I did this column last year looking forward to such films as Watchmen, G.I. Joe, Inglourious Basterds, Fanboys, Public Enemies, Sherlock Holmes, and The Wolf Man. This year looks to have even more movies that make me excited, here are just a few of the movies I am eagerly awaiting in 2010:
Kick-Ass - Ever since I bought the first issue of this comic book while on vacation in Los Angeles I knew this would be something special. The movie version has come out really quickly but has a lot of talent in it, including director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake and Stardust) and Nicholas Cage. The movie simply shows what would happen if normal type people decided to be superheros. I think the movie will play for a lot of laughs but also kick major ass!
Clash of the Titans - This movie looks like a ton of fun, you get a lot of action and some good special effects. Any movie that has Liam Neeson as Zeus and Ralph Fiennes as Hades cannot be all that bad. I think this will be a fun action/adventure flick, the preview makes me long to see the Kraken!
The Wolfman - Making its second appearance on my list, it was scheduled to be released in 2009 but was pushed back, not usually a great sign. This time the movie should come out in early 2010 and the good news I hear is that it's rated R. The previews they have released so far look pretty good, and I am still pretty stoked to see the movie.
Iron Man 2 - The first one was so much fun that how couldn't you be stoked to see Robert Downey Jr. come back?! The first preview released shows that they are sticking to the same fun loving type movie, and you get to see War Machine in action!!
Alice In Wonderland - Tim Burton directs and Johnny Depp is the mad hatter, need I say more? I am looking forward to seeing the world that Burton creates for Alice, the movie were always somewhat trippy as is/was. I always like Burton's take on classic stories, and this movie looks pretty fun and its in that disney 3-D so the visuals should look amazing, peep it here:
The A-Team - I remember having the toys of the A-Team as a kid, not to sure if I recall the show itself, but this movie looks pretty cool. I was a tad worried when I heard they were remaking the show into a movie but so far the preview looks cool. You have Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley (District 9), Jessica Biel, and a guy who looks a lot like Mr. T used to (Quintin Jackson). So for the movie looks fun, and I like the use of the old tv show theme in the trailer.
Toy Story 3 - I love most Pixar movies and since I am always a big kid i am really looking forward to Toy Story 3, this time the boy from the movie has grown up and no longer needs his toys. The gang of toys now find themselves being played with by all new kids and embark on some new adventures. Can't wait to see Toy Story 3!
Hot Tub Time Machine - How can't you look forward to a movie with that title? It has a good cast and the preview looks really funny, but I have this on my list for the title alone. Cant wait to see how these guys act and change things up when they are transported back to the 80's, the preview makes me laugh a lot. Cusak!
The Expendables - I mentioned this movie in an earlier post and the trailer confirms that this movie should be all action. You have this amazing cast all in one movie: Slyvester Stalone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, and cameos from Arnold and Bruce Willis have been confirmed. This movie just has too much muscle to let me down!
Inception - Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight) directs and Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard and Joesph Gordon Levitt star...I think thats about all I need to say. Easily one of the most anticipated movies for me in 2010.
The Green Hornet - You have Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) directing and a script from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad and Pineapple Express) and the movie stars Seth Rogen, cameron Diaz and Chritoph Waltz (in his follow up too Inglourious Basterds) and I do not see why this movie will look and be amazing. Cannot wait to see the trailer for this and see how they have a nice mix of serious action yet with a comedy twist.
Paul - Another film that has a good cast and director. Paul is a film by Greg Mottola (Superbad and Adventureland) and reuintes stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz). This time the guys are two sci-fi geeks who head to Area 51 looking for aliens. I cant wait to see how this movie looks, the cast also includes Sigourney Weaver and Jane Lynch. This one should be a great comedy.
Predators - Predators is the long follow up to Preadtor II, I think. Any info about the movie is sketchy at this time but the cast is very intriguing for a movie like this. So far they have announced Lauernce Fishbourne, Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, and Danny Trejo. Quite the cast there...this one looks to be more of man v.s predator and should be a lot of fun to see what they do here.
Get Him to the Greek - This movie is a sort of sequel to Forgetting Sarah Marshall from what I am hearing. You have the same director of Sarah Marshall (Nicolas Stoller) and Rusell Brand is renewing his character Aldous Snow from Sarah Marshall. This movie also stars Jonah Hill as a record company intern in charge of getting Snow to a show at the Greek theatre in Los Angeles. I am eager to see how this movie looks, I hope it has the same humor from Sarah Marshall.
A few more...
Cop Out - Kevin Smith directs someone else's movie for the first time, and it has a pretty good cast in Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan as two old partners on the case.
Due Date - The Hangover's Todd Phillphs follow up stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, and is a road trip movie about Downey's character getting home to see his child being born.
Machete - It is awesome that they even making this movie, a movie that was made out of a fake trailer from the Grindhouse movies. Danny Trejo is back as Machete and rumors about the cast seem pretty awesome. Robert De Niro, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Steven Segal, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johson, and Rose McGowan all have parts in the movie.