Salt <-------Trailers can be seen by clicking the titles.
This movie stars Angelina Jolie as a double agent with allegiance to either the Russian or American government. Which one we will not know til the end of the movie. This movie has Angelina reprising her usual unstoppable force role (Wanted, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Tomb Raider) in Salt, but this time with a conspiracy twist. The film is written by Brian Helgeland and Kurt Wimmer. The two have such notable screenplays between them like: Man on Fire, Payback, A Knight's Tale, Mystic River, Equilibrium, The Thomas Crown Affair, and The Recruit. Those are some pretty noteworthy movies and some of those are towards the top of the list of my favorite movies.
The role of the title character Salt was originally offered to Tom Cruise but the writers of the movie reworked the script so Jolie could play the role once Cruise backed out. Angelina has proved she can dominate the assassin type role before and I am sure this movie will be no different. This movie also co starts Chiwetel Ejiofor and the dynamite Liev Schreiber. Check out the trailer, it looks enticing. Salt is slated to drop mid summer of 2010.
This is a comedy brought to us by the writers of Beerfest and Super Troopers (an announcement for Super Troopers 2 has just been made). It has many of the feature actors from the previously mentioned films as well as some of my favorite TV stars Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother (Robyn) and Sendhil Ramamurthy from Heroes (Mohinder) This movie looks pretty funny, but a viewing of the whole movie will determine if it is actually good. I always love movies about the workplace, and this one looks like a riot. This movie drops early December 2009.
This movie is a parody about the super hero genre. This movie is based on the small comic book series also titled Kick Ass which was written by Mark Millar. He created the comic book series Wanted which was also turned into a Hollywood blockbuster starring the previously mentioned Angelina Jolie. If you have not seen Wanted definitely check it out.
This movie looks like a lot of fun with plenty of action as well. The film stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin') and an up and coming star in Chloe Moretz (500 Days of Summer). The downfall of this project could be the casting of Nic Cage but I can't hate on him until I see it. This film drops in April 2010.
This is a remake of the 1981 film with the same title. Clash of the Titans is loosely based on the Greek Myth of Perseus. I personally love Greek Mythology so this film is toward the top of my must see list of 2010. Perseus is played by Sam Worthington (Terminator:Salvation) and also features Hollywood titans (pun intended) Ralph Fiennes and Liam Nesson. The female lead in this project is the stunning Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace). I couldn't miss this movie solely for the fact she is part of the cast. The trailer does not look great because it shows nothing but action sequences and no story elements. Thankfully this is just a teaser. This film is due to drop in March 2010.
This film stars Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, and Harrison Ford. The film is a powerful tale of a father and mother trying to save their dying children. Harrison Ford plays a man on the forefront of a scientific discovery that could save the couple's children. The film's script is based off the book written by Geeta Anand. I am sure Ford and Russell turn in top notch performances. Fraser is always hit or miss with his acting, but he has been pretty good lately. This film drops mid January 2010.
This film looks almost exactly like all the Bourne movies as it stars Matt Damon as the lead character and also features the director of the second and third Bourne movies Paul Greengrass. It is not another Bourne movie (although a 4th is coming in 2010 or 2011 starring Damon and directed by Greengrass).
Green Zone is written by Brian Helgeland who was also mentioned earlier for Salt. This film has Damon looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq through his own means. The trailer looks unreal coupled with the fact all the featured players on this project are excellent components to quality cinema. This film is set to be released in March 2010.
Now a little something for the ladies. This looks like the typical chick flick but I absolutely adore Amy Adams and also think Matthew Goode (The Lookout) is a stud. The film looks so cute I just can't wait to go see it with all my guy friends though I am sure none will go with me. Even though almost all chick flicks follow the same formula it will be interesting to see how this film gets to the most likely predictable conclusion. Not only is Amy Adams gorgeous but she has real talent as an actress. I cannot wait to see her in this role. Leap Year drops in early January 2010.