The award season has arrived and while we glue our eyes to the television watching the SAG Awards, the Golden Globes, the Critic’s Choice Awards, and ultimately the Academy Awards, let’s not forget about these flicks to check out in the new year.
1.) The Vow (February)
In this much anticipated romance movie, Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum play a couple who has to start all over again after Paige (Rachel McAdams) loses the memory of their marriage. Inspired by true events faced by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, Krickitt describes this as a story about “hope, perseverance, commitment, being the person of your word, and doing what you say you are going to do.”
2.) Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (March)
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? The new adaptation of one of our favorite children’s story features the amazing cast of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, and Betty White. Not only is the animation colorful and cute, the story is fun, yet profound with environmental problems that we face today.
3.) Mirror Mirror (March)
2012 will bring two interesting movies based on the classic fairy tale of Snow White. The first is Mirror Mirror and compared to the later movie, this one is closer to the original story. Expect fashion bonanza moments from Evil Queen, played by Julia Roberts, and jabbed humor.
4.) The Avengers (May)
You’ve seen Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America. Now add Black Widow and Hawkeye. This star-studded superhero movie showcases all the familiar characters we have seen so far from these feature movies. As Tony Starks says in the trailer, if they “can’t protect the earth, they will be damn sure to avenge it.”
5.) Snow White and the Huntsman (June)
This is the second movie in 2012 to be spun around the fairy tale of Snow White. Unlike the light hearted, humorous Mirror Mirror, this movie takes a dark and twisted approach. Kristen Stewart adds action actress to her resume, while Charlize Theron plays a beautiful, yet evil, Queen Ravenna.
6.) The Amazing Spider-Man (July)
A huge buzz was about in Hollywood when Columbia Pictures announced that it would launch a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Separate from previous Spider-Man movies, it presents Peter Parker in his high school years. We will also be introduced to Peter’s former flame, Gwen Stacy, played by the gorgeous Emma Stone.
7.) The Dark Knight Rises (July)
Christopher Nolan’s interpretation of Batman has continued to be met with unprecedented critical and financial success. And who could forget the outstanding performance and tragic death of Heath Ledger? The director finally ends the trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises in July.
8.) Skyfall (November)
Daniel Craig expands the 007 legacy with Skyfall. Expect the classic 007 actions, crazy car chases, Bond girl, and smooth story line.
9.) The Hobbits: An Unexpected Journey (December)
As one of the best films in history, the Lord of the Rings trilogy defined epic fantasy in the early 2000s. Peter Jackson continues the saga with the last installment, The Hobbits: An Unexpected Journey. New additions to the cast accompany your old favorites from Lord of the Rings in this fantastical adventure.
10.) The Great Gatsby (December)
The American classic gets a revamp in this fabulous remake. Along with the strong cast of Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, this movie will also display decadent 1920′s fashion. If you need inspiration for spring/summer 2012 flapper trends, look no further than this movie.