X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Hugh Jackman returns to the role of the adamantium-clawed Wolverine. I loved the first two X-Men features and even kind of liked the third one, but the idea of Wolvie going solo without the rest of Xavier's crew leaves me kind of cold. Start sharpening your claws for a May 1 release.
The trailer for this French film is delightfully vague. Apparently the movie portrays a bleak future set in a subterranean world. I'm not real clear on the details, but the imagery is fascinating. This one goes into limited release in February.
I Love You, Man
Paul Rudd plays a man about to get married, but finds himself without male friends and in need of a best man. Soon he's good pals with Sydney (Jason Segel), but his relationship with his fiance begins to suffer. Both of these actors have made me laugh before, but I don't know about this one. Spread the love on March 20.
Against the Dark
Another zombie apocalypse? Nope, it's a vampire apocalypse this time, and with much of the world's population annihilated our only hope is a group of vampire hunters led by -- wait for it -- Steven Seagal. I'm not a Seagal fan but I can see this one having a certain B movie appeal. It comes out on February 10.
Wendy and Lucy
Indie drama that looks like it has a lot of potential. Michelle Williams plays Wendy, a woman traveling with her dog Lucy to Alaska to work in a cannery. Her car breaks down in Oregon and Lucy is faced with increasingly difficult financial hardships. Wendy and Lucy is currently in limited release.
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail
I think this movie is trying to be a slightly more cerebral Big Momma's House (or more accurately, Big Momma Goes to the Big House) but I was cringing all the way through. A man playing a woman none too convincingly is a pretty flimsy cornerstone for a film. It hits theaters on June 27th.
We discussed the teaser awhile ago, but here's the full length trailer for the Nicolas Cage film about a teacher who discovers a set of numbers that have been locked in a time capsule for decades but managed to predict every major disaster in the years since. Looks like this one gets downright apocalyptic. This is from Alex Proyas, director of the incredible Dark City, so I'm hoping the March 20th release date isn't one of the disasters predicted.
New this week on AOL Moviefone:
- Scott Walker: 30 Century Man - Documentary about the 60s pop star. Check out the trailer right here:
- Delgo - Epic animated fantasy feature about two species going to war for the domination of their world with two young lovers -- one from each side -- caught in the middle.
- Obsessed - Ali Larter plays a temp worker who stalks a successful businessman whose wife is played by Beyonce. Here's the preview:
- Fired Up - Two football jocks find they prefer the boy:girl ratio at cheerleader camp.