Finally….. looks like I’ve actually got away with a day off.
ALL the kids have been out and about doing various things and staying away from Mum.
There have been no Dr appointments, no hospital appointments and so far no-one has said they need a trip to A+E.
I did a quick Tesco shop this morning and then spent the afternoon on my posterior.
So! what to do with my time.
I decided to pop a film on and snuggle on the sofa with 50 Shades Darker.
I’ve also been checking out up coming movies for 2013.
I have to say that I’m more than a little excited about 2 of the films on offer.
In May we have Star Trek: Into Darkness
The re-boot of the franchise is hopefully going from strength to strength.
I absolutely loved the casting for the first film. They nailed every character, especially Spock and Bones. So yes, here is the first mention of my man of the moment. Karl Urban.
Trying to find out any information about this film is impossible. J J Abrams is doing a bang up job of keeping everything under wraps as usual……. or is he.
During a recent interview about Dredd 3D, Karl Urban seemed to let slip that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a character called ‘Gary Mitchell’, a character well known to Trek fans.
Whether or not this is just another red herring or is in fact true is yet to be confirmed because as yet J J hasn’t released a single teaser! So Frustrating!!
In contrast, a film due out in June and one that I’m salivating about is Man of Steel, the new Superman re-boot and one that I’m hoping they finally get right. We have at least had a teaser trailer for this one and although it’s giving nothing away, it looks very gritty and very different to all of the previous Superman films.
It also stars the scrumptious Henry Cavill.
My man of the moment is not just appearing in but starring in 3 movies next year and doing a cameo in another. Whoo hoo!
First one is Star Trek that I’ve already mentioned where he just channels Deforest Kelly as Dr ‘Bones’ McCoy and then there is ‘The Loft’. It comes with the tag line, 5 friends, 5 keys, 1 loft, 1 secret that will change their lives forever.
Karl looks like he’s playing a bit of a smooth talking sleaze ball, something I haven’t seen him play yet.
Not just Karl in this movie either, there’s also James Marsden and Wentworth Miller!
Check out the trailer at www.theloftmovie.com lots of Karl yumminess.
Both of these movies are in post production.
Then there is a film called Overdrive that is currently in pre production.
In this one Karl goes back to doing what he does best, a bit of action. In this one he plays one of a pair of handsome and adventurous brothers, known for being high-profile car thieves, who travel to the South of France looking for new challenges and come across a tough local crime boss.
The fourth film I’m having a little trouble finding anything out about. It is another ‘Riddick’ movie with Vin Diesel.
‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking’
From the little I have managed to pick up, I am lead to believe that Karl has a cameo role as a character he played in the original ‘Chronicles of Riddick’. A character called Lord Vaako. He had an amazing look for this character.
A cameo role would make sense considering how the original one ended. He would probably only be part of the story that springboards Riddick into the rest of the film, however, IMDB are listing him as second only to Vin Diesel so I am hoping my info is wrong and that he does have a much larger role to play.
Aside from lots of Karl scrumptiousness next year, we have another outing for Iron Man with Iron Man 3 making it to our screens in May. Another Avenger making an appearance next year is Thor.
The current trend for fairly tales looks to be continuing with a wicked looking take on the story ‘Hansel and Gretel’ called ‘Hansel and Gretel – Witch Hunters’.
Go and watch the trailer on Youtube, this looks like it’s going to be lots of fun.
We also have an outing with ‘Jack the Giant Killer’ based on the Jack and the Beanstalk story.
Other films to look out for are ‘G.I Joe: Retaliation’ with Channing Tatum, ‘The Lone Ranger’ with Johnny Depp as Tonto, ‘The Wolverine’ with Hugh Jackman and the start of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy.
None of them are expected to be oscar worthy (except maybe ‘The Hobbit) or brain challenging (except maybe ‘The Hobbit) but they do look like they are going to be fun and exciting and that’s what movies are all about. A couple of hours of escapism.
So at least it looks like my escapes into fantasy are going to be good next year.
I can only hope that the rest of my life is just as good because to be completely honest, this year has been SHIT!!! and I can’t wait for it to end.