Coming to a Theater Near You

September is a dead month in the NBA.  The draft is barely visible in the rear view mirror, Vegas League has come and gone, and the vast majority of free agents have found new places to call home.  The biggest daily news in the NBA is probably ESPN’s #NBARank update.  With that in mind, it’s worth mentioning with a brief post that there are some kickass movies about to hit theaters.  If you’ve been watching movies this year, you’ve probably noticed that it’s been a pretty underwhelming one at the box office.  The two best that I’ve seen are probably Ted, which was basically an extra-long and not animated episode of Family Guy, and Batman, which has taken its share of abuse from critics.  But these below look better.  P.T. Anderson, the best living director, has a doozy coming out that is likely to bring home the bacon at the Oscars.  That is, unless Quentin Tarantino or Daniel Day Lewis has something to say about it.  Anyway, here’s a few that we’ve marked on the calendar.

Lincoln

Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Daniel Day Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Tommy Lee Jones
Release: November 9, 2012

Skyfall

Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory, and Javier Bardem
Release: November 9, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty

Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain, and Joel Edgerton
Release: December 19, 2012

The Master

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams
Release: September 21, 2012

Killing Them Softly

Director: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, and Richard Jenkins
Release: October 19, 2012

Django Unchained

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, and Leonardo DiCaprio
Release: December 25, 2012

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3 responses to “Coming to a Theater Near You

  1. EqualsNoWay

    Yeah, these all look worthwhile. I’m also looking forward to The Man With The Iron Fists, Life of Pi, Wreck-It Ralph (I don’t like 3-D kiddie cartoons usually, but I do like vids), The Comedy, and Terrence Malick’s next incoherent and pretentious movie, To the Wonder.

    Apatow’s got a new movie out, too – This is 40, starring his wife and Paul Rudd. It’s probably 2-1/2 hours long and generally aimless. I’m sure it has a lot of swearing and crude dick and masturbation jokes mixed in with people being really kind, supportive, and understanding in their relationships and such, and then it’s over. May be worth a look. You know, whatever.

    In the first eight months of the year there were http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V3CfD8TPac movies I wanted to see other than Ted. It appears there are at least ten in the last four.

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