up in true story based on the LAPD in the 1940's & 1950's attempting to keep the Mafia out of Los Angeles. Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone all go toe to toe in this gangster flick
Les Miserables – December 7, 2012
Perhaps you've seen the show live, the concert on DVD and even the Liam Neeson film and other accounts in year's past. Here's a new take as a film musical that promises to be exceptional with such greats as Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter
Great Hope Springs – December 14, 2012
Meryl Streep. Need I say more? She stars alongside Tommy Lee Jones. Both play a couple who has been married for 30 years and go through intense counseling to keep the marriage from floundering.
World War Z – December 21, 2012
Brad Pitt plays a UN representative who interviews survivors of a World War
The Great Gatsby – December 25, 2012
The Great Gatsby film based on the famous book by F. Scott Fitzgerald stars Leonardo DiCaprio is a Baz Luhrmann Directed film who brought you "Moulin Rouge" and "Romeo & Juliet"
Django Unchained – December 25, 2011
Quentin Tarantino's latest Directorial effort since Inglorious Basterds is a "Southern" film (as opposed to a "Western") stars Jamie Foxx as a slave who exacts revenge on his owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio. (This is one of two DiCaprio films opening on Christmas Day)