07 February 2012

Monthly Top 5 - February

Hey, remember the What's Weekly Top 5 feature? So do we. The only problem is that it rarely came on a weekly basis, so we're switching gears. 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 Monthly Top Five, a feature focused on five fantastic things that you should become familiar with.

Movies to See in 2012

Last year we did two top five lists for movies to see, one for the first half of 2011 and one for the second half. Since I only made it to four of the ten movies listed last year, this year we will focus on five films for the entire year.

5. American Reunion (6.Apr.12) - The original cast of the initial three American Pie offerings are back for a high school reunion. For the demographic that we cater to at the What, this is kind of a big deal. We went through high school and that awkward first year of college with these characters. Now, as many of us are going to our ten-year reunions, we once again have this group of oddballs to show us how off the wall it could be.

4. The Amazing Spider-Man (3.Jul.12) - After having three different guys playing the Hulk in the past nine years, Marvel has shown that they won't shy away from a reboot. That's why this summer they will rely on Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone to make you forget about Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. I have high hopes for this reboot with it's stellar cast and seemingly new approach to the Spider-Man origin story. Back in 2002, Spider-Man kicked off a string of quality superhero flicks. Let's hope that is the case once again.

3. Project X (2.Mar.12) - There's really not too much to say about this film, save that it is shot as a home video account of the most epic party ever. Perhaps you should just check out the trailer (with the fantastic Steve Aoki remix of Kid Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness") and decide for yourself.

2. Django Unchained (25.Dec.12) - Quentin Tarantino is back with this film that some are calling a Western while Tarantino prefers to call it a "Southern." With such a star-studded cast and Tarantino at the helm, it's guaranteed to be an enjoyable film. It will be interesting to see how this film differs from past Tarantino releases, as it is his first without longtime editor Sally Menke.

1. The Dark Knight Rises (20.Jul.12) - The third and final chapter in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is upon us. Nolan's work on the story of the Caped Crusader has transformed how superhero movies are done. In fact, it inspired the Spider-Man reboot. In this film, Batman is up against Bane and Catwoman eight years after being pushed to the limit by the Joker. With story inspiration coming from great comics such as No Man's Land, Knightfall, and The Dark Knight Returns, audiences should be in for one hell of a ride this July.

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