About twice a year, I’ll look up all the movies that look interesting to me and put their release dates on my calendar. I especially love when I step into a movie theater and the trailers introduced me to a film I accidentally missed, such as Exodus: Gods and Kings (see more below.)
That being said, here are the movies for which I’m most excited in the next two months:
I’ll admit, I’m a hardcore fan of the Hunger Games movies…almost on the nerd level. What did you expect? I write dystopian! The Hunger Games is one of my biggest soapboxes. That and I’m counting on the movies to redeem some of the books for me (more on that some other time.)
I almost cried during the trailer of Mockingjay: Part 1…but it might have just been an emotional day for me. I think the movie will be powerful. I hope it will be a little more hopeful than the book. Also, Lionsgate is releasing the Insurgent trailer (the second in another dystopian film series) during the previews of the Mockingjay movie…and I’m a Divergent movie fan, too.
Comes out Nov. 21st. (Trailer)
Some of us went out and saw NOAH. I’ve heard strong reactions from both sides and I refuse to enter any sort of debate unless in person. 😀 But, I’m very optimistic about Exodus: Gods and Kings. Maybe it’s because there’s a lot more Biblical text to work with for this story than there was for Noah. No matter the reason, I will remain optimistic regarding any movie that has the potential to glorify God.
It doesn’t hurt that Christian Bale is playing Moses (despite his very non-Jewish countenance.)
Comes out Dec. 12th. (Trailer)
There have been a lot of negative and positive responses to the Hobbit movies. I have a weird ability to mentally separate movies from books, so I’m able to enjoy the Hobbit movies for pure entertainment value.
They’re not quite as epic as Lord of the Rings, but neither is the book. The book has a more playful quality about it, which I believe the first Hobbit movie captured. An extra plus is that hubby loves these movies and this one comes out on our anniversary!
Comes out Dec. 17th. (Trailer)
I’m a sucker for biographies (if you read A Time to Die, you might see a bit of that obsession in the text. [grin] ) Nothing stirs me more than real life. This movie looks inspiring and tragic.
When I see stories like this one,I wonder how I can ever complain when I live in such a comfortable life. I haven’t seen true hardship. At least, not yet. I’m not wishing hardship upon myself, but I often wonder if I’d be able to withstand it or push through the way Louis Zamperini had to.
Comes out Dec. 25th. (Trailer)
Hm…a fantasy movie with amazing actors releasing two days before my birthday? Yes please!
Being a speculative-fiction enthusiast (bet you didn’t know that did you? 😉 ) this movie is a must. It’s a mixture of at least five fairytales (probably more) and looks utterly fantastic. Disney’s been hit or miss in the past few years, but they’re stepping up their hits and eliminating some of the misses, so I have hope that this movie will astound me.
Comes out Dec. 25th. (Trailer)
Have you heard of any of these movies? Which upcoming movies are you most excited about?
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