14 June 2011

Weekly Top Five - 14.Jun.11

In  High Fidelity, the characters compare their top fives in a variety of categories. Being big fans of both the film and novel, we here at the What bring you our Weekly Top Five, a feature focused on five fantastic things that you should become familiar with.

Films Coming Out in the Second Half of 2011
In January I wrote about the top five movies to see in the first half of 2011. Oddly enough, I barely followed my own advice, seeing only The Green Hornet and Scream 4. I still am holding on to the hope that I will catch Water For Elephants and the latest Pirates flick before they leave theaters. I will have to get on that soon, because it is now time to look to the second half of 2011 and it's cinematic offerings.

5. Captain America (22.Jul.11) - There is no denying that Spider-Man and Batman Begins forever altered the level of awesomeness expected in the superhero movie genre. This telling of Marvel's favorite son looks to continue in the line of those great films (and the many that followed). Marvel is building a tremendous foundation for an Avengers movie down the road, and things seem to be going well thus far. Speaking of which, don't forget to check out X-Men: First Class, which also will be a part of the new Marvel franchise.

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (15.Jul.11) - Despite my distaste for David Yates' time at the helm of the Potter franchise, this is a must-see film. J.K. Rowling's magnificent story will crescendo toward it's end with the epic Battle of Hogwarts. Whether or not you have enjoyed the film versions of these incredible tales, you will no doubt be lining up to watch it all unfold on screen this July. 

3. Bad Teacher (24.Jun.11) - If the trailers for Bad Teacher are any indication, this could be the funniest film of the Summer. Cameron Diaz' titular character is hysterical and being flanked by Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake can only help. The talent in this flick could probably carry any script, but it looks as though the writing holds its own.

2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (21.Dec.11) - A few weeks ago, the red band trailer for this film was leaked online, and it was quite possibly the best trailer I have ever seen. The quick-cut editing style combined with Trent Reznor and Karen O's stellar cover of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" led me to order the book immediately. This intriguing story in the capable hands could very well be one of the best movies of the year. It's a shame we have to wait until December for it.
1. The Muppets (23.Nov.11) - Throughout film school, I always frustrated instructors and fellow students by naming The Muppet Christmas Carol as my all-time favorite movie. After nearly twenty years as my favorite, it could be unseated by this November's The Muppets. Joining our favorite felt friends in this flick are Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Amy Adams, Danny Trejo, Neil Patrick Harris, Dave Grohl, Ricky Gervais, Chris Cooper and so many more amazing stars. Written by Segel and Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nick Stoller, this will more than likely be the greatest film ever made, so Citizen Kane can suck it.

1 comment:

  1. "...this will more than likely be the greatest film ever made, so Citizen Kane can suck it." YES.


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