Before coming to Finland, well, maybe a year or even more before coming to Finland, I got an interest in cinema. Yep, good movies, whatever I have been made into thinking that might be good, than I got it from the video rental. Be it a friend reccomendation, an IMDB or if it was referenced many times on popular culture, this way I got into watching movies as old as Nosferatu or even Voyeux a la Lune, or however it's written. Also, every now and then, I went to the cinema to watch the hyped movie of the moment, but this was not very usual. Now that I'm in Finland I always get movies either from TV or from the library, which gives free rental, but the cinema? Once I've been there. The reason? It's 10€, that's more than 3 Cinemark entry tickets, plus I've only two cinema rooms in my village, which show one movie a day, which might be changed every week. Also, the only movie I watched was not such a nice experience, since it was Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds", which as you may or may not know, features dialogues in many different languages, ENglish only being one of those.
So, this year, I would have to think twice before going to the cinema, fortunately, there is already a list at Rotten Tomatoes which provides the whole list, but I'll just choose some. Plus after July, HELLO AGAIN HONDURAS!
1. Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp's mad hatter is everywhere, so I chose to put another Burton usual Helena Bonham Carter's Queen of Hearts. As you may know, director Tim Burton chose to adapt this Lewis Carrol classic, a story which seems to perfectly fit the style of the director of such movies as The Batman, Edward Scissorhands or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Release Date: March 5, 2010
2. Iron Man 2
Iron Man has been one of the best Super Hero movies ever, not only entertaining, but also loved by critics. Robert Downey Jr. starts again, though Terrence Howard doesn't for expensive, as Tony Stark. Apparently his drink problems begin to show up on this movie, as well as the planned Super HEro mash-up that will be The Avengers. Also in this movie, as you can see in the picture, they will introduce Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow.
3. Robin Hood
Ridley Scott has alraeady brought through the years classics as Alien or Blade Runner. In the latter years, Ridley has also made some movies which I haven't seeing but which are claimed to be good. Such is the case of Gladiator or the recent American Gangster. All these movies gives a good reason to expect much from this adaption of the classic English legend of RObin Hood, with, yes, Russell Crowe.
4. Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time
Remember that game you used to play on old computer? Yes, that one when you had to avoid falling into spikes, and sometimes even had to fight some other swordsmen. Well, that franchise was called the Prince of PErsia, and it would probably have been impossible to make a movie out of that, if it weren't for the revival it had on the early 2000's for the XBOX/PS2/NGC generation of consoles, which has already spawned 2 sequels. If this frnachise is good enough, than it might be the Pirates of the Carribbean of this decade.
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
Everybody wondered, with the book story so close to the end, would the Harry Potter franchise just die? What next? Producers might not have found the solution yet, but at least they found a way to think about it for one more year. Yep, they divided last book, which like 300 pages smaller than say, The Order of the Phoenix, into two different movies. I guess fans won't have any problems with these, plus by now, everybody knows the ending.