Thursday, April 22, 2010

Upcoming movies edition, part two

I figure it's been a couple of months since I've spotlighted upcoming films I'm interested in seeing in theaters, so another trailers post is long overdue. :)

First up is The Back-up Plan, starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin (YUMMY!! Sorry, had to get that out of my system...). I don't mind Lopez in the right movie (she stars in one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies after all, The Wedding Planner), but O'Loughlin - love him. It's all that stupid show Moonlight's fault. This one opens tomorrow.

Coming 5/7 is Iron Man 2, and this one I cannot wait to see people! I love me some Robert Downey Jr. Enough said. :)

The following week brings two very different movies I'm interested in seeing. First up is Robin Hood - now, I was just telling my friend Kaye the other day that I wasn't all that excited about this movie for some reason, but that was before I just discovered this trailer online. Russell Crowe, Matthew Macfadyen, Cate Blanchett, AND Mark Strong?! Now I have to say I'm excited... :)

I posted the trailer for Letters to Juliet a couple of months ago, but I'm so excited about this movie I think it's worth sharing again. It's opening opposite Robin Hood and I'm pretty sure it will get clobbered at the box office opposite a Ridley Scott pic but doesn't it look amazing?! It just doesn't get any classier than Vanessa Redgrave, does it? And oh my do I love Christopher Egan. :) Can't wait!

And finally, and I have to admit I feel a little silly admitting I want to see this, we have Prince of Persia: Sands of Time opening the last Friday in May. Not only does it have a ridiculously long, Pirates of the Caribbean-esque name, but Jake Gyllenhaal plays the title character and never fails to crack me up when I see this preview. This movie also features Brit Gemma Arterton, who has appeared in Lost in Austen, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Quantum of Solace (as the rather unfortunately named Strawberry Fields, LOL).

Well, since that takes us through the end of May I think that's enough movie excitement for this installment... :)


Deborah said...

aww no sex and the city 2? :)

Renee (BlacknGoldGirlsBookSpot) said...

Hahaha I was going to feature all of these films in my upcoming Movies I Wanna See Posts! LOL! We have the same taste! :-P

XOXO~ Renee
p.s. i cried when they cancelled Moonlihgt :-(

Unknown said...

@Deborah - Aww, 'fraid not. ;)

@Renee - LOL, too funny! I look forward to reading your reasons. :) Oh, and speaking of Moonlight - I discovered that show when SyFy aired it a year or so ago, and then the DVDs came out. It's CRIMINAL that show was axed!

Heidenkind said...

I'm actually pretty obsessive about Robin Hood movies--like I've seen every one ever made, and the one with Kevin Costner was my favorite movie EVER growing up. But I have to admit I'm not to excited about this one, either. Russel Crowe just doesn't seem like a Robin to me, you know what I mean?

tyme_4_t said...

Who cares about Robin Hood in Robin Hood....Matthew Macfadyen as the Sheriff!!!
MM's part is not that big but I have never see him on the BIG screen (saw Frost/Nixon & P&P on dvd)so as a MM fan I must go!
I'm also looking forward to Robin Hood to watch Alan Doyle as Allan A'Dayle - who is Alan Doyle you may ask? He is the lead singer for a fantastic Canadian band Great Big Sea - and one of his "fans" Russell Crowe wanted him in the role! So as a Canadian I must go!

Unknown said...

@heidenkind - Seeing as I've never been nuts about Russell Crowe myself, I do understand what you mean. :)

@tyme_4_t - Thanks so much for visiting the blog! :) I'm a big fan of Matthew Macfadyen and am very curious to see his take on the Sheriff role (especially since he's nearly unrecognizable w/ all that hair in the preview). And thanks for that bit of trivia about the actor playing Allan - that is very cool to know!

Traxy said...

"Iron Man 2" is a must... and living in Nottingham, probably "Robin Hood" as well. Shame RA isn't in it, though. ;)

Kaye Dacus said...

I must be in a historic-action-film frame of mind, because the only two on this list I'm not relegating to my Netflix list are Robin Hood and Prince of Persia. (Maybe it's because I'm subconsciously gearing up to write action scenes in my historical novel. Dunno. Must obsess over that train of thought a little more.)

Unknown said...

@Traxy - It is tragic RA isn't in the new Robin Hood... *sigh*

@Kaye - Have fun obsessing over that train of thought. :)

Vic said...

I am totally awaiting Prince of Persia and Robin Hood. Cannot wait until I read what you think about those two films.

Unknown said...

@Vic - Thanks! I will definitely be posting reviews when I get to see those 2 films!