Monday, October 10, 2011

Movie Marathons

'Tis the season for multiple movie marathons! Well, for all you movie lovers out there, don't you just love the fact that it's nearing the end of the year? 
For the rest of you..."Huh?" I hear you ask. Well, FYI, end of the year = lots of movies you've been dying to see since you get wind that they are making the movie.
Anyway, regardless if you're in high school or college, the end of the year means you'd be free from academic blues (at least until the beginning of next year). So what better way to spend your semester break than going to the movies and doing a one-day movie marathon?

That said, here is a list of the more interesting upcoming movies to round up the year!

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The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn - Fans of the The Adventures of Tintin comic books would know that the upcoming movie is a combination of three stories - The Crab with the Golden Claws, The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham's Treasure. The film depicts Tintin's first encounter with Captain Haddock as they unravel the secrets of the Unicorn, a ship that once belonged to Haddock's ancestor in the 17th century. Joining in the merry search for hidden treasures and baffling riddles are criminals who would stop at nothing to get what they want.
Date of release - 10th November 2011.

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Puss in Boots - The sword fighting cat's finally got his personal screen time! The movie tells of Puss's adventures in his pre-Shrek days. Voiced by Antonio Banderas, this time around the suave and furry feline hero teams up with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-wise Kitty (voiced by Salma Hayek) to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.
Date of release - 24th November 2011.

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - Just when you thought the franchise ended with the third installment of Mission: Impossible, Tom Cruise surprises everybody again. This time around, the Kremlin has being bombed and the blame has fallen unto the IMF. Consequentially, the President initiates Ghost Protocol and accuses Ethan Hunt (Cruise) alongside his team of planting the bomb in order to initiate a global nuclear war. To clear IMF of the terrorism charges, Hunt and his gang must use every high-tech trick in the book, and what's more, they are on their own.
Date of release - 15th December 2011.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - There is a new criminal mastermind at large, and it is up to the famous detective Holmes and his formidable colleague Dr. Watson to take him down. Professor Moriarty is not only Holmes' intellectual equal, but it seems that his capacity for evil, alongside his utter lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. The Crown Prince of Austria is found murdered, and soon Holmes and Watson realize that the murder is only a small part of a bigger puzzle designed by Moriarty that has the potential to change the course of history.
Release date - 15th December 2011.

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Wanderlust - I could never resist any movies featuring Paul Rudd, no matter how stupid they turn out to be. Wanderlust tells of a Manhattan couple (George and Linda, played by Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, respectively) who are buckling under the stress of living in the city. When George loses his job, they decide to move to Atlanta to live with George's brother until they could get back on their feet. Along the way, they find themselves venturing into Elysium, a small, free-spirited community that is an antithesis of what the city is. Will George and Linda stay in Elysium, or will the call of the city eventually lure them back to civilization?
Release date - 29th December 2011.

Note: There's a bit of prejudice going on here - I do acknowledge Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1 as one of the upcoming movies.  I just choose not to write about it because hotness factor aside, I don't like my vampires all sparkly and fangless.


  1. wow,can't wait to watch The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn..when it is coming out?