It looks like 2012 will be a great year for fiction, games, movies and an everything. As far as movies go, sequels are abundant. I’m going to disregard the obvious titles like The Avengers, John Carter, Dark Knight Rises and The Hunger Games. The following is a list of movies I hope to see that have garnered very little buzz.
1. Being Flynn
Writing is a wretched, torturous process for some people. I’ve had my eye on Paul Dano ever since Knight and Day (which, was a silly mindless movie, but entertaining nonetheless).
2. Snow White and the Huntsman
Cherlize Theron’s narration is somewhat grating in the trailer, and Twilight‘s postergirl is not really known for unrivaled beauty, but I am looking forward to finally seeing a strong female protagonist. Well, this will be my fallback in case The Hunger Games isn’t satiating.
3. Odd Life of Timothy Green
Jennifer Garner seems to have found a niche for a childless woman yearning for motherhood. That’s perfectly fine. I’m hoping this movie will turn out like Big Fish.
4. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Lots of star power in this one. I think it’s nice to have a reminder of what life is like outside the concrete jungle, once in a while.
5. Jack the Giant Killer
Jack and the beanstalk is a pretty short story, so I’m interested to see how this will turn out.