I haven't done this feature in a while because it's time-consuming, but I never have come up with a better way to keep track of what's coming out when (other than asking my brother-in-law/movie-buddie Dave every week, "So, what are we watching next week?").
The way this works is that I list the movies coming out this month that I'm interested in seeing. They may or may not be adventure movies and I may or may not care about seeing them in the theater. That's why there's no Land of the Lost below, but four romantic comedies.
All in all, it's going to be a sucky month at the movies.
Away We Go: (limited release) I mostly want to see this for John Krasinski, but the trailer looks pretty good too. Of the four romantic comedies coming out this month that I'm interested in, this is the only one that looks anything like an original idea.
The Hangover: Not to get all prudy or anything, but drunken comedy isn't really my bag. What makes me curious about this one is a) Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms are in it, and b) the whole mystery angle of trying to figure out what happened the night before. Mike Tyson just about kills the whole thing for me though, so I'm very on the fence about it.
My Life in Ruins: Romantic Comedy #2. Pros: Nia Vardalos and the Greek scenery. Cons: the trailer makes it look totally predictable and not-funny.
The Taking of Pelham 123: John Travolta's ability to annoy me is directly proportional to the goofiness of his facial hair. I think I'm in for an annoying time with this one that even Denzel isn't likely to save me from. But it's the closest thing to a thriller in a while and I'm ready for one.
Moon: (limited release) It looks like someone's figured out how to take the best parts of 2001: A Space Odyssey and make an interesting movie out of them.
Year One: Con: Jack Black. Pros: Michael Cera, Harold Ramis, reminds me of History of the World. Pros win.
The Proposal: Romantic Comedy #3. Looks even more predictable than My Life in Ruins, but I also laughed more in the trailer for this one. Or maybe just smiled. Either way, it's because I like Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock. I guess it's not cool to like Sandra Bullock anymore, but I can't help it.
Whatever Works: Romantic Comedy #4. I wasn't a faithful follower of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but I liked what I saw thanks to Larry David. I also tend to like more Woody Allen movies than I don't.
Dead Snow: I can tell you both everything that's right and wrong about this movie in two words: Nazi Zombies.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: This is supposed to be the exciting movie for the month and I'm just having a hard time caring about it. I'll go because it's the only blockbuster out this month, but I actually got bored during the final battle in the first movie and both Michael Bay and Megan Fox have gone way out of their way lately to make me not like them. Plus: The Pointer Sisters? Really?
How about you? What are you interested in seeing this month?