The 2012 Fall Movie Preview – Part II

Ok folks, here we go. Part II of the 2012 Fall Movie Preview. Today we’ll break down all the major releases on tap for the month of October, and the first week of November!

As you might imagine, it’s a diverse bunch. There are some ahead that look intriguing, and some that might as well be announcing that they’re garbage already, LOL. Let’s have a look and see if we can’t sort out what’s what!!

October 5th


Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell

I wasn’t very high on this until Comic-Con. I got to see more of it, plus the great exhibit they set up. Now I believe this has a chance to convey the patented Tim Burton sensibilities while paying a loving homage to the Universal Monster films.


“Pitch Perfect”

Directed by: Jason Moore

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Alexis Knapp, Brittany Snow, Freddie Stroma

Personally, I’m getting pretty tired of “singing” movies. They’re not even musicals, they just… sing. That said, Anna Kendrick has earned my attention, and I wouldn’t be overly surprised if they turned this movie into something enjoyable to watch.



Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson, Nicholas King, Clare Foley, Victoria Leigh, Juliet Rylance, Michael Hall D’Addario

This looks pretty laughable at first glance.

Did they say the demon’s name was Bagul? 😀 We’ll see, maybe it can be scary, I dunno.

“Taken 2”

Directed by: Olivier Megaton

Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Rade Sherbedgia, Luke Grimes, Luenell

I don’t know who you are but I will find you and I will kill you.



“The Oranges”

Directed by: Julian Farino

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener, Adam Brody, Alia Shawkat, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney

The trailer looks mildly amusing, and the cast has people in it I like from other projects. I’m seeing its targeted for a limited release, so I’m not certain I’ll get to see it in theatres, but I do have some interest in checking it out.


“The Paperboy”

Directed by: Lee Daniels

Starring: Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, David Oyelowo

The cast is great. I also like the style the trailer is flashing. This could be an excellent flick.

I know I’d love to see McConaughey, Kidman, and Cusack have an awesome movie together…


October 12th


Directed by: Ben Affleck

Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Kerry Bishe, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Tate Donovan, Victor Garber

Ok. “The Town” was great, “Gone Baby Gone” was great. This trailer looks great.

I am therefore not unreasonable for hoping that this will be great.


“Here Comes the Boom”

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Starring: Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Joe Rogan

Oh for the love of God. Here’s what I want to see: This teacher who thinks he can fight decides to go into the octagon in order to earn some money for his school and then he suffers a fractured jaw, a dislocated shoulder and a severe concussion. Who’s with me?


“Seven Psychopaths”

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Starring: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Olga Kurylenko, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish, Gabourey Sidibe

😀 Read that “Starring” blurb again and tell me how this wont be freaking hysterical. LOL. I’m definitely looking forward to this! Cmon! How could I not be?! 😀


“3,2,1… Frankie Go Boom”

Directed by: Jordan Roberts

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Chris O’Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, Nora Dunn, Whitney Cummings, Ron Perlman, Chris Noth

I’m not sure if this movie can be as funny as the trailer looks. I suspect they grabbed all the funniest parts. But I’ll keep an open mind, because that trailer did give me a chuckle.


“Nobody Walks”

Directed by: Ry Russo-Young

Starring: John Krasinski, Olivia Thrilby, Rosemarie DeWitt, India Ennenga, Justin Kirk

“Nobody Goes”

LOL, just kidding. This’ll be limited, and hopefully it’ll be decent.


October 19

“Alex Cross”

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Starring: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns, Jean Reno, Giancarlo Esposito

Wow. This and “Cold Light of Day” are slugging it out for worst trailer, for me. Matthew Fox looks ridiculous.

Whatever. I’ll enjoy watching this and mentally ragging on it in a Terry O’Quinn voice. 😀


“Killing Them Softly”

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

Starring: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta

How bad ass is that trailer? Even given the fact that Johnny Cash multiplies a trailer’s Bad Ass Coefficient by a factor of five. I can’t wait to see this, I just hope it delivers on its lofty promises!


“Paranormal Activity 4”

Directed by: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost

Starring: Katie Featherston, Brady Allen

Ok. I liked #1 a LOT. I think a lot of people do. I liked #2 well enough… and #3 was surprisingly good.

But I cringe at the thought of another one of these. Can these please stop now?


October 26

“The Big Wedding”

Directed by: Justin Zackham

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Ben Barnes, Diane Keaton

Ugh. There’s a lot of talent on this cast. It’s quite a collection. But the premise seems dumb. I hate these “Perpetuate a stupid lie for the sake of a woman/man/parent” movies. And this doesn’t look as if it will change my mind.


“Chasing Mavericks”

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Gerard Butler, Leven Rambin, Jonny Weston, Abigail Spencer, Elisabeth Shue, Scott Eastwood

I’m not expecting much here. But this could be a surprising flick, I like the surfing element, and Gerard Butler looks like he’s giving this part his all. I’ll give it a shot, let’s see how it turns out!


“Cloud Atlas”

Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Starring: Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon

This movie has a very, very narrow “Middle Ground”. It’s so high concept that it either needs to be excellent, or it will suck. Past lives, fate, destiny… those are pretty intense concepts, “Cloud Atlas” needs to be high quality in order to do them justice.


“Fun Size”

Directed by: Josh Schwartz

Starring: Victoria Justice, Thomas Mann, Thomas McDonell, Thomas Middleditch, Chelsea Handler, Johnny Knoxville, Jane Levy, Josh Pence, Ana Gasteyer

I dunno. I’m not the target audience here. I AM a fan of child endangerment in film though and there looks like there’s some of that here. Hope Spidey gets wasted! 😀


“Silent Hill: Revelation 3D”

Directed by: Michael J. Bassett

Starring: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell

I allegedly know a movie blogger who left Hall H and skipped this Comic-Con panel to go get fish tacos. In his defense, I’m told they were delicious. Sean Bean wasn’t in attendance, so he has no regrets.


November 2


Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, James Badge Dale

Ok, the trailers for this are very well done, and how good is it going to be to see Denzel Washington in a movie where he really acts again instead of all this action movie stuff? I’m solidly in on this one at this point.


“The Man with the Iron Fists”

Directed by: RZA

Starring: Russell Crowe, RZA, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu, Pam Grier

This looks TOO “RZA” for me. I dunno. Maybe… but… I’m not feeling anything but style overload here. Could just be me. I think it thinks it’s so cool that it actually becomes uncool. Did that make sense?


“Wreck-It Ralph”

Directed by: Rich Moore

Starring: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk

Can’t wait for this one. I grew up playing the games they’re referencing, I like the cast, I think the trailers have been great, I liked the two or three scenes they showed at Comic-Con. My quarters are on the glass screen. I’m playin’ next. 😉


So there you have it folks! The 2012 Fall Movie Preview! The next weekend is the weekend of November 9th, when some… James Bond movie or something opens up. Seemed as good a point as any to leave off.


What do you think? There’s gonna be some great ones in between now and the Holidays, you know there will be… which of these will it be? Will it be the expected ones like “Killin’ Them Softly” and “Seven Psychopaths” or will we get a surprise movie stepping up like “Chasing Mavericks” or “The Paperboy”? Some of them look really pretty bad already… do any of them look like stinkers to you? Let’s hear it! Which of these are you looking forward to seeing? Any of these you couldn’t be dragged dead to? 😀 Let us know in the comments below!

50 thoughts on “The 2012 Fall Movie Preview – Part II

  1. Now that’s what I’m talking about. There are so many movies in this entry that I want to see that I can’t even type them all out for fear of basically writing my own response post on your blog.

    Cloud Atlas, Wreck-It Ralph, Killing Them Softly, Seven Psychopaths, Argo…even Tim Burton has me looking forward to one of his films, and that never ever ever happens these days. Frankenweenie looks pretty legit, if very stereotypically Burton (but there’s nothing wrong with having an identifiable style).

    October is one of my favorite months of the year– Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and the whole month is about scares and creeps and haunts and specters and so on. So I’m way excited for that. Even the shitty horror movies have me interested, save for Paranormal Activity 4 (whose Skype gag is done better in V/H/S, which comes out the same month and is definitely worth checking out if you’re a horror fan). That said, Sinister is supposed to be really good and totally freaky. So there’s that.

    • You know, Tanski was just pimping VHS last night when we recorded, so I may have to check it out! If he’s psyched for it, and you’re recommending it, that’s more than enough for me. He was saying it’s opening on VOD this weekend, so I’ll probably snag it then.

      I’m right with you on Wreck-It Ralph, Killing Them Softly, Seven Psychopaths, and Argo. Heading in, at this point, those all have top ten potential for me. Hopefully a couple of them deliver!

      Frankenweenie does look pretty intriguing. I saw some full scenes at the con and youre right, his sensibilities are all over it. I have hopes, lets see if it delivers.

      I am very very resistant to the concept of a 4th Paranormal Activity. I am absolutely suffering burn out on that franchise…

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