Below are the movies I am most excited about for first half of the year or so. Release dates indicated are for South Africa, and are subject to change. Only movies with trailers and confirmed SA release dates are shown here. Watch my monthly posts for more up to date info. Source for release dates: http://moviesite.co.za/CPR.pdf
Prediction: Damn funny and will rock, plenty of Oscar nominations.
Also watch out for Argo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w918Eh3fij0
A Good Day To Die Hard
Prediction: Not really too sure, but should be good fun
Prediction: Gonna be amazing!
Also watch out for Zero Dark Thirty if only to see what the hype is about – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxC_JNz5Vbg
Oz the Great & Powerful
Prediction: Looks promising
Prediction: Probably will be the same old formula, but should be entertaining
Prediction: Even if it sucks, it should be interesting or at least entertaining, it’s win-win
Also watch out for the Carrie remake – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaHzUMq8iaM
Iron Man 3
Prediction: Looks very dark…
Evil Dead (Remake)
Prediction: Where’s Bruce? No really… ooh wait this looks kinda freaky actually
Fast and Furious 6
Prediction: Another one? Only the big names are gonna save this one…
Also watch out for the Texas Chainsaw 3D (yet another scray movie remake) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqCe2pDfICE
And don’t forget about Stoker – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brjtL-2kE9A
Man of Steel
Prediction: Oooh dark… plus Christopher Nolan (producer) and Zack Snyder (300) are involved in it
Prediction: Should be pretty cool, starring Will Smith and son, Jaden
Star Trek – Into Darkness
Prediction: Never really got into old Star Trek (*gasp*), so the reboot since the previous film has me hooked
World War Z
Prediction: Bad CGI aside, it should be pretty cool, even if it doesn’t look anything like I’d have pictured the book.
The Lone Ranger
Prediction: Looks pretty damn cool
Prediction: Laughs and fun all around
Prediction: Prepare to be blown away…
Prediction: Since this isn’t really a trailer, it’s kinda difficult to say, but if Neill Blomkamp bought us District 9 with $30m, imagine what he can do with $120m and Matt Damon?
The mystery around this film reminds me of the mysterious build up and viral campaign of “fakeverts” and the rest that he did with District 9. Less is known about this film that some films coming out in 2014.
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A friend of mine over at The Katalina Playroom put up a challenge that she found browsing around the net. I honestly doubt that I’ll get to doing a post a day, but I thought that I’d do the challenge anyway and do a “day” as I get a chance. I wouldn’t be surprised if it took me 90 days or more.
To get things going, I thought I’d combine the first two days into one post.
Day 1: You Favourite Book
The book is written in a first person narrative as a report from an UN agent who was not satisfied with the official report the UN released to the public. The report is a collection of his interviews with different people of various nationalities, covering most aspects of the decade long war against the zombies. Even my home country is included in the book, which I admit was quite exciting, especially since in the novel it was after an outbreak in South Africa that the zombie plague was brought to the world’s attention.
One of the novel’s greatest strengths is the fact that it doesn’t seem like a novel, but at the same time draws you. It took me less than three days to read this book, compared to a novel like the Constant Gardener, which admittedly isn’t one of my favourites and will probably be my Day 7 book, as I started reading it in February this year.
The book follows Brooks’ previous zombie book, “The Zombie Survival Guide“, and is based heavily on what was covered in this book. What I really appreciate about this book is how well researched it was. In an interview with the Washington Post, Brooks said:
“Everything in World War Z (as in The Zombie Survival Guide) is based in reality… well, except the zombies. But seriously, everything else in the book is either taken from reality or 100% real. The technology, politics, economics, culture, military tactics… it was a LOT of homework.”
As you are probably aware there is a movie that is currently in production starring Brad Pitt. I will keep an open mind with regards to the film, but it has a helluva lot to live up to.
Day 2: Least Favourite Book
I refuse to elaborate too much on why this book is my least favourite, but it probably has a lot to do with being forced to read it in high school, followed by one of the most boring films of all time starring Robert Redford. Yup, its the Great Gatsby…
The fact that it’s referred to as one of the second best novel of the 20th century by the Modern Library means little to me. It is overrated and boring and that is all I have to say about it.
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