Over at Woahdude, a list of 18 films being released between now and February, with capsule summaries.
A condensed version, with my assessment in orange.
- Frozen – There’s a good chance that I’ll see this one in the theaters. It looks cute and smart.
- The Hobbit – This one’s a no-brainer. Tempted to go for the first midnight showing, but I’ll wait until the madness dies down.
- Anchorman: The Legend Continues – Meh.
- Jack Ryan – Probably a Redbox special at some point if there’s nothing better.
- 47 Ronin – Looks interesting. I enjoyed The Last Samurai, this will probably be on the same level. Redbox.
- American Hustle – Meh.
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – A possibility. I’ll be curious to see how they treat this story.
- The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) – In the name of all that’s holy, why?
- Nymphomaniac – Not a chance in Hades. I’d like to see society extolling the virtues of faithfulness and stability rather than this kind of camel ejecta.
- The Green Inferno – This looks like a gratuitous gore-fest
- Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – Looks silly
- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – This will be watched at some point for certain, but probably not in the theaters.
- The Monuments Men – I had no desire to see “Inglourious Basterds,” and I have no desire to see this one either.
- The Wolf of Wall Street – Seven thumbs down. We get too much of this kind of people in real life, I don’t need to see their lifestyle glorified on the big screen.
- Grudge Match – this one looks funny, and very meta: two aging boxers who can’t get a break any longer take each other one for the sake of exposure. I’ll probably catch this one in the theater when it comes to Water Gardens in Spanish Fork.
- The Lego Movie – Not much for me there. If I had grandkids close by, I’d consider taking them.
- Robocop (2014) – Looks like a great popcorn flick to lift my spirits when I’m down in the dumps. Redbox most likely.
- Pompeii – This one makes me think of “Gladiator vs. Dante’s Peak.” Looks like a fun ride, if you don’t take the history too seriously.
That’s a lot of films coming up – I think Frozen and The Desolation of Smaug are my only real chances of catching this one in a first-run theater. As for the rest, I could miss them altogether and not lose any sleep over it.
The Old Wolf has spoken.