Post Tagged with: “Monthly Movie Preview”

December Preview: ‘Playing for Keeps,’ ‘This is 40,’ ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Les Misérables’

Monthly Movie Preview – December 2012 The year of 2012, a span of months that included both Good Deeds and Looper, is nearly complete. After an autumn of award season contenders (Lincoln) and strict blockbusters (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), we now enter the final month that features strong mixes of the two, with movies like Django […]

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November Preview: ‘Flight,’ ‘Skyfall,’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’

Monthly Movie Preview – November 2012 In a very crude generalization, the last three or four months of the calendar year is like the summer movie season for “smart” movies. Instead of being overloaded with expensive “tentpole” wannabe blockbusters, we instead are bombarded with wannabe Oscar-winners, some of them demanding gold statues for their promising casting alone. In that regard, […]

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June Preview: ‘Prometheus,’ ‘Rock of Ages,’ and ‘Brave’

Monthly Movie Preview – June 2012 No offense to people who like the month of June, but this might be the weakest month of the summer movie season. Especially with G.I. Joe: Retaliation going MIA from the month’s slate, this one doesn’t have the firepower of May (The Avengers, Men in Black 3), July (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight […]

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May Preview: ‘The Avengers,’ ‘Dark Shadows’ and ‘Battleship’

Monthly Movie Preview – May 2012 Just like its slightly more competent sibling “Award Season,” the fatter movie season known as “Summer Movie Season” returns to roost every year to perpetuate the love for all of the wacky stories it can spin. Some of the stories are good, and some are laughably not so much. Usually, these stories are based […]

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April Preview: ‘American Reunion’ to ‘The Five-Year Engagement’

Monthly Movie Preview – April 2012 Can you smell that? It’s the scent of “Almost Summer.” No, that’s not the name of a cheap fragrant candle, but the aroma multiplexes let waft when it’s almost the main season for blockbusters. But before we focus on mega movies like The Avengers in May, and The Dark Knight Rises in July, April […]

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December Preview: ‘Young Adult,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

Monthly Movie Preview – December 2011 When we’re lucky, the directors of the world align their release schedules to create special years for movie lovers. 2011 has certainly felt like one of these occasions, having seen films by Almodovar, Malick, Eastwood, Verbinski, James, Refn, Payne, Lonergan, Wright, and more. And what fitting way to end the year of 2011 than […]

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September Preview: ‘Warrior,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Abduction’ and other one-word Movies

Monthly Movie Preview – September 2011 Summer is over. Superheroes tried to crush our spirits with their stupid movies and refusal to die. A whole bunch of crazy stuff happened, actually, but we made it out. And what’s that I smell? Award season? Too early to think about it … or is it? Aside from letting folk like Malick do […]

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August Preview: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Change-Up, The Help, Our Idiot Brother

Monthly Movie Preview – August 2011 Summer is winding down, but you wouldn’t know it with the release of big-budget Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the comedic potential of The Change Up and the movie version of the bestselling novel The Help. Sure, The Whistleblower is there as a counterweight to remind us that awful things happen and […]

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July Preview: Larry Crowne, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and Horrible Bosses

Monthly Movie Preview – July 2011 It’s summer. Period. No more discussion. You see, in Portland summer doesn’t fully hit until Fourth of July weekend. We survive through June with rain, overcast skies, and a lot of 60 degree days. No more. We are also officially in summer, and more importantly … Summer Blockbuster Season. The big boys are coming […]

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June Preview: X-Men: First Class, Super 8, Bad Teacher and Cars 2

Monthly Movie Preview – June 2011 Spring has sprung and for those of us in the Chicago area, it’s already come and gone. As Summer picks up, so do the cash cows that Hollywood keeps trying to sell us on. This year’s cash crop ranges from flights of fancy to funny, but this is just the beginning. Studios always seem […]

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