Monday, October 29th

Mad Betty 2012 Movie Guide

There are so many movies I am looking forward to this year. I know, the year is almost over. The next two months are going to be so busy. I am already one of the Alamo Drafthouse’s best patrons. I should really just have my own assigned seat. (Back row, middle seat.) Anyway, here’s what I want to see:


(Nov. 9th) This will be an Oscar contender for sure. It’s got all the right names: Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day Lewis, Abraham Freaking Lincoln. This movie doesn’t even have huge buzz yet, because it simply doesn’t need it. Once in a great while you find a movie so dignified that it transcends the game. And that’s what we have here. Did I mention Joseph Gordon Levitt is in it? He might be the only actor his age with the chops to stand next to Daniel Day Lewis. I’m also stoked about Sally Field portraying Mary Todd Lincoln.

Breaking Dawn Part II

(Nov. 16th) The campy goodness, the moody tween soundtrack, and the resolution to this drawn out story. And, hello? Bella’s a vampire now! This is going to be fun.

Life of Pi

(Nov. 21st) It’s been a decade since I read the book, but I really loved the story. I can’t wait to see Ang Lee’s interpretation. This will be a beautiful one to see on the big screen. I’m also stoked that Suraj Sharma, who plays Pi, has no acting experience whatsoever.

Life of Pi

Save the Date

(Dec. 14th) This one has such a great cast, but I’m in it for Lizzy Caplan. And Trudy from Mad Men!

The Hobbit

(Dec. 14th) I’ve been waiting for this for YEARS! I’m crying big fat nerd tears of excitement over this one. If I had to pick only one movie from this list, this would be the one. This is guaranteed to be another Peter Jackson masterpiece. I’m looking forward to the score as much as anything else. The music from The Lord of the Rings trilogy was so incredible. The acting, the costumes, the attention to detail. With Jackson at the helm again, we’ve been given a gift.

The Hobbit poster

Struck by Lightning

(Dec. 19th VOD, Jan. 11th NY/LA) They keep jerking around the release date of this one, but I’ll totally see it VOD if I have to. Chris Colfer wrote it himself and I think it looks adorable. Plus, Rebel Wilson.

Struck by Lightning

This is 40

(Dec. 21st) Another Judd Apatow movie. May or may not be good, but I’ll pretty much see anything with Paul Rudd.

This is 40

Les Miserables

(Dec. 25th) Of course, this is all about the music. The familiar songs that we all love so much will be brought to life on screen by Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Russell Crowe. What’s super cool is that they sang live during the filming and the orchestra was put in after, rather than prerecorded in a studio. I think this will give the music a raw quality, as if it were a broadway performance. This is groundbreaking.

Django Unchained

(Dec. 25th) Hell yeah! Quentin Tarantino. I’m all over this for the excellent dialogue, cool soundtrack and the sweet, sweet violence. This looks awesome.

What movies are you looking forward to?

7 Responses

  1. I love Alamo so much. It’s one of my favorite things about being back in Austin. I am SO looking forward to The Hobbit.

  2. Taryn says:

    GREAT GATSBY. Leo, Toby, Carey Mulligan…can’t go wrong.

  3. Mhari says:

    I am also desperate to see The Hobbit, fantastic cast and well I have been waiting for this for years! Skyfall should be on your list too though, I know Bond movies are generally very similar but Skyfall is the best yet by far, oh and some of it is filmed in Scotland which is the icing on the cake! I think its out Nov 9th in US, go see it!

  4. I’m disappointed that The Great Gatsby isn’t going to make it into theaters in December, as originally planned, and I’m hoping that’s not an omen. It looks freaked-out different, and I can’t wait to see what Luhrman’s done to the classic, which just arrived in my mailbox TODAY. What do you think about Cloud Atlas? Thinking I’ll hit the matinee sometime this week.

  5. great list! it’s a rare treat to get myself to the Alamo to see a flick on the big screen these days but truly there is nothing better. love that place. and I loooove going to the movies

    seen Argo? am dying to see it…curious

  6. I’m muy excited for the last Twilight movie too! I’m going to see with one of my BFF’s when I’m home for Thanksgiving. I think I’m more excited for that part than seeing my family. Ha!

  7. Kristin S. says:

    Kristin, I enjoyed these trailers! Thanks for sharing. I may be one of the only people left on Earth who hasn’t read or seen the Twilight trilogy, but I’m now intrigued.

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