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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

WHAT TO WATCH: 2012

So what delights do the multiplex's have for us this year? Not sure? Well check the following listings and plan your diary ahead.........its gonna be a good year.

January

Jan 6

The Devil Inside

Synopsis: In 1989, emergency responders received a 9-1-1 call from Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) confessing that she had brutally killed three people. 20 years later, her daughter Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) seeks to understand the truth about what happened that night. She travels to the Centrino Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Italy where her mother has been locked away to determine if her mother is mentally ill or demonically possessed. When she recruits two young exorcists (Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth) to cure her mom using unconventional methods combining both science and religion, they come face-to-face with pure evil in the form of four powerful demons possessing Maria.

Additional Notes: This is not based on a true story. Similar to Paranormal Activity, it is a horror movie that claims to follow a family using handheld and security camera video to give the sense of real-life events.





Jan 13

The Divide

Synopsis: Set in New York City as civilization collapses, eight survivors huddle in a bomb shelter and begin to turn on each other as they wait for a rescue.



Jan 20

Underworld: Awakening

Synopsis: Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.




Haywire

Synopsis: A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is given a second chance to use her skills for constructive purposes.




Jan 27

One for the Money

Synopsis: Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl), an unemployed lingerie buyer, convinces her bail bondsman cousin, Vinnie (Patrick Fischler), to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop, Joe Morelli (Jason O'Mara), on the run for murder -- the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some friends and the best bounty hunter in the business, Ranger (Daniel Sunjata), she slowly learns what it takes to be a true bounty hunter.




The Grey

Synopsis: Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.





Man on a Ledge

Synopsis: An ex-cop-turned-con (Sam Worthington) threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatches a female police psychologist to talk him down but, unbeknownst to the cops on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for a massive diamond heist.




February

Feb 3

Chronicle

Synopsis: Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.





The Woman in Black

Synopsis: A young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe) travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorner woman is terrorizing the locals.





The Innkeepers

Synopsis: After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees -Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) - are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels. As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long unexplained history.





Feb 10

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D

Synopsis: The Trade Federation begins an embargo around the planet Naboo. The Galactic Senate sends Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to settle the issue, but events don't go according to the plan.

(NOTE: The 3D will NOT make this film better!!!!)




Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Synopsis: The new journey begins when Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist — a place of strange life forms, mountains of gold, deadly volcanoes, and more than one astonishing secret. The secret is rumored to involve Sean's missing grandfather, Alexander Anderson (Michael Caine). Unable to stop him from going, Sean's new stepfather (Dwayne Johnson) joins the quest. Together with a helicopter pilot (Luis Guzman) and his beautiful, strong-willed daughter (Vanessa Hudgens), they set out to find the island, rescue its lone inhabitant and escape before seismic shockwaves force the island under the sea and bury its treasures forever.





Safe House

Synopsis: The storyline follows the only surviving agent of an attack on a CIA safe house (Ryan Reynolds) as he tries to get a lethal prisoner (Denzel Washington) to a second safe house before being taken out by violent forces that want them both dead.





Feb 17

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Synopsis: Johnny Blaze returns in the sequel to the 2007 comic book movie.


The story sees Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider (Nicholas Cage), hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on The Devil (Ciaran Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the kid’s birthday. Idris Elba plays an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider. Johnny Whitworth plays a criminal who is recruited by The Devil to find the boy and is later turned into a demonic creature.




This Means War

Synopsis: The world's deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman. Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever - each other.




Feb 24

Act of Valor

Synopsis: A Navy Seal squad goes on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent, and, in the process, takes down a complex web of terrorist cells determined to strike America at all costs.



Lockout

Starring: Maggie Grace and Guy Pearce.

Synopsis: An orbiting prison 50 miles above the earth houses the world’s most dangerous criminals, who are kept asleep by sophisticated methods until they are suddenly awakened.



Gone

Synopsis: One night, a young woman named Jill returns home to find her sister's bed empty. She's convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. But the police do not believe Jill, who knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, she sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all.




March

Mar 9

John Carter

Synopsis: A sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars).


A war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.




Raven

Synopsis: Thriller set in the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, when he gets wrapped up in a serial killer investigation.




Playback

Synopsis: While digging into their town’s infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.





Mar 16

21 Jump Street

Synopsis: An undercover police unit consisting of young looking officers infiltrate high schools to control youth crime.





Mar 23

The Hunger Games

Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year old from a poor territory that was once Appalachia, becomes a gladiator in a reality-show that is a battle to the death against other teens from the 12 districts of the former United States.





Mar 30

Wrath of the Titans

Synopsis: After Ares betrays Zeus to the Titans, Perseus treks to the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.


A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus—the demigod son of Zeus—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld.

Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon’s demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.




April

Dorothy of Oz

Synopsis: Summoned by Glinda, Dorothy and Toto return to the land of Oz. Joined by her old friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Lion, Dorothy sets out on a perilous journey to stop the Jester from using the power of the Wicked Witch of the West’s wand to turn the people of Oz into puppets.


Intruders

Synopsis: In Spain, a mother tries to protect her son from a faceless stranger, while in Britain, a young girl has terrifying dreams of a demon who becomes a real danger to her and her family.




Apr 4

Iron Sky

Synopsis: In 1945, on a secret base built in the Antarctic, Nazis launched spaceships to establish the military base Schwarze Sonne on the dark side of the Moon. They built a powerful invasion fleet in order to take over the Earth once the time was right.Now it’s 2018, the Nazi invasion is on its way and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom.



Apr 6

American Reunion

Synopsis: Jim, Michelle and friends reunite for their high school reunion.




May

May 4

The Avengers

Synopsis: The Avengers will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk and more, as they are forced to band together to battle the biggest foe they’ve ever faced.




May 18

Battleship

Synopsis: Aliens, known as The Regents, arrive on Earth to build a power source in the ocean when they come in contact with a navy fleet.




May 25



Synopsis: The MIB duo of Agent Jay (Will Smith) and Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) are back in action. When the world is threatened by an evil alien, Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with the younger Agent Kay to stop an evil villain named Boris (Jemaine Clement) from destroying the world in the future. Emma Thompson will play take-charge MIB operative Agent Oh, who is monitoring a prison breakout.





June

Jun 1

Snow White and the Huntsman

Synopsis: Snow White, a princess, escapes her evil stepmother with the help of a huntsman who was supposed to kill her but instead trains the princess to fight back.





Jun 8

Prometheus

Synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.




Jun 15

Jack the Giant Killer

Synopsis: A drama that takes an adult look at the Jack and the Beanstalk legend. When a princess is kidnapped, the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened. A young farmer is given an opportunity to lead a dangerous expedition to the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing her.





Jun 22

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Synopsis: Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, secretly battles with the undead as an ax-throwing, highly trained vampire assassin. Vampires are presented as the real conflict behind the Civil War.

Brave

Synopsis: Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.




Jun 29

G.I. Joe: Retaliation




July

Jul 3

The Amazing Spider-Man

Synopsis: Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is going back to high school when the next "Spider-Man" hits theaters in the summer of 2012. The film will focus on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.





Jul 20

The Dark Knight Rises

Nuff said...




August

Aug 3

The Bourne Legacy

Synopsis: Fourth installment of the Bourne franchise based on an original story. As writer/director Tony Gilroy explains, "This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one’s replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter…this is a stand-alone project." Jason Bourne will not be featured in the film; Jeremy Renner will play another assassin trained in the same program as Bourne.

Total Recall

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel

Synopsis: Based on a Philip K. Dick story in which people can buy literal dream vacation. Unlike the 1990 version with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the movie takes place entirely on one planet.

Aug 17

The Expendables 2

Synopsis: Sylvester Stallone told the LA Times that if The Expendables does well, investors would likely fund a sequel for which he has "an idea ready to go." He did not reveal any plot details though.





Paranorman

Synopsis: In "ParaNorman," a small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.





Aug 24

Sinister

Synopsis: Follows a journalist who moves his family into a house where another family was murdered. After moving in, he uncovers found footage that leads to clues about the murders.

The Apparition

Synopsis: When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force...

Aug 31

7500

Synopsis: On a transpacific airliner, passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force.

The Possession

Synopsis: A family finds itself in possession of a haunted box, and struggles to get rid of its evil curse.

September

Sep 14

Resident Evil: Retribution

Synopsis: A sequel to "Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D"

Sept 21

Dredd

Synopsis: "Dredd" takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot - if necessary

Sep 28

Looper

Starring: Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Joseph Gordon-Lovitt

Synopsis: In a world where time travel has been perfect, the government sends assassins back in time to eliminate some of the most dangerous criminals to ever live.

October

Oct 5

Taken 2

Synopsis: Bryan Mills, a retired government operative, travels to Istanbul.

Additional Notes: Sequel to the 2008 film.

Oct 19

Paranormal Activity 4

Synopsis: A continuation of the Paranormal Activity franchise. Paramount has not yet given an indication on the time period or characters.

November

Nov 2

Red Dawn

Synopsis: In "Red Dawn," an American city awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerilla group of fighters known as the Wolverines.

My Mother's Curse
Wreck-It Ralph

Nov 9

Ouija

Michael BAY movie alert!

Additional Notes: Based on Hasbro's supernatural game. Described as a supernatural adventure centering around a family, with influences from The Mummy and Indiana Jones.

Skyfall

New Bond movie.

Synopsis: The story is set to begin where James Bond ended after Quantum of Solace. Little else is known about the plot.

Nov 16

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II

Glowing vampires and Blah blah blah!!!!!

Nov 21

Gravity

Starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Synopsis: NASA astronauts Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski are busy repairing the Hubble telescope and getting it launched from the Atlantis space station, they receive sudden word to abandon the mission and reboard their ship due to a a satellite avalanche orbiting in their direction at breakneck speed. Ryan and Matt get back in their shuttle and try to race back to earth before the tidal wave of space junk reaches their ship.

December

Dec 12

World War Z

Synopsis: A researcher for the U.N. Postwar Commission interviews survivors of the flesh-eating zombie attack from all over the world in order to put together a post-mortem on a war that destroyed every country around the globe.

Dec 14

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Synopsis: This prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy follows Bilbo Baggins, an upstanding member of the "little people,” on the hazardous journey with Gandalf the Grey. Together with 13 fortune-seeking dwarves, Bilbo Baggins will be swept out his door and into a dangerous but grand adventure through the Lonely Mountains, where he must contend against all manner of enemies, from dragons, to giant spiders, hostile elves, ravenous wolves, and – perhaps the most perilous of all – a subterranean creature named Gollum from whom Bilbo wins a magical ring (the ring that rules them all) in a riddling contest!





Dec 19

Kill Bin Laden

Directed by Katherine BIGELOW who directed the awsome Hurt Locker.

Synopsis: The take-down of Osama Bin Laden from the point-of-view of the Navy SEALS.

Dec 21

Hunter Killer

Starring: Gerard BUTLER and Sam WORTHINGTON

Synopsis: An American sub commander and a Navy SEAL team must rescue the Russian president and defeat a renegade admiral who's attempting a coup.


So whether it's horror, action, or a bit of sci fi.....there's plenty to keep almost every cinema goer happy this year.


More trailers soon!!!!

DK

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