JT Film Review


Upcoming Movies – July 2010

Just to clarify, this is not a list of My Eagerly Anticipated movies, just an observation of what we see coming to us in the future. (Though some of them of course I will look forward to seeing.) In no particular order, here is the Upcoming Movies – July 2010 post.


—– Rango —–

Johnny Depp has been compared to a chameleon many times before, but it was usually in reference to his immersive acting techniques. Here he plays one, or at least voices one. Gore Vebrinski directs this animated film, which is apparently about a chameleon with an identity crisis. All I can say is the trailer makes it look hilarious.

Release Date: March 4, 2011 —– TRAILER —–

—– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & Part 2-—-

I will definitely admit to being a bit of a Potter fan, and while the first teaser did not really draw me in, this one certainly does. Apparently this shows footage from both Part 1 and Part 2 of the movie (as they are releasing the final book as two movies). Daniel Radcliffe looks suitably out for revenge, and the movie looks plain great. Here’s hoping it has a darn sight better pacing than the last film, which tottered dangerously on the edge of being boring in parts.

Release Date: November 19, 2010 —– TRAILER —–

—– Little Fockers —–

…and the franchise continues with another cleverly named (?) movie starring Ben Stiller. That’s all I have to say about that I guess.

—– Release Date: December 22, 2010 —– TRAILER —–

—– Despicable Me —–

With this film I am somewhat reminded of the good old days when Pixar and Dreamworks would each release a similar film close to each other (Finding Nemo and Shark Tale, A Bug’s Life and Antz). Now Dreamworks and Universal are going at it. Personally my vote is with this, the Universal effort. Steve Carrell always elevates his material (see Date Night), and the rest of the cast is nothing to laugh at. Or, I guess, hopefully will be. “It’s so fluffy!”

Release Date: July 9, 2011 —– TRAILER —–

—– The American —–

First of all I must say that I love this poster. It is unique, and its retro design is awesome. The movie itself seems to be George Clooney in Michael Clayton mode, but maybe… maybe a bit too much so. I really hope this movie is good, as I think George is one of our best leading men, especially in respect to the pictures he chooses. Good Night, and Good Luck was incredible, Michael Clayton was very good, here’s hoping this will be good as well.

Release Date: September 1, 2010 —– TRAILER —–

—– Megamind —–

Here is the second half of that Dreamworks/Universal showdown. The Dreamworks entry is Megamind, starring Will Ferrel and Brad Pitt (apparently doing a George Clooney impression, I could have sworn it was Clooney.) This looks like it relies a bit too much on Will Ferrel’s improv, which never appealed to me that much I must admit. One can hope though!

Release Date: November 5, 2010 —– TRAILER —–

—– Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore —–

What did we do to deserve this? I pity the real critics who will HAVE to sit through this. As a blogger I don’t have to. Thank God.

Release Date: July 30, 2010 —– TRAILER —–

—– Scott Pilgrim vs. The World —–

I’ve never read the graphic novel that this is based on. Apparently is has a ton of geek cred, and I have to admit I love the all out style of this trailer. And the tagline is great, perfectly encapsulating the style and nerd appeal of the movie. “An epic of epic epicness”. Too cool. Or nerdy… Ah, same thing.

Release Date: August 13, 2010 —– TRAILER —–

—– The Adjustment Bureau —–

Of all the movies on this list, I think this is the one that I am really hoping is good. Matt Damon is an extremely dependable leading man, and I generally love Phillip K. Dick adaptations. Emily Blunt is good too, and we have Terrence Stamp making an appearance too. The director, George Nolfi, wrote The Bourne Ultimatum. However the trailer seems a bit… off. Cross fingers…

Release Date: September 17, 2010 —– TRAILER —–

—– Rio —–

I don’t know, I think this looks rather decent. It isn’t relying on marketing its voice actors, which is a good sign, I think. The cast includes Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, two quality actors. I found myself chuckling during the trailer I have to admit.

Release Date: April 8, 2011 —– TRAILER —–

—– The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader —–

I enjoyed the first Narnia movie, but the second wasn’t quite as good. I think the trend is continuing. This kids in this series would need the acting abilities of the Harry Potter cast, and I don’t think we really have that here. Listen to the reading of the line “Not in this world”. Cringe. And not to be a little snot, but there are WAY too many things in the trailer that just simply are not in the book. The White Witch? She died in the first one, and this makes the second time they’ve tried to shoehorn her into a book she is not part of. Add that to pretty unconvincing CGI… Oh well. Maybe sometime someone will get these adored books right. Or at least, make good movies out of them.

Release Date: December 10, 2010 —– TRAILER —–


What do you think? Interested in any of these? Any other upcoming movies you really want to see? Leave a comment!



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